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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM [PRINT THIS BLOG POST] The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Army (Army) are proposing a rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule (identifying waters subject to Clean Water Act Jurisdiction) … Continue reading

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By Marla J. Stelk, Policy Analyst, ASWM The term “natural infrastructure” is interpreted broadly and had been used to describe many different types of infrastructure – from bioswales to living shorelines and from wet meadow restoration to removal of dams … Continue reading

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Every five years the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) reissues the nationwide permits as required by the Clean Water Act.  This week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)  posted the revised and renewed nationwide permits that will be … Continue reading

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Wetland mitigation along with wetland restoration is a relatively recent concept, recognized on a national level after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed the Mitigation Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) in 1990. … Continue reading

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I recently received an assignment to read “Leverage Points: Places to Intervene in a System.”  I was fascinated to learn that when people in an organization, a government or any complex system identify a problem, they are often correct about … Continue reading

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The July 1 deadline for commenting on the draft “Guidance Regarding Identification of Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act (CWA)” is fast approaching and has been extended by 30 days http://aswm.org/wetlands-law/cwa-guidance/1334-update-waters-of-the-us-draft-guidance.  On May 11 the Compleat Wetlander encouraged individuals to … Continue reading

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On December 27, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) replied to a request for clarification on the role of Section 7 consultation in a state or tribe’s application to run the Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge and fill permitting … Continue reading

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         I do not undertake to say all that is known          Or may be said of it          But I undertake to acquaint the reader          With many things that are not usually known                                            — The Compleat Angler Over … Continue reading

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Every year the Association of State Wetland Managers fields enquiries from states about how specific challenges have been addressed.  One state wants to know what the other states charge for permitting fees.  One state wants to know if other states … Continue reading

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The beginning of the year is a chance to look back and look ahead.  Many people celebrate New Year’s by making resolutions for the coming year. http://pittsburgh.about.com/od/holidays/ tp/resolutions.htm  But this is just a start.  Resolutions have to be followed up with … Continue reading

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