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Over the summer one of the main activities at the Association of State Wetland Manager’s offices has been writing a handbook on developing Wetland Program Plans.  I’ve concluded that a successful program planning effort needs to include three elements: long … Continue reading

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In the 2006 Carabell/Rapanos decision, the Supreme Court Justices lamented the absence of rulemaking following the SWANCC decision (2001) and recommended rulemaking as a follow-up to the Carabell/Rapanos decision.  Now, the House and possibly the Senate, are including language in … Continue reading

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In these difficult fiscal times most state budgets are being cut and state wetland programs are having difficulty maintaining current programs and the staff to carry them out.  It is not a time when most states are thinking about building … Continue reading

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On  May 26, 2011  House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) and Ranking Member Nick Rahall (D-WV) introduced H.R. 2018, the “Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act of 2011” http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=h112-2018.  On June 22nd the Committee approved the bill and … Continue reading

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Over the years, many if not most states have investigated taking over the Clean Water Act dredge and fill permitting program (Section 404 of the Clean Water Act) and elected not to do so.  The primary reasons states have not … Continue reading

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