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By Jeanne Christie, Executive Director, ASWM Executive Order 13777,  issued 2/24/17, directs agencies to establish a Regulatory Reform Task Force to oversee the evaluation of existing regulations to make recommendations about potential repeal, replacement, or modification. In response the U.S. … Continue reading

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On March 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify Clean Water Act jurisdiction.  The purpose of the proposed rule is to resolve much of the … 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. tp/resolutions.htm  But this is just a start.  Resolutions have to be followed up with … Continue reading

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It’s easy to identify the boundaries of lakes and major rivers, but other waters including some kinds of wetlands and small streams can be more difficult.  Wetlands are identified by looking for signs of water (hydrology), water adapted plants and … Continue reading

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Corps Misleads Public on Dredging’s Impact By ASWM Member William Moyer – Delaware Voice (blog) – October 22, 2009 OPINION/Corps-misleads-public-on-dredging-s-impact

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In recent years a very significant amount of the staff resources in the Corps Section 404 permitting program has been devoted to making jurisdictional determinations following the Supreme Court decisions in SWANCC and Carabell/Rapanos rcsupremecourtdecision .  However, despite this … Continue reading

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