EPA and the Corps of Engineers Release Proposed Rule Expanding Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposed their new rule aimed at clarifying the definition of “waters of the U.S.” and which bodies of water fall under federal jurisdiction. This definition is critical to many of the Clean Water Act programs affecting how contractors perform their work, such as the Section 404 Dredge and Fill Permits, Section 402 Stormwater programs, and Section 311 Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures plans.

Environment

MBI members would agree that compliance with environmental regulations can be very costly, while falling out of compliance can be even more expensive.  Therefore, MBI works to educate members on environmental regulatory issues and continues to advocate at the state and local levels for common-sense environmental laws and ordinances. 

MBI works to reach common ground in which environmental regulations and business can co-exist.  The construction industry agrees that over-burdensome regulatory authority stymies growth opportunities and hinders the development of creative measures that will foster sustainable construction.

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Chad Kleppe

Director of Public Affairs
(515) 657-4382