WRA Presentation: Waters of the US Final Rule

In July 2015, WRA’s President, Geoff Smick, joined land use attorneys from Perkins Coie to discuss changes and implications of the federal Clean Water Act “Waters of the US” Final Rule. The presentation included case studies and applications relevant to help project owners and stakeholders understand the ruling’s potential implications which will become effective on August 28, 2015. Click the … Continue Reading »

EPA and Corps Issue New Definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

In what is keying up to be a very controversial issue, the EPA and Corps issued a new rule on May 27, 2015 defining “waters of the United States”.  The agencies intend the new definition to be a “bright line” for delineating the limit of their jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  This new … Continue Reading »