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Tag: Waters of the U.S.

EPA under the Trump administration argued that the Navigable Waters Protection rule ended decades of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. Photo: P&Q Staff

WOTUS on EPA chopping block once again

September 2, 2021By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is relooking at the definition of “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS), with developments likely to surface in the months to come.

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Navigable Waters Protection rule replaces WOTUS

June 23, 2020By and

The rule – the final replacement for the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule – went into effect June 22 for most of the U.S.

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Replacement WOTUS rule takes next step

April 21, 2020By

Now published in the Federal Register, the final replacement Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule goes into effect this June.

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Says Dan Johnson of The Concrete Co.: “If the current administration gets another term alongside a Republican Congress, I think we’d still get infrastructure spending because the president has made it a priority.” Photo: PamElla Lee Photography

As 2020 presidential election draws near, industry considers possible outcomes

April 15, 2020By

Industry leaders discussed effects the 2020 presidential election could have on the industry at Pit & Quarry’s Roundtable & Conference.

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The fully automated water recycling system uses and recycles about 14,000 gallons of water per minute to separate sand fines. Photo by Kevin Yanik

The industry reacts to the new WOTUS definition

January 24, 2020By

Aggregate producers were quick to weigh in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s replacement Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which should ease the burden they felt from a previous definition.

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New definition for WOTUS finally put forth

January 24, 2020By

The new Navigable Waters Protection Rule ends decades of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends.

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New WOTUS rule reportedly on track

December 19, 2019By

The Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule to replace the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is now under interagency review.

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Strong 2019 foundation is key to 2020 success

December 8, 2019By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association’s Mike Johnson provides insight on 2020’s upside after a strong 2019.

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