Monthly Archives: May 2016

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Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load

Total Maximum Daily Load upheld

In December 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) established the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load.  The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load was established as a “pollution diet” of sorts, which imposed “rigorous accountability measures to initiate sweeping actions to restore clean water in the Chesapeake Bay and the region’s streams, creeks and rivers,” according to the EPA. The Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load The EPA has said that “[d]espite extensive restoration efforts and significant pollution reductions during

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"Pay-for-play" Peer Review Legislation

Peer review legislation at issue in EPA petition

In a previous posting, utahwaterlaw.com reported on concerns voiced by the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) to the Utah Legislature over now-passed SB 110, titled “Water Quality Amendments,” which the EPA warned that SB 110’s peer review proposal violated the Clean Water Act (“CWA”).  In a letter to the Utah Legislature, the EPA noted that SB 110’s plan to subject Utah Division of Water Quality actions to an independent peer review did not comply with the CWA.  The letter further stated

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Lake Powell Pipeline Route

Lake Powell Pipeline Project applies for federal approval

Utah State officials have filed a licensing application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”) over the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline Project.  A copy of the licensing application materials (docket number P-12966) is or will be published shortly on FERC’s website. Licensing Application Comes After Public Comment Period The licensing application comes on the heels of a recent public comment period and review of the project proposal, which public comments were included in the licensing application documents.  The licensing application

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