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The Association of Clean Water Administrators (“ACWA”) publishes a chart twice a year that updates key regulatory/policy actions that impact clean water programs.

ACWA recently issued a chart that was updated as of September 15th.

The chart addresses activities by United States Environmental Protection Agency offices such as:

  • Office of Wastewater Management
  • Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds
  • Office of Science and Technology

The chart includes relevant dates, descriptions of the rule or policy and agency staff contact.

The rules and policies described in the chart include:

  • NPDES Updates Rule
  • MS4 Remand Rule
  • Steam Electric Rule
  • Cooling Water Intake Structures 316(b) Rule
  • Waters of the U.S. Rule (a.k.a. Clean Water Rule)
  • “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-existing Rules aka “Step 1” of WOTUS Revision
  • Effluent Limitation Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category
  • Recreational Ambient Water Quality Criteria/Swimming Advisories for Cyanotoxins
  • Analytical Methods Rule
  • 2016 Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Program Plan
  • Draft National Water Program Guidance FY2018-2019
  • Assumable Waters Subcommittee
  • Implementation and Evaluation of EPA Measure WQ-28
  • EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Hydraulic Fracturing Study

A copy of the chart can be downloaded here.