Tag: clean water act

Marco Rubio, Rick Scott Join GOP Senators Calling on EPA to Stop WOTUS Overreach

Last week, Florida’s two Republican U.S. senators--Marco Rubio and Rick Scott-joined U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-SD, and every Republican in the chamber in a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S....

Marco Rubio, Brian Mast Team Up on Land and Water Conservation Fund Amendments Act

Last week, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., paired up on the “Land and Water Conservation Fund Amendments Act." The bill “seeks to amend the Land and Water Conservation Fund...
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EPA Approves Florida’s Request to Administer the Clean Water Act Section 404 Program

Thursday’s action formally transfers permitting authority under CWA Section 404 from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to the state of Florida for a broad range of water resources within the state. This action allows the state to more effectively and efficiently evaluate and issue permits under the CWA to support the health of Florida’s waters, residents, and economy.
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Nikki Fried Submits Testimony on Florida and the Clean Water Act to EPA

In her comments, Fried noted her concerns with the Florida Department of Environmental Protections’ (DEP) proposal, highlighting the fact that the only other two states which have assumed permitting authority struggled to adequately implement the program.
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