New EPA Site Provides Interactive Information on Jurisdictional Determination of Clean Water Act
As water resources become increasingly burdened by outdated farming practices, inadequate sewage treatment, and more, rulings through the Clean Water Act become important for communities and developers to consider.
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The EPA’s Clean Water Act provides determinations on water use for bodies of water under jurisdiction of the legislation.
EPA worked in coordination with the Corps to develop a website that includes all CWA jurisdictional determinations made since August 28, 2015, the effective date of the Clean Water Rule. This includes jurisdictional determinations made under both the Rule and under the previous regulations while the Rule is stayed. Note that the website only makes use of information that was already publicly available online and does not display all waters of the United States subject to the Clean Water Act, only those for which a jurisdictional determination has been requested.
The website is the first to gather and interactively display jurisdictional determinations under the Clean Water Act across the country.
Users are able to search, sort, map, and view information from jurisdictional determinations using different search parameters and filters. The easy-to-navigate website provides information about the presence or absence of jurisdictional waters where landowners requested jurisdictional determinations, and only makes use of public information. The website will increase and improve transparency regarding agency decision-making on Clean Water Act geographic jurisdictional matters.
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