Waters of the US Rule Finalized

May 27, 2015 -- The EPA administrator signed the final rule redefining jurisdictional “Waters of the US” under the Clean Water Act and EPA and Army Corps jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. The final rule, now referred to as the Clean Water Rule, will be published in the Federal Register within 2 to 3 week of the signing and will be effective 60 days after it is published.
 

Final SGEIS on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program (May 2015)

Final SGEIS on the Oil, Gas and Solution Mining Regulatory Program (May 2015)
 
Regulatory Program for Horizontal Drilling and High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing to Develop the Marcellus Shale and Other Low-Permeability Gas Reservoirs
The Final Supplemental Generic Environmental Impact Statement (Final SGEIS) was released on May 13, 2015, completing the environmental review of high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF). The Findings statement will be issued not less than 10 calendar days after the publication of the Final SGEIS.
 

CWA-SDWA Toolkit Webinar - Using Water Quality Standards, Monitoring, Assessment, and Impaired Waters Listings

"WEBINAR: 2nd CWA-SDWA Toolkit Webinar:  Using Water Quality Standards, Monitoring, Assessment, and Impaired Waters Listings to Protect and Preserve Drinking Water Quality - April 28, 2015:  View the presentations and an audio/video recording of this webinar with more detailed information about Sections 1 – 2 of the toolkit and three state examples from New York, Oregon, and Colorado.
·         Video of the Webinarhttps://youtu.be/IKjz460r5hw

“Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings” (40 CFR 192)

“Health and Environmental Protection Standards for Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings” (40 CFR 192)

Major Improvements to FracFocus Announced

Major Improvements to FracFocus Announced
For Immediate Release
February 26, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY - As it enters its fourth year, FracFocus, the nationwide system for disclosing chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process, continues to improve its performance and versatility.

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination
 
One in every five samples of groundwater used as a source for drinking contains at least one contaminant at a level of concern for human health, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.
 

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination

New USGS Reports Describe Groundwater Vulnerability to Contamination
 
One in every five samples of groundwater used as a source for drinking contains at least one contaminant at a level of concern for human health, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey report.
 

EPA will propose new ground water standards at facilities that extract uranium using the in-situ recovery (ISR) process.

EPA will propose new ground water standards at facilities that extract uranium using the in-situ recovery (ISR) process.
 

USDA Seeks Public Comment on New EQIP Rule

USDA Seeks Public Comment on New EQIP Rule‏
 

High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline

High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels Continue to Decline
 
The U.S. Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer. The report presents water-level change data in the aquifer for two separate periods: from 1950 – the time prior to significant groundwater irrigation development – to 2013, and 2011 to 2013.

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