EPA move to assert oversight on small bodies of water among top regulatory battles for 2014

The EPA has started the process of declaring that it has the power to regulate streams, brooks, and small ponds.

January 02, 2014 |

The EPA's regulatory oversight on small bodies of water under the Clean Water Act and OSHA's stance on safety rules for combustible dust are among the top regulatory issues expected to be fought over in 2014.

The EPA has started the process of declaring that it has the power to regulate streams, brooks, and small ponds. The agency says that issuing a new rule is necessary to clear up uncertainty about its powers under the Clean Water Act after Supreme Court rulings cast doubt on the extent of the EPA’s authority.

(http://thehill.com/regulation/pending-regs/193920-regulatory-fights-loom-large-in-2014)

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