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2011-02-16 12:23:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it is seeking comments on its proposal to renew and revise nationwide permits for work in wetlands and other waters that are regulated by Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and/or Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. In addition, USACE is proposing to issue two new nationwide permits that pertain to authorizing renewable energy generation projects. "Our goal is to...

2010-09-29 09:20:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal judge ruled against an attempt by the federal government's U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to summarily extend and expand their federal powers under the Clean Water Act (CWA). U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore on Tuesday sided with New Hope Power Company and Okeelanta Corporation who argued the Army Corps had improperly extended their powers by attempting to enact new legislative rules without following proper procedure, including...

2010-08-06 10:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has published information and guidance on the new law granting automatic permit extensions for certain land development activities. The law, created as part of the 2010-11 budget, allows for the automatic extension of certain water and waste permits and approvals issued after Dec. 31, 2008. The law allows approvals for these activities to be automatically extended until July 1, 2013. The law was...

2010-06-17 10:19:00

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced today it has suspended the use of Nationwide Permit 21 (NWP 21) in the Appalachian region of six states. NWP 21 is used to authorize discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States for surface coal mining activities. The suspension is effective immediately and applies to the Appalachian region of Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. NWP 21...

2009-08-06 16:49:00

Company takes on extensive stream restoration efforts estimated to cost $31 million WASHINGTON, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) has agreed to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act in Nevada by restoring 122 acres of mountain-desert streams and wetlands, implementing storm water controls at its construction sites, and paying a civil penalty, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. As part of the...

2009-04-13 17:21:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Shellfish Company Inc., doing business as Point Adams Packing Co. (PAPCO), was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Garr M. King in Portland, Ore., to pay $75,000 for a felony violation of the Clean Water Act for unpermitted discharges of wastewater into the Columbia River, the Justice Department announced. As part of the criminal fine, $26,250 will be placed in the congressionally-established National Fish and Wildlife Fund...

2008-09-29 14:41:01

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF TOMHEGAN TOWNSHIP - A New York couple who violated federal wetlands protection rules when they expanded a private airstrip and developed a rock quarry at their seasonal property have been fined $115,000. Robert and Gayle Greenhill, who own more than 3,200 acres on Moosehead Lake's western shore, were fined for filling 1.5 acres of freshwater wetlands on their property between 2001 and 2005, David Deegan, public affairs spokesman for the U.S....

2008-09-19 09:00:20

Utah public water suppliers trying to plan for future decades struggle with the arid state's always-uncertain future for precipitation, but they may soon have a tool that gives them more time to sort through the complicated realm of water rights. Draft legislation by Rep. Patrick Painter, R-Nephi, aims to give the state engineer authority to grant extensions on the time it takes to consider water-rights applications from suppliers such as Jordan Valley Water Conservancy District or Central...

2008-09-12 15:00:14

By DIANA BOWLEY; OF THE NEWS STAFF TOMHEGAN TOWNSHIP - The owners of a $15 million seasonal home on the western shore of Moosehead Lake could face a fine of up to $157,500 for allegedly violating federal wetland protections. Robert and Gayle Greenhill of New York, N.Y., who own more than 3,200 acres of property in Tomhegan Township, violated federal law when they filled in 1.5 acres of freshwater wetlands to expand a private airstrip and to develop a rock quarry, according to the federal...


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