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White House Seeks to Further Streamline Environmental Permits

In keeping with the Trump Administration’s efforts to streamline environmental permitting for large infrastructure projects, such as water supply reservoirs, roadways, and pipelines, the Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) issued a pre-publication version of a rulemaking undertaking significant revisions to… Read More

City Shuts Down Site Threatening its Water Reservoir

City of Cleburne Reaches Settlement to Abate Violations of TCEQ Registration When TCEQ issued a domestic-septage registration to Harrington Environmental LLC—a company with a history of violating TCEQ regulations—allowing it to dispose of septage on land just upstream from its… Read More

USACE Issues New Regulatory Guidance on Compensatory Mitigation for the Removal of Obsolete Dams and Other Structures from Rivers and Streams

By Sara Thornton On September 25, 2018, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) issued Regulatory Guidance Letter (RGL) 18-01, “Determination of Compensatory Mitigation Credits for the Removal of Obsolete Dams and Other Structures from Rivers and Streams.”… Read More

Supreme Court Lets EPA’s 2008 Water Transfers Rule Stand

On February 26, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a case challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) 2008 rule exempting water transfers from coverage under the Clean Water Act’s (“CWA’s”) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (“NPDES”) permitting… Read More

In the Courts – Water

by Maris Chambers Coachella Valley Water Dist. v. Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians, 849 F.3d 1262 (9th Cir. 2017), cert. denied 2017 WL 2909254 (U.S. Nov. 27, 2017) (No. 17-40) and 2017 WL 2909267 (U.S. Nov. 27, 2017)… Read More

“Legislation from the 85th Legislative Session Affecting Water Districts and Open Government Statutes”

by Stefanie Albright Legislation Affecting Water Districts Districts governed by the Texas Water Code (“TWC”), including, but not limited to, municipal utility districts and water control and improvement districts, may be affected by legislation passed during the 85th Legislative… Read More

TWCA Dedicates Annual Convention to Robin Lloyd

We are pleased to announce that the Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA) dedicated its 2017 Annual Convention to our co-founder, Robert (Robin) Lloyd. For many decades, Robin served as a TWCA Board Member and its President from… Read More

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