Aug 1, 2016 Waters Advocacy Coalition Comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on its Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits
The Waters Advocacy Coalition submits the following comments in response to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Proposal to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits. See Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, 81 Fed. Reg. 35,186 (June 1, 2016). The Coalition represents a large cross-section of the nation’s construction, housing, transportation, recreational, mining, agriculture, manufacturing, and energy sectors, all of which are vital to a thriving national economy, including providing much-needed jobs, products, and services.1 Projects, activities, and operations in these sectors are often subject to regulation under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (CWA) and members of the Coalition often rely on nationwide permits to ensure compliance with the CWA.