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The Administration Updates Timeline for NEPA and Clean Water Rollbacks


In November, the Administration released its Fall 2019 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions and updated timelines for its deregulatory rulemakings, including for the following water-related rules to roll back critical Clean Water Act protections and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) implementing regulations:

Water Resources Development Act Hearing & Update


Congress is now working on the next Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), the bill that authorizes projects and policy changes for the Corps of Engineers. The Senate is actively writing its WRDA bill and we expect the House to start working on the bill in earnest in January.

Click here for a video of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee's November 19 hearing on WRDA and resiliency, and click here for the written testimony from WPN member National Wildlife Federation.
 

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Federal Funding Extended to December 20


In November, Congress passed a Continuing Resolution (Public Law 116-69) - for the second time this year - to extend funding for the federal government through December 20, making that the new deadline for Congress to avoid a government shutdown by passing twelve bills to fund federal agencies for Fiscal Year 2020. The Continuing Resolution also extends the National Flood Insurance Program through December 20. Top appropriators in the House and Senate have agreed on top-line funding levels for the appropriations bills. Those levels are not yet publicly available.

December Opportunities to Engage with the Corps


The Corps of Engineers will hold webinars on its Revolutionize U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works initiative on December 5 and 19 at 2:00 PM EST/1:00 PM CT on each day. Click here to join the webinars and click here for a form to submit written feedback to the Corps.

The Corps will also hold an in-person stakeholder meeting with a call-in option on Wednesday, December 11 at 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM EST at the USACE Headquarters in the Government Accountability Office (GAO) building 441 G Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20314, third floor, Room 3M60/70. Click here for the meeting announcement and email Ada Benavides at Ada.Benavides@usace.army.mil for more information or to RSVP.

Selected News & Resources: Water in Court, Equity & More


If you would like to share something in a future WPN Update, please email Ilana at rubini@nwf.org.
 

Water in Court

Reports from the U.S. Government Accountability Office

Pebble Mine Project

Infrastructure

Equity

More Water News & Resources

Recent Public Notices


The listings below are Corps of Engineers public notices from the Federal Register and Corps district websites, and select notices from other federal agencies. Please see past WPN Updates for notices published earlier and visit FederalRegister.gov, Corps division and district websites, and other federal agencies' websites for complete listings of public notices. Click here for examples of comments and letters submitted to the Corps by WPN members.
 

Corps of Engineers Notices

EPA Notices

Other Agency Notices

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