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House of Representatives subcommittee in opposition to the Clean Power Plan, the ozone standards and the changes to the Waters of the United States definition.
The Court rejected the Army Corps and EPA's expansive interpretation of their own authority, and reaffirmed that federal regulatory authority only extends to those wetlands that have a "significant nexus" to navigable waters of the United States.
Youtt, Ranor's chief executive officer, said in a press release, "The complaint against Ranor is not for discharging chemicals into the waters of the United States.
The rule directs corps officials in the Philadelphia District to treat all upland ditches as navigable waters of the United States, triggering their regulation under the CWA.
Miccosukee Tribe of Indians, the United States Supreme Court was presented with a novel and untested argument by the United States, appearing as amicus curiae, which asserted the bold proposition that for the purpose of the Clean Water Act's (hereinafter "CWA") National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (hereinafter "NPDES"), all navigable waters of the United States should be considered unitarily when determining whether there is an addition of a pollutant to a navigable water.
The law established regulations on discharges in to the waters of the United States.
Section 404 of the Clean Water Act regulates the discharge of dredged and fill material into waters of the United States, including wetlands.
Environmental Protection Agency overstepped its authority by applying the Clean Water Act, protecting ``navigable waters'' and ``the waters of the United States,'' to the isolated ponds at the strip mine.
The Clean Water Act defines the term navigable waters as "the waters of the United States, including the territorial seas.
The agencies argued that wetland soil, sediment, debris, or other material in the waters of the United States undergoes a legal metamorphosis during the dredging process, becoming a "pollutant" for purposes of the act.