Un-Muddying the Clean Water Act

James Giattina, Director of Water Protection Division for the southeast branch of the Environmental Protection Agency, was in town to honor Charlene Mauro (pictured).

James Giattina, Director of Water Protection Division for the southeast branch of the
Environmental Protection Agency, was in town to honor Charlene Mauro (pictured) and discuss the Clean Water Act.

Congress passed the Clean Water Act in 1972 and, more than 40 years later, administrators are still grappling
with the scope of the law.

James Giattina, Director of Water Protection Division for the southeast branch of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was in Navarre Friday, Oct. 3, and discussed how far upstream the EPA’s jurisdiction goes.

“For so many years we have been so water rich in the Southeast that we really do take it for granted. And those days are coming to an end,” Giattina said, citing interstate conflicts, groundwater depletion, and decreasing surface water as problem areas.

Read more in the Oct. 9 issue of the Navarre Press or subscribe online here.

 

You can submit comments by visiting www.regulations. gov, emailing them to ow-docket@epa.gov or using the mailing/drop off addresses available at http://www2.epa.gov/uswaters.

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