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ENVIRONMENTALISTS THREATEN SUIT IN NEW WATER TRANSFER PERMIT CASE

Environmentalists are threatening to file a lawsuit to protect waters downstream from a hydroelectric project in northern California, using a legal argument that relies on a key Supreme Court decision suggesting that facilities need discharge permits for interbasin water transfers that convey pollutants.

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RURAL WATER GROUP EYES CONGRESSIONAL BOOST IN FY06 SECURITY FUNDS

An organization representing rural water utilities may ask Congress to fund a fiscal year 2006 water security proposal the group is preparing to head off potential shortfalls in EPA's budget that would limit small water systems' ability to implement security measures, sources familiar with the effort say.

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UTILITIES SAY EPA SAMPLING PLAN COULD UP DRINKING WATER VIOLATIONS

Water utilities are raising concerns that a recent EPA guidance clarifying the water sampling requirements under the agency's lead and copper rule (LCR) could put more systems out of compliance with the rule.

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COURT ISSUES LANDMARK OPINION BANNING DISCHARGES THAT DEGRADE WATERS

The Georgia Supreme Court recently issued a landmark interpretation of the Clean Water Act's (CWA) anti-degradation provisions, saying the law forbids sewer plants from discharging pollutants into high-quality waterbodies if the facilities have the technology to remove them, attorneys following the case say.

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CORPS PERMIT SUIT COULD LIMIT REVIEW OF RULES' SMALL BUSINESS IMPACTS

A pending appellate suit over modified U.S. Army Corps of Engineers clean water permits could limit EPA and other federal agencies' consideration of their regulations' impacts on small businesses, according to legal briefs in the case.

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Lawmaker Plan To Resolve Water Pollution 'Blending' Dispute Raises Doubts

Legislation introduced in the House that seeks to bar EPA from allowing sewer operators to "blend" treated and untreated wastewater may not achieve its goals, wastewater treatment officials say, because the bill bans a similar yet distinct process that is already forbidden under the Clean Water Act. The bill was introduced in the final days of the 108th Congress but is expected to be introduced again next year when lawmakers reconvene.

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TRANSPORTATION BILL FOCUS COULD DELAY ACTION ON WATER FINANCING BILL

Congress' focus on passing a surface transportation bill in the early part of the 109th Congress will likely delay efforts to pass water infrastructure funding legislation in the upcoming year, water industry consultants and congressional sources say.

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INDUSTRY: HOUSE BILL TO STOP EPA BLENDING GUIDE MAY HAVE LIMITED EFFECT

House legislation that seeks to bar EPA from allowing publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) to "blend" treated and untreated wastewater may not achieve its goals, wastewater treatment officials say, because the bill bans a similar yet distinct process that is already forbidden under the Clean Water Act (CWA).

The bill was introduced in the final days of the 108th Congress but is expected to be introduced again next year.

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EPA CHALLENGES APPELLATE RULING OVERTURNING REMINING RULE

EPA is challenging an appellate ruling that required the agency to develop new Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations for water discharged from so-called remining operations on the grounds that the recent decision conflicts with Supreme Court and other rulings in the same appellate circuit.

Remining refers to additional mining that occurs at abandoned mines or previously mined sites.

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UTILITIES SAY EPA SAMPLING PLAN COULD UP DRINKING WATER VIOLATIONS

Water utilities are raising concerns that a recent EPA guidance clarifying the water sampling requirements under the agency's lead and copper rule (LCR) could put more systems out of compliance with the rule.

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