On Jan. 23, the Trump administration announced it had finalized its rewrite of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
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On August 17, a South Carolina District Court’s ruling overturned the Trump administration's attempted delay of the Obama administration's Waters of the U.S. rule for failing to offer the public a meaningful opportunity to comment. As a result, the 2015 rule is now officially on the books in 26 states — but not in the other 24 states where other district court injunctions are in place.
Dec. 22, 2017 — On Dec. 18, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt signed the final rulemaking for Public Notification Requirements for combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to the Great Lakes Basin.
July 26, 2017 — EPA has announced the names of 12 entities in nine states that were selected to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans.