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chickengold
17:25:39 Fri
Apr 3 2009

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Clean Water Restoration Act

On April 2nd, in answer to several lawsuits that have eroded the jurisdiction of the Corp in administering the Clean Water Act, Senator Feingold, D-Wis re-introduced the “Clean Water Restoration Act” (CWRA) with 23 Democratic Senate co-sponsors.

The bill is very similar to the “Clean Water Restoration Act” (H.R. 2421) introduced by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.) in the 110th Congress. The bill seeks to expand federal Clean Water Act jurisdiction by deleting the term “navigable waters” and adding a new definition of “waters of the United States”, which we all know means every puddle of water from sea to shining sea.

This legislative effort is in response to recent Supreme Court decisions that ruled the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had overreached its authority in claiming Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over isolated, non-navigable waters. The bill would allow the Corps to assert federal jurisdiction over waters that have never before been subject to CWA authority.

As a result, under this legislation many types of development, mining, construction, agricultural and other land use projects could be subjected to the Corps’ 404 permitting process, which is already experiencing a two-to-three year delay with 20,000-30,000 permits backlogged.

This legislation would cause further delays in obtaining permits, if not halt many projects altogether, due to the cost of obtaining the permit or the potential for litigation. It would also remove commonsense regulatory exemptions critically important to the mining industry, such as waste treatment systems that are typically used to meet water quality standards.




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chickengold
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Unfortunately, this thread needs to re-surface as the Senate bill S787 or Clean Water Restoration Act (CWRA), which passed the senate last summer will soon be considered by the House. The Bill is provided below, but in essence, the Democrats are moving to seize control of all U.S. waters, but the real goal of the Corps, EPA and Wetland Land Grab bill is to give the Corps and EPA control of all watersheds and all activities affecting all waters of the United States. That means national land use controls. It will give the Corps of Engineers and EPA control over all your property and water and any Federal land you use. We all need to contact our congressman at (202) 225-3121 and let them know how this will impact us. If you are an Alaskan, contact Don Young - Fax (202) 225-0425 – Email - Jeremy.price@mail.house.gov

Clean Water Restoration Act - Amends the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (commonly known as the Clean Water Act) to replace the term "navigable waters" that are subject to such Act with the term "waters of the United States," defined to mean all waters subject to the ebb and flow of the tide, the territorial seas, and all interstate and intrastate waters and their tributaries, including lakes, rivers, streams (including intermittent streams), mudflats, sandflats, wetlands, sloughs, prairie potholes, wet meadows, playa lakes, natural ponds, and all impoundments of the foregoing, to the fullest extent that these waters, or activities affecting them, are subject to the legislative power of Congress under the Constitution. Declares that nothing in such Act affects the authority of the Secretary of the Army or the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the provisions of the Clean Water Act related to discharges:
(1) composed entirely of return flows from irrigated agriculture;
(2) of stormwater runoff from certain oil, gas, and mining operations composed entirely of flows from precipitation runoff conveyances, which are not contaminated by or in contact with specified materials;
(3) of dredged or fill materials resulting from normal farming, silviculture, and ranching activities, from upland soil and water conservation practices, or from activities with respect to which a state has an approved water quality regulatory program; or
(4) of dredged or fill materials for the maintenance of currently serviceable structures, the construction or maintenance of farm or stock ponds, irrigation ditches and maintenance of drainage ditches, or farm, forest, or temporary roads for moving mining equipment in accordance with best management practices, or the construction of temporary sedimentation basins on construction sites for which discharges do not include placement of fill material into the waters of the United States.



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kurt_Blumberg
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Thanks, Mike, for once again alerting us of this clear and present danger. I will write my Colorado congressman!

  
tomcat_0
23:59:57 Tue
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Mike,

Thanks for giving the "Heads-up"!

A similar law was presented in California to the public for referendum vote. Who would be against clean drinking water?

Big joke is the law does not guarantee clean drinking water, however it does give the government total control over public and private land when, in their thinking, water is involved. Don't think they can not use a seasonal creek as an excuse to exert their authority on your property!

If you don't think what's going on in California, can happen elsewhere, then don't heed Mike's warning. You won't have anyone to blame, but yourself!

Dean

  

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