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Summary of Guidance Related to the U.S. Supreme Court Decisions from Rapanos and Carabell

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The following describes issues related to the U.S. Supreme Court consolidated decisions in the Rapanos and Carabell cases. They both focus on the extent of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's (USACE's) jurisdiction under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. Section 404 requires that a permit be obtained from USACE for discharges of dredged or fill material into waters of the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has oversight authority on Section 404 of the Clean Water Act.

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Published: Jan 1, 2008
Author: Ken Bogdan
Source: ICF International

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