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EPA and USACE Issue Draft Guidance Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have recently developed draft guidance to clarify how the agencies will identify the waters that are protected by the Clean Water Act (CWA). ICF summarizes the key points of the guidance and its goals to increase the predictability and consistency of agency decisions regarding jurisdictional determinations across the country, and to reduce costs and delays for obtaining CWA permits.

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  • Dale Pooley

    AnalystICF International

    Dale Pooley is an environmental planner, scientist, and specialist in California Environmental Quality (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance and permitting, with consulting experience in regulatory permitting, NEPA/CEQA documentation, and environmental compliance. Mr. Pooley’s expertise includes resource management and assessment, field biology, wetlands ecology, environmental assessment, public outreach, and natural resources conflict resolution. Prior to environmental consulting, he worked for the California State Parks as an interpretive specialist and for several regional parks as a naturalist. He also worked as a science teacher at private schools and for the City and County of San Francisco.

    Mr. Pooley has a B.S. in Natural Resources Planning and a M.S. in Environmental Management. He has written wetlands policy analyses for the Environmental Monitor and Russian River Bulletin, as well as several resource management studies for the California Department of Parks and Recreation.

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Published: Jul 25, 2011
Source: ICF International

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