Skip to main content

Findings of Clean Water Act made public

Published by
World Cement,

The findings of the US Clean Water Act have been made public, meaning that operators are now able to see what areas of land or water fall under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers, following the implementation of the controversial Waters of the US (WOTUS) rule.

These jurisdictional determinations may be of use to operators who wish to evaluate water on their own operations, regardless of whether or not waters are subject to the rule. Companies should also be aware that the information they submit per the Clean Water Act and WOTUS rule is readily accessible, as was promised by the EPA and the Corps during the rule-making process.

This database of determinations is intended to increase the transparency of a permitting programme that has been criticised by Congress for its lack of transparency and inconsistency in application. The database provides only basic information, such as name and location, but it is expected that the status of the determination, the tract of land in question, watershed information and other details will be included in the coming year.

Although a nationwide stay is currently keeping the WOTUS rule from being enforced, this database lists all jurisdictional determinations made before the nationwide stay.

Adapted from press release by   Source: NSSGA

Read the article online at:

You might also like



WCT2020 provides a unique online forum for cement industry professionals to hear first-hand from experts through a series of exclusive presentations from cement producers and industry experts.

Find out more and register for the series »



World Cement Spotlight with Rockwell Automation

World Cement Editor, David Bizley, sat down with Michael Tay, Advanced Analytics Product Manager at Rockwell Automation to discuss his recent article in World Cement.

Entitled ‘Smooth Sailing’, this article explains how machine learning can help save energy, reduce downtime and predict equipment failures, thus enabling the smooth running of cement plant operations.

Watch the interview now »


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):