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Section 401 Water Quality Certifications

Publication number Date Published
20-06-014October 2020
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Author(s) Curt Hart, Loree' Randall, Brenden McFarland, and Andy Wineke
Description This focus sheet summarizes how Ecology’s water workload is soaring due to a recent federal court ruling about Section 401 permits for state shellfish farmers, and the adoption of a new EPA rule rolling back federal water quality protections under the federal Clean Water Act. The document outlines how Ecology is working to respond to these twin challenges.
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Keywords permits, Corps, water quality, Ecology, shoreline, shoreline management, EPA, aquaculture, Department of Ecology, Federal Clean Water Act, federal rollback, Section 401, Section 401 reviews, Section 401 rule, Section 401 water quality certification, Shellfish farmers, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, water quality permits

Focus on: Waters of the United States