This press release announces a joint letter from the Environmental Council of the States (ECOS), the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA) and the Association of State Wetlands Managers (ASWM), sent a to congressional leaders to weigh in on the proper scope of section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
ECOS, the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), and the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) sent a joint letter urging Congress to preserve states’ ability to protect water quality under Section 401 of the Clean Water Act.
This memo from ECOS President Todd Parfitt (Wyoming) and Past President John Linc Stine (Minnesota) outlines progress in the association’s year-old Cooperative Federalism 2.0 initiative, as well as goals for the coming months. The memo reports on progress in the areas of federal oversight of state-delegated programs, enforcement and compliance assurance, permitting, Superfund, research, and…
This letter provides comments from ECOS as part of EPA’s Federalism Consultation on the Long-Term Lead and Copper Rule.
This letter details potential consequences for environmental quality if the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act (S. 1129) were enacted. The letter was co-signed by ECOS and three other nonprofit associations representing state environmental regulatory agencies: the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM), and and the Association of Fish and Wildlife…
This Press Statement announces the launch of ECOS Results, an interactive web tool designed to communicate state stories of public health and environmental progress. ECOS Results can be accessed at www.ecosresults.org.
A joint letter sent this week by ECOS, the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), and the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM) notes the associations’ concern over provisions of H.R. 3043, Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017.
This formal comment letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt offers ECOS’ input on “Step 1” of redefining of waters of the U.S. following the February 28, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.’”
In this resolution, ECOS states that the federal government should work with states to align federal programs with state water quality priorities; supports continued collaboration between states and EPA’s 319 program to develop and implement consistent and effective nonpoint source pollution control strategies; acknowledges progress made through collaboration of federal agencies; encourages continued partnerships among…
This letter and corresponding document contain ECOS’ comments on U.S. EPA’s draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2019 National Program Manager (NPM) Guidances for the OLEM, OAR, OCSPP, OW, OEI, OITA, OECA, and NEPPS offices.