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.’”
This letter from ECOS’ newly elected President Todd Parfitt, Director of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, outlines his priorities for the 2017-2018 year.
On September 5th, ECOS submitted a letter to U.S. EPA Chief Financial Officer David Bloom detailing their suggestions for the Agency’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 budget priorities. EPA is developing its FY19 budget proposal over the coming months, with a draft due to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) September 11. Traditionally OMB…
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.
This joint letter from ECOS, the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA), and the Association of State Wetlands Managers (ASWM) to EPA’s OW addresses the Waters Assumable by States and Tribes under §404 of the Clean Water Act.
This letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Pruitt offers ECOS’ input on the 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.’”
Following the release of its Cooperative Federalism 2.0 paper, ECOS sent these letters and the paper to Congress for consideration as they deliberate the U.S. EPA’s authorizations and appropriations. Letter to the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations Letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Letter to the House Committees on Transportation &…
This letter contains ECOS’ response to EPA’s request for input on the President’s Executive Order 13777: Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda. The response includes 19 regulatory reform recommendations outlined in three categories.
This letter expresses the states’ concerns over the passback budget process between the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Specifically, the letter details ECOS’ opposition to the information released yesterday that OMB’s passback for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 EPA budget proposed cuts of 30 percent to State and…