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Vol. 9, No. 1 - October 2010

In this issue:

Message from the Co-Chairs
Carol Lear and Philip Mancusi-Ungaro…1

Supreme Court Rules That the Corps Has Authority to Regulate Mine Waste
Joshua A. Bloom…1

Keeping the Pot Boiling: EPA and the New Look of Appalachian Surface Coal Mining
Christina B. Davidow…5

Environmental Liability Issues from the Deepwater Horizon Spill
Peter K. Wahl…8

Microbial Source Tracking: Pointing the Finger of Blame for Waterborne
Guy R. Knudsen…12

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Vol. 8, No. 4 - July 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
John Milner…1

Case Law Update—Eleventh Circuit Upholds EPA Rule on Water Transfers
Tara W. Duhy…1

CWRA: Protecting Waters of the United States to the Full Extent of the Constitution
Trent A. Dougherty…1

The Clean Water Restoration Act Examined
M. Reed Hopper…6

Ecomarket Approaches to Environmental Regulatory Problems: Hells Canyon Complex
Richard M. Glick…11

Immediate Federal Action Is Needed to Save the Chesapeake Bay
Jon A. Mueller…16

Accelerated Plan for Chesapeake Bay Restoration to Serve as National Model
Marina L. Phillips…19

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Vol. 8, No. 3 - May 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
John Milner…1

4th Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds Mountaintop Mining Permits
Philip G. Mancusi-Ungaro…2

NPDES Permits Requited to Spray Aquatic Pesticides
Laura Fandino…3

Antidegradation and New Development
Mark Jacobs…6

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction over Excavation Activities—the Most Recent Iteration of the ‘Tulloch Rule’
Radcliffe Dann IV…8

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Vol. 8, No. 2 - January 2009

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
John Milner…1

Rapanos Update: EPA and Corps Issue New Rapanos Guidance and Supreme Court Denies Cert in U.S. v. Robison (McWane)
Philip G. Mancusi-Ungaro…2

Ninth Circuit Holds That Jurisdictional Determinations from U.S. Army Corps Are Not Judicially Reviewable: Practical Considerations
Stephen A. Walker and Tara W. Duhy…3

Fairbanks Northstar Borough v. United States Army Corps of Engineers: Can a Landowner Seek Judicial Review of a Jurisdictional Determination (JD) under the Clean Water Act?
Damien M. Schiff…5

Michigan’s Ballast Water Law Upheld, Allows States to Take Action to Stop the Spread of Invasive Species
Noah D. Hall…10

Navigating Treacherous Waters: the National Historic Preservation Act and the Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
J. Cliff McKinney and William A. Eckert…12

EPA Issues New Final Rule for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
W. Blaine Early, III…14

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Vol. 8, No. 1 - September 2008

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
John Milner…1

Clean Water Act NPDES Water Transfer Issue—Implications for Water Supply and Water User Communities
Lawrence R. Liebesman…1

Under Construction: Developments in NPDES Storm Water Permits for Construction Activities
Amanda Neidert…6

Mine Wars: The CWA § 404 Litigation Saga Continues
Kevin McGuire and Barbara Little…10

Water Quality Standards: When the Cure Is Worse than the Problem
Wayne C. Appleton, Ph.D.…17

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Vol. 7, No. 4 - July 2008

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
John Milner…1

New Wetland Mitigation Rules Issues for Section 404 Permits
Dustin Till…1

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Issues Water Transfer Rule
Philip Mancusi-Ungaro…5

Biofuel Production and Water Quality
W. Blaine Early, III, Ph.D.…7

Partnering for Success with Our Energy Sector Clients
Elizabeth A. Day, PWS, PH…9

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Vol. 7, No. 3 - April 2008

In this issue:

Message from the Chair
John Milner…1

Toilet to Tap and the Clean Water Act
W. Blaine Early, III, Ph.D.…2

Water Conservation through Green Infrastructure
Marina Liacouras Phillips…6

Water Law for a Thirsty Atlanta
Leah J. Knowlton…7

Considerations in Drinking Water Treatment of Groundwater to Remove Emerging Contaminants
Nicole Keon Blute, Ph.D.…9

Don’t Get “Stuck in the Mud”: What You Need to Know about the Law Regulating Storm Water Discharges from Construction Sites
Wilson S. Buntin…10

Rapanos Guidance Update
Philip Mancusi-Ungaro…15

Rapanos Case Update: United States of America v. Robert J. Lucas, Jr.
Carol L. Lear…15

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Vol. 7, No. 2 - December 2007

In this issue:

Chair’s Message
John Milner…1

Chesapeake Bay Program Partners Use Cooperative Approach for Setting New Water Quality Standards
Clifton F. Bell, PE, PG…2

Friends of Pinto Creek v. EPA: No Permit for Discharge of Pollutants into an Already-Impaired Waterway
C.S. Martin…3

Making Wet Weather Standards Workable
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn and Nathan Gardner-Andrews…6

Ecosystem-Based Management of Terrestrial and Coastal Water Resources: Can Rapanos Teach Us Anything About the Future of Integrated Water Management?
Chad J. McGuire, JD, LL.M.…9

Northern Everglades and Estuary Protection Act
John J. Fumero, Esquire…11

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Vol. 7, No. 1 - September 2007

In this issue:

News from the Chair
John Milner…1

2007 Ushers in New Nationwide Permits
Kim Diana Connolly…2

Washington State Delays Issuing New Stormwater Permit
Dustin Till …5

Minnesota Supreme Court Issues Major Clean Water Act Decision
David J. Zoll and Charles N. Nauen…6

Rapanos Update
Philip G. Mancusi-Ungaro…6

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Vol. 6, No. 2 - August 2005

Message from the Chair
Peggy Strand...1

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. EPA: CAFO Water Regulations Invalidated
Barclay Rogers and Ellen Steen...3

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. EPA: A View from the Environmental Groups' Perspective
Barclay Rogers, Jeffrey Odefey and Melanie Shepherdson...6

Waterkeeper Alliance, Inc. v. EPA: A View from the Farm Groups' Perspective
Ellen Steen, Richard Schwartz and Kirsten Nathanson...9

Federal Developments:

Federal Court Decisions
Janet McQuaid...12

Federal Legislation
Alfred E. Smith...14

State Developments:

California Supreme Court Affirms Floor Not Ceiling Model of Clean Water Act
Paul S. Weiland...15

Indiana Wetlands Statutes and Rules Illustrate States' Response to SWANCC
Norman R. Newsman...16

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Vol. 6, No. 1 - January 2005

Message from the Chair
Peggy Strand...1

Water Quality and Wetlands Committee Leadership...2

Habitat Equivalency Analysis: A Tool for Assessing the Net Environmental Impacts of Project Alternatives
Richard Dunford, Ph.D....3

South Florida Water Management District v. Miccosukeeon Remand
Jim Nutt...5

Courts and EPA May Differ Over Interpretation of FIFRA and the CWA
Diana Graves...9

Join the In-House Counsel Committee's Public Service Effort
Jim Mooreand Raissa Kirk...12

Interpretation and Application of SWANCC in 2003-04
Elizabeth Pianca...14

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Vol. 5, No. 1 - March 2003

A Note from the Committee Co-Chairs
Beth S. Ginsberg, Steven T. Miano

. . . And from the Newsletter Editor
Timothy J. Hagerty

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction: Where Is It Now?
Steven Miano

ANPRM Solicts Comment on Scope of CWA Jurisdiction Post-SWANCC
Dan P. Kravets

Corps and EPA Issue Guidance on Jurisdiction
Lawrence R. Liebesman

Corps Shifts Toward a Functional Approach to Wetlands Mitigation
Joseph P. Williams

National Wetlands Mitigation Action Plan
Lawrence R. Liebesman

Is Wet All Wet?
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn

EPA Encourages Water Quality Trading in January 2003 Policy
Pamela D. Marks

Pretreatment Trading
Charles R. McElwee, II

Supreme Court Affirms Ninth Circuit in Borden Ranch
Lawrence R. Liebesman

Fourth Circuit Upholds Corps Permitting Authority Over Valley Fills in Appalachia
Timothy J. Hagerty

Circuit Court Decisions Reduce the Influence Environmental Groups and EPA Have Over Local Water Quality Management
Lee A. DeHihns, Robert D. Mowrey, Peter K. Floyd

Two Appelate Courts Find That TMDLs Cannot Prescribe State Implementation Decisions
Ellen B. Steen

Regulating Dams Through TMDLs
Kevin J. Beaton

North Carolina Revises Innovative Nutrient Management Strategy for Point Sources
Steven J. Levitas

What is an ARNI and Why Should You Care?
Michelle Diffenderfer

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Vol. 4, No. 2 - May 2002

This newsletter issue is a collaborative effort of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources' Endangered Species Committee and Water Quality and Wetlands Committee.

The Rio Grande Silvery Minnow Litigation - Is the End in Sight?
Justin S. Tade

The ESA's Impact on Wastewater Treatment
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn

Wetland Restoration and Endangered Species
Andrew J. Doyle

Federal Regulation of Isolated Wetlands: SWANCC's Shrinking Effect Over Time
Keith G. Wagner

The Deterrent Effect of SWANCC and ESA on Development
Ramona L. Monroe

Imposing Limits on Incidental Take Statements: Arizona Cattle Growers v. FWS
Norman D. James


Regulating Water Diversion Activities - What Is the Point?
Mark T. Pifher

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Vol. 4, No. 1 - December 2001

Municipal Storm Water Permits - Why Numeric Limits Don't Fit
Alexandra Dapolito Dunn

Regulation of Plowing and "Deep Ripping" in Wetlands
David Ivester

Army Corps of Engineers Offer Six Alternatives on Missouri River
Roger Walker

Harmonizing the Diparate Treatment of Animal Feeding Operations under Federal and State Law
Steven Shropshire

A State of Change: Wisconsin Implements Wetland Mitigation Rules and Hastily Crafts Post SWANCC Wetland Protection Laws
Edward B. Witte, David P. Ross, and John E. Turlais

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Vol. 3, No. 2 - March 2001

Major Wetlands Developments
Brenda Mallory

Montana Court's Rememdy for Tardy TMDL Development
Thomas J. Mikula and Timothy G. Lynch

Regional Reports

Region 2
James M. Stuhltrager

Region 3
Alexa A. Cole

Region 4
James S. Alves

Region 5
Edward B. Witte

Region 7
Roger Walker and Richard Waters

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Vol. 3, No. 1 - December 2000

New and Modified Wetlands Permits Replace Nationwide Permit 26
Bill Sapp

Listing Impaired Waters under the TMDL Program
James S. Alves

Regional Reports

Region 3
Alexa A. Cole

Region 4
James S. Alves

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Vol. 2, No. 2 - March 2000

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Vol. 2, No. 1 - September 1999

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