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ENS Federal Report – March 15, 2019

Legislation to Modernize Antiquated Permit Term Limits Introduced On Thursday, Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) introduced legislation to update the Clean Water Act (CWA) municipal permitting system to provide discretionary authority for permit terms.  In a display of bipartisanship, Garamendi was joined by cosponsors Representatives Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Robert Woodall (R-GA).  Under H.R. 1764, the

ENS Federal Report – March 8, 2019

New House Bill Reinvests in Water Infrastructure This week, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) introduced a bipartisan SRF reauthorization bill, the Water Quality Protection and Job Creation Act of 2018 (H.R. 1497).  Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairwoman Grace Napolitano (D-CA), Representatives Don Young (R-AK), and John Katko

ENS Federal Report – March 1, 2019

Project Streamlining Rolls On with New White House Order The Office of Management and Budget, in coordination with the Council on Environmental Quality, issued a memorandum this week clarifying the implementation of an August 2017 Executive Order (E.O.) that seeks to expedite large infrastructure projects ranging from transportation to water treatment.  These projects require federal reviews

ENS Federal Report – February 15, 2019

The Third Time’s the Charm or an Emergency The House and Senate achieved what proved elusive over the past several months and reached a compromise spending bill to enable the six federal agencies without year-long spending authority to remain in business through September 30, 2019 when Fiscal Year 2020 officially begins.  The President signed the

ENS Federal Report – February 8, 2019

New Green Deal Introduced and Speaker Names Members to Select Committee on Climate Crisis Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) took the first concrete legislative steps toward addressing climate needs on Thursday when she named Democrat Members to sit on the Select Committee on Climate Change.  The committee will serve as a legislative think tank to consider