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ENS Federal Report – July 28, 2017

USEPA Administrator Releases Superfund Reforms Initiative On July 25, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Task Force issued a report detailing goals and recommendations to streamline and improve the Superfund program. Goal #2: Re-Invigorating Responsible Party Cleanup and Reuse: The agency aims to assist parties in their cleanup efforts by “utilizing tools and procedures” and

ENS Federal Report – July 14, 2017

In Absence of Budget Agreement, Spending Bills Gather Steam The House Committee on Budget continues to seek agreement on an overall budget blueprint that balances the competing demands of conservatives that want significant budget cuts and moderates that want to limit program reductions.  As a result, the deadline to vote on a budget setting overall

ENS Federal Report – June 29, 2017

USEPA Withdraws Waters of the U.S Rule The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced the formal rescission of the Clean Water Rule. In 2015, USEPA promulgated the WOTUS rule to clarify which bodies of water should be regulated under the Clean Water Act.  In February 2017, President Trump

ENS Federal Report – June 23, 2017

­­ Federal Agencies Move Forward to Shrink Federal Workforce This week, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke defended the department’s $11.7 billion Fiscal Year 2018   when he appeared before House and Senate committees.  In the course of the hearings, committee members expressed skepticism over the budget’s funding of staff suggesting that the 4,000 staff position

ENS Federal Report – June 16, 2017

FY 2018 Program Spending Priorities Taking Shape With less than forty legislative days remaining this year for Congress to complete action on spending bills, the shape of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget is coming into focus.  Over the past week, department and agency heads trekked up to Capitol Hill to face members of the House