Policy Letters

Letters to Congress and the Administration on behalf of the

Western States Water Council


CSG-West/WSWC CWA 401 Comment Letter

On August 8, 2022, the Council of State Governments-West (CSG-West) and the Western States Water Council (WSWC) submitted comments in the form of a letter to EPA Administrator Regan regarding EPA’s proposed rule to improve the Clean Water Act Section 401 state...

WSWC Support for the Introduction of the Water Data Act

On May 23, the WSWC wrote a letter of support to Representative Melanie Stansbury (D-NM) who introduced the Water Data Act (H.R. 7792).  The letter noted the WSWC “…supports leveraging state and federal resources to build a national water data framework for...

FY23 Funding for EPA’s Water Data Sharing Pilot Program

On April 28, the WSWC sent a letter addressed to the House and Senate leadership supporting a $15 million FY23 appropriation for EPA’s Water Data Sharing Pilot Program authorized under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) §50213 and included in...

S2S FY2023 Funding Support Letters

On April 25, the WSWC joined a letter of support to the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Commerce, Justice, and Science, that was signed by numerous water management agencies and organizations including: the Association of California Water Agencies;...

WOTUS 2022 – Rule 1

On February 7, 2022, WSWC and several of our member states submitted comments on the proposed rule, "Revised Definition of the Waters of the United States" (86 FR 69372). A selection of letters is included below.