Policy Letters

Letters to Congress and the Administration on behalf of the

Western States Water Council


Water Quality Standards and Tribal Reserved Rights

On March 6, 2023, the comment period closed for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rulemaking, Water Quality Standards Regulatory Revisions to Protect Tribal Reserved Rights (87 FR 74361). Several states submitted comments to the docket, including...

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...