Policy Letters

Letters to Congress and the Administration on behalf of the

Western States Water Council

Archive

Rulemaking: Comments on CWA §401 proposed rule

On October 21, 2019, the WSWC submitted a letter on EPA's proposed rule Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification (84 FR 44080) (EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0405). The letter referenced several previous WSWC submissions, including a May 19, 2019 letter which contained...

Satellite Water Data and FCC Radio Frequencies

On June 12, 2019, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held an oversight hearing on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to discuss, among other things, the FCC's efforts to auction radio frequencies in the high- and mid-band...

Rulemaking: Revised definition of WOTUS

On April 12, 2019, the WSWC commented on the Corps and EPA's revised definition of "waters of the United States," EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149. The comment emphasized the importance of cooperative federalism, technical and financial assistance, mapping and geospatial data,...

2018 Farm Bill

On August 30, 2018, the WSWC sent a letter to the Farm Bill Conference Committee supporting important water-related provisions of the House and Senate versions of the 2018 Farm Bill. For a copy of the letter see:  August 30 2018 Letter and Position to Farm Bill...