Policy Letters

Letters to Congress and the Administration on behalf of the

Western States Water Council


Rulemaking: Corps Water Supply and Surplus Waters

On December 16, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a notice of proposed rulemaking, 81 FR 91556, updating its policies on the use of Corps reservoir projects for domestic, municipal, and industrial water supply. The revisions are intended to...

Rulemaking: Baseline Water Quality Standards for Tribes without TAS authority

On September 19, 2016, the EPA Administrator signed an advance notice of proposed rulemaking to invite comments on whether to establish federal baseline water quality standards (WQS) for Indian reservation waters that do not currently have Clean Water Act-effective WQS in place, and if so, what those WQS should be and how they should be implemented.