Supreme Court to Decide if Clean Water Act Covers Groundwater

Supreme Court to Decide if Clean Water Act Covers Groundwater

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA  The U. S. Supreme Court will consider whether the Clean Water Act (CWA) applies to discharges into groundwater. Recent lower federal court decisions have been split as to whether or not the U.S....
Federal Court Upholds EPA Shakeup of Science Advisory Boards

Federal Court Upholds EPA Shakeup of Science Advisory Boards

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Feb. 12 upheld actions by former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator E. Scott Pruitt regarding how the agency selects its...
Administration Publishes WOTUS Replacement Rule

Administration Publishes WOTUS Replacement Rule

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The Trump administration Feb. 15 published its new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) proposal in the Federal Register. Comments on the rule are due April 15. Once implemented, the rule will...
Rare Chance to Impact How DOT Interprets Regulations

Rare Chance to Impact How DOT Interprets Regulations

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory and legal issues, ARTBA The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Feb. 5 announced an agency-wide review of all guidance documents. It applies to all agencies operating under DOT, including the Federal Highway...
Concrete Drivers Receive Hours of Service Exemption

Concrete Drivers Receive Hours of Service Exemption

By Nick Goldstein, vice president of regulatory & legal issues, ARTBA The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Feb. 6 announced a five-year exemption from certain federal “hours of service” (HOS) requirements for “drivers transporting ready-mixed...