Environmental Policy Alert – Update from Somach Simmons & Dunn

April 19, 2021

State Water Resources Control Board Adopts Resolution Approving State Wetland Definition and Dredge and Fill Procedures

On April 6, 2021, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) approved the application of the State Wetland Definition and Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Material to Waters of the State (Procedures) as a water quality control policy, carefully avoiding the scope of a recent court order.  This resolution will allow the Board to directly apply the water Procedures to waters of the State as an exercise of its policy-making authority rather than the water quality control planning process…. Read More

Written by Ellen M. Simmons, Brittany K. Johnson, and Roberta L. Larson