EPA Reports Increase in Clean Water Act Compliance

Agency announces progress in reaching goals.

The Environmental Protection Agency has reported that compliance with the Clean Water Act has risen, with violations since 2018 reducing by half. The report shows that goals set by an interstate compliance agreement between 47 states and the EPA five years ago are being reached. 

Larry Starfield, the acting assistant administrator for the agency’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, stated, “Five years ago, EPA set an ambitious goal for cutting the rate of significant noncompliance with Clean Water Act permits in half.“  

He continued, “We have met and exceeded that target achieving a historically low rate of 9 percent. This notable achievement speaks to what EPA and the states can accomplish together to improve compliance and reduce Clean Water Act violations.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Administrator Michael Regan as he oversees the EPA.
  • For officials of the agency as they assess and enforce compliance with federal environmental regulations.
  • For the president and his administration as they implement updated climate and environmental policies.

Sources: The Hill, Environmental Protection Agency


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