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CWA Section 401 Certification

State and Tribal Listening Sessions for the Proposed “Updating Regulations on Water Quality Certification” Rule

On August 8, 2019, the EPA signed a proposed rule to implement Clean Water Act section 401. The EPA will hold state and tribal listening sessions on the proposed rule. The listening sessions will provide state and tribal representatives the opportunity to present data, views, or information concerning the proposed rule. The listening sessions are for in-person attendance only, and no remote participation options will be offered for these meetings. 

The first series of listening sessions will take place at the Salt Lake City Public Library, 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111. 

  • The tribal listening session will be held on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
  • The state listening session will be held on the morning of Thursday, September 5, 2019. 

The second series of listening sessions will take place at the United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 offices at 77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, Illinois 60604. 

  • The state listening session will be held on the morning of Monday, September 16, 2019. 
  • The tribal listening session will be held on the afternoon of Monday, September 16, 2019. 

Registration and Agenda for the Listening Sessions 

If you are interested in attending the state or tribal listening sessions in Salt Lake City, Utah or Chicago, Illinois, please send an e-mail to cwa401@epa.gov for more information on registration and other logistical information.