Clean Water Act Section 404(c): Restriction of Disposal Sites
You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.This page provides updates and background information regarding EPA actions taken pursuant to Clean Water Act Section 404(c). Section 404(c) authorizes EPA to prohibit, restrict, or deny the discharge of dredged or fill material at defined sites in waters of the United States (including wetlands) whenever it determines, after notice and opportunity for public hearing, that use of such sites for disposal would have an unacceptable adverse impact on one or more of various resources, including fisheries, wildlife, municipal water supplies, or recreational areas.
Proposed Section 404(c) Rulemaking
- June 26, 2018, Memorandum describing proposed rulemaking
- Press Release: Administrator Pruitt Issues Memo to Increase Regulatory Certainty in Permitting Process
Recent Section 404(c) Actions
Pebble 404(c) Review, Bristol Bay, Alaska