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Section 404 of the Clean Water Act

Surface Mining and CWA Section 404 Memorandum of Understanding (2005)

The U.S. Office of Surface Mining (OSM), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have coordinated in the development of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to improve coordination and information sharing among the agencies responsible for reviewing and processing Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 dredge and fill permits.


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