An Update on Section 401 Permits

Section 401 of the federal Clean Water Act gives states an important role to play in ensuring water quality standards are not impaired by federally permitted projects. The OMA’s general counsel Bricker & Eckler has published this update on the Ohio EPA’s waiver of Section 401 water quality certification for 2021 nationwide permits (NPWs). The update provides a link to a full listing of the 16 NPWs issued in 2021 and the remaining 40 NWPs still in effect from their 2017 issuance. 4/29/2021