IWUA Representatives Present at Pacific Northwest Economic
Region Annual Summit
The Idaho Water Users Association was included in the Idaho delegation
represented at the Pacific Northwest Economic Region Annual Summit in
Whistler, British Columbia, Canada by District 11 Director Vern Case of Wilder ( far
left) and Norm Semanko, Executive Director and General Counsel (next to
Case). More than 600 key business leaders, legislators, and government
leaders from ten states, provinces, and territories meet annually to address
the major policy issues impacting the region.
EPA Issues Controversial Proposed New Rule Regarding the Clean Water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection
under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation
of the nation's water resources. Determining Clean Water Act protection for
streams and wetlands became confusing and complex following Supreme Court
decisions in 2001 and 2006. The proposed rule was published in the Federal
Register on Monday, April 21, 2014. The public comment period will be
open for 182 days and will close on Monday, October 20, 2014.
Read the proposed
proposed definition of "Waters of the U.S."
IWUA Launches Annual Water Safety Outreach Campaign
The 2014 IWUA Water Safety
Campaign is now underway across the southern half of Idaho. The
program, funded totally by the Association and its members, features a
pair of 30-second radio commercials with strong water safety messages.
The commercials will air through the middle of August. Each commercial
has been localized for the region of the state in which they are broadcast.
Click Here To Listen To
The Commercials For Each Region
Mark Your Calendar
November 6-7: 31st Annual Water
Law Seminar – The Riverside Hotel - Boise