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EPA Announces Final Water Transfers Rule

Release Date: 06/09/2008
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, (404) 562-8421,

(ATLANTA – Jun. 9, 2008) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing a final rule to clarify whether Clean Water Act permits are required for transfers of water from one body of water to another. Because of recent court cases, the question of whether such permits are necessary for water transfers has been raised. EPA proposed a rule in 2006, and is announcing the final rule today.

WHAT: Press conference to discuss the final rule on water transfers.

WHEN: Monday, June 9, 2008 – 10:45 a.m. EDT

WHO: Benjamin H. Grumbles
EPA Assistant Administrator for Water

WHERE: AWWA Annual Conference

      Georgia World Congress Center
      285 International Blvd NW
      Atlanta, Ga.
          The announcement will take place at the AWWA Exhibit Hall near the WaterSense booth (#2304). Media asked to check in at the press desk in the registration lobby.