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Supreme Court Rules Against EPA
THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ruled unanimously on May
31 that a landowner can appeal a determination from
the Army Corps of Engineers that a water body is subject
to federal jurisdiction and permit requirements under
the Clean Water Act through the federal court system.
In his concurrence with Chief Justice John Roberts'
decision, Justice Anthony Kennedy noted that the
Clean Water Act "continues to raise troubling questions regarding the government's power to cast doubt
on the full use and enjoyment of private property
throughout the nation."
In Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co. Inc.,
the court ruled that a property owner can challenge
a determination from the Corps immediately upon
receipt, rather than wait for enforcement action and
risk significant fines. In the case, Hawkes, a Minnesota
peat harvesting firm, argued that the finding of
jurisdictional waters on his land effectively bars him
from collecting peat on the affected property. NSSGA

welcomed this decision as a positive one for aggregates
operations. Often, these determinations are required
for permits to expand or open a new facility.
A determination by the Corps or Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) that a body of water falls
under the "Waters of the United States" standard
means the landowner needs federal permits for any
activity that would alter the water body. The Waters
of the U.S. rule, which NSSGA is challenging through
a lawsuit and is currently under a nationwide stay,
would significantly increase the number of waters
subject to Clean Water Act requirements. The key
dispute in the Hawkes case was whether a jurisdictional determination carries legal consequences, a
necessary component in order for the decision to be
a "final" agency action. The Obama administration
argued that since new information can change the
finding, it is not like final actions, but the Supreme
Court disagreed.
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Aggregates Alerts
Paving the Way for Community Relations
Social Media Can Help Improve an Operation
Young Leaders Meet in Austin
NSSGA Addresses Overly-Strict Regulation With White House
Highway Industry Leaders Gather in Washington
Addressing a Key Industry Issue
Rip & Share
NSSGA@Work
Products & Services Guide
Index of Advertisers
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Aggregates Alerts
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Paving the Way for Community Relations
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 16
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 17
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Social Media Can Help Improve an Operation
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 21
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Young Leaders Meet in Austin
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - NSSGA Addresses Overly-Strict Regulation With White House
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 30
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Highway Industry Leaders Gather in Washington
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 32
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Addressing a Key Industry Issue
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 34
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Rip & Share
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Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - 38
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - NSSGA@Work
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Products & Services Guide
Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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