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navigable waters

Bodies of water that can be traversed by trade or transport ships. Unless you want us to get shipwrecked on the shallows, we need to plan a route through navigable waters.
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The proposed rule defines tributary to include "a river, stream or similar naturally occurring surface water channel that contributes perennial or intermittent flow to a traditional navigable water or territorial sea in a typical year." In a departure from the 2015 Obama rule, the definition does not include temporary flows and features that are dry most of the year and only contain water during rain events.
The Clean Water Act itself simply defines "navigable waters" as "the waters of the United States," which offers little help.
Dominion contends first that the district court erred in concluding that the discharge of pollutants into groundwater that is hydrologically connected to navigable waters is regulated by the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C.
If the lake is determined to be navigable and admiralty law does apply, the defendants may be able to file an action under the Limitation of Liability Act of 1851.
715, addressed whether the Corps of Engineers may assert jurisdiction over a wetland with sometimes-saturated soil conditions lying 11-20 miles from the nearest traditional navigable waterway.
are not part of a tributary system to interstate waters or to navigable
Through these processes, the EPA has some jurisdiction over navigable wa ters.
Exclusions to 1-3 include wastewater treatment facilities, prior converted cropland, artificial lakes and ponds within dry lands and now ditches in uplands and ditches that do not contribute flow to a traditional navigable water (TNW).
It described a tributary as having stream-like physical characteristics that contribute flow directly or indirectly to navigable waters.
The federal government has traditionally defined Clean Water Act subjects as "navigable" waters.
Bulgaria has proposed to Chinese investors a project for the construction of a navigable canal between the cities of Varna and Ruse, according to Varna District Governor Stoyan Pasev.
According to TomTom, its global map database now covers over 44 million kilometres and 4.2 billion people worldwide, while featuring full navigable coverage for 126 countries.
In Rapanos, the Supreme Court considered whether the wetlands "adjacent" to tributaries of "traditional navigable waters" were WOUS.
The act, which allows regulation of ''navigable waters,'' was passed under Congress' power to regulate interstate commerce, so ''navigable waters'' have been understood to be those suitable for transporting people and products between the states.