The House Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment plans to hold a hearing on June 24 focusing on numeric nutrient criteria. On a related matter, in a memorandum released on June 10, Republican House leadership outlined legislative priorities targeted for the summer session. One specific piece of legislation mentioned is the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018), which proposes to amend the Clean Water Act to preserve the authority of each State to make determinations relating to the State’s water quality standards. If passed and signed into law, this legislation would have implications on issues such as Florida nutrient criteria and mountain top mining (see related story below).