Army Corps and EPA’s Proposed Rule to Revise the Definition of the Waters of the United States.
On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published a proposed rule to revise the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS). The rule outlines those bodies of water that are subject to federal jurisdiction and therefore require permits in order to conduct activities within those waters.
Written comments are due by April 15, 2019.
The agencies published a video presentation outlining the proposed rule that is available to the public here: https://youtu.be/ZZ6kFJasDhg. Advocacy will reference this presentation in its remarks during the roundtable; however, attendees are encouraged to view the presentation prior to this event to help inform their remarks.
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