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Status of the definition of "waters of the U.S."?
As posted on the EPA website on December 11, 2018, the EPA and Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) have taken the second step of the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order 13778 entitled “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.”
The EPA and COE have proposed a definition of "waters of the U.S." that would replace the approach in the 2015 Clean Water Rule and the pre-2015 regulations. The proposed re-definition of Waters of the U.S. was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 14, 2019. The agencies took comments on the proposal for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.
The one public meeting asking for oral comments from the public regarding this WOTUS re-definition proposal occurred on Feb. 27-28th, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Several meetings asking for comments from state-level officials were conducted before the public comment period closed on April 15, 2019.
The written and oral public comments received during the public comment period (as required by the Adminstrative Procedure Act of 1946) are currently being reviewed by the EPA and COE.