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Status of the definition of "waters of the U.S."?
As published in the Federal Register on 22 Oct 2019, the EPA and Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) have officially repealed the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Step 1 of the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order 13778 entitled “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth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.”)
Effective nationwide on 23 December 2019, the definition of "waters of the U.S." will return to the the pre-2015 regulations and court decision interpretations as per Justice Scalia.
Read the repeal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule at 84 Federal Register 56626-56671 (46 pages total).
On April 21, 2020, the re-definition of Waters of the U.S. (E.O. 13778, Step 2) Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) was released. Find the 93-page NWPR publication (Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 77, pp. 22250-22342) here. This WOTUS re-definition will be in effect in 60 days - June 22, 2020, barring any court decisions in response to relevant court cases from any one of the 94 district court in our country.