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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 agencies will take comment on the proposal for 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.
Here is the 253-page pre-Federal Register published version. The final published version in the Federal Register can be be found by googling
Docket No. EPA-HQ-OW-2018-0149.
This version and publication are the product of the EPA Acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, along with Mr. R.D. James, the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, who signed this new proposed rule re-defining "waters of the U.S." on 12/11/2018.
The public meeting for this WOTUS re-definition proposal is scheduled for Feb. 27-28th, 2019, in Kansas City, Kansas. Pre-register if you plan to speak at this public meeting. Visit the EPA website for more details.