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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in the Federal Register on 22 Oct 2019, the EPA and Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (COE) have officially repealed the 2015 Clean Water Rule (Step 1 of the February 2017 Presidential Executive Order 13778 entitled “Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth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 January 23, 2020, the re-definition of Waters of the U.S. (E.O. 13778, Step 2) pre-publication notice was released. Find the 340-page Final Rule document here. This WOTUS re-definition will be in effect 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.