Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Proposed Rule Released: Would Expand Federal Jurisdiction over Streams and Wetlands

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After several years of false starts, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) have released their proposed rule, Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act, which identifies the waters that are jurisdictional under the federal Clean Water Act (CWA). This proposed rule would codify the Administration's view that CWA jurisdiction is broad and expansive. The proposal has unleashed a flurry of action, both criticizing and supporting the rule, which shows no sign of abating.

Some key points under the proposal...

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Topics:  Clean Water Act, EPA, Jurisdiction, US Army Corps of Engineers, Water, Waters of the United States, Wetlands

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