Army Corps of Engineers and EPA Seek Comments on Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”
On February 14, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule to revise the definition of “Waters of the United States.” The rule is the second step in a two-step process to review and revise this definition. The proposed rule is intended to clarify the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act. The two agencies will be holding public hearings on the proposed rule on February 27 and 28, 2019. Written comments are due by April 15, 2019.