New Waters of the United States Definition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has announced a new, more clear definition for what constitutes the “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS. With the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, the USEPA and the Department of the Army finalized a revised definition for WOTUS to protect the nation’s navigable waters from pollution. The revised definition replaces the Read More

USEPA Announces Proposed Rule on Clean Water Act Quality Certification

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued a proposed rule in August to implement Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA). The USEPA says the proposed rule seeks to increase the transparency and efficiency of the 401 certification process and promote the timely review of infrastructure projects while continuing to ensure that Americans have Read More

WOTUS Comment Period Ends April 15

The public comment period for a proposed revision to the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) will close on Monday April 15, 2019.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) developed the proposal which includes six specific types of water bodies and eight categories of exemptions. Read More