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EPA to Issue Final Rule Replacing WOTUS by September 2019


The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the revision of the Waters of the United States Rule originally issued in 2015 will be completed by 2019.  Various court rulings have retained the 2015 WOTUS rule in 22 states but the Rule is blocked in the remainder of the U.S.


A proposed replacement rule will be issued in November for comment but it is not anticipated that the final rule will be published before the third quarter of 2019.


Don Parrish, senior director for regulatory relations at the American Farm Bureau Federation stated, “We’re hopeful, but they better get busy.” He added, “It is important that agencies allow plenty of time for public comment on the WOTUS proposal.”  

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