Public Comment Opens on WOTUS Rulemaking
On July 27, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Corps of Engineers jointly proposed to rescind the “waters of the United States” definition in the Code of Federal Regulations and to apply the definition in place both before to the 2015 rulemaking adding the definition and after the Sixth Circuit’s late 2015 stay of the rule. This rulemaking is drawing substantial interest because the definition outlines much of these agencies’ jurisdiction. Public comments are due on August 28, 2017.
The agencies also
announced their intent to pursue a future rulemaking “in which the agencies
will conduct a substantive reevaluation of the definition of waters of the
The Federal Register
notice is available here.