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EPA, Army Release Supplemental WOTUS Notice

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

(North American Meat Institute)

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army (Army) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking to the July 2017 proposed action to repeal the 2015 definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). The supplemental notice clarifies EPA and the Army are proposing to permanently repeal the 2015 WOTUS rule in its entirety. The notice also reiterates EPA and the Army are proposing to recodify the pre-2015 regulations, consistent with Supreme Court precedent, while they finalize a new definition of WOTUS. Public comments regarding this supplemental notice will be accepted through August 13, 2018.

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