The Real Impact of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Posted by Jeremy Schewe, PWS on Nov 16, 2020 5:58:56 PM

On June 22, 2020, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWR) went into effect purportedly to clarify the US federal government’s permitting jurisdiction of  what waters are considered “waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army led the review and revision of the definition of WOTUS consistent with an Executive Order signed on February 28, 2017, titled ‘‘Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.’’

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Topics: wetlands, WOTUS, Clean Water Act, EPA, USACE, Navigable Water Rule