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Extension of the Comment Period for Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

Extension of the Comment Period for Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act

Definition of “Waters of the United States” Under the Clean Water Act; Extension of Comment Period Pages 35712 – 35713 [FR DOC # 2014-14674] PDF | Text | More

Those regular readers of the Federal Register will not have failed to notice the recently published (June 24, 2014) extension to the comment period for the proposed rule regarding the definition of Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  This is a very controversial topic and, no doubt, the sponsors of the proposed rule:  The US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corp of Engineers are responding to public pressure in extending the deadline for interested parties to submit comments.  The new deadline by which comments on the proposed rule must be received is on or before October 20, 2014.  The original end to the comment period was scheduled for July 21, 2014.

For more information on the status of this proposed rule, refer to the USEPA website:  Clean Water Act Definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

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