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Overview of EPA and the Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” – IF10125

Overview of EPA and the Army Corps’ Proposed Rule to Define “Waters of the United States” – IF10125 published on

In April 2014, the Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) jointly proposed a rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). Discharges to waters that are under the jurisdiction of the CWA, such as the addition of pollutants from factories or sewage treatment plants and the dredging and filling of spoil material through mining or excavation, require a CWA permit. The legal and policy questions regarding the outer geographic limit of CWA jurisdiction and the consequences of restricting that scope have challenged regulators, landowners and developers, and policy makers for 40 years.

Date of Report: February 6, 2015
Pages: 2
Order Number: IF10125
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