WAC Coalition Comments to EPA and USACE on Proposed Repeal of 2015 Clean Water Rule (WOTUS) | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WAC Coalition Comments to EPA and USACE on Proposed Repeal of 2015 Clean Water Rule (WOTUS)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:30pm

Comments of the Waters Advocacy Coalition (WAC) on the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Proposed Repeal of 2015 Clean Water Rule and Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203

I. Introduction

The Waters Advocacy Coalition (“WAC” or “Coalition”) writes to provide comments in support of the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) (together, “the Agencies”) proposed rule to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule (“2015 Rule” or “Rule”) and recodify the definition of “waters of the United States” in place prior to the 2015 Rule, as it is currently being implemented, 82 Fed. Reg. 34,899 (July 27, 2017). The Agencies extended the comment deadline to September 27, 2017. 82 Fed. Reg. 39,712 (Aug. 22, 2017)...