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July 13, 2017

USPOULTRY statement on EPA, U.S. Army move to rescind expansive WOTUS Rule

The EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers announced they are proposing to rescind the Clean Water Rule, a 2015 regulation that greatly expanded the established definition of “Waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt stated, “This is the first step in the two-step process to redefine ‘waters of the U.S.,’ and we are committed to moving through this re-evaluation to quickly provide regulatory certainty, in a way that is thoughtful, transparent and collaborative with other agencies and the public.” The agencies noted the new proposed rule would be in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance and longstanding practice.  Read more

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