WHAT IS going on with WOTUS?

On November 16, 2017 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Agencies) proposed to amend the effective date of the 2015 Clean Water Rule (commonly known as the WOTUS Rule) defining the “waters of the US”. The proposal is to delay the effective date of the Rule until 2020 giving the agencies time to reconsider and revise the definition. The WOTUS Rule, which was originally slated to come into effect in  August 2017, was adopted by the Agencies under the Obama administration in a 2015 Rule titled “Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States”. In June 2017, the Agencies proposed to rescind the WOTUS Rule following an executive order under the Trump Administration to review and revise the definition of the “waters of the US”. The WOTUS Rule affords federal protection for about 22 million acres of wetlands and over two million miles
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Waters of the U.S. – Webinar

W&M’s Aaron Brewer, P.G. conducted a  webinar to help explain the EPA’s new rule defining waters of the U.S. and wetland permitting.  The webinar gives you the basic know-how to define waters of the U.S. and secure a Section 404 permit for your project.  Those well versed in these practices will enjoy Aaron’s perspective from years of private practice. The Clean Water Rule redefining waters of the U.S. was briefly the law of the land in Texas.  This webinar will present the definition of the Clean Water Rule and what it will mean for Texas if it becomes law.  Given that “waters of the U.S.” is one of the most fundamental of environmental definitions affecting an array of environmental permits and protection of natural resources its worth taking the time to get it right.  If you have any question on this webinar please contact Aaron Brewer.