Close

Are you in compliance?

Don't miss out! Sign up today for our weekly newsletters and stay abreast of important GRC-related information and news.

×

Status message

Start your free, no obligation 5-day trial to continue exploring with full access.

A White House win: EPA will rescind 'Waters of the U.S.' rule

Joe Mont | June 28, 2017

As ordered by the White House, the Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers will rescind the controversial "Waters of the U.S."

The agencies, with the Department of Army, are proposing a rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining "waters of the United States" or WOTUS.

This action, according to a statement by the EPA, would, when finalized, “provide certainty in the interim, pending a second rulemaking in which the agencies will engage in a substantive re-evaluation of the definition of "waters of the United States." The proposed rule would be implemented in accordance with Supreme Court decisions, agency guidance, and longstanding practice.

"We are taking significant action to return power to the states and provide regulatory certainty to our nation's farmers and businesses," said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. "This is the first step in the two-step process to redefine 'waters...

Buy this article for $49, or subscribe to Compliance Week for a month at $149 and get unlimited article access for 30 days.