ASCE Submits Public Comments to Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Rule

In an Executive Order signed by the President in 2017 and then followed through on in December 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a proposed rule to redefine the scope of the federal government’s jurisdiction over “waters of the United States (WOTUS)” covered by the......

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EPA Finalizes WOTUS Rule

Last week the Obama Administration released a final rule setting new bounds on the reach of federal water jurisdiction. The “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule is more than 20 years in the making. Uncertainty stemming from three Supreme Court decisions left the two primary agencies responsible for implementing the rule—the Environmental Protection Agency and......

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