New WOTUS rule reportedly on track

By |  December 19, 2019
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A final WOTUS rule is expect in January 2020. Photo by Kevin Yanik

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule to replace the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule is now under interagency review, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) reports.

According to NSSGA, this is the final step before the final rule is released.

This is a positive sign that the Trump administration is on schedule to meet to the projected January 2020 release date for the replacement rule, the association adds. The rule’s release will complete the rulemaking process, whose first step was the withdrawal of the 2015 rule.

“NSSGA looks forward to a final WOTUS rule that provides clean water for everyone and legal clarity for NSSGA members,” says Emily Coyner, NSSGA senior environmental policy director.

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