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Public Comment Period Open for Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) have jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources.
The proposed rule on Waters of the U.S. was published in the Federal Register Monday, April 21, 2014. This formally opened the 90-day public comment period, which has been extended to November 14, 2014.
Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880, by one of the following methods:
Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 in the subject line of the message.
Mail: Send the original and three copies of your comments to: Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.
Hand Delivery/Courier: Deliver your comments to EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880. Such deliveries are accepted only during the Docket's normal hours of operation, which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The telephone number for the Water Docket is 202-566-2426.
* The following was sent to KBC News regarding the proposal:
Proposed expanded definition of the Waters of the Us
Under the EPA’s proposed new rule, waters – even ditches even if they are dry most of the time and small residential fish ponds – will be regulated and even if they are several miles from the nearest ‘navigable’ waters. This proposal is NOT acceptable.
The Expanded EPA proposal to redefine Waters of the United States under the definition of “navigable waters” poses a serious threat to (Add your comments here)
IT is recommended that you cc your objections to our legislators:
US Congressman: Doug Lamalfa www.house.gov/lamalfa
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