EPA releases proposed rule for Clean Water Act


The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (Army Corp) jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act.

In a release, the EPA and the Army Corp said that the proposed rule “will benefit business by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act.” The proposed rule clarifies protection for streams and wetlands. It does not, however, apply to any new types of waters that have not been historically covered under the Clean Water Act.

The proposed rule clarifies that under the Clean Water Act, most sea...

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