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Executive Order Changes Application of 2015 Clean Water Act and WOTUS Rule Making

Posted on Nov 2, 2018 in:
  • Environment
  • Industry Issues
  • Advocacy

By executive order, the 2015 Clean Water Act: Definition of Waters of the US has been rescinded. As part of the order, the EPA and Department of the Army are to evaluate the economic impacts of an amended definition of waters of the United States, as it relates to projects effected by the rule. View the EPA’s memorandum.

Washington state is one of 22 states that adopted the 2015 Clean Water Act and, as such, must now comply with the executive order. As litigation around the executive order is under appeal and as the administrative rules and language redefining “waters of the United States” are being negotiated and finalized by the EPA and the Department of Army, the Seattle District Army Corps of Engineers is offering applicants the opportunity to coordinate informal pre-app meetings for all projects to address questions and concerns that may fall into legislative or administrative gray areas as final rulemaking is adopted.

Contact Snohomish County Manager Angie Sievers, 425.460.8204, with any questions.

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