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A rule proposed by the EPA and Army Corps of engineers would maintain state control of water resources by more clearly defining waters of the U.S. versus waters subject to state authority.
" California depends on a complex system
of water infrastructure that can easily be
disrupted through federal environmental
requirements. This regulation respects
states' rights when looking to regulate
waterways and also values the farmers'
dependence on water for irrigation. "
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny
Perdue said in a written statement that
the revised WOTUS rule " will help bring
clarity to Clean Water Act regulations
and help farmers know where federal
jurisdiction begins and ends. "
The California Farm Bureau Federation
(CFBF) also welcomed the rewritten rule.
" We will review the proposal carefully
in the hope it will restore balance to
enforcement of the Clean Water Act, "
CFBF President Jamie Johansson
said. " The existing WOTUS rule has
produced little beyond confusion and
litigation, and has undermined farmers'
efforts to work cooperatively with
government agencies to protect water
and land. "
Farm Bureau has advocated for a
rewrite of the 2015 WOTUS rule because
it said it gave federal agencies authority to
regulate routine farming activities. "
The agencies' proposal is the second
step in a two-step process to review
and revise the definition of " waters
of the United States " consistent with
President Donald Trump's February
2017 executive order.
" For the first time, we are clearly
defining the difference between
federally protected waterways and state
protected waterways, " said EPA Acting
Administrator Andrew Wheeler. " Our
simpler and clearer definition would
help landowners understand whether a
project on their property will require a
federal permit or not, without spending
thousands of dollars on engineering and
legal professionals. "
Trump's executive order stated it was
in the national interest to ensure that the
nation's navigable waters are kept free
from pollution, while at the same time
promoting economic growth, minimizing
regulatory uncertainty, and showing due
regard for the roles of Congress and the
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" EPA and the Army together propose
this new definition that provides
a clear and predictable approach
to regulating 'waters of the United
States.' We focused on developing an
implementable definition that balances
local and national interests under the
Clean Water Act, " said R.D. James,
Assistant Secretary of the Army for
Civil Works. " I have heard from a
wide range of stakeholders on Clean
Water Act implementation challenges.
This proposed definition provides a
common-sense approach to managing
our nation's waters. "
The EPA and Army will take
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