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New proposed rule posted, currently in the comment period

The revised WOTUS Definition Proposed by the Engineers Corps and the Environmental Protection Agency was posted to the Federal Register  on February 14. The document has a comment period that ends April 15.

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The President-Elect on the SWS Board of Directors shall assume duties and responsibilities of the President at the conclusion of the President's term or if the office is vacated. In the absence of the President or in the event of inability or refusal to act, the President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President, and when so acting shal...

The EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers issued a proposed Rule to replace the 2015 Clean Water Rule, which will greatly reduce the area of wetlands, headwaters, ephemeral and isolated wetlands and waters that are federally protected. SWS members who wish to comment on this Rule will have 60 days to submit comments once the Rule is published in ...

The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina found that the Trump administration improperly suspended the Clean Water Rule ( Read the Order ). Specifically, the Court held that (1) the EPA and Corps violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) by refusing to solicit public comment on the merits of suspending the Clean Water Rule an...