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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF75 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: ●Second Action: Definition of "Waters of the U.S." 
Abstract:

In 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Army (the agencies” published the Clean Water Rule: Definition of ‘Waters of the United States” (80 FR 37054, June 29, 2015). On October 9, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit stayed the 2015 rule nationwide pending further action of the court. On February 28, 2017, the President issued an Executive Order titled Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule” which instructed the agencies to review the 2015 rule and rescind or replace it as appropriate and consistent with law.  The agencies are publishing this proposed rule to follow the first step which sought to recodify the definition of waters of the United States” that existed prior to the 2015 rule. In this second step, the agencies are conducting a substantive re-evaluation  and revision of the definition of waters of the United States” in accordance with the Executive Order.

 

 
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 40    40 CFR 110    40 CFR 112    40 CFR 116    40 CFR 117    40 CFR 122    40 CFR 230    40 CFR 232    40 CFR 300    40 CFR 302   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Federalism: Undetermined 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Donna Downing
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 4502T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-2428
Email: cwawotus@epa.gov

Rose Kwok
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mail Code 4504T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-0657
Email: cwawotus@epa.gov