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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF74 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Definition of "Waters of the United States" - Recodification of Preexisting Rule 

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 February 28, 2017, the President issued Executive Order 13778 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 published this proposed rule to initiate the first step in a comprehensive, two-step process to revise the definition of "waters of the United States" consistent with Executive Order 13778.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 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    40 CFR 401   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq.   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/27/2017  82 FR 34899   
Supplemental NPRM  07/12/2018  83 FR 32227   
Final Rule  08/00/2019 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:   Public Comment URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Michael McDavit
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
TS-767C, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Mail Code 4504T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-2428

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