View Rule

View EO 12866 Meetings Printer-Friendly Version     Download RIN Data in XML

EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF75 Publication ID: Spring 2019 
Title: Revised Definition of 'Waters of the United States' 

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 an 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 the proposed rule on February 14, 2019, as a second step in a comprehensive, two-step process to revise the definition of "waters of the United States" consistent with Executive Order 13778. 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. The agencies plan to finalize the revised definition after reviewing public comments on the proposal.

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
Notice  02/07/2019  84 FR 2483   
NPRM  02/14/2019  84 FR 4154   
Final Rule  12/00/2019 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
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