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EPA/OW RIN: 2040-AF83 Publication ID: Fall 2023 
Title: Clean Water Act Section 404 Tribal and State Program Regulation  

This action responds to longstanding requests from Tribes and States to clarify the requirements and processes to assume and administer a section 404 dredge and fill permitting program. The proposed revisions would facilitate Tribal and State assumption of the CWA section 404 permitting program, by making the procedures and substantive requirements for assumption more transparent and straightforward. It clarifies how Tribes or States can ensure their programs meet the minimum requirements of the CWA while allowing for flexibility in how these requirements are met. Finally, the proposed rule makes technical revisions to remove outdated references associated with section 404(g) regulations.

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 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 233   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq. Clean Water Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/14/2023  88 FR 55276   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/13/2023 
Final Rule  06/00/2024 
Additional Information: .
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, State, Tribal 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Kathy Hurld
Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Water
Mail Code 4504T,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1269