NCC Applauds EPA, COE for New Waters of the U.S. Rule
The National Cotton Council (NCC) has expressed appreciation for the work done by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) in drafting the proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule released on December 11.
When finalized, this rule – Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” – will replace the onerous 2015 WOTUS rule that threatens to remove control of vast tracts of land from farmers, landowners and businesses. While the new rule still will protect waters of the United States, it will more strictly define and clarify what is and isn’t covered by federal regulations. It also will provide relief from burdensome over-regulation of non-navigable waters such as roadside and farm ditches.
The NCC will review the proposal and submit comments to EPA and the COE during the comment period.
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