Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers published in the Federal Register a final rule to replace the Obama administration’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.

The rule, which defines the scope of waters federally regulated under the Clean Water Act, is effective June 22, and has been named the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR).

Cory Lunde

Today, in a notice to growers and stakeholders of the Agriculture Order, which regulates waste discharge from irrigated lands throughout the central coast region, the Central Coast Water Board announced they will be extending the public comment period for the renewal of the order by 60 days in order to facilitate a fair and inclusive public process. Originally April 20, 2020, the public comment period has been extended to June 20, 2020.

Gail Delihant

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