Last week, Western Growers submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) criticizing their proposed regulations defining the waters protected under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The agencies requested public comments on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that determine the range of waters that fall under the federal government’s jurisdiction.
In its comments, Western Growers detailed the flaws in the proposed regulations and outlined the changes needed to make to make the regulations palatable. As currently proposed, the rules epitomize federal overreach and would create unrealistic and burdensome regulations for landowners. In its criticism of them, Western Growers asked for the agencies to withdraw the proposed rules and to start the process over.
In an effort to provide interested parties with information on this issue, Western Growers has created a webpage that provides access to our submitted comments and the accompanying one-page summary, as well as additional background materials.
Please contact Dennis Nuxoll if you have any questions.
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