EPA extends ‘Waters of the U.S.’ public comment to Nov. 14

October 8, 2014 -  By

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the public comment period on “Waters of the U.S.,” a proposed regulation under the Clean Water Act (CWA), until Nov. 14.

This marks the second time the EPA has extended the comment period, with it originally set to end July 21 but being extended Oct. 20. During the extended public comment time, the EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) will release its peer review on the Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands Report.

“EPA’s decision to extend the public comment period to Nov. 14 shows the complexity of the proposed rule and its definitions and the need for extra time so the public can provide meaningful comments,” said Aaron Hobbs, president of Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment. “The proposed rule would cause significant consequences for communities by jeopardizing important applications for public health and the environment. This comment period extension is the second one issued on this rule, and really shows the difference our grassroots and members are making with their engagement.”

LM Staff

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