Waters of the United States Rule Published

Duck Image credit: Tom Koerner, USFWS

The Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineer published their finalized rule, Definition of the Waters of the United States, which clarifies which water bodies receive protection under the Clean Water Rule after a series of Supreme Court decisions created uncertainty over what water bodies fall under its jurisdiction. The rule will go into effect 60 days after its publication.

Read the rule in the Federal Register.