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EPA Repeals 2015 Definition of "Waters of the United States" for Use in Determining Oil Discharge Reporting Requirements

October 22nd, 2019 by Ann Rippe

Action Forcing Change
Summary: EPA is repealing the definition of "Waters of the United States" that was codified in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) in the June 29, 2015 (80 FR 37054) Clean Water Rule, and recodifying the version of the definition that existed prior to the June 29, 2015 rule to provide clarification and consistency when determining compliance requirements in the event of an oil discharge while EPA pursues further rulemaking.
[Full Text - 84 FR 56626]

Citations: 40 CFR 110.1

Ann Rippe

Ann Rippe

Manager of Regulatory Services

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