On May 27, 2015, the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers issued a prepublication final version of the agencies’ long-anticipated rule defining “waters of the United States,” a term that establishes the scope of federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. A copy of the prepublication final rule and EPA’s press release is available on EPA’s website. The final rule should be published in the Federal Register within a few weeks. More to come on this issue…

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