EPA Pressing Florida To Use Broader WOTUS Definition In Wetlands Permits

February 11, 2022
Even as the Supreme Court weighs the definition of waters of the United States (WOTUS), EPA is warning Florida officials to use the current definition when issuing Clean Water Act (CWA) dredge-and-fill permits, or risk having the Army Corps of Engineers step in and take over its recently approved authority allowing it to process specific permits. The dispute, which has been simmering for months, stems from Florida’s insistence that because the Trump-era WOTUS definition was in place when EPA approved...

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