Small-Business Groups Back Narrower CWA Rule But Seek Greater Clarity

March 19, 2019
Small-business groups are broadly backing EPA’s plan to narrow the Clean Water Act’s (CWA) reach but appear split on whether the agency’s proposal achieves that goal, with some speakers at a March 19 listening session urging EPA to make major changes to the rule in order to provide more clarity on its scope and other provisions. “Administrator [Andrew] Wheeler stated aptly in the announcement that his overarching goal is for property owners to determine for themselves whether or not they...

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