Western States Seek Regional Wetlands Test In Next WOTUS Rulemaking

November 28, 2022
A bipartisan coalition of Western states is floating a regionalized model for identifying wetlands potentially subject to the Clean Water Act (CWA) as the Biden administration crafts a new definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the law, urging regulators to adopt a flexible approach and to conduct “meaningful consultation” with states. The Western States Water Council (WSWC) met with EPA, Army Corps of Engineers and White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) officials Nov. 8 on...

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