Regulatory Development and Retrospective Review Tracker
Definition of "Waters of the United States" Under the Clean Water Act
a.k.a. Waters of the US - Definitional Rule
RIN: 2040-AF30 (What's this?)
Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)
Current Phase: Proposal (What's this?)
After U.S. Supreme Court decisions in SWANCC and Rapanos, the scope of "waters of the US" protected under all CWA programs has been an issue of considerable debate and uncertainty. The Act has a single definition for "waters of the United States." As a result, these decisions affect the geographic scope of all CWA programs.
|NPRM: Sent to OMB for Regulatory Review||09/17/2013|
|NPRM: Received by OMB||09/17/2013|
|NPRM: Regulatory Review Concluded||03/24/2014|
|NPRM: Comment Period Open||04/21/2014|
|NPRM: Published in FR||04/21/2014|
|NPRM: Comment Period Extension Published in FR||06/24/2014|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed||07/21/2014|
|NPRM: Comment Period Extension2 Published in FR||10/14/2014|
|Notice: Published in FR||10/24/2014|
|NPRM: Comment Period Closed with Extension||11/14/2014|
|Final Rule: Published in FR||04/2015 (projected)|
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