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 - Definition
RIN: 2040-AF30 (What's this?)
Docket No.: Not yet available (What's this?)
Current Phase: Pre-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: Published in FR||03/2014 (projected)|
Of the potential effects described in Reg DaRRT, none are anticipated at this time.
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- NPRM - No Information Available.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Citation
Not Yet Determined
33 USC 1251
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