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EPA to Host Webinar on Aug. 27 on New Clean Water Rule

August 26, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working to ensure that stakeholders understand the new federal Clean Water Rule (a.k.a. the Waters of the U.S./WOTUS rule) that will go into effect on Aug. 28.
 
EPA will be hosting a webinar on Thursday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. PDT to provide more details on the rule. The webinar will provide a review of the final rule, answer some commonly asked questions, and discuss what to expect as the rule is implemented. Registration can be completed online.
 
As the rule goes into effect, EPA is expected to put out a series of Q&A documents to address technical and practical questions regarding implementation of the rule. The National League of Cities (NLC) is hopeful that these documents will address the outstanding concerns that have been raised with the rule, particularly around the issues of “dry land” as it relates to the stormwater exclusion: who is responsible for determining whether a feature meets the terms of the exclusion and how should that determination be made.
 
The first of several expected Q&A documents is available on the EPA website.


 
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