Update: April, 2015. The rule has been finalized and sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. In Congress, there is a significant effort underway to block the rule. The House already voted to do so several months ago and the Senate is expected to follow suit in April. The president has indicated that he will veto the bill when it reaches him. It is uncertain at this time if there are enough votes to override a veto, but it is likely that an effort would be made.
Update: February, 2015. The portion of this proposal (interpretive rule) related to conservation practices exempt from permitting has been withdrawn by EPA. The rest of the proposed rule is still being finalized based on public comments received prior to the end of the comment period.
In this webcast, Rose Kwok of EPA’s Office of Water, and Ken Kopocis, senior advisor in the EPA’s Office of Water, will explain the proposed rule and discuss what the proposal would mean to the agriculture sector. This presentation was originally broadcast on June 20, 2014. More...
The intention of this webcast is to educate on the contents of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule. The audience is encouraged to comment on the proposed rule through the EPA website. The opinions of the presenters are their own, they are not necessarily the opinions of the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center.
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