Administration Releases Final WOTUS Step Two Rule

Administration Releases Final WOTUS Step Two Rule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army on January 23, 2020, released the prepublication version of the new final “Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States.” EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) R. D. James announced the release of the final rule at a meeting of the National Association of Homebuilders in Las Vegas.

The prepublication Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), fact sheets and other related information are available on the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/nwpr