Applicability Date to the 2015 Rule
Final Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States” – Addition of an Applicability Date to 2015 Clean Water Rule
The 2015 Clean Water Rule has been replaced by the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.
On January 31, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Rule defining “waters of the United States.” The final rule was published in the Federal Register on February 6, 2018.
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- Read the Memorandum: Consideration of Potential Economic Impacts for the Final Rule
- Access All Materials in the Docket
- Read the Proposed Rule
The agencies accepted comment on the proposed rule "Definition of 'Waters of the United States' - Addition of Applicability Date to 2015 Rule." This public comment period closed on December 13, 2017. Comments can be found in the docket.