NAFSMA Regulatory Alert - Last EPA Listening Session on WOTUS is Tuesday, Nov 21

NAFSMA Regulatory Alert - Last EPA Listening Session on WOTUS is Tuesday, Nov 21

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold the last in a series of listening sessions addressing the definition of Waters of the United States on Tuesday, November 21, at 1 p.m. Eastern. Registration for this session will close on Monday, November 20 at 9 a.m. Eastern.  NAFSMA Executive Director Susan Gilson participated in this week’s listening session set for the stormwater, wastewater and drinking water sectors.  Comments presented during the November 14th session are attached as background for those who may be able to participate in this last session. 

Below is the link to register for the November 21 listening session, as well as information on how to submit comments by the November 28 deadline.

General Public Listening Session

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 1:00-3:00 pm Eastern

Register here - Registration closes on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 9 am Eastern.

Submitting Recommendations

EPA has established a docket to be included in the administrative record of the regulation revising the definition of "Waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act. Follow the online instructions for submitting recommendations. Once submitted, your submission cannot be edited or removed from The agencies may publish any submission received to the public docket. Do not submit electronically any information you consider to be Confidential Business Information (CBI) or other information whose disclosure is restricted by statute.

·        Written recommendations must be received on or before November 28, 2017. Submit your recommendations, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0480, to Please note that this docket is separate from the docket for the Step 1 proposed rulemaking to re-codify the pre-existing regulations, which closed on September 27, 2017. Click here for information on the Step 1 rulemaking.  

Public Comments for Listening Session for Stormwater, Wastewater Management, & Drinking Water Agencies" “Waters of the United States” – Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules