The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (The Corps) have issued a proposed rulemaking that redefines most water bodies as "waters of the U.S.,” which is a fundamental change to the Clean Water Act. If promulgated, this proposed regulation would place more water bodies under the authority of the EPA and the Corps, which would result in more time consuming and expensive permits, regulatory red tape, and less economic development in communities across the country.
Tell the EPA to withdraw this rule and start over!
This is your opportunity to express your concerns about this proposed regulation. It is critical that officials at the EPA and the Corps hear from stakeholders who will be impacted by this rule. Click here to download the template of a letter that describes how this proposed rule would negatively affect small businesses and economic development across the country. There is also a place in the letter for you to describe how this rule could impact your business or clients.
Only Congress can change the Clean Water Act, so please, download this comment letter and let the EPA know just how important it is for them to withdraw this rule.
How to Comment:
E-mail your letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 in the subject line of the message.
Or you can mail the original and three copies of your comments to: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.
All public comments are due on COB Friday, November 14, 2014.