Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

NAR Comments on Proposed WOTUS Rule

NAR recently submitted comments, in coordination with a robust coalition of regulated stakeholders, on the Environmental Protection Agency's and the Army Corps of Engineers' proposed rule redefining "the waters of the United States" (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.

NAR is concerned that this proposed rule, if finalized, will sweep more U.S. waters under jurisdiction of the federal Clean Water Act, leading to more delays in building more homes. The EPA has not set a timeframe for finalizing the proposed rule.

Coalition's Comment Letter