EPA Extends Comment Period for WOTUS Interpretative Rule

EPA, in coordination with the Army Corps of Engineers and the Natural Resources Conservation Service has decided to extend the comment period for the Waters of the US (WOTUS) Interpretative Rule by 30 days – until Monday, July 7.  This decision has been made in response to numerous requests by interested parties for such an extension.  The EPA docket number for these comments is EPA-HQ-OW-2013-0820.  Although a similar number of comment extension requests have been made for the proposed rule itself (Docket ID EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880), no decision has been made regarding this issue.
The Notice for the comment extension will be posted on EPA’s website and a Federal Register Notice has been submitted for publication.