EPA Repeals 2015 “Waters of the United States” Definition and Restores Pre-Existing Rules

On October 22nd, EPA and the Department of the Army published a final rule to repeal the 2015 Clean Water Rule: Definition of “Waters of the United States,” and restore the pre-existing rules prior to the amendments promulgated in the 2015 change. This final rule will become effective on December 23, 2019. For more information and to read the justifications for publishing the new rule, view the Federal Register Notice and visit the EPA website.