Re: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203; FRL-9962-34-OW; Definition of “Waters of the United States” - Recodification of Pre-existing Rules
Dear Administrator Pruitt and Deputy Assistant Secretary Lamont:
We are submitting these comments regarding the proposed rule, Definition of “Waters of the United States” - Recodification of Pre-existing Rules, EPA-HQ-OW-2017-0203; FRL-9962-34-OW, published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2017; on behalf of the approximately 200,000 members of the Societies listed in the next paragraph. Our societies strongly oppose the proposed rule to rescind the definition of “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) as promulgated by the Agencies in 2015 (Clean Water Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States; 80 FR 37054, June 29, 2015) (2015 CWR). Continue reading.