EPA Region 4 Administrator on New Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Clint Thompson Water

The Everglades in Florida

Last Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works R.D. James announced a new, clear definition for “waters of the United States.” Today, a special news conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia, to deliver more information about the Navigable Waters Protection Rule.

Region 4 EPA Administrator Mary Walker said this rule really establishes a clear and legally defensible definition of waters of the U.S.

The Navigable Waters Protection Rule ends decades of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. More information, including a pre-publication version of the Federal Register notice and fact sheets, is available at https://www.epa.gov/nwpr.