Navigable Waters Protection Rule 2020
On April 21 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) published in the Federal Register the Navigable Waters Protection Rule that defines “waters of the United States” (WOTUS). This 340-page rule outlines what is and what is not a jurisdictional waterbody. It replaces all previous WOTUS definitions and becomes effective on June 22, 2020.
To help you get an accurate understanding of how this new rule changes the Jurisdictional Determination process, the Swamp School has condensed this regulation into an on-demand mini workshop. We will discuss important updates including:
- The four types of jurisdictional waters
- The twelve types of non-jurisdictional waters
- Important clarifications of technical definitions such as:
- Adjacent wetlands
- Perennial, intermittent and ephemeral waters
- Typical year
- Plus, a discussion on how the final rule represents an expansion of jurisdiction as compared to the draft rule.
Join us for an in-depth discussion of the latest updates to the definition of Waters of the US.
1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) is available for this workshop and is applicable to the PWS program.
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