EPA’s Proposed Waters of the U.S. Regulations
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) released a proposed rule in March
to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that
form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. In this webcast, Donna
Downing of EPA’s Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, and Ken Kopocis,
senior advisor in the EPA’s Office of Water, will explain the proposed rule and
discuss what the proposal would mean to the agriculture sector. The proposed
definitions of waters do not protect any new types of waters that have not
historically been covered under the Clean Water Act and are consistent with the
Supreme Court’s reading of Clean Water Act jurisdiction. An
application for continuing education credit for Certified Crop Advisors
(CCAs) and members of the American Registry of Professional Animal
Scientists (ARPAS) has been submitted.
The intention of this webcast is to educate on the contents of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule.
The audience is encouraged to ask questions of the presenters during
the webcast at the conclusion of their presentations and to comment on the proposed rule through the EPA website.
The opinions of the presenters are their own, they are not necessarily
the opinions of the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center.
- Donna Downing - Wetlands Division, U.S. EPA
- Kenneth J. Kopocis - Office of
Water at the U.S. EPA
- Carol Galloway - U.S. EPA
Find out more about this webcast and future webcasts by the Livestock and Poultry Environmental Learning Center (LPELC).
Created by Leslie Johnson