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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WOTUS Back on the Table

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their final version of the revised rule defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS). This Clean Water Act regulation will define which rivers, streams, lakes and marshes fall under the jurisdiction of the EPA.

When it came to defining what is considered WOTUS in the past, KyCorn was concerned the proposed rule represented an unprecedented increase in EPA's jurisdiction and did not want the rule finalized without first undergoing significant revision.

In a statement, President of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), Chip Bowling said, "We cannot comment on the specifics of the revised rule until we have had a chance to fully review it.  We especially will look closely at how on-farm ditches, ponds and puddles are treated in the rule."

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