CAMP HILL, Pa. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers are moving to once again revise the definition of Waters of U.S. (commonly known as WOTUS). It is vital that farmers communicate the need for a clear and commonsense rule.
While EPA and the Corp did not specifically identify the changes they are proposing, there is a strong likelihood the agencies will attempt to eliminate or limit many of the positive changes to the WOTUS rule made under the 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Act and reestablish similar standards to those adopted under the onerous 2015 WOTUS rule.
Your efforts and the efforts of farmers and landowners across the nation to lobby the regulatory agencies and Congress played a major role in last year’s success to eliminate many of the onerous standards established under the 2015 WOTUS rule. We need you again to act immediately and send comments to EPA, which express your support for the current WOTUS standards, your objection to the 2015 Obama-era WOTUS-rule, and your concern attempts by EPA or the Corps to restore the onerous 2015 WOTUS standards in regulation.
The deadline for submitting comments is Sept. 3. Please act now in sending your message to EPA.
–Pennsylvania Farm Bureau