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  • 6 February 2018 - The Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of the Army have finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Rule defining “waters of the United States.”  The 2015 Rule will not be applicable until 6 February 2020 (two years following publication of the applicability date rule in the Federal Register).   The Federal Register notice can be found at https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/search/pagedetails.action?granuleId=2018-02429&packageId=FR-2018-02-06&acCode=FR&collectionCode=FR.

    The Corps will continue to use the regulations and guidance in effect prior to 28 August 2015 in making jurisdictional determinations (1986 regulations and 2003/2008 guidance documents) until 6 February 2020, or until a new rule goes into effect. For more information on the rulemaking effort, please see EPA's webpage.

  • 27 July 2017 - The proposed rule "Definition of ‘‘Waters of the United States’’ — Recodification of Pre-Existing Rules" was published in the Federal Register for a 30-day public comment period. This is the proposed rule for the first step of the effort associated with the Executive Order, signed on 28 February 2017, ‘‘Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.’’ Please click here for a copy of the Federal Register Notice. The Corps will continue to use the regulations and guidance in effect prior to 28 August 2015 in making jurisdictional determinations (1986 regulations and 2003/2008 guidance documents) until a new rule goes into effect. For more information on the rulemaking effort please see EPA's webpage.

  • Approved JDs

Rule -- 1986 Regulations, 2003 SWANCC and 2008 Rapanos Guidance Documents

Current RGL on Jurisdictional Determinations

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