MNAEP will be rebroadcasting a NAEP webinar, EPA/US Army Corps of Engineers’ Final Rule: Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States.” This is an in-person event, available only to MNAEP members. (Not a member? There’s still time to join! See details here.)
Date: Thursday, February 9th.
Location: HDR, 1601 Utica Avenue South, St. Louis Park, MN 55416-3400 (11th floor)
RSVP by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Details: Free parking in the parking ramp – access the building from the 3rd level of the parking ramp. Take the elevator to the 11th floor. (Note: The 3rd level of the ramp is directly connected to the building’s 2nd floor.
Summary from NAEP:
On 18 January 2023 the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States” was published in Federal Register Vol. 88, No. 11. The Final Rule, which defines what waters are protected by/subject to the Clean Water Act (CWA), becomes effective nationally on 20 March 2023. As stated in the summary: In developing this rule, the agencies considered the text of the relevant provisions of the Clean Water Act and the statute as a whole, the scientific record, relevant Supreme Court case law, and the agencies’ experience and technical expertise after more than 45 years of implementing the longstanding pre-2015 regulations defining “waters of the United States.”
NAEP has selected three expert panelists to summarize the Final Rule’s meaning, from the perspectives of the updated WOTUS’ technical definition, its changes to federal regulatory oversight, as well as the likely litigative entanglements that are certain to quickly follow.
Full details and panelist bios available here.