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April 21, 2017

EPA Will Rewrite Of Controversial Water Rule That MSCI Previously Opposed

According to Politico’s “Morning Energy,” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to rewrite the agency controversial Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation. The Metals Service Center Institute opposed the previous version of this rule because it opened the door for the EPA to regulate man-made bodies of water, including storm water and wastewater facilities, ditches, ponds, and creeks on private property. Politico reported last week that the EPA is soliciting comments by June 19 on how to rewrite the regulation. Politico notes that the June 19 deadline “suggests that EPA may not move quite as quickly on the new regulations as was originally discussed.”