The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the comment period to November 14 on a controversial new rule known as, ‘Waters of the United States.” The rule would greatly expand the EPA’s regulatory jurisdiction to smaller bodies of water like tributaries and ditches.
The EPA has been accepting public comment on the rule since April, when the proposed change was announced and previously set two seperate deadlines for the open comment period, July 21 and October 20, but have extended it once more.
HOW TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT:
Comments must be submitted before November 14, 2014 by one of three ways: DO IT!
Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . Include EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 in the subject line of the message.
Mail: Send the original and three copies of your comments to: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.
The updated public comment information can be found on the EPA websiteEPA websiteEPA website:
To learn more about the proposed rule change, click here.