Sunday , 11 December 2016

EPA- CLEAN WATER RULE PROTECTS STREAMS AND WETLANDS CRITICAL TO PUBLIC HEALTH, COMMUNITIES, AND ECONOMY

In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to clearly protect from pollution and degradation the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. The rule ensures that waters protected under the Clean Water Act are more precisely defined and predictably determined, making permitting less costly, easier, and faster for businesses and industry. The rule is grounded in law and the latest science, and is shaped by public input. The rule does not create any new permitting requirements for agriculture and maintains all exemptions and exclusions. A Clean Water Act permit is only needed if a water is going to be polluted or destroyed. For more information, go to http://www2.epa.gov/cleanwaterrule

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