On September 17th a closed webinar was held between the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers to address questions regarding the final WOTUS ruling. NCGA and 15 other ag groups are now requesting that the answers to the questions be made available to the public.
“It’s unfair to communicate to regulators on how to identify a WOTUS under the new rule, but not also share that information with the farmers and ranchers who are being regulated, and who bear all the risks and liabilities that come with it,” said NCGA President Chip Bowling.
“From the beginning, we have been asking for clarity and certainty about farmers’ obligations under the Clean Water Act. It only makes sense that farmers should receive the same guidance as EPA and Corps staff. We ask the agencies to provide the answers to these 27 questions, as well as future answers to questions about the rule, so that farmers can make more informed business decisions about their operations.”
You can read the letter here.