This is your opportunity to comment on a new Clean Water Rule!
The new Clean Water Rule will end years of uncertainty over where federal jurisdiction begins and ends. This will mean Clean Water and Clear Rules.
Farmers can now comment on a proposed Clean Water Rule to replace the overreaching 2015 rule defining “waters of the United States (WOTUS).” The new replacement Clean Water Rule is now open for a 60-day public comment period until April 15. Don’t let the activist opponents drown out our voice!
Your comments are vitally important!
Farmers should be able to look at the land and know what is and what is not federally regulated under the Clean Water Act.
If a water is federally regulated under the Clean Water Act, applying crop protection compounds or crop nutrients to a field may require a federal permit. Moving dirt or removing trees may also require a federal permit or interfere with adding new conservation practices. Because of the potential for large federal government fines (up to $54,833 per day), it is important to be able to tell the difference between land and a jurisdictional federal water.
A common-sense water rule is long overdue! #CleanWaterClearRules