EPA extends Clean Water Rule comment period

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“The American Farm Bureau Federation is pleased the EPA has extended the time available to comment on new and highly burdensome clean water rules. This is a victory for farming families and a clear signal that America’s farmers know how to stand up and be counted.

“EPA has misled the regulated community about the rule’s impacts on land use. If more people knew how regulators want to require permits for common activities on dry land, or penalize landowners for not getting them, they would be outraged.

“This latest rule broadly expands federal jurisdiction and threatens local land-use and zoning authority. Simply put, it is an end-run around Congress and the Supreme Court. I look forward to expanding on our position in testimony tomorrow before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment.

“The new schedule gives us until October 20 to comment on the Waters of the United States rule, and until July 7 to comment on the accompanying interpretive rule. Rest assured we will use that time to its best advantage. We will ditch this rule.”

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Karen Sensenig    
Lancaster, PA  |  June, 11, 2014 at 06:24 AM

What is the website for the EPA for us to make comments on?

Michigan  |  June, 11, 2014 at 02:46 PM

Why didn't you give us a link to contact the EPA on this? It seems this could affect every American sooner or later, so providing easy access would seem to be a no-brainer.


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