It is important for small businesses, farmers and regulators to have a consistent, clear regulation and the NWPR is exactly that.  Complex rules create uncertainty and confusion which disproportionately affect small businesses because they have less resources to assist them with understanding requirements.  Complex rules also needlessly hinder efforts to improve infrastructure resilience and job growth.  Maintaining the NWPR is vital for continued economic growth in the US and has far-reaching implications for the businesses that provide 85% of the economy (FB stat – Don?) and the families that rely on them for jobs and goods.

Aid in Recovery

The NWPR provides needed clarity and predictability, while protecting water resources. Maintaining that balance is all the more important during this time of economic recovery.  This includes essential businesses such as food production, manufacturing of drugs and protective and healthcare equipment, and construction of homes and infrastructure.  These are high paying, critically important jobs for U.S. workers.

Help Meet Needs of Communities

The clarity of the NWPR prevents delays and increases the of homes and vital infrastructure projects.

Estimates indicate that a $1,000 increase in the median new home price ($346,7571 ) would price 153,967 households out of the market. As a benchmark, 75.1 million households (roughly 60 percent of all U.S. households) are not able to afford a new median priced home. A $1,000 home price increase would make 153,967 more households disqualify for the new home mortgage.

The clarity of the rule increases access to fresh food and clean water, esp in underserved communities

The NWPR increases access to necessary clean and traditional energy resources and transmission capacity

Puts local decisions about water resources into the hands of state and local governments and the communities they serve.

This rule impacts all of regions of the US, both Rural and urban areas, by providing needed goods and services in a timely manner at reasonable costs to consumers and communities.