INSIDE EPA: Updated EPA Agenda Targets March For Finalizing Obama Rule Rollbacks

Most prominent in EPA’s water agenda are its newly updated timelines for EPA and the Corps’ joint rules to repeal and replace Obama-era standards for determining which waterbodies are subject to the CWA.
The repeal, first proposed in 2017 and followed by a “supplemental” comment period in June, is now targeted for final action in March — a four-month delay from the December deadline floated in the spring agenda.
Meanwhile, the agency is sticking to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s Oct. 2 statement that he is aiming to propose a replacement rule within 30 days of Oct. 2, with the agenda listing that proposal for release by the end of October, and final action in September 2019.

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