Late last week the public comment period started on the rewrite of the Waters of the U.S. Rule and will remain open until April 15. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager says his group is in favor of the re-written regulation and will be filing comments supporting it.
He says several environmental groups have already pushed back against the rewrite.
Yager expects there could be upwards of a million comments made on the rule and eventually it may end up having to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Yager says NCBA is encouraging their members to comment on the rule and to attend the EPA’s listening session on February 27 and 28 in Kansas City.