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Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Listening Session Presentations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army (the agencies) held ten teleconferences for a variety of stakeholders and one in-person meeting for small entities in Fall 2017 to hear from stakeholders their recommendations to revise the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act (CWA). These listening sessions were a part of the agencies' pre-proposal outreach efforts on the revised defined.  

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