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Navigable Waters Protection Rule

Navigable Waters Protection Rule - Federalism and Tribal Consultation

In Spring 2017, EPA, in coordination with the Department of the Army, initiated formal consultations to solicit comments from state, local, and tribal governments regarding such a new definition. The agencies held a series of meetings with various groups as part of the consultation processes and have posted for public review each of the letters received as part of the consultation processes. ​The agencies prepared reports of these consultations to summarize the activities conducted during the rulemaking process. The reports also summarize comments provided by participants.

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