Documents associated with guidance for implementing the definition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act following the Rapanos v. United States, and Carabell v. United States Supreme Court decision.You may need a PDF reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Clean Water Act Jurisdiction Following the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Rapanos v. United States & Carabell v. United States (PDF)(13 pp, 1 MB, December 2, 2008)
- Questions and Answers Regarding the Revised Rapanos & Carabell Guidance (PDF)(3 pp, 77 K, December 2, 2008)
June 2007 Legal Memorandum (PDF)(12 pp, 288 K,
June 5, 2007)
This guidance is superceded by the December 2008 guidance
- June 2007 Memorandum of Agreement regarding Coordination on Jurisdictional Determinations under Clean Water Act Section 404 in Light of the SWANCC and Rapanos Supreme Court Decisions (PDF)(7 pp, 117 K, June 5, 2007)
- Rapanos v. United States - June 19, 2006 (PDF)(104 pp, 806 K)