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Focus on: Water of the United States

Publication number Date Published
21-06-007March 2021
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Author(s) Lauren Driscoll and Curt Hart
Description A 2020 federal rule rolling narrowing the definition of waters of the United States means many wetlands in Washington lost U.S. Clean Water Act protection. Wetlands and other waters are still protected but the federal rollback will result in a higher workload for Ecology and less certainty for developers. In addition, the state is seeking to add more staff to handle the increased workload in issuing Administrative Orders to protect wetlands and other waters.
NOTES This publication updates and replaces the information listed in publication #21-06-002
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Keywords Waters of the United States, WOTUS, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, water bodies, Corps, shorelands, water quality, Ecology, wetland, wetlands, shoreland, shoreline, shoreline management, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, Department of Ecology, federal rollback, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
WEB PAGE Federal wetland regulations and Federal environmental rollbacks
WATERSHED Water Resource Inventory Areas
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