The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, recently finalized the Clean Water Rule. This rule is aimed at protecting our nation’s water resources from pollution and human ruin, especially the smaller streams and wetlands.
This rule is an attempt to make a difference in larger waterways by cleaning the smaller upstream streams and wetlands that feed them.
There is no expanded authority with the instatement of the Clean Water Rule, because the EPA already has the authority to impose these regulations based on the authority granted in the Clean Water Act.
Some farmers and property owners have expressed concern about regulations regarding smaller streams, but environmental groups laud the new rule as long overdue.
WETLAB continues to test water for EPA compliance. See how we can help you comply with the new regulations by calling us at (775) 355-0202, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Clean Water Rule can be found here, via the Environmental Protection Agency.