Credit: 0 Credit Hours The definition of "waters of the United States" under the Clean Water Act has been the subject of three rulemakings since 2015, one of which is currently ongoing. Meanwhile, the U.S. Supreme Court has taken up this issue once again in Sackett v. EPA. In January, the Court agreed to grant cert as to "whether the Ninth Circuit set forth the proper test for determining whether wetlands are 'waters of the United States' under the Clean Water Act." Come hear representatives from EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers explain the agencies' newly proposed WOTUS definition and the efforts to provide a durable definition. We will discuss the long and complicated regulatory and litigation history of WOTUS, including Sackett v. EPA. Come join the discussion on what the rulemaking and Supreme Court ruling could mean for the future scope of the Clean Water Act.
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Sponsored by: Water Quality and Water Resources Committee of theD.C. Bar Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Community Related Communities of Interest: D.C. Bar Administrative Law and Agency Practice Community; D.C. Bar Law Student Community
Donna Downing, National Association of Wetland Managers
Stacey M. Jensen, Assistant for Regulatory and Tribal Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
Sylvia Quast, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water, U.S. EPA