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IMA-NA Statement on the Publication of WOTUS in the Federal Register

Posted By Ariel Hill-Davis, Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Washington, DC—Today, the Industrial Minerals Association – North America (IMA-NA) released the following statement after publication of the new definition for the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) in the Federal Register. The publication of the new rule in the Federal Register officially begins the 60-day comment period that will conclude on April 15, 2019.

 

“Now that the proposed definition of the Waters of the United States has been officially published, IMA-NA is looking forward to providing meaningful comments,” said Vice President Ariel Hill-Davis. “This is an important opportunity for stakeholders to provide feedback on the direction the EPA and Corps have chosen to take in defining WOTUS in accordance with cooperative federalism. We remain committed to working with the Administration to ensure the final definition provides long lasting clarity on the scope of federal jurisdiction according to the intentions of the Clean Water Act.”

 

As we said in our statement on publication, “IMA-NA looks forward to our continued partnership in the important work of preserving our water quality through responsible stewardship and practical regulation.” Furthermore, we encourage all supporters of clean water and clear rules to participate in the public comment period by submitting comments to the record.

 

IMA-NA is a non-profit trade organization representing industrial minerals producers throughout North America.  IMA-NA represents a diverse set of member companies engaged in mining and processing of ball clay, barite, bentonite, borates, calcium carbonate, diatomite, feldspar, industrial sand, kaolin, soda ash, talc, and wollastonite.

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Tags:  Army Corps of Engineers  Clean Water Act  EPA  Regulations  wotus 

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