Last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of the Army publicly announced a process for stakeholders to submit nomination letters with a slate of participants to potentially be selected as one of ten geographically focused roundtables to provide input on the regional implications of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.
The intent for each regional roundtable is to engage individuals representing diverse perspectives in meaningful dialogue on the definition of “waters of the United States.”
This week, due to the high interest to these roundtables, the agencies announced they have extended the deadline for nominations to be submitted to December 1, 2021. As a result of the deadline extension, EPA anticipates roundtables will be held in early 2022. Specific dates will be coordinated with selected nominees based on availability.
For more information about the roundtables, visit https://www.epa.gov/wotus/public-outreach-and-stakeholder-engagement-activities.