EPA ADMINISTRATOR ENCOURAGES PRODUCERS
TO SUBMIT COMMENTS ON WOTUS

     NCBA has released a video featuring Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt urging farmers and ranchers to submit official comments on the repeal and replacement of the waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. The agency’s deadline for comments has been extended to September 27.  
     On the video, Pruitt said his agency is attempting to address challenges from the 2015 rule, under which the Obama administration defined waters of the U.S. as a puddle, a dry creek bed and ephemeral drainage ditches. He said EPA hopes to use stakeholder input to eliminate uncertainty created by the rule.  
     The video was filmed during a visit Pruitt and his senior staff made in early August to the Frasier Ranch, just outside Last Chance, CO. He listened to input from several dozen local ranchers about how to make the rule more workable.  
     NCBA is helping lead efforts against the Obama-era WOTUS rule. Cattle producers can file official comments opposing it at www.beefusa.org.

 

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