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WOTUS Comment Period Extended
October 16, 2014 by: Lesley Gooding

USEPA announced this week that they are extending the comment period in the “Waters of the U.S.” proposed rulemaking to November 14, 2014.  We encourage members to take advantage of this extra time to file comments in opposition to the proposal.  You may submit your comments before the new deadline, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-W-2011-0880, by one of the following methods:

  • Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov  Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Email: ow-docket@epa.gov. Include EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 in the subject line of the message.
  • Mail: Send the original and three copies of your comments to: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.

In addition, maps showing the proposed expanded jurisdiction are available on the IFB.org website at:  www.ilfb.org/wotus