On April 15, 2019, the National Association of State Foresters submitted comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s revised definition of waters of the United States, commonly referred to as WOTUS. In its comments, NASF made clear that one size does not fit all when it comes to water quality policy and regulation.
Each state’s approach to protecting water quality “is tailored to the varied ecological conditions that exist across the country, as well as to the socio-political environment that defines each state’s most likely pathway to success,” the comments read. NASF appreciates that the EPA’s revised definition of WOTUS reflects this context-first approach to enforcing the Clean Water Act.
To read the comments in full, click the link below.