U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Statement Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Hearing on, “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States"

Statement Prepared for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Public Hearing on, “Revised Definition of ‘Waters of the United States"

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The Chamber appreciates the opportunity to testify today in support of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (the Agencies) proposal to revise the definition of “Waters of the United States,” known as “WOTUS,” under the Clean Water 
 
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Uncertainty has long surrounded the scope of federal jurisdiction over WOTUS under the Clean Water Act. Over the course of the last 20 years, the definition of what constitutes a “water of the United States” has been the topic of much debate in all three branches of government.