The Environmental Protection Agency has extended the deadline to submit comments on the Waters of the U.S. Rule repeal effort. The EPA announced Thursday that it, along with the Army Corps of Engineers, will accept comment through September 27th. The original deadline for the comment period was set for August 28th. The EPA formally proposed to repeal the rule in late June.
The Trump administration plans to separately write a new regulation to replace the rule. Additionally, President Trump signed an executive order in February ordering EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to consider repealing the rule. Comments on the repeal effort can be submitted online at regulations.gov.