Naig comments on proposed revised definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

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For Immediate Release: Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018


To: Iowa Reporters and Editors

Fr: Mike Naig, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture

Re: Proposed revised definition of “Waters of the U.S.”

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig issued the following statement on the proposed revised definition of Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) that was released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today.

“I am encouraged by the proposed WOTUS rule released by EPA today. I appreciate their effort to listen to farmers and other stakeholders and address their legitimate concerns about the previous rule. It is critically important that farmers, businesses and communities have greater certainty and predictability around what is and what is not covered by the rule. Now is an opportunity for all stakeholders to take the time to closely review the new rule and provide input during the 60 day comment period.”


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