VTCA Submits Comments on Proposed Revised WOTUS Rule

Member and Industry News,

VTCA, in coordination with the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA), submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning the Revised Definition of “Waters of the United States”; EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0602 (WOTUS).

Industries positions are:

  • The proposed WOTUS Rule impedes the intent of Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA)
  • Ephemeral features, ditches, quarry and sand pits and water treatment systems (including settling ponds) should be exempt from federal WOTUS jurisdiction.
  • The scope and reach of WOTUS jurisdiction have a direct impact on the costs of planning, financing, constructing, and operating our facilities.

Additionally, VTCA requested all Aggregate Members submit comments to EPA as well. The full Revised WOTUS Rule can be found HERE.

Click HERE to see VTCA comments.