The Trump Administration, through the EPA and Corps, announced its new regulatory definition for WOTUS on December 11, 2018. Shortly after the government shutdown ended earlier this year, the proposed rule appeared in the February 14, 2019, Federal Register and EPA held a public hearing in Kansas City, Kansas, on February 27th and 28th. Much like the CWR, the new rule is said to be intended to clarify the limits of the CWA’s authority. Unlike the CWR, the new rule streamlines rather than adds categories of waters.

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Photo of Coty Hopinks-Baul Coty Hopinks-Baul

Coty concentrates her practice in the area of environmental law and advises clients on permitting and enforcement defense, environmental, safety and health compliance and environmental liabilities in commercial transactions. She represents clients in the agricultural, mining, specialty chemical manufacturing, transportation, energy and communications industries, as well as financial institutions and municipalities.

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After two years assisting and regulating various industries, Daniel applies his prior experience as a wastewater pretreatment coordinator to assisting clients with environmental issues. Daniel enjoys working with various entities to help them understand how to comply with environmental regulations and statutes. In addition, he represents clients in court or in front of various agencies when necessary. In particular, Daniel has experience with permitting, reporting, inspecting and working with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).