May 5, 2017

EPA Sends WOTUS Repeal Proposal to White House

From: NACS | The Association for Convenience & Fuel Retailing

The controversial rule could impact convenience stores near or touching protected water if it’s not repealed.

WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sent its proposal for overturning the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule to the Trump administration, Politico reports. The White House Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs will review the proposal that would repeal the Obama administration’s controversial water mandate.

Last week, the U.S. Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works held a hearing on WOTUS, which would subject convenience stores near or touching protected water to special permitting and Clean Water Act requirements.

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