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Clean Water Act Rule Clarity Sought
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Tue Jun 24, 2014 01:29 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- As critics contend a proposed Clean Water Act rule will extend EPA's authority over water in ditches and that the rule will be open to inconsistent enforcement, one agriculture industry representative told a House subcommittee Tuesday that at least one EPA region already is looking closely at ditches as point-sources in need of CWA permits.

The American Farm Bureau Federation in recent months launched the so-called "Ditch the Rule" campaign aimed at rallying farmers to speak out against the rule. EPA recently extended the public comment period to Oct. 21.

Although an EPA official told Congress recently ...

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