The Final Rule restores the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS) that was in place before a 2015 Final Rule, with updates to reflect relevant Supreme Court decisions.
Update: US EPA published its Navigable Waters Protection Rule: Definition of Waters of the United States to the Federal Register on April 21.
In a recently wrapped-up court case, Texas vs. EPA, a Texas District Court judge decided last week to halt implementation of the new Clean Water Act requirements in three states: Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
A pre-publication copy of a new US EPA and US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) proposal to re-codify the definition of “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) is now available.
To record or not to record? That is the question when an employee gets sick or injured at work. In most cases, injuries that occur at work are work-related and must be recorded to maintain compliance with OSHA regulation. That said, OSHA provides nine specific exceptions to this general rule.