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New legislation could force EPA to withdraw current WOTUS rulemaking

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NSSGA reports that the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has unveiled legislative language that could force EPA to withdraw the current rulemaking on the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that would impact the aggregates industry.

The legislation is due to be introduced this week and would mean EPA would have to begin extensive consultation with state and local officials on what a rule should include. It would mean that there would be greater consultation with stakeholders and a more in-depth economic evaluation.

NSSGA states that when the legislation is introduced it will encourage its members to ask their representatives to cosponsor the bill.

Pam Whitted, NSSGA’s senior vice president for Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, said, “The bill certainly moves towards the chief goal of withdrawing the rule and increasing EPA’s consultation with the states, localities and stakeholders.”

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