Eliminate the Waters of The U.S. Rule
Current Status: In ProgressAs of
"Eliminate our most intrusive regulations, like the Waters of The U.S. Rule."
The Waters of The U.S. Rule has been around long enough to fall under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) making it difficult for the Senate to remove outright.
On February 28th, 2017, Trump signed an executive order directing the EPA to review the rule for possible revision or repeal:
Sec. 2. Review of the Waters of the United States Rule. (a) The Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (Assistant Secretary) shall review the final rule entitled "Clean Water Rule: Definition of 'Waters of the United States,'" 80 Fed. Reg. 37054 (June 29, 2015), for consistency with the policy set forth in section 1 of this order and publish for notice and comment a proposed rule rescinding or revising the rule, as appropriate and consistent with law.