The replacement rule for WOTUS goes into effect on June 22nd.
The Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers published
the new rule in the Federal Register Tuesday, officially replacing the previous
rule from last October.
The new rule will not give the federal government regulatory
authority for farm and stock ponds, artificial lakes, wetlands not near
a regulated water body, or prior converted croplands. Swales, gullies, and pools that only flow
after rain or snowmelt would also not be regulated by the rule.