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U.S. EPA and Department of the Army: WOTUS Public Hearing Feb 27-28

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The Reardon Convention Center

520 Minnesota Ave

Wyandotte Room

Kansas City, KS 66101

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Join the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of the Army for an opportunity to share your comments on the proposed WOTUS rule

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PLEASE NOTE: This event was originally scheduled January 23, 2019, but was rescheduled for February 27-28 due to the recent lapse in government appropriations.

EPA will use your registration information solely for this event. We will not share your information with any third party.

If you require special accommodations, please contact Damaris Christensen at wotus-outreach@epa.gov or 202-566-2428 by February 20, 2019, to make arrangements.

On December 11, 2018, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of the Army (Army) proposed a revised definition of “waters of the United States” that clarifies federal authority under the Clean Water Act.

A public hearing will be held at The Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, KS, with sessions on February 27-28, 2019, to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed rule. The Wednesday session of the public hearing will convene at 4:00 pm (local time) and will conclude no later than 8:00 pm. The Thursday session will convene at 9:00 am and will conclude no later than 12:00 pm.

Note: The agencies have opened up additional speaking slots from 12:30 until 2 pm Thursday, February 28.

Attendees may sign up for a 3-minute time slot to provide verbal comments. Those who wish to speak are highly encouraged to sign up in advance by selecting a "ticket" to speak during their preferred time window. The agencies will aim to adhere to the time slots provided, however timing may shift and these time slots are not guaranteed.

Attendees who wish to attend, but do not want to sign up for a 3-minute comment slot, are encouraged to select the Non-Speaker Attendee ticket, to aid the agencies in capacity planning.

On February 26, 2019, the agencies will post a general agenda for the hearing on the EPA website at https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/proposed-revised-definition-wotus-public-hearing. It will list pre-registered speakers in approximate order. Additionally, requests to speak will be taken the day of the hearing at the hearing registration desk, pending availability, and a sign language interpreter will be available for the hearing.

This proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register. The pre-publication version of this proposal can be found at https://www.epa.gov/wotus-rule/step-two-revise.

Please reach out to wotus-outreach@epa.gov with questions.

(Above: Image of EPA and Army logos.)

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