GCSAA Submits Official Comment on WOTUS Proposed Rule
November 14 was the deadline for letting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Army Corps of Engineers know of concerns with the proposed rule to redefine the definition of "waters of the U.S." (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act. Almost every river, stream, creek, wetland, pond, non-wetland swale and ditch in the United States would come under the jurisdiction of the federal government under the proposal. Golf courses that have these waters on or near them would now be required to obtain costly, federal permits for any land management activities or land use decisions made.
GCSAA worked with the CMAA, NGCOA, NCA, GCBAA, ASGCA and PGA of America to develop a comprehensive set of comments that outlined concerns with the proposed rule.
Review the golf industry comments here.
GCSAA was also signatory to comments submitted on behalf of the Waters Advocacy Coalition.
GCSAA has made available many resources on the Take Action page to learn more about the proposed WOTUS rule.