The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has extended the public comment deadline for Defining the Waters of the United States Under the Clean Water Act (CWA) for a second time. This public comment period is now open until Friday, November 14.
First released in April, this proposed rule could significantly impact the operation and management of golf courses. Final approval of this rule could dramatically expand federal jurisdiction over waters and wet areas in the US, including most water bodies on golf courses.
Comments may be submitted by one of the following methods:
• Online through the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
• E-mail your comments and include EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880 in the subject line of the message.
• Mail: Send the original and three copies of your comments to:
Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 2822T
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20460
Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.
• Hand Delivery/Courier: Deliver your comments to EPA Docket Center, EPA West, Room 3334, 1301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, Attention Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880. Such deliveries are accepted only during the Docket's normal hours of operation, which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding legal holidays. Special arrangements should be made for deliveries of boxed information. The telephone number for the Water Docket is (202) 566-2426.
For any comments, please reference Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2011-0880.
CMAA will be submitting comments as part of the golf industry task force with cross-profession representatives. Vice President Tony D’Errico, CCM, CCE, and Senior Director, Communications and Government Relations, Melissa Low are representing CMAA on this initiative. For further information, please contact Melissa Low.