Waters of the U.S. Jurisdictional Determinations Update 6/19/19

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June 19, 2019

Effective June 11, 2019, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) offices in Colorado have indicated the hold on approved jurisdictional determinations for waters of the U.S. has been lifted.  The Colorado Corps offices are currently authorizing projects under the 2015 waters of the U.S. rule.  This may change by the end of the year as the 2019 waters of the U.S. final rule is published.  If you have any projects requiring a jurisdictional determination, ERO recommends consulting with one of our project managers to discuss the project and potential next steps.  Any approved jurisdictional determinations completed prior to the 2015 rule are still valid for 5 years.

ERO will continue to consult with our local Corps offices and update our clients on any developments as the 2019 waters of the U.S. rule is implemented.  Please feel free to contact Aleta Powers, Moneka Worah, or your ERO project manager if you have any questions.

Helpful Links
September 2015 Article, The Colorado Lawyer: New Clean Water Act Rule Defining Waters of the United States

Review of Corps-EPA 2015 Rule Defining Waters of the U.S. Under the Clean Water Act