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Clean Water Act

Clean water is essential to a healthy environment, a growing economy and vibrant neighborhoods. NAR supports voluntary, market-based solutions that enhance the quality of water resources and protects property rights, while minimizing unnecessary regulations, costs and uncertainty for property owners and buyers.

September 18, 2014
Public comments are due by COB Friday, November 14, 2014.
June 19, 2015
This week, both House and Senate Appropriations Committees passed a provision that would prohibit the EPA from using any funds in FY 2016 to implement the now-finalized Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule. At this time, there is no word yet on when either measure may reach the floor for a vote.  Other spending bans in the bills included the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which restricts carbon emissions from power plants, and placing the greater sage grouse on the endangered species list.
June 12, 2015
On Wednesday, June 10, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted 11-9 along party lines to advance a measure to kill the Obama administration's controversial water rule.
May 29, 2015
The Final Rule on Waters of the U.S. was released on May 27, 2015.
April 29, 2015
The U.S. House of Representatives has rescheduled  a floor vote on H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act

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