Expiration date: 7/7/2014
On 21 April 2014, the USEPA and the Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a Notice of Availability and Public Comment (79 FR 22276) to announce the availability of an interpretive rule regarding the applicability of the exemption from permitting provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for discharges of dredged and/or fill material associated with certain agricultural conservation practices based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) conservation practice standards that are designed and implemented to protect and enhance water quality. The interpretive rule was effective on April 03, 2014. The public comment period has been reopened through July 07, 2014, in response to stakeholder requests. Comments submitted between the close of the original comment period and the re-opening of this comment period will be accepted and considered.