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May 28, 2014

Media Advisory: Rep. Schweikert Joins Small Business Hearing on EPA Water Rule

Washington, D.C., May 28, 2014— Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) will be joining the House Small Business Committee hearing Thursday titled, “Will EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule Drown Small Businesses?”

The hearing is to be held Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PT in Room 2360, Rayburn. The hearing will be webstreamed live, HERE.

More information about the hearing can be found here.


On March 25, 2014, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released a proposed rule that would assert Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction over nearly all areas with any hydrologic connection to downstream navigable waters, including man-made conveyances such as ditches.

In early May, 2014, Rep. David Schweikert joined House colleagues in a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Department of the Army Secretary John McHugh for the proposed draft rule defining ‘waters of the US’ to be withdrawn and returned for further analysis and revision. The full letter can be read here.



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