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May 30, 2014

UPDATED MEDIA ADVISORY: Rep. Schweikert Hosts Joint Roundtable on EPA Water Rule

Scottsdale, Ariz., May 30, 2014— Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment for the House Science, Space, and Technology committee and House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power member, Rep. Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (R-AZ) will host a joint roundtable to discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed rule to expand the definition of “navigable waters of the United States.’

The roundtable titled: “Full Disclosure: What the EPA Waters Rule Means for Arizona.”

This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Monday, June 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Arizona State Capitol
Senate Hearing Room 1
1700 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Participants Include: U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, U.S. Congressman David Schweikert, Chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on the Environment, U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S., Member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water and Power, U.S. Congressman Matt Salmon, U.S. Congressman Trent Franks, and Arizona State Senator Gail Griffin, Chairman of the Senate Government and Environment Committee.

Panelists include: Michael Lacey of the Arizona Department of Water Resources, Governor Gregory Mendoza of Gila River Indian Community, Jay Johnson of the Central Arizona Project, Dr. Kirsten Engel of the University of Arizona, Stefanie Smallhouse of the Arizona Farm Bureau, Bob Lynch of Irrigation and Electrical Districts’ Association of Arizona, Spencer Kamps of the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona, Matthew Hinck of the Arizona Rock Products Association, and Nicole LaSlavic – Arizona Association of Realtors.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and Commanding General and Chief of Engineers for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Lieutenant General Thomas Bostick were invited to attend but declined the invitation to participate.  


Participants in the Roundtable will be hosting a press conference in Conference Room A immediately following the roundtable, at 1:00 p.m. 


The public hearing packet is available here. The proposed rule can be downloaded here and the corresponding study released with the rule can be downloaded here

Contact: Maggie Zehring, & (202) 680-9613

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