Most significantly, it would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from expanding the scope of the Clean Water Act. This would prohibit these two agencies from regulating numerous bodies of water. In addition, this legislation would implement:
- A stronger definition for the types of waters protected by the Clean Water Act under the Federal Register.
- Clarifications on how the EPA and the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers identify waters that should be protected.
- Guidelines for certain types of discharges produced by agricultural conservation practices that don’t require special permits.