Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) President and CEO Daren Coppock has released the following statement after the U.S. EPA and the Department of the Army (Army) published the Navigable Waters Protection Rule to define “Waters of the United States” in the Federal Register:
“EPA has been working for a long time to correct an overreach from the previous administration and we are grateful this process is finally coming to a conclusion.
“Agricultural retailers and their farmer customers have always worked to ensure that they’re protecting our waters and land for everyone’s benefit.
“The new definitions of Waters of the United States are realistic, practical and science-based. We are grateful for this action and to have this issue behind us when the rule officially goes into effect on June 22, 2020.”