[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 25 (Friday, February 6, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Page 6705]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-02175]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army, Corps of Engineers

[EPA-HQ-OW-2013-0820; 9922-59-OW]


Notice of Withdrawal

AGENCIES: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of 
the Army, Department of Defense.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. 
Department of the Army (Army) are announcing the withdrawal of an 
interpretive document addressing the exemption from permitting provided 
under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

DATES: The interpretive rule is withdrawn as of January 29, 2015.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Damaris Christensen, Office of 
Water (4502-T), Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20460; telephone number 202-564-2442; email 
address: [email protected] or Ms. Stacey Jensen, Regulatory Community 
of Practice (CECW-CO-R), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 441 G Street 
NW., Washington, DC 20314; telephone number 202-761-5856; email 
address: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On March 25, 2014, the Agencies signed an, 
``Interpretive Rule Regarding Applicability of the Exemption from 
Permitting under Section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act to Certain 
Agricultural Conservation Practices,'' that addressed applicability of 
the permitting exemption provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the CWA 
to discharges of dredged or fill material associated with certain 
agricultural conservation practices. Congress subsequently directed the 
agencies to withdraw this interpretive rule. See, Consolidated and 
Further Continuing Appropriation Act, 2015, Division D, section 112, 
Public Law 113-235. On January 29, 2015, the agencies signed a 
memorandum withdrawing the interpretive rule and this action is 
effective immediately. The memorandum of understanding signed on March 
25, 2014, by the U.S. EPA, the U.S. Department of the Army and the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, concerning the interpretive rule is also 
withdrawn. The memorandum withdrawing the interpretive rule is 
available on the EPA Web site at http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/agriculture.cfm and in the docket for this notice.

    Dated: January 29, 2015.
Kenneth J. Kopocis,
Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water, Environmental Protection 
Agency.
    Dated: January 29, 2015.
Jo-Ellen Darcy,
Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), Department of the Army.
[FR Doc. 2015-02175 Filed 2-5-15; 8:45 am]
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