The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published a rule in the Federal Register Tuesday with updates to the pre-2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. New regulations defining federally protected waterways were announced in November. The Biden administration in August repealed Trump’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule, promulgated under WOTUS last year. EPA Administrator Michael Regan says the transition was created to bring clarity to WOTUS. Regan says the Biden administration’s goal is to create a durable definition of WOTUS that protects the environment and is grounded in the experience of those who work with U.S. waters.

Read more on the WOTUS update here.