WOTUS Public Hearing

Posted by Brad Johnson Tue, 18 Jan 2022 22:00:00 GMT

Join the U.S. EPA and U.S. Department of the Army for an opportunity to comment on the proposed “Waters of the United States” definition. This is the third of three public hearings.

Please visit Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2021-0602 on Regulations.gov for additional information about how to submit a public comment. The comment period on this proposed rule will close on February 7, 2022.

A public hearing to provide interested parties the opportunity to present data, views, or arguments concerning the proposed rule typically consists of morning, afternoon and evening sessions. In a virtual environment, these hearing sessions will be held on different days. To allow more time for speakers, the agencies prerecorded a video introduction and overview of the rule.


Speaker list:

Hearing Session 1: 5:00 PM – 6:25 PM ET
  1. Kristine Oblock, Environment America
  2. Jen Pelz, Rio Grande Waterkeeper/WildEarth Guardians
  3. David Brooks, Montana Trout Unlimited
  4. Ryan Yates, American Farm Bureau Federation
  5. Chris Edgington, National Corn Growers Association
  6. David Simpson, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection
  7. Lauren Williams, New York Farm Bureau
  8. Anne Coan, NC Farm Bureau Federation
  9. Carl Harris, Carl Harris Co., Inc.
  10. Gregory Ugalde, National Association of Home Builders
  11. Tim Kellogg, WDH Real Estate
  12. Kaitlynn Glover, Public Lands Council/ National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
  13. Brandon Reeves, Virginia Cattlemen’s Association
  14. Sparky Wellman, independent cattle producer; Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Member
  15. Jim Magagna, Wyoming Stock Growers Association
  16. Lucy Evert
  17. Kelly Moser, Southern Environmental Law Center
  18. Garrett Hawkins, Missouri Farm Bureau
  19. Lowry Crook, Best Best & Krieger LLP
  20. Alex Ortiz, Sierra Club
  21. Nelson Brooke, Black Warrior Riverkeeper
Hearing Session 2: 6:35 PM – 8 pm ET
  1. Victoria Okula, Arizona Farm Bureau
  2. Thomas Allen, Cook Allen Engineers and Surveyors
  3. Mervin Wright, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
  4. Alexander Funk, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
  5. Michelle Diffenderfer, Lewis Longman & Walker
  6. Charlie Besher , Besher Farms
  7. Kim Bednarek, Okefenokee
  8. Aaron Mintzes, Earthworks
  9. Lisa Gover
  10. Alan Hunt, Musconetcong Watershed Association
  11. Vicki Watson, University of Montana

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emergency response to Hurricane Ida

Posted by Brad Johnson Wed, 06 Oct 2021 14:00:00 GMT

On Wednesday, October 6, at 10:00 AM ET, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works will hold an oversight hearing to examine the response by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Hurricane Ida.

  • Major General William H. “Butch” Graham, Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Brigadier General Thomas J. Tickner, Commanding General, North Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Colonel Stephen F. Murphy, Commander, New Orleans District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers