The Waters of the United States Rule is getting revamped. In the last month, the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hosted six listening sessions on the issue. The agencies are also reviewing more than 32,000 pre-proposal recommendations. EPA Administrator Michael Regan says the plan is to hold dialogues and regional roundtables later this fall and winter. The goal is creating a more durable WOTUS definition that provides certainty. “The agencies won’t be reinstating the Navigable Waters Protection rule or the Clean Water rule. It’s our intent to learn from stakeholder experiences.” The EPA is focused on rulemaking and hope to propose a foundational rule this November. “A second rule building on that foundation should be released next winter.” Regan made the comments at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s annual meeting. Hear the story.