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Tribal Consultation

EPA’s Proposed Rule to Revise CWA Section 404 Tribal and State Program Regulations

Deadline: October 13, 2023

On July 19, 2023, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule to revise the Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 Tribal and State Program Regulations. The proposed regulatory revision will streamline and clarify the requirements and steps necessary for states and Tribes to administer programs protecting waterways from discharges of dredged or fill material without a permit. EPA's proposal would address key barriers identified by states and Tribes to administering CWA section 404 while expanding opportunities for Tribes to meaningfully engage in permitting actions.

EPA is holding public hearings for interested parties to provide comments. To register, please email:
  • Tribal Input Session: Wed, August 30 (2:30-4:30 PM ET)
  • Public Hearing: Wed, September 6 (3:30-7:30 PM ET)
The deadline to submit comments is October 13, 2023. Comments may be submitted at For more information, please visit