Waters of the U.S.

Interpretive Rule Regarding the Applicability of Clean Water Act Section 404

The purpose of this interpretive rule is to clarify the applicability of the exemption from permitting provided under section 404(f)(1)(A) of the Clean Water Act to discharges of dredged of fill material associated with certain agricultural conservation practices based on the Natural Resources Conservation Service conservation practice standards that are designed and implemented to protect and enhance water quality.

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