UPA was pleased to be invited and participate in a roundtable discussion with Governor Herbert and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on the topic of the 2015 Waters of the U.S. Rule.  The July 18 meeting also included representatives from all Utah's congressional delegation, DEQ and DNR, SITLA, OED, mining and agriculture.  

After preliminary remarks from Governor Herbert and Administrator Pruitt regarding the 2015 rule and EPA's proposal to rescind it, UPA and the other stakeholders each had an opportunity to comment.  Most comments centered on the need for regulatory certainty and fair and reasonable regulations to protect the State's waters.  Administrator Pruitt was appreciative of the thoughtful comments and the positive working relationship EPA has with the State of Utah.