In its published notice of the Draft Guidance, EPA has provided an opportunity for public participation through the submission of public comments to the rulemaking docket. However, EPA has unnecessarily limited this opportunity to 30-days. This brief time period is even more constraining, as it occurs during the holiday season and the end of the year, further limiting the ability of state officials to examine and provide meaningful input in response to the Draft Guidance. Therefore, ACWA respectfully requests that EPA extend the period for public comments to the Draft Guidance for at least an additional 30 days.
WOTUS - MAUI - DRAFT Comments - Extension Request (v1) - 20231130