KLA filed official comments November 13 with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in opposition to the agencies’ proposed rule that would redefine waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). The WOTUS proposal would dramatically increase federal jurisdiction over features like ponds, dry stream beds and floodplains. It now goes back to the agencies for a review of the comments before a final rule can be issued. Publication of a final rule is expected in the summer or fall of next year, unless Congress acts to block the proposal.
     Also submitting comments in opposition to the rule was the Kansas Agricultural Alliance (KAA), which is comprised of nearly every major ag-related organization in the state.  KLA staff, along with staff from other KAA member organizations, helped craft the KAA comments.


KLA Vice President of Communications Todd Domer previews issues to be discussed during standing committee and council meetings early next month at the KLA Convention in Wichita.