The welcome new guidance is Scribd below. Below that is a nice take on the subject from the always reliable and relevant Ecosystem Marketplace:
From Hannah Kett and Ecosystems Marketplace:
US Aims to Expand Wetland Protection
Author: Hannah Kett
9 May 2011 | The Obama administration last week proposed a national clean water framework that could expand the protection of wetlands and waterways across the United States by providing new guidance for the Clean Water Act (CWA) that clarifies which waters and wetlands the CWA protects and which it does not. Comments can be offered here.
The new framework encompasses all current actions aimed at ensuring clean water across the country, as well as future plans for continued collaboration with communities and NGOs. It has won support from conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts and regulators alike for aiming to expand protection of waterways without requiring new legislation or violating Supreme Court decisions that threw the definition of covered wetlands into question.
”The steps we’re outlining today will be instrumental to protecting the waters of the United States, and ensuring that the vital natural resources our communities depend on for their health and their economy are safeguarded for generations to come,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson at the time of the release.