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Flyer on Watershed Academy Webcasts (PDF) (2 pp, 798K, About PDF), Dec. 2006, EPA 841-K-06-001. Copies of this free flyer may be ordered from National Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP) at 513-489-8190 or 800-490-9198 or send an email to nscep@bps-lmit.com.

Local watershed organizations, municipal leaders, and others are invited to sign up for these free, on-line webcast training sessions. Attendees must register in advance to participate in webcasts. During the webcasts, trainees log onto the Web to participate in live training conducted by expert instructors. Your computer must have the capability of playing sound in order to attend the webcasts.  The Watershed Academy offers a certificate to those who attend webcasts. Streaming audio versions of past Webcasts are available below.

EPA's Watershed Academy is pleased to sponsor its 83rd free Webcast Seminar on Mon. April 7, 2014.

Mon. April 7, 2014 Webcast on "Waters of the U.S. Proposed Rule"


  • Nancy Stoner, Acting Assistant Administrator, Office of Water, U.S. EPA
  • Donna Downing, Jurisdiction Team Leader, Wetlands Division, U.S. EPA

Join us to learn more about the recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) jointly released proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. The proposed rule will benefit businesses by increasing efficiency in determining coverage of the Clean Water Act. This Webcast will provide a broad overview of the proposed rule and its costs and benefits. View the proposed rule.


Determining Clean Water Act protection for streams and wetlands became confusing and complex following Supreme Court decisions in 2001 and 2006. For nearly a decade, members of Congress, state and local officials, industry, agriculture, environmental groups, and the public have asked for a rulemaking to provide clarity.

The proposed rule clarifies protection for streams and wetlands. The proposed definitions of waters will apply to all Clean Water Act programs. It does not protect any new types of waters that have not historically been covered under the Clean Water Act and is consistent with the Supreme Court's more narrow reading of Clean Water Act jurisdiction.

"We are clarifying protection for the upstream waters that are absolutely vital to downstream communities," EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said when the rule was released March 25.  "Clean water is essential to every single American, from families who rely on safe places to swim and healthy fish to eat, to farmers who need abundant and reliable sources of water to grow their crops, to hunters and fishermen who depend on healthy waters for recreation and their work, and to businesses that need a steady supply of water for operations."

The Webcast presentation will be posted in advance at the Watershed Academy Webcast Seminars site.  Also, webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance.

2 hour Webcast

1 pm - 3:00 pm Eastern 12 pm - 2:00 pm Central 11 am - 1:00 pm Mountain 10 am - 12:00 pm Pacific

Archived Versions of Past Webcasts

Archived versions of past webcasts are available on many exciting watershed tools, programs and opportunities! You can also subscribe to the podcast feed of these webcasts in iTunes iTunes feed or another RSS aggregator subscribe to the RSS feed



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