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Main Title Backgrounder on the Proposed Revised Federal Manual for Wetlands Delineation.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds.
Publisher 14 Aug 91
Year Published 1991
Stock Number PB95-194338
Additional Subjects Wetlands ; Water pollution abatement ; Revisions ; Hydrology ; Alternatives ; Vegetation ; Regulations ; Clean Water Acts ; Public opinion ; Wetlands Delineation Manual
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB95-194338 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 09/02/1995
Collation 14p
The report discusses the proposed revisions to the 1989 'Federal Manual for Identifying and Delineating Jurisdictional Wetlands' (1989 Federal Manual) and provides a brief overview of the history and current status of the proposed revisions. The 1989 Federal Manual describes how to delineate vegetated wetlands for the purpose of determining areas regulated as 'waters of the United States' under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act as well as for the purpose of implementing Swampbuster provisions under the Conservation Title of the Food Security Act of 1985, as amended. Major revisions to the 1989 Federal Manual have been proposed to address technical concerns identified in implementing the Federal Manual over the past two years, to reduce misinterpretations and the possibility of erroneous wetland determinations, and to better explain the 1989 Federal Manual's usage.