||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC.; Department of the Interior, Washington, DC.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC. The White House Office.
Recognizing the importance of clean water for healthy people, a healthy economy, and a healthy environment, the Obama Administration is working hard on a broad array of programs and initiatives to protect and enhance the Nations waters. The purpose of this document is to highlight important, ongoing initiatives at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the Department of the Interior (DOI), together with their other Federal partners, to protect our vital water resources. It also shows some important new initiatives, including updated draft guidance regarding Clean Water Act jurisdiction and modernization of the Principles and Guidelines which guide Federal investments in water resources. Taken together, these actions demonstrate a strong commitment by the Obama Administration to build on past progress and work with state, local and tribal governments, communities, and other private and not-for-profit partners across the Nation to design and deploy innovative approaches that directly address todays clean water challenges.