Georgia Cotton Commission Submits Comments on WOTUS Rule

On August 27, the Georgia Cotton Commission submitted comments on the Biden Administration’s proposed reinstatement of the Waters of the United State (WOTUS) rule. When originally introduced in 2015, the WOTUS brought confusion by its inconsistent definition and contradiction to rules from state regulators in Georgia and across the country. The Navigable Protection Waters Rule (NWPR), which has since been struck down by an Arizona District Court, brought clarity and understanding to a regulation that has caused issues for years. The Georgia Cotton Commission expressed concerns with the potential reinstatement of WOTUS, as it will bring back inconsistency and confusion. The Commission is hopeful that the administration will give farmers the opportunity to make the most sustainable decisions for their unique operations.