COMMENTS: WGA defines areas for Army Corps of Engineers to collaborate with states

The Western Governors’ Association defined areas in which communication and collaboration between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) and state governments can be reinforced and strengthened in comments submitted on October 17, 2017. WGA identified two rules being developed by the Corps that demonstrate the need to recognize and respect the balance of power between states and federal agencies: defining “Waters of the United States” and the “Surplus Water” Rule. “By operating as authentic collaborators on the development and execution of agency rules and policy,” the Governors assert in the comments, “states and federal agencies can demonstrably improve their service to the public.” Read, download the comments.


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