Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   

Beef Buzz News


NCBA Urges EPA to Press Pause on New WOTUS Rulemaking

Thu, 06 Oct 2022 10:32:02 CDT

NCBA Urges EPA to Press Pause on New WOTUS Rulemaking Senior Farm and Ranch Broadcaster, Ron Hays, is back with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Executive Director for National Resources and Executive Director of the Public Lands Council, Kaitlynn Glover, talking about urging the Biden administration to press pause on a new WOTUS (Waters of the U.S.) rule.

The NCBA has urged the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to halt their efforts for now on a new WOTUS rule. The Biden administration is working swiftly on their new rule currently, but Glover said they have asked the EPA to wait until the Supreme Court makes its ruling on the Sacket v. EPA case to avoid two rulemakings.

Now that the Supreme Court has taken in oral arguments on the Sackett v. EPA case, it is likely that a ruling can be expected in early 2023.

“We have urged the EPA and the Army Corps to pause their rulemaking,” Glover said. “It has been such a significant whiplash for cattle producers, for private landowners, and even for the agency itself.”

On average, Glover said the WOTUS rule has changed every 3.5 years because of the way the definition has changed.

“For the EPA to proceed with their rulemaking- to have a race to the finish line with the Supreme Court, is not a responsible regulatory perspective at this stage,” Glover said. “What we really want is a very clear definition of what is jurisdictional and in order for the EPA and for stakeholders to come to a conclusion on what that clear definition is, we are going to have to know where the Supreme Court is coming down on us, even if the EPA were to finalize this new definition before the court issues their decision, the agencies are going to have to go back to the drawing board.”

No matter what this court says, Glover said the administration is going to have to revisit the rule.

“So, rather than having a two for one- a rulemaking special, here in back-to-back years, we have urged the EPA to pause their process to allow for this Supreme Court process to move forward,” Glover said. “I’ll tell you right now that the rule is at OMB, the Office of Management and Budget. As we look at the administration’s process, they have moved swiftly to issue a final rule to have their positions in public, on paper, and move to enactment. This is exactly the wrong step to take for any administration, but to replace a rule just to spite a previous administration or in spite of a previous administration is not a significant enough motivation to take this kind of action.”

Glover said she is hopeful that the agencies will take a second look and realize that their timeline does not match a responsible regulatory process with respect to the Supreme Court.

“At the end of the day, NCBA, and our partners we have been really clear,” Glover said. “What we want to see in a definition of WOTUS, we want it to be clear and consistent, we don’t want this back and forth, but we also want to make sure that it’s common sense. Don’t regulate the things that are very clearly isolated, that very clearly don’t have that relative permanence.”

Glover said the conservation work that cattle producers do on a daily basis should not result in additional regulation for them. Maintaining those strong ag exemptions like stock ponds and farm ditches, she added, is critical in any final rule.

“The concern is, if there is more back and forth with the administration or EPA, or Army Corps on a WOTUS definition, because of the way they have handled timing with the court, the concern is that one of those things would be missed or that you would have less of a focus on making a good rule- a durable rule,” Glover said. “We want something that is clear, something that is durable, and something that makes sense.”

Glover said a WOTUS ruling needs to be one that support the work that cattle producers do to create and maintain healthy and safe water. The question of durability, she added, is absolutely key.

“I, for one, would really like to see the administration do it once and do it right, rather than have this back and forth that we seem to see coming down the road,” Glover said.


Click the LISTEN BAR below to listen to Ron Hays and Kaitlynn Glover talking about urging EPA to press pause on redefining WOTUS.


   

   

Listen to Kaitlynn Glover Talk About Asking EPA to Halt WOTUS Rulemaking
right-click to download mp3

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 

Beef News

  • NPPC's Michael Formica Feeling Positive About Supreme Courts Upcoming Proposition 12 Decision  Mon, 05 Dec 2022 10:08:27 CST
  • NCBA Fights to Improve Marketing Options for Cattle Producers  Fri, 02 Dec 2022 09:58:28 CST
  • Chinese Consumers Continue to Grow Appetite for U.S. Beef  Thu, 01 Dec 2022 09:23:49 CST
  • Merck Creates Value for Producers and Consumers with Technology and Biopharmaceuticals   Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:55:28 CST
  • NCBA’s Todd Wilkinson Ready to Fight Back Against Regulatory Overreach in the Cattle Industry   Tue, 29 Nov 2022 10:13:33 CST
  • NCBA and PLC Call ESA Listing Plan of Lesser Prairie Chicken Punitive for Cattle Producers in Southern Plains  Wed, 23 Nov 2022 14:51:02 CST
  • November Cattle on Feed Report Confirms October Pattern of Lower Placements and Tighter Cattle Numbers in Feedlots  Tue, 22 Nov 2022 05:07:02 CST
  • Turning the Corner- OSU's Derrell Peel Sees Tighter Cattle Inventories into 2023 in Latest Cattle on Feed Report  Mon, 21 Nov 2022 04:36:33 CST
  • Turning the Corner- OSU's Derrell Peel Sees Tighter Cattle Inventories into 2023 in Latest Cattle on Feed Report  Mon, 21 Nov 2022 04:27:40 CST
  • Midterm Elections to Set Stage for What Can Be Expected in 2023 Farm Bill  Mon, 07 Nov 2022 12:13:57 CST
  • USMEF's Dan Halstrom Remains Cautiously Optimistic about Strong Beef Demand Going Forward  Thu, 03 Nov 2022 09:35:46 CDT
  • Economic Factors Create Hesitancy in Beef Plant Expansion Plans  Wed, 02 Nov 2022 11:03:34 CDT
  • NCBA's Mike Simone Says Consumer Interest in Fake Meat is on the Decline  Tue, 01 Nov 2022 11:41:02 CDT
  • Beef Remains Valued Product for Consumers as it Allows Them to Stretch their Dollar  Mon, 31 Oct 2022 09:15:56 CDT
  • Hugh Aljoe Provides Methods to Begin and Maintain Good Land Stewardship  Fri, 28 Oct 2022 09:30:13 CDT
  • Implement Soil Health Practices Now to Increase Forage Production when Rains Come  Thu, 27 Oct 2022 15:14:07 CDT
  • Third Beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300 Promotes the Beef Industry on a National Level  Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:32:23 CDT
  • Latest Cattle on Feed Report from USDA Implies Fewer Pounds of Beef Available in 2023   Tue, 25 Oct 2022 10:17:53 CDT
  • OSU's Derrell Peel- Lower Placements and Smaller On Feed Number Highlight October Cattle on Feed Report  Sun, 23 Oct 2022 12:45:37 CDT
  • Beef Checkoff Research Continues to Share Beef Sustainability Story with Consumers  Fri, 21 Oct 2022 09:23:36 CDT
  • Beef Checkoff Research Works to Ensure Consumers Beef is a Product They Can Trust  Thu, 20 Oct 2022 13:44:44 CDT
  • Odds for Significant Wheat Pasture Going Lower Daily in the Southern Plains  Wed, 19 Oct 2022 14:35:46 CDT
  • NCBA Weighs in on California's Proposition 12   Tue, 18 Oct 2022 11:32:24 CDT
  • 2022 Stockyards Steak Out Takes Oklahoma Beef to the Next Level  Mon, 17 Oct 2022 11:09:07 CDT
  • Holding Onto Your Cow Herd a Little Longer is Projected to Pay Off, says Randy Blach  Fri, 14 Oct 2022 08:14:05 CDT
  • Randy Blach Confident in Better Cattle Market Conditions Down the Road  Thu, 13 Oct 2022 09:43:02 CDT
  • No Imports or Exports Would Result in a Smaller U.S. Beef Cattle Industry  Wed, 12 Oct 2022 16:11:15 CDT
  • Derrell Peel Explains Why International Trade of Beef is Valuable  Tue, 11 Oct 2022 08:19:29 CDT
  • Animal Agriculture Hopeful for a Win as U.S. Supreme Court Looks at California's Proposition 12   Mon, 10 Oct 2022 09:26:17 CDT
  • Amy Hagerman Highlights Federal Drought Help for Cattlemen and Lower Pricing for Forage/Water Testing from OSU   Fri, 07 Oct 2022 09:43:15 CDT
  • NCBA Urges EPA to Press Pause on New WOTUS Rulemaking  Thu, 06 Oct 2022 10:32:04 CDT
  • Kaitlynn Glover Reviews Supreme Court Oral Arguments on WOTUS  Wed, 05 Oct 2022 09:45:32 CDT
  • NCBA Working to Keep GIPSA Rules in the Past   Tue, 04 Oct 2022 09:15:31 CDT
  • NCBA's Colin Woodall Believes Beef is a Key Part of the Solution to Stamping out Hunger  Mon, 03 Oct 2022 11:52:58 CDT
  • Federal Disaster Programs Available to Aid Producers in Forage Loss and Transportation   Fri, 30 Sep 2022 08:53:09 CDT

  •  

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma Beef council Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Union Mutual Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association KIS FUTURES, INC.
       

       

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2022 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.