There's been a lot of action in Washington recently on the legislative and regulatory front. First, thanks to all who signed the WOTUS rescission petition submitted to EPA at the end of September. In all, over 450 signatures were gathered from various segments of the golf industry showing strong support for withdrawal of the 2015 Clean Water Rule and replacement with one that more clearly defines the role of the federal government while taking into account the regulatory work already being done by state agencies across the country.
In addition to the petition, GCSAA led a coalition of golf industry organizations in submitting formal comments to the EPA docket that can be viewed here.
On Sept. 25, GCSAA, CMAA, NCA, PGA of America and NGCOA submitted joint comments to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in response to a Request For Information (RFI) on the crafting of a new Overtime Exemption Rule. The comments conveyed the industry's concerns with the old rule developed under the Obama administration, and what should be included in any new rule put forth by the Trump administration.