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  • No National Stormwater Rule, Now What?

    No National Stormwater Rule, Now What? Warmer temperatures have broken out in most of the country, thankfully putting a lid on the bitter chill of winter. While others were deep in hibernation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was busy making announcements that will significantly affect the trajectory of stormwater regulation around the country. In late March, EPA’s Office of Water released an official statement that it is deferring development of a National Post-Construction Stormwater Rule in lieu of more targeted, locally-driven efforts to help municipalities better control stormwater runoff. Additionally, three petitions submitted by NGO groups to EPA Regions 1, 3, and 9, requesting they use their residual designation authority (RDA) under the Clean Water Act to regulate additional sources of stormwater discharges into impaired waters,[…]

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