EPA's 2017 construction stormwater permit takes effect
From Construction Dive:
  • The U.S. Office of Management and Budget approved the Environmental Protection Agency's 2017 Construction Stormwater Permit, effective Feb. 16, 2017, according to The National Law Review.
  • The prior version of the permit was issued in 2012 and expired on Feb. 15, allowing the EPA to add new requirements including a ban on non-stormwater discharges containing hazardous elements, changes to technology-based effluent erosion-control constraints and new requirements for permitting. The permit also requires joint and shared liability for compliance.
  • The five-year permit authorizes stormwater discharges related to construction projects disrupting one or more acres as well as discharges on smaller sites within a larger development plan. Applicable in the District of Columbia, Idaho, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Mexico, the permit could be a model for other states' stormwater discharge requirements under the federal CWA. read the full article


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