Construction Industry News: EPA Trying to Pass New Stormwater Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency recently created a general permit for stormwater runoff from construction sites. The new permit – titled the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)  – went into effect on February 16, 2012.

For more information, refer to the following: FR Notice (PDF) (8 pp, 180K).

The 2012 CGP replaced the 2008 CGP, which expired on February 15, 2012. This new permit will provide coverage for eligible new and existing construction projects for a period of five years.

Features of the 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP)

• The 2012 CGP includes a number of modifications to the 2008 CGP, many of which are necessary to implement the new Effluent Limitations Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards for Construction and Development point sources, known as the “C&D rule.”

• Does not include turbidity limits.

For background on the EPA’s original rule and related legal wrangling, see EPA to Reconsider Key Aspect of Construction Stormwater Rule, by attorneys Meline MacCurdy and Russell Prugh of Marten Law (September 30, 2010).

If you have any questions about the EPA Proposed Stormwater Rule or if you have a construction project that you need completed right the first time, please contact Reliable Contracting by calling 410-987-0313 or visit our website.

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