Cities Warn EPA Over Plan To Retain Stormwater Policy In Rule Preamble

January 13, 2023
A Minnesota municipal coalition is raising concerns that EPA is seeking to continue its regulation of small municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) discharges based on their presence in an “urbanized area” via preamble language in a related direct final rule, charging it may be an “inappropriate exercise” of EPA power to regulate in such a way without formal notice and comment. The Minnesota Cities Stormwater Coalition’s (MCSC) concern, spelled out in a letter to EPA last month, could signal...

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