Inside EPA - 11/14/2014

EPA Urged To Exclude Stormwater Controls From CWA Jurisdiction Policy

November 12, 2014
EPA's local government advisers, stormwater managers and some environmentalists are urging the agency to specify in its Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction rule that man-made stormwater and green infrastructure features such as ditches, pipes and municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) components are not considered "waters of the United States." The proposed rule, which EPA is taking comment on through Nov. 14, has drawn criticism from many quarters, including charges from industry and GOP lawmakers that it would unlawfully expand...


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