EPA's New Stormwater Effluent Limitation RulesG. Fritz Hain and G. Scott Walters
June 21, 2010 — 331 views
On December 1, 2009 the U.S. EPA issued a longanticipated final stormwater rule, which impacts nearly every construction and development project in the United States. EPA promulgated the rule, titled “Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category”, pursuant to authority delegated it under the federal Clean Water Act. Now, for the first time, construction professionals are faced with an enforceable numeric limit on stormwater discharges from largeconstruction sites, and must monitor stormwater discharge to ensure compliance with the numeric limit.