Authored by Daniel Lee

On March 6, 2014, EPA revised its Clean Water Act regulations for construction projects that are required to obtain NPDES permits for discharges of stormwater and other wastewater. The revised regulations clarify required management practices and provide some additional flexibility for implementing them. The revisions include three elements.

First, the rule provides a

Owners, contractors and designers should be aware of new requirements for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for stormwater discharges associated with construction activity.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued final regulations establishing effluent limitations guidelines and new source performance standards for stormwater discharges from construction sites. 

 

Although the final regulations