DOJ Interpretation Improves Localities’ Access to Federal Payments

According to the U.S. Department of Justice’s interpretation, the “Stormwater Amendment” recently passed by the U.S. Congress requires federal agencies to pay local stormwater fees — for the treatment and management of runoff — from their general annual appropriation. This will make it easier for localities to obtain federal money for stormwater improvements. See the March 25 issue of This Week in Washington for more information.

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