The public now has until July 11 to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) draft Construction General Permit (CGP). The CGP regulates stormwater discharges from construction sites greater than 0.4 ha (1 ac) and small plots that are part of a larger planned development. The permit applies in states, territories, and tribal lands where EPA is the permitting authority.
EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have published a 30-day extension for the public comment period on the draft guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act. The Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.) will submit comments, which are now due July 31.