On Aug. 17, U.S. Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), called on Committee Chair Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) to hold oversight hearings on the proposed stormwater rule. Inhofe cites concern about the impact of the proposed rule on the development community, stating that “the rule has the potential to be one of the most costly regulations EPA has ever promulgated.”  More information is available at the EPW Minority website, and information regarding specific concerns is available in a letter signed by several within the EPW minority.