The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Jan. 31 that additional time is needed to develop the stormwater rulemaking schedule, pushing the release back from Jan. 30 to March 16. This short-term extension gives the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (Annapolis) and EPA officials more time to negotiate the terms of the rulemaking schedule.  Considering this latest delay and the time required for Office of Management and Budget review, the proposed rule is expected no sooner than this fall.  Analysis to support the rulemaking will continue through this short-term extension.  Read more