The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has again delayed the release of the stormwater rulemaking schedule, which was expected April 27.  EPA officials stated the schedule will now be released in early to mid-May along with a posting of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to the Federal Register. The posting of the NPRM will officially move the rulemaking from the pre-proposal to the proposal phase, signaling EPA’s intent to move forward on the rulemaking effort.  Recent statements by EPA officials indicate that the proposed rule will likely be released in spring of 2013.