After several short extensions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released official dates for the National Stormwater Rulemaking: June 10, 2013 for release of the proposed rule and Dec. 10, 2014 for release of the final rule.  These dates are a result of negotiations between EPA and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, as a letter of agreement signed between the groups established initial rulemaking milestone dates.  EPA is expected to continue work gathering information and analyzing costs and benefits on the rule through the summer and into the fall before assembling a draft proposed rule. EPA will likely submit the draft to the Office of Management and Budget in early 2013. EPA has not yet posted information reflecting these dates, please follow updates directly from EPA.