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EPA To Release Construction General Permit Without Numeric Turbidity Limits

By mid-February, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to release a final construction general permit (CGP) for 2012. It will not include numeric turbidity limits, and states not using EPA’s CGP will not be required to incorporate the limit and associated monitoring requirements into their permits. EPA stayed the numeric turbidity limit of […]

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EPA Revises Numeric Limits for Runoff From Construction Sites

On Nov. 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent the Office of Management and Budget revised construction and development effluent limitation guidelines (ELG). The agency withdrew numeric turbidity limits proposed in 2009. These new guidelines are based on new treatment performance data and will set the first numeric limits for stormwater runoff. The numeric […]

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EPA Withdraws Numeric Turbidity Limit for Construction Runoff

On Aug. 12, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) withdrew a proposed rule that would have enacted the first federal numeric turbidity limit for runoff from construction sites. In 2010, EPA dropped the limit of 280 nephlometric turbidity units (NTUs) from the construction and development industry’s effluent guidelines, published in the December 2009 Federal Register. […]

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WEF Comments on Proposed Construction General Permit

Last month, public comment ended on the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) construction general permit (CGP). The permit relates to stormwater discharges from construction sites and is designed to minimize soil erosion and the delivery of sediment to receiving waters. The most significant changes to the permit include a numeric effluent limit for turbidity […]

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EPA Extends Comment Periods

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 […]

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U.S. EPA Proposes New Construction General Permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a draft Construction General Permit (CGP), which regulates stormwater discharges from construction sites. This is a modified version of the 2008 CGP that contains more provisions for protecting water quality. The new CGP would require all construction sites to implement management practices that prevent pollution and erosion by […]

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