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Stormwater Discharge: Preventing Enforcement Actions

Constantly changing federal, state and local regulations governing stormwater discharges are intended to improve the management and control of runoff water, but the practical result often increases both the complexity of compliance and cost of noncompliance. It is absolutely critical to know when you are subject to stormwater regulations, under what circumstances permits are required, and what to do upon receiving a notice of violation or enforcement from the regulator or a notice of intent to sue from an environmental group.

In an article published in Facility Executive, Meyers Nave Principal Greg Newmark explains how stormwater regulations differently impact the operation of existing facilities, design of new and modified facilities, and management of construction projects. Greg also describes the primary steps for developing and implementing Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans and best practices for avoiding noncompliance and the associated fines.

Please click here to read the article.