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EPA Revises Stormwater Regulations for Stormwater Discharges

EPA – November 30, 2012

EPA has revised its stormwater regulations to clarify that a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is not required for stormwater discharges from logging roads. EPA is taking this action in response to Northwest Environmental Defense Center v. Brown, in which the court held that stormwater runoff from certain logging roads is a point source discharge of industrial stormwater that requires an NPDES permit. EPA did not intend for logging roads to be regulated as industrial facilities and has revised its stormwater regulations to clarify the Agency's intent. Click here for more information.