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EPA Shares Draft Industrial Stormwater General Permit for Public Comment

February 27, 2020

On Feb. 27, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment a draft of its general permit to regulate stormwater discharges from most industrial activities. Construction companies that perform activities associated with cement or concrete manufacturing, asphalt paving, minerals mining, or landfill operations will all likely be impacted by changes to EPA’s Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). The MSGP applies where EPA is the permitting authority and sets the standard for related general permits issued by states. AGC is working with a coalition to submit comments to EPA in advance of the deadline.

EPA will take comments on the draft MSGP during a 60-day comment period, which begins upon publication of the proposal in the Federal Register. The pre-publication version is available now for review. Comments can be submitted on www.regulations.gov for docket ID # EPA-HQ-OW-2019-0372. EPA will update its website when the comment period officially opens. EPA also will deliver an informational webcast (same content) in March and April to give an overview of the proposed changes to the permit.

Webcast 1: Proposed 2020 MSGP

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Register

Webcast 2: Proposed 2020 MSGP

Thursday, April 9, 2020

1:00-2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Register

For more information or to share any comments or concerns, contact Melinda Tomaino at melinda.tomaino@agc.org.

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