New Law Forces US To Pay For Stormwater Pollution

Law360, New York (December 23, 2010, 1:22 PM EST) -- Congress has approved legislation that would stick the federal government with the bill for “reasonable service charges” to local governments managing stormwater runoff pollution from federal facilities, putting it on the hook for the same mitigation fees paid by private citizens and businesses.

S. 3481, a bill to amend the Clean Water Act to clarify federal responsibility for stormwater pollution, was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday by a quick voice vote. The Senate unanimously consented on Tuesday to the bill, which now...
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