EPA To Update Effluent Guidelines For Construction Sites

Law360, New York (March 29, 2013, 3:51 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it is introducing changes to effluent rules for construction sites, including removing a numerical standard for water cloudiness, to fulfill a settlement with building groups that opposed previous proposed changes.

Updates to the Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category rule, or C&D rule, were first proposed in 2009, but the Wisconsin Builders Association and others challenged them in the Seventh Circuit, resulting in a settlement that saw some amendments to the...
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