EPA Ups Ante On Water Regulation, Enforcement

Law360, New York (January 22, 2010, 4:44 PM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making good on its promise of a more stringent approach to water quality management with an increased focus on nonpoint sources, more enforcement actions from government and nonprofit entities, and numeric limits on certain pollutants, experts say.

On the nonpoint front, the EPA will crack down on such things as large municipal sewer and stormwater systems that overflow during storms, agricultural runoff and construction site runoff, according to Ronald J. Tenpas, co-chair of the environmental practice at Morgan Lewis &...
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