Fed. Facilities Can't Avoid Stormwater Cleanup Fees

Law360, New York (June 20, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT) -- Municipal stormwater management agencies achieved a major victory on May 25, 2012, when a federal judge in Washington state ruled for the cities of Renton and Vancouver, Wash., holding the federal government must pay those cities for the costs of cleaning up stormwater from federal facilities for assessments made prior to the passage of clarifying legislation that took effect in January 2011.[1]

This ruling supports local governments nationally in their efforts to collect past-due stormwater service charges from federal facilities discharging into municipal storm sewer systems...
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