County's Runoff Plan Violates CWA Permit, Appeals Panel Says

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT) -- A Washington state appeals court on Tuesday found a county’s plan to mitigate increased stormwater runoff from new developments through a reduction in runoff at other locations violated its state-issued permit designed to enforce the Clean Water Act.

A three-judge appeals panel upheld a ruling by the state Department of Ecology’s Pollution Control Hearings Board that Clark County, Wash.’s plan was unacceptable, saying the board acted within its authority, did not violate Washington’s land use rules and that the plan does not afford the required protection...
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