Agencies Soup Up CWA To Clean Up Mass. River

Law360, New York (November 17, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In an effort to clean up the Charles River, federal and state regulators in Massachusetts are implementing “next generation” Clean Water Act protections to reduce pollution caused by stormwater.

The expanded CWA will require commercial and residential facilities with two or more acres of impervious area, including parking lots, roofs and roads, to regulate stormwater runoff, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday.

The stormwater regulations aim to limit phosphorous contamination in the Charles River by requiring permits for applicable facilities in three upriver towns, Milford,...
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