EPA Targets Stormwater Runoff In Southern Maine

Law360, New York (December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered numerous businesses in southern Maine — including the state's largest shopping complex, the Maine Mall — to begin treating stormwater runoff to protect the 3.5-square-mile Long Creek watershed.

The EPA announced Friday that it is exercising its “residual designation authority” under the Clean Water Act, which allows the agency to regulate previously uncontrolled sources of stormwater pollution that contributes to water quality problems. The ruling affects more than 110 department stores, grocery stores, office parks, hotels and other developments...
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