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www.agc.orgFebruary 24, 2010 / Issue No. 3-10
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Water
Webinar - EPA's Construction Stormwater Program: What the New Mandated Discharge Limits, Monitoring Requirements and Prescriptive E&S Controls Mean for Contractors
EPA Extends Federal Construction Stormwater General Permit by One Year
MORE Changes to EPA's Oil Spill Rules Take Effect, Amendments Respond to AGC Concerns
Waste
EPA May Expand Coverage of Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
EPA Proposed Regulation of Coal Combustion Waste Expected in April
Air
AGC Explains Why Tighter Federal Air Standards May Mean Construction Bans
California Delays Enforcement of Off-road Diesel Engine Emissions Standards, Agrees to AGC Request for Public Hearing
Climate Change
Update: AGC In-Depth Report on Climate Change
News & Events
Expect More On-Site Compliance Inspections, EPA's 2010 Enforcement Budgets Warns
Part II: How Do I Access Regulations Issued By U.S. EPA?
Water
Webinar - EPA's Construction Stormwater Program: What the New Mandated Discharge Limits, Monitoring Requirements and Prescriptive E&S Controls Mean for Contractors
 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 1:30 - 3:00pm ET

Prepare now for first-time nationwide discharge limits and monitoring requirements for construction site stormwater runoff. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set a numeric limit for how clear the stormwater runoff from construction sites must be and "operators" of those sites that are subject to the numeric limit must monitor all of their stormwater discharges to show compliance. Penalties for violating these new federal requirements - called Construction and Development Effluent Limitations Guidelines (C&D ELG) - may reach $37,500 per day per violation.

Join AGC for this important webinar as EPA experts explain:

  • When the C&D ELG will apply to "operators" of construction projects;
  • The new numeric turbidity limit and discharge monitoring requirements;
  • The mandatory erosion and sediment controls and pollution prevention measures for all sites required to obtain stormwater permit coverage; and
  • The process by which EPA and state water permitting authorities are working to establish the details of how to sample stormwater from construction sites (through their respective NPDES construction general permits).
  • A proposed first-time nation-wide rule that would restrict stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites planned for November 2012.

In addition, AGC's outside legal counsel will discuss why the C&D ELG rule is likely to result in increased exposure of construction stormwater permittees to state and EPA enforcement actions. Webinar participants will also lean of AGC's response to recent national stormwater initiatives aimed at restricting stormwater runoff from construction sites.

For a detailed description of the program and to register online, click here. For content-specific questions, contact pilconisl@agc.org.  For registration-related questions, contact nicholsl@agc.org.

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