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EPA Issues Guidance to Control Urban Runoff Pollution

December 13, 2005

EPA Issues Guidance to Control Urban Runoff Pollution

On December 6, 2005, EPA released the National Management Measures to Control Nonpoint Source Pollution from Urban Areas. This comprehensive document will help local governments and others protect water resources from polluted runoff that can result from everyday activities and urban development. The guidance will also help municipalities and other regulated entities implement their Phase I and Phase II NPDES Stormwater programs. This publication includes voluntary guidance on 12 management measures designed to prevent and control runoff pollutants from urban and suburban lands. The management measures cover topics such as watershed assessment and protection runoff from new and existing development, road networks, and construction sites septic system impacts pollution prevention and inspection and maintenance of urban runoff management practices.


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