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Stakeholder Input on Proposed Rulemaking and National Listening Sessions

On December 28, 2009, EPA issued a Federal Register Notice (PDF) (6 pp, 76K) seeking stakeholder input to help EPA shape a program to reduce stormwater impacts. Input was provided through both written comments and during a series of public listening sessions. Written comments were due February 26, 2010. EPA is no longer accepting comments associated with the FR Notice. As described in the FR Notice, EPA was seeking input on the following preliminary regulatory considerations:

  • Expand the area subject to federal stormwater regulations;
  • Establish specific requirements to control stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites;
  • Develop a single set of consistent stormwater requirements for all MS4s;
  • Require MS4s to address stormwater discharges in areas of existing development through retrofitting the sewer system or drainage area with improved stormwater control measures; and
  • Explore specific stormwater provisions to protect sensitive areas.

During January - March 2010, EPA held six public listening sessions to allow the public to provide input on regulatory actions that EPA is considering. Brief oral comments (three minutes or less) were accepted at the sessions.

EPA held a "virtual" listening session as a Webcast on February 3, 2010 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Eastern time. After a presentation from EPA, the Webcast allowed members of the public to call in and give brief (3 minute) statements. Audience members were able to listen to the webcast and all public statements using their computer speakers.

The archive of this Webcast is now available.

EPA has made available a copy of EPA''s presentation from the listening sessions (PDF) (30 pp, 2.7MB).

Supporting Information and Related Documents

You can view or download the complete text of the Federal Register notice on the Internet at Exit EPA Site, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0817.

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