• USEPA Region I Issues Draft Stormwater Permit for Commercial Real Estate in Upper Charles River Watershed in Massachusetts
  • April 23, 2010 | Author: H. Hamilton Hackney
  • Law Firm: Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Boston Office
  • USEPA Region I previously announced that it would exercise a seldom used statutory authority to create a new program to regulate stormwater discharges in the Upper Charles River watershed, relying on USEPA‚Äôs so-called Residual DesignationAuthority (RDA) under section 402(p) of the Clean Water Act. Section 402(p) authorizes USEPA to establish additional permitting programs if the existing National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program fails to achieve water quality standards. USEPA has used this authority in only one other instance -- along Long Creek in Portland, Maine.