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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF13 Publication ID: Fall 2014 
Title: Stormwater Regulations Revision to Address Discharges From Developed Sites 

Stormwater discharges from developed areas are a major cause of degradation of surface waters. Stormwater conveys pollutants to nearby waterbodies and can impact the hydrology of waterbodies because of increased stormwater discharge volumes and velocities. Current stormwater regulations were promulgated in 1990 and 1999. In 2006, the Office of Water asked the National Research Council (NRC) to review the stormwater program and recommend ways to strengthen it. The NRC Report, which was finalized in October 2008, found that the current stormwater program " not likely to adequately control stormwater's contribution to waterbody impairment" and recommended that EPA take action to address the harmful effects of stormwater. This action could propose requirements for managing stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites and may propose regulating additional municipal separate storm sewer systems.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.26    40 CFR 122.30-37   
Legal Authority: 33 USC 1251 et seq   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Judicial  12/10/2014 - Settlement Agreement deadline for Final Action - Fowler, et al. v. EPA; # 09-0005; D. D.C.; as per 6/28/2012 modification  12/10/2014 
NPRM  Judicial  6/17/2013 - Settlement Agreement deadline for NPRM - Fowler, et al. v. EPA; # 09-0005; D. D.C.; as per 6/10/2013 modification  06/17/2013 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: EPA Docket information: EPA-HQ-OW-2009-0817.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Federalism: Yes 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Connie Bosma
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 4203M, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 564-6773
Fax:202 564-6431

Janet Goodwin
Environmental Protection Agency
4303T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1060