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EPA/WATER RIN: 2040-AF27 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: Effluent Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Industry--Revision 

This action will address an error that was identified in the Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELG) for the Construction & Development (C&D) Point Source Category. The C&D rule was issued on December 1, 2009, and became effective on February 1, 2010. The 2009 ELG rule contained a numeric effluent limit for turbidity, based on the application of passive treatment technology. Subsequent to promulgation, EPA received two petitions for reconsideration of the C&D rule. The petitions pointed out a potential error in the calculation of the numeric limit. Based on the EPA's examination of the underlying dataset, the calculations in the existing administrative record are not adequate to support the numeric effluent limit. EPA issued a stay of the numeric limitation on January 4, 2011. The stay will be in place until a new limit is finalized or the limit is withdrawn through a rulemaking action. The EPA has issued a Federal Register notice soliciting additional data. The EPA intends to propose a correction rule for public comment and then take final action on a revised limitation in the future.

Agency: Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Long-Term Actions 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 450   
Legal Authority: 33 U.S.C. 1311    33 U.S.C. 1312 "CWA 302"    33 U.S.C. 1314    33 U.S.C. 1316    33 U.S.C. 1341    33 U.S.C. 1342    33 U.S.C. 1361    33 U.S.C. 1370   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
Notice  01/03/2012  77 FR 112   
NPRM  To Be Determined 
Additional Information: Docket #:EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0884
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: Federal, Local, State 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Information URL:  
Sectors Affected: 236 Construction of Buildings; 237 Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Jesse Pritts
Environmental Protection Agency
Mail Code 4303T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20460
Phone:202 566-1038

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