DEP is in the process of finalizing changes to individual and general permits for municipal storm sewer systems that would result in stringent and costly requirements on municipalities throughout the Commonwealth. I recently co-authored an article for publication in The Legal Intelligencer on these changes, and how municipalities can address them.
DEP’s proposed changes modify major components of the permitting scheme, and it is expected that many municipalities that have so far avoided these rules will now become subject to them. DEP expects to finalize the changes in late 2016, with applications for amended permits due in the fall of 2017. Municipalities should start planning immediately to address the new rules.
For more information, a complete copy of the article can be read here.