Stormwater Discharges from Forest Roads

Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The EPA proposed revisions to its Phase I stormwater regulations (40 CFR 122.26) to specify that stormwater discharges from logging roads should not be included in the definition of "stormwater discharge associated with industrial activity." EPA is taking this action in response to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Northwest Environmental Defense Center (NEDC) v. Brown, which addressed the question of whether discharges from certain logging roads require National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits. The Agency intends to clarify that a permit is not required for these discharges.
RIN: 2040-AF42
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 40 CFR 122.26
Priority: Other Significant
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Publication Period: Spring 2013
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: No
Legal Authorities: 33 USC 1251(a)
Legal Deadlines: None
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: No
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM09/04/201277 FR 53834
Final Rule12/07/201277 FR 72970
Final Rule Effective01/07/2013
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking
Location: HQ-OW

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Oct 04, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 09/04/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195-0184
Comment Period Closed
Jun 22, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 05/23/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195-0001
Comments Not Accepted
Posted: 12/07/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195-0278

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/07/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195-0279
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/07/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195-0280
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 12/07/2012
ID: EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195-0285


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Agency Contact
Jeremy Bauer
202 564-2775
202 564-6392 (Fax)
1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW., 4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
Connie Bosma
202 564-6773
202 564-6431 (Fax)
4203M, Washington, DC 20460
Washington, DC 20460
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