October 18 @ 1:29 am
BRIEFING ON DOEE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PROPOSALS
March 18 @ 1:00 pm
The Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) issued proposed amendments to its Stormwater Rule and announced plans to revise its Stormwater Management Guidebook on February 15.
The proposed rulemaking, according to DOEE, would, among other things: provide compliance flexibility and exemptions to certain projects, such as single- and two-family houses and recreation facilities; amend the Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC) program to encourage SRC generation in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer (MS4) system, including by restricting trading credits between the MS4 and combined sewer system (CSS) areas; and establish annual inflation adjustments for fees. DOEE’s revisions to the Stormwater Management Guidebook are designed to make the document consistent with the proposed amendments and other developments since the guidebook was first issued in 2013.
DOEE can finalize the proposed regulations following a 45-day public comment period, which ends April 1 at 4:30 pm.
Please join DOEE and DCBIA for an overview of the changes. The changes will be presented by DOEE’s stormwater management team:
Briefing on DOEE Proposed Amendments to
Stormwater Management Regulations & Guidebook
Monday, March 18
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
1200 First Street, NE
One of the most significant proposed changes appears to be the restriction on trading credits between the two watersheds (MS4 vs. CSS). It is very important that DCBIA members review these regulations as they may GREATLY impact your projects.
The agency is also convening a public hearing on the proposed regulations and guidebook revisions on March 20 at 4 pm at 1200 First Street NE, Room 509. To testify, witnesses should sign up by March 19 at 4 pm by providing their name, address, phone number, and any affiliation to Regan Wilhelm or 202-671-5004, or by signing up online.