The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently released a white paper titled Navigating Litigation Floodwaters: Legal Considerations for Funding Municipal Stormwater Programs, which provides analysis on the types of legal issues affecting stormwater funding programs.
In the absence of a federal rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has turned its focus to strengthening local stormwater programs. More onerous requirements are likely to arise on a permit-by-permit basis. More revenue and rate increases will be needed to comply with these complex and costly regulatory requirements. This environment of rising rates makes the stormwater program landscape ripe for legal challenges. Read the complete article here.