Stormwater Management in Pennsylvania: A Changing, Challenging Permitting Environment

June 20, 2005
Jonathan E. Rinde
The Legal Intelligencer

Those desiring to disturb groundwater, whether to build a commercial office building, a retail center, a residential subdivision or a municipal facility such as a bridge, road or town hall, have always faced the difficult task of obtaining all of the required permits and other entitlements necessary to begin construction in a timely fashion.. For many projects that disturb as little as one acre of ground, a National PollutioN Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for the discharge of stormwater is becoming an increasingly more difficult permit to obtain.

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