Pennsylvania DEP Proposes New Stormwater Management Rules

November 13, 2009
Bridgett Dorfman
Mid Atlantic Real Estate Journal

On August 29, 2009, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ("PADEP") issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes significant amendments to regulations for erosion and sediment control and stormwater management that prescribe the way developers and others manage stormwater during construction activity. The proposed rules contemplate changes that, if finalized, will significantly impact the way earth disturbance activity (e.g., land clearing, grading, soil stockpiling, or any other human activity that disturbs the land's surface) is regulated in Pennsylvania.

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