Proposed Guidelines to Control Pollution from Construction Sites

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on November 19, 2008

News release: “EPA is seeking comments on its proposed guidelines to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites. The proposal would require all construction sites to implement erosion and sediment control best management practices to reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges.”

    “We are proposing effluent limitations guidelines (ELGs) and new source performance standards (NSPS) to control the discharge of pollutants from construction sites. EPA is requesting comment on the proposed ELGs and NSPS, which would require construction sites to implement a range of erosion and sediment control measures to control pollutants in stormwater discharges. In addition, for certain large sites located in areas of the country with high rainfall intensity and soils with high clay content, stormwater discharges from the construction site would be required to meet a numeric limit on the allowable level of turbidity.”

  • Fact Sheet on Proposed Construction and Development ELGs (November 2008)
  • Pre-Publication Version of Federal Register Notice (PDF, (201 pages, November 19, 2008)

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