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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES): 33 USC 1342
NPDES permit application regulations for stormwater discharges (Phase I final rule): 55 Federal Register (FR) 47990 (11/16/90)
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Overview of Stormwater Discharge Regulation Associated with Construction Activities
When stormwater drains from a construction site, it carries sediment and other pollutants associated with the site that can harm lakes, streams, and wetlands. Controlling erosion from construction sites can significantly reduce the amount of sedimentation and other pollutants transported by stormwater runoff associated with construction activities.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates stormwater discharges associated with construction activities through either the issuance of an individual permit or the Construction General Permit (CGP) in states where ...