Thursday, August 16, 2012

DC Stormwater Proposed Rule (Tradable Stormwater Retention Credits)

Publication of the Proposed Rulemaking on Stormwater Management and Soil Erosion and Sediment Control in the D.C. Municipal Register (Friday, August 10th, 2012).  View and download the proposed rulemaking.

DDOE's proposed Stormwater Management Guidebook, which provides technical guidance on complying with the requirements in the Proposed Rulemaking.

DDOE will accept comments on the Proposed Rulemaking and Stormwater Management Guidebook for 90 days from the date of publication (through November 8, 2012). Instructions for submitting comments are provided in the preamble to the Proposed Rulemaking.

DDOE will be hosting numerous training sessions and two public hearings on the Proposed Rule and Stormwater Management Guidebook during the 90-day comment period. DDOE plans to hold at least two training sessions on each of the following topics:

· Achieving stormwater retention performance standards using technical guidance in the Proposed Stormwater Management Guidebook
· Use of off-site retention by regulated projects to achieve a portion of their stormwater retention volume
· Generation and certification of tradable Stormwater Retention Credits by sites that exceed their regulatory requirements and by sites that voluntarily retrofit with retention practices

DDOE will post dates for these sessions and the hearings. In addition, stakeholders and members of the public may request focused training sessions on other topics, as detailed in the preamble to the Proposed Rulemaking. DDOE will do its best to accommodate these requests and will provide notification of these additional sessions.

For additional questions, please contact Brian Van Wye at 202-741-2121.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wonder if that will have any effect on construction site cleanup protocols... Anyways, thanks for the update!