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New Storm Water Rules for Small Construction Sites

July 01, 2003

By Zachary Walton, Judith Fraser & Desirée Giler

Increasingly, federal, state, and local regulators are requiring both large and small construction sites to obtain permits and implement storm water management plans that may have long-term impacts on the physical layout of sites. To allow greater certainty in development and to avoid costly last-minute design changes, owners, developers, designers, and contractors should consider storm water management requirements early in the construction process as they plan, design, and bid both large and small projects.