WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a survey to help strengthen stormwater regulations and reduce stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites. The draft survey would require detailed information about stormwater management and control practices, local regulations, and baseline financial information.

EPA plans to propose a rule to control stormwater from newly developed and redeveloped sites and to take final action no later than November 2012. In support of this rulemaking, EPA is proposing to require that three groups complete questionnaires about current stormwater management practices:

  • the owners, operators, developers, and contractors of newly and redeveloped sites;
  • the owners and operators of municipal separate storm sewer systems; and
  • states and territories.

The proposed survey is open for public comment for 60 days following publication in the Federal Register. More information is available online at www.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/rulemaking.