“Stay Compliant with the Updated NPDES Permit"
In an article published in the 2017 November issue of Construction Executive magazine, Swift Currie partner Tom Ward provides guidance as to how the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) has had an impact on the construction industry and the recent updates the permit entails. The Environmental Protection Agency replaces the permit every five years and the updated 2017 permit presents a controversial change, “Language making all operators at a site jointly and severally liable for any permit violation,” Ward explains. “While challenges have been filed contesting this language, those lawsuits will not be resolved until the end of the year at the earliest.” He also discusses other significant updates to the permit that those in the industry need to know.
For the full article, you may view the digital edition of the magazine here.