AGC and other construction-industry groups have filed an appeal of the new Construction Stormwater General Permit, which became effective on Jan. 1.
WACA, AGC Inland Northwest, BIAW and ABC are also participating in the appeal to the Pollution Control Hearings Board. It was filed by attorney James Tupper of Tupper, Mack, Wells.
The appeal states: “The CSGP as issued includes several conditions that are unreasonable and contrary to established construction practices that are protective of surface water quality. These new conditions are in several instances vague and contradictory and have been adopted by Ecology with insufficient information and basis. Compliance with these conditions will unreasonably add to the cost of construction and in some instances may not be reasonably attainable.”
Among the problems with the permit cited in the appeal are:
Additional details will be forthcoming. Contact AGC Chief Lobbyist Jerry VanderWood at 260-352-5000 with questions.