California's Revised Construction Stormwater Permit: New Regulations & Costs
California agencies and private enforcers are likely to pay close attention to whether construction projects are in compliance with the detailed requirements of California's revised construction stormwater general permit, which took effect on July 1, 2010. The permit applies to all construction activities of one acre or more, except for projects in the Lake Tahoe watershed, which are subject to a separate permit. The revised permit has several provisions which will especially challenge those who are not prepared. Some experts estimate that compliance could increase the cost of a project by 10% or more.