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The extension of the 2008 permit is needed to allow the agency sufficient time to coordinate a revised permit with a second effort that is underway to establish an effluent limitation guideline for the construction and development industry by Dec. 1, 2009, the agency said in a press release. The public will have 30 days to comment on the proposed extension to the permit after publication in the Federal Register.
The permit regulates the discharge of stormwater from construction sites that disturb one acre or more of land, and from smaller sites that are part of a larger, common plan of development. The permit requires construction site operators to comply with stormwater discharge requirements that are intended to prevent sediment loss, soil erosion and other pollution issues at active construction sites.