Senator Cardin has just introduced the Safe Treatment of Polluted Stormwater Runoff (STOPS Runoff) bill, S.3602. This bill creates a standard to control stormwater pollution for all federally funded highway projects (see fact sheet from Senator Cardin’s office). The standard that would apply to these roads is the same one that now applies to federal facilities: “The following minimum standards shall apply to the construction of covered projects to maintain or restore, to the maximum extent technically feasible, the pre-development hydrology of the project site with regard to the temperature, rate, chemical composition, volume and duration of flow.”
Our friends at American Rivers have drafted a STOPS Runoff support letter to send to ranking members on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works. You can read a copy of the letter HERE. Please consider signing on to this support letter! If you would like to sign on, email Stacey Detwiler at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 28th. In addition to your name, send Stacey your title and the name and location of your organization. OMG Caucus Early Registration Extended Until Friday!