The long anticipated post-construction stormwater runnoff regulations have incurred yet another delay. The EPA announced that it is taking more time to consider and draft the regulations, which originally had a deadline of September 2011. The new deadline was supposed to be April 2012, but but that date also came and went. The EPA just announced that it will issue draft regulations by June 2013, and final regulations by December 2014.
Even the idea of the regulations is controversial, and some have opined that the delays may have something to do with the pending United States Presidential election. The new dates represent substantial delays from the original schedule. While many owners and construction companies welcome the delay, it does continue to provide uncertainty to the market, something for which the current administration has been criticized.