On Thursday, Director of Advocacy James Vagle and Regulatory Affairs Manager Nick Erickson, along with BATC members experienced in construction stormwater practices, met with officials from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (PCA) regarding the upcoming Construction Stormwater Permit update.
BATC’s engagement with the PCA on this update will continue throughout the year in future stakeholder meetings and a public comment period on their proposed changes to the Construction Stormwater Permit.
The PCA aims to have the draft of the new permit circulated by September, with final adoption and implementation of the 2018 Construction Stormwater Permit in late 2017.
BATC’s advocacy team will be submitting proposed changes to the PCA in the coming weeks and will continue to be engaged in the permit update process over the coming months.
Nicholas Erickson, regulatory affairs manager, serves as Housing First Minnesota's point of contact for the housing industry's regulatory agencies and local government entities. He also leads the Housing Affordability Institute's research programs. Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @nserickson