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"San Diego Storm Water Permit Could Cost Developers and Cities Millions: Regional board's new regulations limit runoff before and after construction"

02/26/2007 California Real Estate Journal

San Diego's new storm water permits equate to new regulation that could impact developers and cities by increasing construction costs by millions. Nossaman Partner Mary Lynn Coffee is quoted in the article discussing the new and their potential impact.

Ms. Coffee voiced concerns about the new regulations, "with storm-water permits, under federal law, you are supposed to be assured that you are treating storm-water runoff to the maximum extent practicable using existing technology." She continued, "in order to comply, builders may need to develop technology that doesn't exist today. Yet there's been no cost-benefit, in-depth analysis of those technology-forcing provisions."

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