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Paul Bruder to Serve on Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan, Phase III Stormwater Work Group

September 2017

Paul Bruder, Chair of Rhoads & Sinon’s Environmental Practice Group, has been selected to serve on Pennsylvania’s Chesapeake Bay Watershed Implementation Plan, Phase III Stormwater Work Group.  The purpose of the Stormwater Workgroup is to assist the Department of Environmental Protection with development of the Phase III Watershed Implementation Plan for the Chesapeake Bay TMDL.  The focus of the Stormwater Workgroup will be on determining what voluntary and mandatory activities will take place between 2019 and 2025 that will reduce nutrients and sediment in stormwater associated with industrial and construction activities and in discharges from municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) and other stormwater discharges.  The Workgroup will work collaboratively with other WIP Workgroups and partners to decide upon practical implementation goals for the stormwater sector.  The Workgroup will be responsible for drafting or assisting DEP in the drafting of a Stormwater section of the Phase III WIP.