June 22, 2012
Water Docket, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460
Attention: Water Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OW-2012-0195
Dear Mr. Bauer:
The National Association of State Foresters (NASF)1 and the Association of Clean Water Administrators (ACWA)2 appreciate the opportunity to comment on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA’s) notice of intent (NOI) to revise stormwater regulations to
specify that a Clean Water Act (CWA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is not required for stormwater discharges from logging roads under Phase I of the stormwater program, and to further study the forest roads discharges under Phase II.3 77 Fed. Reg. 30473 (May 23, 2012). Our organizations generally support EPA’s intended actions for the reasons outlined below...