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Building Owners and Managers Association International

BOMA Submits Comments to EPA

Last week, BOMA International joined with other real estate organizations to submit comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding a proposed ruling that would set a new precedent for water regulations and could negatively affect commercial real estate.  EPA’s proposed water rule would blur the definition of “Waters of the United States” as defined and regulated by the Clean Water Act.  This ruling would impact municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) and stormwater runoff regulations.  The coalition’s comments urge EPA to reiterate that “Waters of the United States” do not include MS4s or its components.  BOMA will begin lobbying Capitol Hill offices to gain further support for the coalition’s request in the hopes that EPA can clarify or amend the proposed ruling before it is finalized.