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These news stories are updated regularly by Tupper Mack Wells. For the most recent stories, scroll down. To view the archives, see the column on the right.

March 2, 2016

In January 2016, Division II of the Court of Appeals held that development regulations required under Washington’s Phase I municipal stormwater permit are “land use control ordinances” subject to Washington vested rights statutes.

The Pollution Control Hearings Board had affirmed the Department of Ecology’s 2013-2018 Phase I… Continue reading

January 22, 2016

The Department of Ecology issued a new Construction Stormwater General Permit, which became effective on January 1st of this year. The permit now faces an appeal by several construction-industry groups, including Washington Aggregates and Concrete Association, Associated General Contractors Inland Northwest, Building Industry Association of Washington and… Continue reading