Sustainable Development Ordinances: Issues and Opportunities
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Issue Statement

We’ve made a lot of progress on ordinances:

  • Notable improvements in Kane countywide stormwater ordinance and some local ordinances
  • Illinois EPA requires BMPs through NPDES Phase II for construction sites and via municipal ordinances

New emphasis on runoff infiltration and green infrastructure

  • Corps of Engineers wetland permitting addresses BMP “treatment train approach”
  • Holistic BMPs designs are becoming the norm in a few communities • But…

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Publication Summary

  • Geosyntec Authors: Dennis Dreher
  • Title: Sustainable Development Ordinances: Issues and Opportunities
  • Event or Publication: Elgin Green Expo: Municipal Symposium
  • Practice Areas: Water and Natural Resources Assessment, Management, and Restoration
  • Date: 2012
  • Location: Elgin, IL