Description: Challenge to the Maryland Department of the Environment’s final Industrial Stormwater General Permit.
Lawsuits Challenging Maryland Industrial Stormwater General Permit
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 12/16/2022 Press Release Download Lawsuits filed. Environmental Groups Challenged Maryland Industrial Stormwater Permit, Including for Failure to Consider Climate Change. Environmental groups filed three lawsuits in Maryland Circuit Court challenging the Maryland Department of the Environment’s final Industrial Stormwater General Permit. The groups cited “major flaws” in the permit, including failure to consider the impact of climate change and reliance on outdated precipitation data to inform storm design standards.