The Environmental Protection Agency is still at work on the stormwater rule, a regulation that could be "one of the most expensive ever promulgated by EPA," according to this article. Developers are concerned about the additional costs that could accompany building, but it's retrofits that worry many. "I think that's really where the expense comes in," said Leah Pilconis, an environmental adviser to the Associated General Contractors of America. "There's a big difference between a public owner or a private owner making a decision to build something new or upgrade something that exists versus being told by EPA that what they already have suddenly needs to be changed."

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