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Local Governments May Assess "Reasonable" Service Charges for Stormwater Facilities Owned by the Federal Government

August 8, 2012  by  Pat Mason
Category:  Storm and Surface Water Management

A significant case decided last May resulted in a major victory for local governments in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.  The case determined that federal agencies must pay local governments “reasonable service charges” for stormwater pollution control.  Some federal agencies had been paying such fees, but others had refused to pay based on the principle of...

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