Statewide requirements for LID?

I’m looking into whether there will be a statewide requirement to implement LID in Colorado any time soon. In looking at the draft NDPES municpal stormwater permit for Phase II permittees, I see an option for controlling the WQCV using LID, but no mandate. Are there any expectations that this option, or a mandate through some other regulatory means, will end up requiring LID in the state? I also read that Fort Collins and Denver have required/encouraged greater use of LID. Are other jurisdictions following suit?

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  1. Chris says:

    I do not foresee the State mandating LID anytime soon, especially now that the EPA seems to be backing down from its new stormwater rulemaking.
    http://stormwater.wef.org/2014/03/epa-signals-change-direction-stormwater-rulemaking/

    Any LID mandates or “encouragement for use” in Colorado will probably be done so by the individual MS4s, such as what Fort Collins and Denver are doing. I am not aware of other jurisdictions that are considering changing their policies to mandate or encourage LID use at this time.

    Hope this helps.

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