US EPA Integrated Planning
McMahon DeGulis works with cities and other public entities to realize the financial, economic and environmental benefits of the Integrated Planning framework under the Clean Water Act. US EPA’s Integrated Planning initiative enables cities to prioritize expenditures for Clean Water Act compliance and to integrate those capital investments with other community objectives such as economic development, brownfield redevelopment and utilization of green infrastructure.
The firm represents sewer districts serving two of Ohio’s largest cities in negotiations with US EPA and Ohio EPA. These districts, which have over $6 billion of Consent Decree commitments, have been recognized by US EPA as national models of integrated planning under the Clean Water Act.
Our attorneys also represent a Northeast Ohio city in its five year effort to cost-effectively achieve compliance with the Clean Water Act. In 2014, the city was issued the first NPDES permit in Ohio that formally incorporates integrated planning.