Negotiations in Annapolis have resulted in a compromise. Key points:
• Developers of projects with preliminary approval would be exempt from the stricter storm-water rules if they get final local approval of their plans within three years and start construction by 2017.
• Redevelopment projects in designated growth areas with less than 40 percent pavement would be eligible for some breaks on how much storm water would need to be controlled.
Check it out here: Compromise reached on storm-water pollution rules – baltimoresun.com.