Drainage structure for airport taxiways may be constructed within fifty feet of trout stream.

Topic: Environmental Law, Decided by: Judge Malihi 
Docket Number: 1740579 , Decision Date: October 11, 2017 
Attachment: Click here to download the decision. 

The Paulding County Airport Authority (PCAA) did not require a buffer variance in order to obtain coverage under a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for the purpose of piping a trout stream because the pipe constituted a roadway drainage structure and was therefore exempt from the statutory prohibition against construction activity within fifty feet of a trout stream.

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