Dec 01, 2007

December 2007

As storm water issues continue to rise on the agendas of U.S. municipalities, local news outlets are granting the underlying stories significant coverage. Stricter legislation—think looming but seemingly tentative National Pollutant Discharge Elimination…
Low-impact development (LID) has captured the imagination of developers, watershed managers and environmental advocates. The LID acronym has been added to the storm water toolbox as a simple solution to the challenges of protecting properties and…
Confusion regarding the dividing line between erosion control and sediment control abounds in today’s California construction industry. Training for storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) developers has been mandatory since 1999 under the general…
Water bodies and the quality of their water are an integral part of the quality of life enjoyed by Florida residents. In the city of Tallahassee, segments of the community began voicing concerns regarding the potential impact of untreated storm water…
Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) went into effect in March 2003. Two years prior to its arrival, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) began preparing the Alabama Department of Transportation (…
The University of Pennsylvania has a prestigious reputation for being a leader in education. But bound by the Schuylkill River to the east and south, a growing neighborhood to the west and Drexel University to the north, the university—and the city of…
Prior to the implementation of existing regulations, for decades the discharge of pollutants in the nation’s waters caused severe degradation in water quality. To protect the quality of surface water and groundwater, Congress passed laws and federal…
Managing storm water requirements can be overwhelming. Besides monitoring, inspecting, completing discharge monitoring reports and renewing permits, environmental professionals need to aggregate water data for other important reports, such as Form R and…
In a concentrated effort to mitigate the effects of increased storm water runoff resulting from a major upgrade to its bulk fuel facility, Albany Intl. Airport recently installed a high-capacity storm water pretreatment system. Completed in the summer of…
In the summer of 1987, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) District 4 was working on a stretch of Rte. 6 from Chillicothe to Rte. 40. The large project created endless disturbed slopes of varying length and steepness that needed to be…
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