Standards & Regulations

Regulations at the federal, state and local levels aim to reduce pollution in waterways from storm water runoff. Staying current with regulatory requirements such as NPDES permits and SWPPPs, along with state and local storm water and erosion control guidelines, keeps construction sites in compliance.

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May 1 2018
Other than getting rained out, you may ask, what is the connection between storm water and baseball? For many years now, the storm water industry and…
Jan 26 2018
Confusion and uncertainty over what waterbodies are and are not subject to federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) has existed for more…
Jan 26 2018
On Jan. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that challenges to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule should be heard by federal district courts,…
Oct 17 2017
The city of Modesto, Calif., agreed to pay a $165,000 fine for releasing wastewater into the San Joaquin River. In March 2017, the city released…
Sep 14 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of…
Aug 10 2017
Figure 1. Process for calculating pollutant control credits In late 2015, a new Municipal Stormwater Permit was issued for San Diego, Riverside and…
Aug 3 2017
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced it is seeking volunteers to assist in reviewing and updating the ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well…
Jun 6 2017
Facilities, whether industrial, commercial or construction sites, must comply with many storm water quality standards and permits. The best method to…
May 30 2017
Redi-Rock Intl. announced the approval of the first American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard specification for large wetcast…
May 10 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released three new standards that update guidelines for storm water impoundments, as well as updated…
Mar 1 2017
In the thick of his first 100 days in office, President Donald Trump seems to be making good on his promise to curb regulations. This time, he's…
Sep 7 2016
The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council released a proposed update to its 2013 Comprehensive Plan. The draft provides important, additional…
Sep 2 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has reached a proposed settlement with Central Missouri AGRIService LLC concerning alleged…
Aug 15 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the approval of the Cortina Band of Wintun Indians’ application for “treatment in a similar…
Aug 5 2016
A new ASTM standard will be used to help ensure the safety of drinking water. The new standard will allow for the simultaneous analysis of total…
Jul 27 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 reached a proposed administrative settlement with Goodrum Farm CR314 LLC in Butler County, Mo…
Apr 14 2016
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) and seven influential water associations, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA…
Apr 11 2016
ASCE will conduct a public comment period on three ASCE/EWRI Standard Guidelines. Discussions will center on design of storm water impoundments,…
Feb 2 2016
Municipalities have long been delegated the authority to enforce regulations handed down by the state or federal government. An example of this would…
Feb 2 2016
Sediment basins have long been the primary means of providing sediment control on larger construction sites and have generally been accepted as…
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