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.
ASCE releases new storm water guidelines
May 10 2017

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released three new standards that update guidelines for storm water impoundments, as well as...

nrdc, trump, administration, epa, clean water rule
Mar 17 2017

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the National Wildlife Federation asked the U.S. Supreme Court to reject a Trump...

trump, administration, executive order, clean water rule, act, wotus
Mar 1 2017

President Donald J. Trump ...

waters of the US donald trump executive order stormwater runoff
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...

epa, wilson oil, clean water act, violation
Feb 20 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled with Wilson Oil Inc. (doing business as Wilcox & Flegel Oil Co.) for alleged...

Feb 6 2017

Late last year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed the final Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) General Permit Remand Rule....

gulf of mexico, coast, ecosystem, restoration, comprehensive plan, 2017, update
Dec 21 2016

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council chair, announced the approval of the Comprehensive Plan Update at...

Dec 7 2016

The implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NPDES MS4 permits represents a real challenge to the commonwealth of Puerto Rico...

Nov 2 2016

French Development Enterprises LLC (FDE) of North Billerica, Mass.; Oldcastle Precast of Littleton, Colo.; and GEI Consultants of Woburn, Mass.,...

gulf coast, restoration, gulf of mexico, plan, draft, update
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...

Wintun Indians, Cortina Band, California, tribal government, water quality
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...

drinking water, regulation, ASTM, nitrogen, phosphorus
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...

wetlands, clean water act, violations, EPA, penalty, agriculture, cropland
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...

water, utility, water utility, report, EPA, effectively utility management
Apr 14 2016

The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) and seven influential water associations, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (...

public comment, regulations, ASCE standards, storm water, impoundments
Apr 11 2016

ASCE will conduct a public comment period on three ASCE/EWRI Standard Guidelines.

Discussions will center on design of storm water...

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...

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...

Dec 8 2015

MS4web is an Internet-based storm water compliance...

Dec 2 2015

A great storm water program consists of well-trained personnel, effective Best Management Practices (BMPs), and on-time inspections and...