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.
Expectations for new regulations in 2018
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...

Supreme Court rules WOTUS under jurisdiction of federal district courts
Jan 26 2018

On Jan. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that challenges to the...

GIS Software
Jan 12 2018

MS4web 2.0 is a compilation of more than 16 years of industry experience and customer feedback fueling a GIS application that not only will assist...

Modesto pays fine for wastewater spill
Oct 17 2017

The city of Modesto, Calif., agreed to pay a $165,000 fine...

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...

Storm water pollutant trading
Aug 10 2017

Figure 1. Process for calculating pollutant control credits

In late 2015, a new Municipal Stormwater...

Volunteers needed for NGWA
Aug 3 2017

The ...

ASTM approves new standard for wetcast large blocks
May 30 2017

Redi-Rock Intl. announced the approval of the first American Society for...

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...