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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Jun 3 2020
The U.S. EPA is limiting states and tribes’ ability to protest pipelines and other energy projects. Under the EPA rule finalized on Monday, states…
May 6 2020
The City of Sanibel, Florida is improving the water quality of its canals with the Sanibel Clean Canals Program. The city started the program with…
Apr 27 2020
The U.S. EPA is proposing targeted modifications to the 2016 Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) general permit for Massachusetts…
Apr 23 2020
General Motors (GM) has begun grading and clearing land at its site to construct a more than $2 billion next-generation battery-cell plant. The U.S.…
Apr 22 2020
The EPA published a final rule rolling back environmental protections.  The final rule, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, was written by the…
Apr 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced that Roubin & Janeiro, Inc., owner of an asphalt manufacturing facility in Washington, D.C., has agreed to actions to…
Apr 15 2020
There are few industries today that do not feel the pressure to create more sustainable processes and products. Investors, regulators and the general…
Apr 9 2020
New Jersey has upgraded the protection status of 600 miles of rivers and streams as a means to limit pollution and development.  This includes a two-…
Mar 19 2020
In this special episode of Talking Under Water, host Bob Crossen speaks with WEF Executive Director Walt Marlowe about the effects Coronavirus — also…
Mar 16 2020
Tampa, Florida city officials and consultants from Applied Sciences, with the help of a $7,500 state grant, are completing a study to assess flooding…
Mar 3 2020
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) formally adopted groundbreaking amendments to New Jersey’s storm water management rules.…
Feb 21 2020
In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello, WWD Senior Managing Editor Bob…
Feb 6 2020
The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, which regulates how much storm water local governments can collect and dispense into local…
Feb 4 2020
A regional ordinance for regulating storm water management is potentially in the works for Bluffton, Beaufort County and other communities across the…
Jan 23 2020
The administration issued new rules removing federal protections for half the nation’s wetlands and hundreds of thousands of small waterways,…
Jan 8 2020
Federal regulators are proposing a new way to limit water pollution from a dozen towns surrounding Great Bay. The draft general permit from the U.S.…
Jan 8 2020
A malfunction at the Lester J. Berglund Water Treatment Plant in Poway, California led to the contamination of the potable water supply and a boil…
Jan 1 2020
Attorney General Bob Ferguson filed a lawsuit to block the U.S. EPA’s attempt to repeal a 2015 rule defining what waters qualify for federal Clean…
Dec 26 2019
New Mexico officials are planning a public meeting for Jan. 9 at the University of New Mexico campus in Los Alamos, focused on the state's oversight…
Dec 20 2019
33 Indian wetlands face moderate to very high threats to their ecology, according to a report by the environment ministry.  Wetlands are given threat…
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