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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Jul 14 2015
The city of San Jose, Calif., filed a lawsuit to hold Monsanto Co. responsible for polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination that finds its way…
Jul 6 2015
More than 40,000 miles of California’s rivers and streams are currently threatened by pollution, according to a list of impaired waterways submitted…
Jun 9 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) invites local governments, engineers, environmental groups and the general public to…
May 29 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with F&R Contractors Corp. and F&R Contractors LLC to settle the…
May 27 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today to protect from pollution and degredation the…
May 1 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice and the state of California announced a settlement requiring the Lehigh cement…
Mar 30 2015
As one of the country’s most important and iconic water systems, the Florida Everglades have become a symbol for the state of Florida and a major…
Mar 24 2015
A group of five associations, representing the water sector and the nonwoven fabrics industry, announced that they are working collaboratively on the…
Mar 24 2015
Following a public process that included more than 1.5 million public comments, on March 20, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell released final…
Mar 13 2015
The Des Moines (Iowa) Water Works (DMWW) board of directors unanimously chose to sue three rural counties upstream of the city’s drinking water…
Feb 11 2015
As part of federal efforts to protect and restore Puget Sound, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled with Supervalu Holdings,…
Jan 27 2015
The new Industrial General Permit for Storm Water Discharges Associated with Industrial Activities is being adopted by the U.S. In California, for…
Jan 14 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend requirements under the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution…
Jan 8 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing an assessment for public comment on the potential for human health risk of the pesticide…
Jan 7 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice and the state of Arkansas announced that the city of Fort Smith, Ark.…
Dec 31 2014
The company has been fined $25,000 for failing to meet state Department of Natural Resources specifications when it built a stone structure along…
Dec 31 2014
The decision to withdraw the area from all future oil and gas leasing extends indefinitely a temporary withdrawal that President Obama issued in 2010…
Dec 26 2014
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) 1-800-332-DUMP hotline was instituted in 1989, and since then the 24-hour hotline has received and…
Dec 24 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual enforcement and compliance results reflecting a focus on large cases driving…
Dec 23 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces the first national regulations to provide for the safe disposal of coal combustion residuals…
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