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 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…
Dec 22 2014
The Water Research Foundation (WRF), completed bench- and pilot-scale testing to explore treatment process efficacies for removing hexavalent…
Dec 22 2014
New England ski resorts have a legal responsibility to create and implement updated oil spill prevention plans to be in compliance with federal oil…
Dec 19 2014
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) have sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to…
Dec 18 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues the Middle Rio Grande Watershed Based Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit that…
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