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 6 2017
Facilities, whether industrial, commercial or construction sites, must comply with many storm water quality standards and permits. The best method to…
May 30 2017
Redi-Rock Intl. announced the approval of the first American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standard specification for large wetcast…
May 10 2017
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released three new standards that update guidelines for storm water impoundments, as well as updated…
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…
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…
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 similar…
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 total…
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, Mo…
Apr 14 2016
The American Public Works Assn. (APWA) and seven influential water associations, in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA…
Apr 11 2016
ASCE will conduct a public comment period on three ASCE/EWRI Standard Guidelines. Discussions will center on design of storm water impoundments,…
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 would…
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 2 2015
A great storm water program consists of well-trained personnel, effective Best Management Practices (BMPs), and on-time inspections and reporting. In…
Nov 16 2015
Residents of Flint, Mich., together with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan and the Natural Resources Defense Council, announced…
Nov 12 2015
A settlement signed recently by a company that builds solar power facilities in Massachusetts will remind construction companies that the U.S.…
Oct 20 2015
Waste Management National Services faces a $14,000 penalty from the Washington Department of Ecology for allowing contaminated soil to spill to the…
Oct 1 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that will reduce the discharge of toxic pollutants into America’s waterways from…
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries and other facilities.
Sep 24 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries and other…
Sep 2 2015
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is beginning a process to revise its water quality standard for bacteria for coastal recreation…
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