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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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…
Dec 16 2014
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack, Mike Boots…
Dec 15 2014
Federal legislation that would compel the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to move faster on adopting a drinking water standard for…
Dec 1 2014
PennFuture and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) filed a Stipulation of Settlement outlining improvements to Pennsylvania…
Oct 30 2014
The Chesapeake Bay will benefit from cleaner upstream waters in one Susquehanna River tributary. The Lancaster County Conservation District and the…
Oct 29 2014
From Raritan Bay to the Maurice River in Cumberland County, New Jersey continues to struggle with meeting federal water standards. The U.S.…
Oct 22 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a preliminary determination to regulate strontium in the nation's drinking water. Strontium…
Oct 13 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing $335,000 in technical assistance to five communities to help them develop components of…
Sep 24 2014
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released a new Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan that lays…
Sep 3 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and the Department of Justice (DOJ…
Aug 15 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with the owners of Anchordoguy ranch for…
Aug 11 2014
Chesapeake Bay Trust and Prince George’s County, Md., are offering two new programs that provide an exciting opportunity to implement storm water…
Jul 22 2014
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 10 is issuing a proposal to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in…
Jul 8 2014
There has been some confusion about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed "Waters of the U.S." rule under the Clean Water Act. Nancy…
Jun 12 2014
President Obama signed the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) into law. The $12.3 billion package reauthorizes flood…
May 30 2014
Filterra Bioretention Systems successfully completed the new Stormwater Manufactured Treatment Device Verification Program from New Jersey Corp. for…
May 21 2014
Tax incentives can have a noticeable effect on the storm water industry. As recently as 2013, there was an increase in projects beginning…
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