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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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…
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…
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