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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Nov 27 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a new technical report called "Case Studies Analyzing the Economic Benefits of Low…
Nov 26 2013
As more is learned about storm water runoff and how different climates should handle and treat it, state regulatory agencies across the country are…
Nov 22 2013
A federal jury unanimously agreed that JM Eagle, which claims to be the largest pipe manufacturer in the world, knowingly manufactured and sold to…
Nov 21 2013
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced the bipartisan Water Protection and Reinvestment Trust Fund Act of 2013, along with Reps. Tim Bishop (NY-01…
Nov 21 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing draft guidelines that will help the federal government buy greener and safer products. In…
Nov 4 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft Climate Change Adaptation Implementation Plans for public review and comment. In…
Oct 31 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have developed two new tools to assist rural and small water and…
Oct 30 2013
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) released a new cost-impact assessment for an anticipated perchlorate regulation that is currently pending at…
Oct 29 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the 2013 recipients of EPA’s People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants. Forty…
Oct 28 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe announced the EPA’s new Green Infrastructure Agenda at the Green…
Oct 25 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized its first two WaterSense Partners for Sustained Excellence, along with seven Partners of…
Oct 24 2013
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly (417 to 3) approved bipartisan water resources reform legislation that cuts federal red tape and…
Oct 4 2013
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the Cook County Watershed…
Oct 4 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Watershed Academy Webcast on the new National Stormwater Calculator, originally scheduled for Oct. 2, has…
Sep 26 2013
The U.S. District Court in Eastern Louisiana ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine within six months whether to set new…
Sep 20 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers decided to initiate a formal rule-making process regarding the…
Sep 18 2013
NOAA released a comprehensive, quality-controlled dataset that gives ready access to millions of chemical analyses and other data on the massive…
Sep 11 2013
The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. (SWEMA) is currently participating in the Water Environment Federation's (WEF) Stormwater Testing and…
Sep 6 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched an interactive Web-based mapping tool that provides the public with access and information on…
Aug 28 2013
In National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA), et al. v. EPA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit decided to remand…
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