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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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…
Aug 27 2013
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced the nation’s first drinking water standard specifically for hexavalent chromium. The…
Aug 22 2013
The Amalgamated Sugar Co., of Paul, Idaho, violated the Clean Water Act when it discharged storm water without authorization under a federal…
Aug 16 2013
The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Assn. drafted a Maintenance Ordinance template for use by state and local government agencies in setting an…
Aug 1 2013
Gina McCarthy, former assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s(EPA) Office of Air and Radiation and three-time EUEC…
Jul 24 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Storm Water Calculator is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of…
Jul 24 2013
San Antonio Water System (SAWS) has agreed to make significant upgrades to reduce overflows from its sewer system and pay a $2.6 million civil…
Jul 22 2013
Brian Raphael D’Isernia, 69, of Panama City Beach, Fla., and Lagoon Landing LLC, a corporation controlled by D’Isernia, were sentenced in federal…
Jun 19 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its most comprehensive review to date on how the built environment — the way we build our…
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