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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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…
Jun 14 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released Urban Waters Voices, a series of 12 video interviews featuring locally led efforts to restore…
Jun 4 2013
Water quality is being impaired all over the world due to excessive nutrients from agricultural runoff and wastewater. Nitrogen and phosphorus cause…
May 29 2013
Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced 44 projects in 11 states that will receive…
May 28 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding nine hazardous waste sites that pose risks to people’s health and the environment to the…
May 16 2013
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated Web-based version of the Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox, a…
May 16 2013
The U.S. Senate passed legislation that would create a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Authority (WIFIA), a key development in addressing…
May 9 2013
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Bob Perciasepe appeared before the House Appropriations Committee to discuss the EPA’…
May 7 2013
Wildfires remain a threat this coming summer with the western U.S. still in the grip of a damaging drought. The impact of those fires on water…
Apr 30 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the draft national water program guidance for Fiscal Year 2014. The guidance describes…
Apr 29 2013
As the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) updates rules for oil and gas drilling on federal land, the National Parks…
Apr 22 2013
In accordance with a consent decree and in line with requirements under the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will…
Apr 12 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its U.S.-Mexico Border Water Infrastructure Program 2012 Annual Report. The report…
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