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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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…
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’…
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