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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Apr 4 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final vessel general permit regulating discharges from commercial vessels, including ballast…
Mar 28 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), in a groundbreaking partnership with utilities from across the nation including: Austin Water Utility,…
Mar 18 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on behalf of 16 federal agencies the membership of the first advisory board to support…
Mar 14 2013
U.S. Water Alliance President Ben Grumbles testified at an oversight hearing convened by the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior,…
Mar 6 2013
On Tuesday, March 4, Waterkeeper Alliance, in collaboration with several Gulf of Mexico Waterkeeper organizations, filed a Freedom of Information Act…
Feb 15 2013
Transocean Deepwater Inc. pleaded guilty to a violation of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for its illegal conduct leading to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon…
Feb 8 2013
The Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC), the largest environmental advocacy organization dedicated to protecting the Southeast, released its…
Feb 4 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it reached settlements with two subsidiaries of the Kemira Group for violations of…
Jan 30 2013
The higher court systems of the U.S. seem to have made a New Year’s resolution to knock out cases involving clean water issues, as the early days of…
Jan 29 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has approved Missouri’s change to state water quality standards rules to provide greater…
Jan 25 2013
After filing formal comments to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to…
Jan 23 2013
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is encouraged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent memorandum…
Jan 15 2013
Mary C. McKiel, Ph.D., standards executive with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., has been elected as the 2013 ASTM…
Jan 10 2013
On Jan. 8, 2013 the U.S. Supreme Court issued the first of two rulings on Clean Water Act storm water permitting cases argued in December 2012. (The…
Jan 8 2013
The Department of the Interior, Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a joint statement that lays out the…
Dec 27 2012
Lisa P. Jackson is stepping down as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) after a four-year tenure that began with high hopes of…
Dec 24 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided an update on its ongoing national study currently underway to better understand any potential…
Dec 18 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual enforcement results, showing significant environmental and public health…
Dec 14 2012
The U.S and the commonwealth of Pennsylvania announced a settlement with the Scranton Sewer Authority (SSA) resolving alleged Clean Water Act…
Dec 12 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing its Clean Water Indian Set Aside Grant Program (CWISA) 2012 Annual Report. In 2012, the…
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