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 15 2012
The British oil company BP, has announced that it will pay $4.5 billion in fines and payments to the U.S. government and plead guilty to 14 criminal…
Nov 8 2012
The American Water Works Association (AWWA) has announced the release of its new publication, the Environmental Compliance Guidebook: Beyond US Water…
Oct 30 2012
The national law firm of Baron & Budd announced a $105 million settlement on behalf of more than 1,000 community water systems that have…
Oct 25 2012
It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since various storm water treatment verification programs—such as the U.S. Environmental Protection…
Oct 19 2012
American Rivers has experts in Washington, D.C. and around the country available for comment on stories about the Clean Water Act, and about…
Oct 19 2012
A diverse group of national leaders called on the country to make the health of the Mississippi River a priority and act swiftly to safeguard one of…
Oct 18 2012
Honoring 40 years of progress made as a result of the Clean Water Act, the BlueGreen Alliance’s labor and environmental leaders celebrated this…
Oct 16 2012
ASTM International announced its new initiative as a Program Operator for Product Category Rules (PCRs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs…
Oct 11 2012
Conservation groups asked the North Carolina Environmental Management Commission (EMC) to require Progress Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Carolinas…
Oct 10 2012
The Illinois Pollution Control Board was notified of a legal complaint filed against Midwest Generation for violations of Illinois state solid waste…
Sep 12 2012
In the latest on storm water regulation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has withdrawn its proposed rule that would have revised the…
Aug 29 2012
Infocast is prepared to host its Water Management for Mining event in Denver, Colo. Sept. 12 to 13, 2012. With ongoing drought in the United States,…
Aug 27 2012
Under the terms of a Consent Decree lodged in federal court, the city of Fitchburg, Mass. will pay a civil penalty of $141,000 for violations of the…
Aug 20 2012
A newly formed ASTM Intl. subcommittee will address the growing need for consensus standards in the dynamic, energy-related field of hydraulic…
Aug 15 2012
RBF Consulting (RBF) was recently selected by the National Academy of Sciences for an applied research project to assess long-term performance of…
Aug 8 2012
A coalition of conservation, wildlife and public health groups in the Gulf region and in Alaska filed a citizen suit under the provisions of the…
Aug 8 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued the U.S.-Mexico border water infrastructure program's annual report for 2011. The report…
Jul 26 2012
The National Assn. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is challenging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final sewage sludge incinerator (SSI)…
Jul 25 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation and the Office of…
Jul 24 2012
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has agreed to review two Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Clean Water Act (CWA) cases. Both cases…
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