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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Dec 7 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a total of $1.2 million in competitive grants awarded to 50 non-profit and tribal…
Dec 6 2012
The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) filed a Motion to Intervene on Dec. 4 in a lawsuit seeking to invalidate water quality…
Dec 5 2012
The U.S. Environmental Agency (EPA) has revised its Phase I storm water regulations to clarify that a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System…
Nov 30 2012
Pursuant to an order from a U.S. District Court and as required by the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act of 2000, the U.S.…
Nov 29 2012
The multitude of roles and responsibilities required by the 2009 California Construction General Permit for Stormwater (CGP) has created an…
Nov 28 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has temporarily suspended BP from new contracts with the federal government. EPA is…
Nov 26 2012
UL, a water quality and safety company, was awarded a contract from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test samples from small public…
Nov 26 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Justice, and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced a…
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,…
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