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EPA protects Sheyenne River from unauthorized construction site discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 25, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Gowan Construction, Inc. (Gowan) and the North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) resolving alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at an interstate highway construction project affecting the Sheyenne River near Harwood in Cass County, North Dakota. Gowan is based in ...

EPA issues permit for stormwater discharges from construction sites

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 16, 2012)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a new permit, in accordance with the Clean Water Act, that will provide streamlined permitting to thousands of construction operators, while protecting our nation’s waterways from discharges of polluted stormwater from construction sites. Stormwater discharges from construction sites ...

EPA Considers How to Develop Vessel Discharge Permit Program

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 21, 2007)

Washington, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking information as it considers how to develop a water permit program for pollutant discharges incidental to the normal operation of commercial vessels and recreational boats. Discharges may include ballast water, bilge water, deck runoff and gray water. As a result of a court ...

Court Ordered Discharge Permits Could Affect Millions of Vessels

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Jun. 27, 2007)

WASHINGTON, DC. -  A federal court decision last September that the Clean Water Act applies to most vessels operating in U.S. waters has the potential to change the rules on discharges from millions of recreational boats, fishing vessels, freight and tank barges. Discharges may include ballast water, bilge water, deck runoff and gray water. ...

Devil’s slide quarry owners to pay $50,000 for unpermitted discharges to the weber river (utah)

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 10, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Holcim (US), Inc. have entered into a consent agreement in which Holcim will pay a $50,000 penalty for unpermitted discharges to the Weber River at the Devil’s Slide Quarry in Morgan, Utah. “Stormwater permits are designed to prevent contaminated runoff from damaging rivers and ...

Alaska placer miner settles EPA clean water act discharge violations

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Feb. 28, 2011)

Mr. Samuel Turner, of Trapper Creek, Alaska, has agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a $8,000 penalty to resolve a CWA violation at his placer mine, near Petersville, Alaska. Mr. Turner’s agreement with EPA, called a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) covers a violation at a placer mine he operated along Spruce and ...

EPA solicits public comment on permit to reduce stormwater discharges from construction sites

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 15, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing for public comment a draft permit that will help improve our nation’s waterways by regulating the discharge of stormwater from construction sites. Stormwater discharges during construction activities can contain sediment and pollutants that harm aquatic ecosystems, increase drinking ...

Consultation begins on mining waste permit at Hemerdon

by The Environment Agency - England and Wales  (Jun. 20, 2013)

The Environment Agency is seeking views from the local community and interested groups following the application for environmental permits from mining company Wolf Minerals (UK) Limited for Hemerdon Mine, Devon. The company has applied to carry out a mining waste operation at their site near Plympton, which is one of the largest tungsten reserves ...

Settlement with City of Fitchburg Ensures that City Addresses Wastewater and Storm Water Discharges

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 15, 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 Clean Water Act. The City will also perform a Supplemental Environmental Project worth at least $100,000 and is implementing significant remedial measures to minimize future discharges of pollutants ...

Company Agrees to Upgrade 18 Wastewater Facilities in Mississippi to Stop Illegal Discharges of Sewage

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 5, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Department of Justice and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced a proposed settlement today with Total Environmental Solutions, Inc. (TESI) and Utility Services, LLC to address violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA), including effluent violations and unauthorized ...

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