clean water rule Articles

  • Lead Paint: The EPA’s New Rule

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule, issued in 2008, was to take formal (enforceable) effect on April 22, 2010. However, due to difficulties with compliance, the EPA has extended this deadline to December 30, 2010. This rule mandates a number of specific practices for contractors to mitigate the health hazards associated with disturbance ...


  • Dazed and Confused: Alternative fuels and the CISWI definitions rule

    As discussed in ALL4’s December 2008 issue of 4 The Record, the use of alternative and non-traditional fuels for heat and power generation is on the rise, an increase that can be attributed to the price surge and volatility of traditional fossil fuels, as well as to a general desire to use more environmentally friendly materials to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative fuels have been ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • Fact sheet: EPA mercury rules and power reliability

    New rules from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will EPA mercury rules influence the ...

  • Can incentives protect Canada’s clean water?

    Clean water is a vital, valuable resource for Canada. We drink it. We grow food with it. We generate power using it. We use it as an input to industry, from manufacturing to oil and gas production. We swim, splash, and paddle our canoes in it. And clean water isn’t valuable just to humans; it also underpins essential ecosystems all over the country. But do our policies reflect the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • EPA Clean Water Act: New Regulations re: `Waters of the United States`

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a final rule defining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act… The rule will ensure protection for the nation’s public health and aquatic resources, and increase CWA program predictability and consistency by clarifying the scope of ‘‘waters of the United States’’ protected under the ...

  • A plea for patience and research on surface water connectivity in the U.S. Clean Water Act

    While winter has proven to be one of the coldest and snowiest seasons on record throughout much of the United States, the coming summer could be unseasonably warm in Washington, DC if the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) successfully implements its reinterpretation of one of the nation's proudest environmental regulatory accomplishments, the Clean Water Act (CWA). In 2013, ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Gulf Coast Company finds a simple, inexpensive way to meet discharge rules

    Retif Oil & Fuel Inc. is one of the top petroleum specialty products distributors in the nation, offering customers a full range of services from commercial and retail deliveries to on- and off-site refueling services. The company has served the greater New Orleans area through three facilities since 1965 and has a commitment to serve an expanded market throughout the entire Gulf Coast. ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Antibacterial Ingredients Ruled Unsafe. Hallelujah, the FDA has awoken!

    Today’s FDA ruling has got us booming! The debate between cleaning product makers, environmentalists and researchers has finally ended. The FDA ruled today that it is no longer considering antibacterial ingredients in soaps to be safe. This is a big deal for us as we have long discussed the harmful effects of killing “good” and “bad” bacteria as ...


    By Better Air LLC

  • The Chemistry of Membrane Cleaning

    International Products Corporation (IPC), incorporated in 1923, manufactures specialty chemicals. IPC has over 30 years experience making and selling membrane cleaners and formulated lubricants to industry. IPC is the proud recipient of the 2013 Environmental Innovation award by the Suppliers Partnership for the Environment. All products are manufactured in the New Jersey headquarters and are ...

  • Cleaning & maintenance magazine

    An analysis of the lighting industry shows a trend away from incandescent bulbs to fluorescent bulbs. Incandescent bulbs use more energy and are more costly and less effective than fluorescent bulbs in the amount of artificial light they produce, as fluorescents produce more lumens than incandescents. Using fluorescent bulbs, however, is not entirely without risk because they contain mercury, a ...


  • Multi-barrier water treatment cleans up turbidity spikes

    When the City of Bloomfield, N.M., was notified by the New Mexico Environmental Department that it had 18 months to bring its drinking water treatment plant into compliance with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), they needed a fast, innovative solution. Under the IESWTR, the city was challenged to meet regulatory compliance on turbidity levels. During seasonal runoff ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Multi-Barrier water treatment cleans up turbidity spikes

    When the city of Bloomfield, N.M., was notified by the New Mexico Environmental Department that it had 18 months to bring its drinking water treatment plant into compliance with the Interim Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (IESWTR), the city needed a fast, innovative solution. Under the IESWTR, the city was challenged to meet regulatory compliance on turbidity levels. During seasonal runoff ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Controlling Bacteria In a Clean Room Environment

    Maintaining the integrity of a cleanroom is a constant battle. The first step to deciding which method, or combination of methods, to employ is to identify the prime sources of contamination. There are three prime sources of contamination through which the integrity of a cleanroom might be breached. First, there is the human element. While many processes might be automated, many situations remain ...


    By GVS Filter Technology

  • Document shows power plant guidelines rule significantly altered in White House review

    An Environmental Protection Agency rule proposed in June to regulate discharges of toxic pollutants from power plants was significantly altered during White House review to include additional regulatory options for industry, an EPA document shows. The newly added options are generally seen as less stringent than the initial EPA ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • EPA mercury rules: Keeping the lights on while removing toxics from our air

    Next week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to finalize new rules to reduce mercury and other toxic air emissions that will affect dozens of antiquated power plants currently operating without pollution controls. These rules have stirred debate in some circles as to whether retrofitting or retiring outdated plants will cause shortfalls in electricity capacity. How will new EPA ...

  • Issue highlight: Air Effluent Control RotaBed Scrubber: One way to meet Cluster Rules in the bleach plant case study

    The so-called Cluster Rule promulgated by the US EPA at the end of 1997 seeks to legislate control of both air and water emissions under one, all-encompassing regulation. With proper design and application, Cluster Rule requirements can be met easily and economically on modern kraft bleaching sequences using fluidized bed gas scrubbing technology such as the Rotabed, a product of Bionomic ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • OSHA announces proposed silica rule, lowering PEL, ending lengthy OMB review

    Federal efforts to protect workers from silica exposure entered a new phase Aug. 23 when the Occupational Safety and Health Administration finally announced its proposal for regulating silica dust. OSHA's proposed rule would set a permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air. The ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Pressure Washing Equipment for Cleaning Large Concrete Surfaces

    Pressure washing equipment has many applications and one of the most important applications is cleaning concrete surfaces. Buildings, roads, sidewalks, bridges, train stations, and gas stations are regularly cleaned with pressure washing equipment, to keep them clean and grime free. Pressure washing equipment used in these tasks need to be very durable, powerful, and efficient. Pressure wash ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Climate change & clean technology: from challenge to opportunity

    Over the past few years, climate change and sustainability have been catapulted to the forefront of headline news. As ongoing public pressure for improved environmental stewardship continues to mount, governments are actively pursuing legislation, including regulations, to accelerate positive change. We have already witnessed significant regulatory, policy and legal changes related to lower ...

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