npdes report Articles

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • EPA Releases Draft NPDES Pesticide General Permit for Discharges

    On January 26, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its draft National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) General Permit for Discharges from the Application of Pesticides in the Federal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Negotiating Higher NPDES Permit Limits Strategies for Optimizing Technology and Water Quality-based Effluent Limit Calculations for Petroleum Refining

    Untitled Document Introduction The Clean Water Act is generally considered to be one of the most successful ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Report to Congress: Combined Sewer Overflows to the Lake Michigan Basin

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is transmitting this Report to Congress on combined sewer overflows (CSOs) in the Lake Michigan basin. CSOs can occur in combined sewer systems (CSSs), which are defined as collection systems that carry both wastewater and storm water in the same pipe. A CSO is defined as “the discharge from a CSS at a point prior to the publicly-owned treatment ...

  • Stormwater: Questions and Answers

    The whole subject of Stormwater is complicated. Here's a chance for you to check out some of the most frequently asked questions about stormwater . . . and their answers. What is an NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit? The Clean Water Act prohibits anybody from discharging 'pollutants' through a 'point source' into a 'water of the United States' unless they ...


    By Ben Meadows

  • Municipal Stormwater Program Audits in California: Findings and Lessons Learned

    ABSTRACT EPA, with the assistance of Tetra Tech and the California Regional Water Quality Control Boards, has conducted 122 on-site audits of municipal stormwater programs over past six years to assess NPDES permit compliance and program effectiveness. Evaluations consisted of a programmatic review of individual MS4s and an in-field verification of these program elements. The project goals ...

  • Alternatives for Finding Illicit Discharges to Stormwater Systems

    ABSTRACT Provisions of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for stormwater discharges require that permits for municipal separate storm sewers systems (MS4s) shall include a requirement to effectively prohibit problematic non-storm water discharges into storm sewers. Emphasis is placed on the elimination of inappropriateconnections to urban storm drains. ...

  • Developing and Implementing a Successful Environmental Compliance Management System for the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) Refineries in Washington State

    As the number of environmental regulations and operating requirements included within operating permits for refineries continue to grow, many environmental managers have opted to implement environmental data management systems. This case study will demonstrate how a group of five refineries through the Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) in Washington State have chosen to work together to ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Stormwater and Spill Management at an Iron Pipe Foundry in Texas

    ABSTRACTLarge industrial sites have had permits for storm water discharges under the NPDES program of the Clean Water Act since the mid to late 80’s. Recent emphasis has been placed on regulated facilities to prepare and implement Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans under the Oil Pollution Prevention Act (40 CFR 112). A large iron pipe foundry in Texas has several storm ...

  • Applications Bulletin

    The CleanSweepBarium Chemical Injection Discharge Water Treatment System is a patented process (U.S. Patent 7,081,204B2) owned by Environmental Treatment Technologies, Inc. (ETT). Powder River Basin application of the CleanSweepBarium process is increasing as the number of CBM operators seeking low-cost water quality compliance options increases. ETT proprietary chemical injection technology ...

  • EISC success at United States Enrichment Corporation

    Client: United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky EISC’s Analytical Review and Reporting Suite (R & R Suite) lab data automation solution was provided to United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC) in Paducah, Kentucky. The R & R Software Systems automated the laboratory analytical process for Metals, General Chemistry, Semi-Volatiles, Volatiles, ...


    By EISC

  • Lobsterman’s wharf

    Lobsterman’s Wharf is a seasonal restaurant serving seafood and meat dishes. Fried as well as grilled food is on the menu. There is also a 14-room inn as part of the property. All kitchen wastewater flows through an automatic grease removal unit prior to entering an existing grease trap. Sanitary and kitchen flow enters a pump station that pumps the influent to the treatment plant located ...


    By Walden, Inc.

  • December 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • Privatization and Outsourcing Storm Water Discharge Requirements: Simplification Through Automated Sampling

    ABSTRACT Kelly Air Force Base (KAFB) is a large industrial complex that is currently undergoing a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) action. Privatization is occurring concurrently with the base closure and realignment. The base maintains both two Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and two Texas Natural Resource Conservation ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • How to Choose the Best Wastewater Treatment System for Your Plant

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as a byproduct of their process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary. Failing to properly treat your wastewater can potentially harm the environment, human health, and your process, in addition to causing your facility to incur heavy fines and possible legal action if it is being improperly discharged into a publicly owned ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • EISC success at Clark county water reclamation district

    Client: Clark County Water Reclamation District (CCWRD) in Las Vegas EISC recently provided an EDD Verification and Validation Software System to the Clark County Water Reclamation District (CCWRD) in Las Vegas.  This software system allows the CCWRD to automatically verify, validate, and report sub-contracted analytical data to Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR). Every day, ...


    By EISC

  • Green Roof Media Selection for the Minimization of Pollutant Loadings in Roof Runoff

    ABSTRACTStormwater is a leading cause of water quality impairment in estuaries like the Chesapeake Bay. Green roofs are a potential best management practice for urban areas where land for traditional stormwater practices is unavailable. They are aesthetically pleasing, with excellent water retention ability. However, it is unknown how effective they are at treating stormwater. Typical media ...

  • Monitoring for Long-term Trends in San Diego County

    A monitoring program was designed with the San Diego County Co-permittees to: Be adaptive and provide long-term trend information to predict short- and long-term impacts to receiving waters that result from changes in land use within each watershed Provide data that can be analyzed to develop pollutant reduction strategies for those impacts. A total of 10 mass loading stations ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Importance of Wastewater Treatment for Your Facility: Is it Necessary?

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business. This is an important part of the process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your company various fines or lawsuits and pose a potential threat to public health. ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

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