water rule Articles

  • GHG Reporting Rule

    G 6.1 | Requirements and Developments in Environmental and Carbon Reporting and Disclosure John Fillo | Senior Engineer, Sentech, ...

  • EPA mandatory reporting of GHGs rule

    Recent EPA Guidance EPA does not intend for the calibration requirements of 98.3(i) to apply to any units where the rule allows the use of “company records” to quantify fuel usage or other parameters; however, a facility’s GHG monitoring plan must include descriptions of the procedures and methods used for quality assurance, maintenance, repair of all flow meters ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Implementation of FDA’s new antibiotic rules

    On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced two coordinated actions based on its belief “that production use indications such as ‘increased rate of rate of weight gain’ or ‘improved feed efficiency’ are no longer appropriate for the approved conditions for medically important antimicrobial drugs.” First, it released ...


    By National Farmers Union

  • 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 ...


  • Optimization of water distribution system by split pipe method: a rule of thumb

    This research work intends to develop a thumb rule to find a suitable location for the split pipe to get the optimal solution with less effort. Furthermore, the equivalent pipe concept was applied to find the exact lengths of the split diameters. To achieve this objective, two schemes were selected: Anytown network (a literature network), and a planned and flat Central Park housing scheme in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Developing reservoir operational decision rule by genetic programming

    The reservoir operational decision rule is an equation that can balance reservoir system parameters in each period by considering previous experiences of the system. That equation includes variables such as inflow, volume storage and released water from the reservoir that are commonly related to each other by some constant coefficients in predefined linear and nonlinear patterns. Although ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Discovering Reservoir Operating Rules by a Rough Set Approach

    An integrated Rough Set approach is proposed and implemented to discover the historical operating rules of a Sicilian irrigation purpose reservoir. Operating rules are derived by expressing monthly releases from the reservoir as functions of stored volume, inflowand release during a 35-years period. This is accomplished through the Rough Set approach as implemented in the Rose package and the use ...


    By Springer

  • The influence of city water consumption on the water balance and quality of drinking water supply with implications for altered operating rules

    In the period 1990–2006, the decrease in water consumption of Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, determined both the input and output of the water balance of Lake Ülemiste, the drinking water reservoir of the city as well as its hydraulic retention time (HRT). In 2006, the city's water consumption accounted for only a quarter of that in 1990.The role of regulated inflow in the water balance ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • CO2 degasifiers packed with LANPAC cut the cost of drinking water pH adjustment to comply with EPA Lead and Copper Rule.

    After the phase-out of leaded gasoline and the ban on lead-based pigments in house paint, concerned has focused on the risk of lead exposure from drinking water due to corrosion of old plumbing containing lead pipe or solder. To reduce ...


    By Lantec Products, Inc.

  • Evolutionary network flow models for obtaining operation rules in multi-reservoir water systems

    Obtaining operation rules (OR) for multi-reservoir water systems through optimization and simulation processes has been an intensely studied topic. However, an innovative approach for the integration of two approaches – network flow simulation models and evolutionary multi-objective optimization (EMO) – is proposed for obtaining the operation rules for integrated water resource ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA Direct Final Rule Includes SNURs for Several Biobased Chemicals

    On May 8, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated through a direct final rule significant new use rules (SNUR) for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN).  The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of these 25 chemical substances for an activity that is designated in the SNUR as a ...

  • EPA Considering Rule to Require Reporting Of Chemicals Used in Hydraulic Fracturing

    The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a rulemaking that might require chemical manufacturers and processors, as well as oil and gas exploration companies, to report on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing. In an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, the EPA said it is seeking information from industries, state agencies and others on the range of data the agency should ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • 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.

  • Optimizing multi-reservoir operation rules: an improved HBMO approach

    We present an improved version of Honey Bees Mating Optimization (HBMO) algorithm to develop operating rules for multi-reservoir systems. The performance of the proposed model is tested through sensitivity analysis and comparing the result with those of a real-coded Genetic Algorithm (GA) for a 60-month period single-reservoir operation problem. The improved model is subsequently employed to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • EPA Direct Final Rule Includes SNURs for Several Biobased Chemicals

    On May 8, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated through a direct final rule significant new use rules (SNUR) for 25 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN).  The SNURs require persons who intend to manufacture (including import) or process any of these 25 chemical substances for an activity that is designated in the SNUR as a ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • A coupled simulation and fuzzy-rule-based method for assessing health risks at a petroleum-contaminated site

    Risk assessment of contaminated sites is crucial for evaluating adverse health impacts on local communities, and provides effective decision support for site-remediation practices. In this study, a coupled simulation and fuzzy-rule-based method was proposed for health risk assessment of groundwater contamination, and applied to a petroleum contaminated site. Benzene concentrations under two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • California and National Toxics Rule Implementation and Development of Protective Hardness Based Metal Effluent Limitations

    ABSTRACTThe California and National Toxics Rules describe water quality standards for seven metals that vary as a function of hardness: (1) cadmium, (2) copper, (3) chromium III, (4) lead, (5) nickel, (6) silver, and (7) zinc. Some of the methodologies used by California Regional Water Quality Board, Central Valley Region, for assignment of metal effluent limits may be inconsistent with the ...

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