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Compliance with discharge permits for oil in water

by Spectro Scientific  (Nov. 24, 2008)

Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem for the oil and gas industry. To ensure compliance with regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are necessary to determine the total ...

New permit issued for industrial stormwater discharges offers improved features

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 23, 2008)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a new Stormwater Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for an estimated 4,100 industrial facilities in 29 different sectors to implement site-specific stormwater pollution prevention plans to protect water quality. Facilities are required to install control measures that meet established ...

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. ...

EPA notifies four West Virginia growers to obtain discharge permits

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 30, 2011)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has notified four poultry growers in West Virginia to cease discharging pollutants from farms to waterways and obtain the necessary permits that are required by the Clean Water Act. The agency believes that some farmers in the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia could benefit from ...

On-Site Oil in Water Measurements Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

by Spectro Scientific  (May 7, 2010)

Determining total oil in water levels for compliance with governmental regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil and gas industry.   To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements ...

Updated Municipal Wastewater Discharge Permits Proposed for Three North Idaho Cities

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 18, 2013)

Newly-proposed municipal wastewater discharge permits for three cities in Northern Idaho will reduce the flow of phosphorous and other pollutants into the Spokane River. Today’s action is part of a larger effort being undertaken by Idaho and Washington to protect Spokane River water quality on both sides of the border. The proposed permits ...

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 ...

Sewer use discharge permit renewal application, hazardous waste

by Practical Applications, Inc.  (Nov. 23, 2010)

Completing your Sewer Use Discharge Permit Renewal Application provides an opportunity to check your compliance with DEP and MWRA hazardous waste regulations. The MWRA requires you list and estimate the liquids or sludge amounts removed from your facility each year. This information is easily gathered from a call to your local waste removal ...

On-Site Measurement of Oil/Grease in Wastewater Helps Ensure Compliance with Discharge Permits

by Spectro Scientific  (May 3, 2011)

Determining total oil/grease levels in wastewater for compliance with governmental regulatory discharge permits is a worldwide problem facing numerous industries including chemical, oil and gas, biofuels, and other industrial manufacturing plants.  To ensure compliance with discharge regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit levels, ...

Wastewater/Stormwater Permitting in Texas

by Trinity Consultants  (May 7, 2014)

Join us as we cover wastewater and storm water permitting mechanisms in Texas. We will discuss individual as well as general permit options, and provide general guidance on applicability. We will also briefly discuss recent regulatory changes and proposed changes to the definition of “waters of the US” and implications on the ...

EPA proposes new permit requirements for pesticide discharges: action would reduce amount of pesticides discharged and protect America’s waters (HQ)

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 2, 2010)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a new permit requirement that would decrease the amount of pesticides discharged to our nation"s waters and protect human health and the environment. This action is in response to an April 9, 2009 court decision that found that pesticide discharges to U.S. waters were pollutants, thus ...

New Guidance on Watershed Permitting

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 24, 2007)

EPA has published a new technical guidance that will help integrate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits into watershed management plans. 'Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Technical Guidance' is a follow up to the 2003 implementation guidance and leads permitting interested parties through the analysis of watershed data ...

City of Wapato’s sewage treatment plant cited for exceeding ammonia levels and operating without a water discharge permit

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 29, 2012)

The City of Wapato, Washington will pay a fine for excess pollution discharges from its municipal sewage treatment facility in violation of its Clean Water Act permit, according to an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The City’s wastewater treatment facility provides secondary treatment of wastewater prior to ...

EPA proposes waste water discharge permits for oil and gas exploration in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jan. 30, 2012)

EPA is now seeking input on two draft waste water discharge permits for oil and gas exploration activities in Alaska’s Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The proposed Clean Water Act permits protect public health and the marine environment by placing limits and conditions on the types and amounts of pollution companies can discharge in waste water ...

Owner of livestock feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, to pay $5,850 penalty for violating terms of discharge permit (IA)

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Nov. 16, 2010)

The owner of a cattle and hog feedlot in Plymouth County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $5,850 civil penalty to the United States to settle alleged violations of the facility’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Mark Beitelspacher, doing business as Beitelspacher Farms, of LeMars, Iowa, did not maintain adequate ...

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 ...

Measuring oil/grease levels in water to help oil/gas industry comply with permit discharge regulations

by Spectro Scientific  (May 14, 2009)

Determining total oil/grease levels to ensure compliance with governmental regulatory permit requirements for discharging wastewater is a worldwide problem facing all segments of the oil and gas industry. To ensure compliance with these regulations and avoid fines for exceeding permit discharge levels, more frequent wastewater measurements are ...

EPA Investigation Finds Union Pacific Railroad Facility Violated Permit Discharge Limits to Joachim Creek

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jun. 16, 2015)

EPA Region 7 has reached a proposed administrative settlement with Union Pacific Railroad Company to resolve industrial stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act (CWA) at their railcar maintenance and refurbishing facility in DeSoto, Mo. Under the settlement, Union Pacific will implement a plan to ensure compliance with its industrial ...

Updated clean water discharge permit for Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. issued for review

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 29, 2011)

An updated permit governing discharge of waste water by the Merrimack Station power plant in Bow, N.H. has been released for public review and comment.  The draft permit proposes updated requirements for controlling discharges of waste water to, and withdrawals of river water from, the Merrimack River. If finalized, the new permit will ...

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