stormwater compliance News

  • Announcing the WEFTEC Stormwater Congress

    Announcing the Inaugural Stormwater Congress at WEFTEC 2013 WEF’s Stormwater Congress will maximize networking opportunities for stormwater professionals and facilitate participation in high-quality programming dedicated to stormwater-related issues. Attendees will be exposed to coverage on cutting-edge issues such as changing regulations and policies, climate change impacts, stream ...

  • Warning! Beware of Stormwater Product!

    Warning about stormwater insert being sold under the trademark “SafeDrain” In 2004, Cameron M. Colson patented a leading storm water drain insert that utilized a butterfly valve mounted inside the storm water pan that aided in spill control. This storm water pollution prevention design, while being very effective at containment, has ...

  • EPA focusing on industrial stormwater compliance, targeting a serious threat to Puget Sound water quality

    As part of ongoing federal and state efforts to restore Puget Sound, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing enforcement actions against four Seattle-area companies for discharging industrial stormwater to Puget Sound waterways in violation of the Clean Water Act. “By focusing our efforts on industrial stormwater compliance, EPA and the Washington Department of Ecology are ...

  • Missouri Department of Transportation to Implement Statewide Compliance Program to Settle Construction Stormwater Violations

    The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has agreed to implement a statewide compliance program and to pay a $750,000 civil penalty to settle alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at two road construction sites. The sites are Highway 54 in Osage Beach, and on Highway 67 between Coldwater and Silva. EPA Region 7 inspected the sites in 2010 and 2011 and documented serious erosion ...

  • Florida stormwater management inspectors flood Granite Environmental

    Five more qualified and certified Florida Stormwater Management Inspectors beef up Granite Environmental, giving them a grand total seven certified in-house inspectors! For two full days the participants studied and tested to complete the Florida Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Program, held in Palm Bay, FL on February 2-3. Hal Lundsford, of the Department of Environmental ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • WESTON EXPERTS TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS AT ORLANDO STORMWATER CONFERENCE

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. – June 27, 2005 –Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON ® ) announced today that five experts from its Carlsbad , CA office will present ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

    Water protection experts will gather in Myrtle Beach August 18 - 22 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2013 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, regulators, enforcement ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • New Pig expands stormwater management product offering

     New Pig Corporation has expanded their Stormwater Management line to help block, filter, capture and isolate pollutants from entering the environment via storm drain, surface water or groundwater. Over 180 Stormwater Management products, including the PIG® Drive-Over DRAINBLOCKER™ Drain Cover that can stand up to heavy traffic while providing semi-permanent drain protection are featured in ...


    By New Pig Corporation

  • Home Builders settle stormwater violations for US$4.3m

    Four of the US's largest home builders have agreed to pay civil penalties totaling US$4.3 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The four separate settlements resolve alleged violations of stormwater runoff regulations at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia. The companies ...

  • New biodegradable products for treating stormwater runoff launched

    Construction contractors and managers of industrial sites finally have an affordable and completely environmentally responsible resource to meet today’s stringent discharge standards thanks to ChitoVan™LC, an innovative product launched nationally today by Cascade EcoSolutions. The announcement came at StormCon, the World’s Largest Surface Water Quality Conference and Exposition, August 3-7, in ...

  • EPA Cites 14 Municipalities for Stormwater Violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has cited 14 municipalities in Pennsylvania and Maryland for stormwater violations, nine of which are within the Chesapeake Bay watershed. “EPA, in partnership with the states, is taking clear steps to protect the water quality of local streams and rivers,” said Jon M. Capacasa, director of the Water Protection Division for EPA’s mid-Atlantic region. ...

  • Home Depot fined $1.3m for stormwater violations

    Home Depot has agreed to pay a $1.3 million penalty and implement a nationwide compliance program to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The settlement resolves alleged violations that were discovered at more than 30 construction sites in 28 states where new Home Depot stores were being built.  The ...

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

     Water protection experts will gather in Denver August 19 - 23 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2012 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, inspectors, civil engineers, designers, ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • EPA Orders Pennsylvania Municipalities to Improve Stormwater Management

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has sent orders to 85 municipalities in north central and northeast Pennsylvania requiring improvements to their programs for managing stormwater. EPA issued the orders to augment Pennsylvania’s efforts to ensure effective stormwater management programs are in place to improve water quality in local streams and the Chesapeake ...

  • City of Knoxville to Sue Knox County Over Stormwater

    KNOXVILLE, Tennessee, October 8, 2007 (ENS) - The City of Knoxville has declared its intention to sue Knox County over differences in their stormwater ordinances. The conflict has been brewing for years, but came to a head in late September when country commissioners gave final approval to a new stormwater ordinance. The county agreed in 2001 under the Urban Growth ...

  • North Georgia Developer Agrees to Settlement for Stormwater Violations

    Cannon Place, LLC (Cannon Place) has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over alleged stormwater violations at its construction sites along Bald Ridge Marina Road in Cumming, Ga. As part of this settlement, Cannon Place agreed to pay a civil penalty of $110,253. Under the Clean Water Act (CWA), owners and general contractors at construction sites of one acre and ...

  • Stormwater Professionals Face Deadline for Education & Certification

    Water protection experts will gather in Anaheim August 21–25 to explore the newest pollution prevention technologies and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.  With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2011 brings together public officials, builders and contractors, ...


  • George Caamano of Stormwater Online, Inc. Gives ISRI Lecture on Affordable Stormwater Treatment

    A recent lecture given by our director George Caamano at the ISRI Safety and Environmental Counseling Convention discussed stormwater chemistry and affordable treatment systems. This lecture provided those present at the ISRI convention with some basic chemistry that led Stormwater Online to develop a solids-removal focus for storm water treatment technology. In summary, the logic is as follows: ...


  • EPA Settles Stormwater Case to Protect Richmond Water Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the city of Richmond has settled alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations that protect waterways from polluted stormwater runoff. In a consent agreement with EPA, Richmond has agreed to pay a $12,000 penalty to settle the alleged violations related to its storm sewer system and notified EPA that the city is now in compliance ...

  • Settlement Requires Milford, Mass. Glass Manufacturer to Improve Stormwater Treatment

    Wastewater discharged by a glass manufacturing company in Milford, Mass. into wetlands adjacent to the Charles River will be cleaner as a result of a recent settlement between the manufacturer and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Ardagh Glass Inc. agreed to pay a $103,440 penalty and to fund three environmental projects costing a total of about $121,700 to settle claims it was discharging ...

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