stormwater regulation News

  • Final Changes to Virginia Stormwater Regulations May Have Tremendous Impact

    For over ten years the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) has been working on new stormwater regulations. The new regulations will come into full effect July 1, 2014. Hinson explains, “A ...


    By PRWeb

  • Stormwater newsletter premiers today

    Today saw the premier of a new publication designed to keep water quality professionals informed about activities and developments related to the topic of stormwater — a subject of comprehensive and rapidly expanding portfolio at the Water Environment Federation (WEF). ...

  • 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 ...

  • Support for wastewater and stormwater systems

    The City of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, has chosen InfoSWMM software as its advanced sanitary sewer and stormwater modeling and design solution. The decision helps the city leverage its investment in ArcGIS technology from ESRI (Redlands, CA) by giving it the most technologically advanced GIS-centric software platform available for managing and operating its wastewater and stormwater systems. ...

  • EPA cites sharp homes-hunter’s ridge development for violation of federal stormwater regulations

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has issued a complaint and final order against Sharp Homes-Hunter’s Ridge Development and Charles D. Sharp for failure to comply with federal stormwater rules. The complaint cites the Joliet, Ill., company for failing to prevent or minimize discharges, initiate stabilization measures, conduct inspections and maintain proper records. A penalty of ...

  • 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

  • EPA re-issues permit for construction site stormwater

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is re-issuing a stormwater Construction General Permit (CGP), which expired July 1, 2008, for a two-year time period. The permit will apply only where EPA is the permitting authority, which is in five states (Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Idaho and Alaska); Washington, D.C.; most territories; and most Indian country lands. The CGP ...

  • EPA Requests comments on survey for stormwater rule

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a survey to help strengthen stormwater regulations and reduce stormwater discharges from newly developed and redeveloped sites.  Stormwater discharges can harm water quality through increases in stormwater volume and pollutant loadings into nearby waterways. Generally, as sites are developed, less ground area is available ...

  • 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.

  • Kansas City faces $3.6bn sewer and stormwater upgrade

    A new Kansas City government task force began meeting this month to determine exactly how the city is going to cover the $3.6 billion cost of an urgently needed new sewer and stormwater system. Over the next six months, the task force, appointed by Mayor Mark Funkhouser, must determine how much to increase taxes and fees and whether to use bonds or other funding methods to pay for the largest ...

  • Stormwater management conversation hits Minnesota airwaves

    After a 20-cm (8-in.) rainstorm — more than an average month’s worth of rain for the area — led to rampant flooding across central and southern Minnesota on the night of Aug. 11, the problem of managing stormwater came to the forefront of public attention and hit the airwaves on public radio. Identifying the problem A week and many more minor ...

  • Short Course: Stormwater Treatment – How It Works

    Meeting the Challenge of Today’s Regulations (Mount Airy, Maryland) September 8, 2006 – BaySaver Technologies, Inc. and renowned industry expert Dr. Gary Minton, P.E. team together to offer a two-day short course, Stormwater Treatment – How It Works, November 29 and 30, 2006 in Baltimore, Maryland. Attendees will learn about the most up-to-date stormwater treatment solutions in the industry, ...


    By BaySaver Technologies, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Stormwater Monitoring & Sampling Season Begins in California

    The environmental professionals at CSC Targhee, a member of the Clark Seif Clark (CSC) family of companies, are busy helping California companies comply with stormwater regulations. The stormwater season has begun.  The official wet season runs from October 1st through May 30th.  That means the next storm that results in runoff from a facility must be sampled within the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • 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 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 ...

  • Maryland Passes Tough Stormwater Runoff Controls

    ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (ENS) - Maryland has enacted a law that sets higher standards for new development to reduce the polluted runoff that washes off parking lots, roofs, and roads, to end up damaging streams and polluting the Chesapeake Bay. The Stormwater Management Act of 2007 was signed into law April 24 by Governor Martin O’Malley along with 172 other bills. It ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wal-Mart Penalized for Stormwater Violations in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (ENS) - Wal-Mart will pay a civil penalty of $24,000 for not preventing rain water from washing sediments and pollution into waterways at its Supercenter construction site in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, announced Thursday that the Fortune 500 company had failed to comply with the federal Clean Water Act with regard to ...

  • Boeing Fined for Stormwater Runoff to Los Angeles River

    LOS ANGELES, California, September 27, 2007 (ENS) - Allowing stormwater runoff and wastewater discharges with elevated levels of chromium, dioxin, lead, mercury and other pollutants to enter a tributary of the Los Angeles River has cost the Boeing Company $471,190 in fines issued by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board. The penalties were for 79 violations of ...

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