water quality law News

  • India water quality assessment authority now constituted by law

    Water Quality Assessment Authority (WQAA) has been constituted with the mandate for protection of surface and groundwater quality under Environment Protection Act 1986. It is conferred with the powers for issuing directions and taking measures. Its main functions are: to standardise methods for water quality monitoring and to ensure quality and data generation; to take measures to ensure proper ...

  • Seattle Green Factor Becomes Law

    SEATTLE, Washington, (ENS) - On December 21, 2006, Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels signed legislation that will increase landscaping requirements in the city, in part to reduce runoff. It incorporates the new Seattle Green Factor which promotes tree planting, garden walls and green roofs. Created by the Seattle Department of Planning and Development, the Green Factor applies to new ...

  • APWA Commends President Obama for Signing Water Resources Bill into Law

    APWA Commends President Obama for Signing Water Resources Bill into Law WASHINGTON, D.C. American Public Works Association (APWA) President Edward A. Gottko, PWLF, today commended President Obama for signing into law the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA). The new law funds needed projects for flood control, water navigation, storm damage reduction, beach nourishment, ecological ...

  • Introduction to Patent laws and Millipore patents on lab water cartridges

    Patent laws are a very complicated matter. There are some basic rules that are universal under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). A PCT application does not itself result in the grant of a patent, since there is no such thing as an "international patent", and the grant of patent is a prerogative of each national or regional authority. A Patent is only valid and protected in the country where it ...


    By RephiLe Bioscience, Ltd.

  • European Commission proposes to improve implementation of environmental law

    The Commission has set out plans to improve the implementation of the European Union's 200 or so laws on environmental protection. This fits within a wider Commission strategy for improving implementation of EU law announced in 2007, and coincides with the publication of the new Annual Report of the Commission on monitoring the application of Community Law in general. The Communication stresses ...

  • Maryland Passes Asbestos Worker Protection Law

    Beginning October 1, 2012, asbestos remediation workers in Maryland will be facing a fine five times larger then the maximum amount currently allowed by law for violating any environmental laws relating to asbestos in the state. Leaders of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) say this new fine, a maximum of $25,000, is setting a standard all states should follow. ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Kemira Oyj: Damage claim for violations of competition law

    Kemira OyjStock exchange releaseApril 28, 2011 at 5.00 pm (CET+1)     Kemira Oyj ...


  • Daimer Releases Carpet Cleaner For Law Offices' Maintenance

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the internationally and nationally reputed brand and supplier of high-powered carpet cleaning machines like versatile auto carpet cleaner  systems, and other high-tech cleaning systems, is now shipping the XTreme Power® XPH-9300, a portable carpet extractor with powerful inline heating elements that allow the machine to achieve temperatures up to 210º F ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Decision on Iowa’s water quality standards (IA)

    EPA has approved the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ (IDNR) designated use changes for 64 water bodies and disapproved changes for 93 water bodies. Designated uses describe the achievable recreational activities and aquatic life uses in Iowa’s waters. EPA is finalizing action on the remaining 19 water bodies. The Clean Water Act (CWA) presumes that all waters are suitable for ...

  • $37 Million Approved for Everglades Water Quality Project

    Lee County last week approved $10 million toward purchasing land for a project to improve water quality in the Caloosahatchee River, contributing toward restoration of water quality in the northern Everglades. Two days later, the state of Florida and the South Florida Water Management District approved a memo of agreement that will add $27 million to Lee County's funds. The money will be used ...

  • Environmental Scientist, Water Quality Modeler (nutrients, estuaries)

    Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications are requested prior to August 15, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. The San Francisco Estuary Institute (SFEI) seeks a water quality or hydrodynamic modeler to carry out modeling investigations related to transport, nutrient loads, transformations, and ecosystem response in San ...

  • Mississippi River an `Orphan` in Terms of Water Quality

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to coordinate and oversee state water quality activities along the Mississippi River, leaving the nation's largest waterway an 'orphan,' the National Research Council says in a new report. Greater effort is needed to ensure that the river is monitored and evaluated as a single system, said the ...

  • NACWA affirms commitment to water quality monitoring for nutrients

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) supports the collection of robust water quality data for nutrients to ensure scientifically based decision-making. The Association’s Board adopted a resolution icon-pdf on April 22 that its public agency members will, as appropriate and feasible, support the ...

  • PA Helps Missouri Comply with Water Quality Standards

    EPA Region 7 has approved Missouri's change to state water quality standards rules to provide greater flexibility in Missouri's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources submitted rule changes to EPA on Dec. 11, 2012, for review and approval. The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires EPA to review the state's rule changes to ...

  • Bathing water quality in the EU remains high

    The annual bathing water report presented this week by the European Commission reveals that the large majority of bathing sites across the European Union met EU hygiene standards in 2007. Some 95% of coastal bathing areas and 89% of bathing sites in rivers and lakes comply with the mandatory standards. The report provides useful water quality information for the millions of people who visit ...

  • Bathing water quality remains high around the EU

    The quality of bathing water across Europe declined slightly between 2009 and 2010, but the overall quality was still high. More than nine out of 10 bathing water sites now meet the minimum requirements. Cyprus was the star performer, with 100% of its bathing water sites meeting strict guide values, followed by Croatia (97.3%), Malta (95.4%), Greece (94.2%) and Ireland (90.1%). The ...

  • Inadequate policing puts Washington water quality in jeopardy

    When the Department of Ecology — the state agency that watches over polluters — recently tallied how many folks it needed to protect the health of Puget Sound and local lakes and rivers, officials came to a startling conclusion. The number of people policing water quality is less than half what's needed to do the job. Statewide, there are more than 6,500 construction sites, sewage treatment ...

  • Bradford Publishing Announces a Revised Edition of an Important Guide to Colorado’s Unique Water Law System

    The attorneys of Trout, Raley, Montaño, Witwer & Freeman, P.C. have updated and expanded “Acquiring, Using, and Protecting Water in Colorado”. In addition to updating all the law, the authors have added new chapters on Conservation Easements, Temporary Use Agreements, and Interstate Compacts. “Acquiring, Using, and Protecting Water in Colorado” provides crucial information about all ...


    By PRWeb

  • Gas drilling law could endanger NY drinking water, say NRDC experts

    Half of New York’s drinking water could be contaminated by toxic pollution, unless the state adopts comprehensive safeguards for natural gas drilling before any drills break ground, according to experts at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). This critical threat comes as NY Governor Paterson signed a law (S.8169/A.10526) that makes it easier for gas companies to conduct horizontal ...

  • Solarbrook Water & Power Retains a Securities Law Firm in First Step Towards Becoming a Fully Reporting Company

    (PINKSHEETS: SLRW) Solarbrook Water and Power Corporation announced today that the company has retained the securities law firm of McMullen and Associates, http://www.mcmullenassociates.com/, to assist in filling SEC Form 10. The process of filing Form-10 will begin as soon as the current financials being audited are completed; this will be the first step towards ...


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