Standards & Water Regulations

Water regulations at the federal, state and local levels aim to reduce pollution in waterways from storm water runoff. Staying current with regulatory requirements such as NPDES permits and SWPPPs, along with state and local storm water and erosion control guidelines, keeps construction sites in compliance.

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Mar 18 2021
Vermont’s Green Schools Initiative will offer funding and technical assistance to help public schools and state colleges meet the Three-Acre General…
Mar 11 2021
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect changes to the passage of the stimulus package. President Biden gave final passage to a $1.9…
Mar 11 2021
The Senate confirmed Michael Regan, who heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, to run the U.S. EPA.  Senators voted 66 to 34…
Jan 11 2021
The U.S. EPA’s Lead and Copper Rule (LCR) final update aims to better protect children and communities from the risks of lead exposure, according to…
Jan 4 2021
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS) announced that it has selected a warehouse site in South Carolina to service retail stores in the southeast.…
Dec 21 2020
President-elect Joe Biden will nominate Michael S. Regan, who heads the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, as the next U.S. EPA…
Jun 3 2020
The U.S. EPA is limiting states and tribes’ ability to protest pipelines and other energy projects. Under the EPA rule finalized on Monday, states…
May 6 2020
The City of Sanibel, Florida is improving the water quality of its canals with the Sanibel Clean Canals Program. The city started the program with…
Apr 27 2020
The U.S. EPA is proposing targeted modifications to the 2016 Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) general permit for Massachusetts…
Apr 23 2020
General Motors (GM) has begun grading and clearing land at its site to construct a more than $2 billion next-generation battery-cell plant. The U.S.…
Apr 22 2020
The EPA published a final rule rolling back environmental protections.  The final rule, the Navigable Waters Protection Rule, was written by the…
Apr 16 2020
The U.S. EPA announced that Roubin & Janeiro, Inc., owner of an asphalt manufacturing facility in Washington, D.C., has agreed to actions to…
Apr 15 2020
There are few industries today that do not feel the pressure to create more sustainable processes and products. Investors, regulators and the general…
Apr 9 2020
New Jersey has upgraded the protection status of 600 miles of rivers and streams as a means to limit pollution and development.  This includes a two-…
Mar 19 2020
In this special episode of Talking Under Water, host Bob Crossen speaks with WEF Executive Director Walt Marlowe about the effects Coronavirus — also…
Mar 16 2020
Tampa, Florida city officials and consultants from Applied Sciences, with the help of a $7,500 state grant, are completing a study to assess flooding…
Mar 3 2020
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) formally adopted groundbreaking amendments to New Jersey’s storm water management rules.…
Feb 21 2020
In this month’s episode of Talking Under Water, One Water, One Podcast, hosts WQP Managing Editor Lauren Del Ciello, WWD Senior Managing Editor Bob…
Feb 6 2020
The Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit, which regulates how much storm water local governments can collect and dispense into local…
Feb 4 2020
A regional ordinance for regulating storm water management is potentially in the works for Bluffton, Beaufort County and other communities across the…
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