Stormwater Permitting

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

EPA to Hold Public Meetings in Idaho on Water-Quality Permitting Program

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Seattle (September 7, 2017) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections  … Read More

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

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EPA issued the final 2017 Construction General Permit (CGP) on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. The permit took effect on February 16, 2017 and will last for five years. The 2017 CGP is similar to the 2012 CGP it replaces and includes discharge limitations and requirements for self-inspections, corrective actions, staff training, and  … Read More

How Much Regulation Is Too Much?

How Much Regulation Is Too Much?

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As many new presidential administrations do, Donald Trump’s is promising to take action on improving the country’s infrastructure. How fast it can move ahead might depend on which environmental and other regulations stay and which ones go.

This recent article from the Wall Street Journal titled “Speed Limits Await Infrastructure Spree” looks  … Read More

Another Look at Public-Private Partnerships

Another Look at Public-Private Partnerships

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Recently Laura Sanchez, the editor of our sister publication Water Efficiency, questioned whether private investment in public works projects is helpful or harmful. As she discusses here, the much-needed infusion of capital from private sources is, in many cases, offset by rate hikes and the loss of control a public  … Read More

EPA Reaches Settlement with Acme Foundry for Industrial Stormwater Violations

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(Lenexa, Kan., May 31, 2016) – EPA Region 7 reached an administrative settlement with Acme Foundry, Inc., of Coffeyville, KS, to resolve industrial stormwater violations under the Clean Water Act. Under the settlement, Acme Foundry must comply with its industrial stormwater permit, pay a penalty of $28,975, and implement a  … Read More

EPA Proposes NPDES Application and Program Updates Rule

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On May 18, EPA proposed revisions to the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations that would make specific targeted changes to the existing regulations, and would not reopen them for other specific or comprehensive revision. EPA is seeking comment on proposed changes that include eliminating regulatory and application form  … Read More



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