EPA has authorized 46 states to issue NPDES permits. In addition to implementing the NPDES requirements, many states and local governments have enacted their own stormwater management laws and ordinances, and some have published stormwater treatment design manuals.
LOS ANGELES—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached an agreement with Canyon Plastics, Inc. to resolve federal Clean Water Act violations. The company has corrected the deficiencies found at its facility in Valencia, Calif., and obtained a stormwater permit. In addition to paying a $19,000 penalty, Canyon Plastics has committed
Lori Belz spends a great deal of her work time along the highways and other roads of Minnesota, trying to gauge the best approach to erosion control. One of the more interesting research projects in which she has been involved was in bioengineering, trying to stabilize slopes along Minnesota highways
Many benefits can accrue when municipal staff is involved with helping a state administer a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) industrial stormwater discharge permit. Such is the case in Eugene, OR, where Jon Wilson, CSM, lends technical assistance to carry out a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Oregon
In December 2009, under a program for the US Department of Defense (DOD), 10 balloons were launched in plain sight across the continental United States. After disappearing into the clouds, the whereabouts of those 10 balloons was known only to the DOD.
SAN FRANCISCO –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the State Water Resources Control Board’s new water quality standards for trash in California’s waters. The standards are part of the state’s new Trash Control Policy, designed to keep trash out of streams, lakes, bays, estuaries, coastal and ocean waters in
SAN FRANCISCO –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved the State Water Resources Control Board’s new water quality standards for trash in California’s waters. The standards are part of the state’s new Trash Control Policy, designed to keep trash out of streams, lakes, bays, estuaries, coastal and ocean waters in California
Two free webinars coming up at Forester University will be of interest to stormwater professionals. These sponsored webinars each earn participants 1 PDH or 0.1 CEU. You can see a complete list of upcoming webinars here, and a list of on-demand webcasts here.
Editor’s note: This article originally appeared in Stormwater Magazine, January/February 2005 issue. With the recent flooding events in Texas, we realized this topic is extremely timely and important for storm control professionals, and the general population. In the coming days, we will be publishing additional stories from our archives relevant to
Geoffrey Smyth, P.E., believes that while United States municipalities have spent many years “doing an excellent job of education, regulation, and monitoring point-source dischargers, we really now have to wrestle with the biggest animal in the room: nonpoint-source dischargers, which is basically 95% of America.”