Tag: stormwater pollution prevention plan

(SWPPPs) are a requirement of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) that regulates water quality when associated with construction or industrial activities.

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

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

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

EPA Issues New Construction General Permit

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

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

The First Line of Defense: Protecting Inlets and Storm Drains

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

Inlet and Storm Drain Protection

In stormwater management for both temporary and post-construction measures, inlet and storm drain protection is one of the first lines of defense. It’s also a measure that often works in combination with other best management practices (BMPs) as part of an overall erosion control or stormwater management program.

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

Reader Profile: Lori Belz

Reader Profile: Lori Belz

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

California’s New Industrial Permit

California’s New Industrial Permit

Few words may strike more anxiety in the hearts of business owners than “new industrial regulations.” And in California’s industrial sector, it is safe to say that anxiety is likely reaching new levels as businesses grapple with the fine print of the state’s long-in-coming General Permit for Storm Water Associated

Reader Profile: Barbara Rosensteel

Reader Profile: Barbara Rosensteel

Barbara Rosensteel grew up exploring Pennsylvania’s forests and streams. Born and raised in western Pennsylvania’s coal and steel belt, Rosensteel became cognizant of the many water bodies she says were “degraded by decades of abandoned mine drainage and the industrial discharges.” Today, she is an environmental consultant in wetlands, water

Project Profile: Grate Expectations

Project Profile: Grate Expectations

Earlier this year, Jim Nunn was faced with a sediment control issue on the yard of the city of Tacoma, WA, Environmental Services Solid Waste facility. Sediment control around the facility was something he’d easily handled before with hay bales in swales along the landfill roads. In the fall of

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