How to Define “Public Benefit”?

| The drought is far from over, and many California communities are preparing for future water scarcity better than they have before, or at least trying to, by enlarging their reservoirs. But they’re hitting a snag when they try to get state funding for building new dams or otherwise expanding their water-storage capacity. The Water Quality, ... READ MORE

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

| 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 and otherwise enforcing the National ... READ MORE

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 development of a stormwater pollution ... READ MORE

Free Webinar! Smart Building Best Practices: Integrating Building Automation with Energy Management Systems

| Today’s smart buildings do more than just contain systems (e.g., lighting, HVAC, etc.), they connect them. The result? An interconnect web of responsive subsystems sharing information to optimize building performance, smart grid responsiveness, and inhabitant environment. Are you up-to-date on the new technologies available? Join us for a FREE smart building technology showcase exploring the ... READ MORE

Effective Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, Part 2: Calculating Performance Goals and Plan Effectiveness

| At Forester University, our erosion control experts lead live webinars showcasing innovative technologies, project planning, erosion control best management practices (BMPs), and regulatory requirements in a comprehensive format focused upon your continuing education goals. Are you a sediment and erosion control professional interested in better understanding the applications of the Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, ... READ MORE

Effective Sediment & Erosion Control Plans, Part 1: What Designers and Reviewers Need to Understand and Complete

| At Forester University, our erosion control experts lead live webinars showcasing innovative technologies, project planning, erosion control best management practices (BMPs), and regulatory requirements in a comprehensive format focused upon your continuing education goals. Are you a sediment and erosion control professional interested in better understanding construction-site sediment control methods? Please see below to register ... READ MORE

Using Erosion Control BMPs on Construction Sites

| At Forester University, our erosion control experts lead live webinars showcasing innovative technologies, project planning, erosion control best management practices (BMPs), and regulatory requirements in a comprehensive format focused upon your continuing education goals. Are you a sediment and erosion control professional interested in better understanding construction site sediment control methods? Please see below to ... READ MORE

Evaluating Erosion, Sediment, & Sedimentation on Construction Sites

| At Forester University, our live webinars present you with the sediment and erosion control experts, who share best management practices, informative project case studies, and real-world applications. Join our faculty of industry experts in our live webinar (or series of webinars) exploring the technological innovations, project site applications, and any associated regulatory requirements in a comprehensive ... READ MORE

Fatal Flaw in ASTM Standard Means Erosion and Sediment Pollution From Your Projects

| Sediment is the number one pollutant in the US. There is a fatal flaw in the ASTM D6460 test protocol that directly impacts erosion potential, and thus sediment pollution, from construction sites into our waterways. Updating the standard as soon as possible is the best means to effective turf reinforcement mat (TRM) performance! The erosion and sediment control industry is where the rubber meets the road-we have a responsibility to advise others and develop better pollution preventio... ... READ MORE

Certification Programs Catch on in a Big Way in Malaysia

| In their enthusiastic embrace of two EnviroCert International Inc. programs-Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and Certified Erosion, Sediment and Storm Water Inspector (CESSWI)-Malaysia's engineering and regulatory communities serve as a model for those in other areas of the world seeking to strengthen protection of soil and water resources from the impacts of wide-scale land development activities. "The strong interest in these certification programs has been prompted by th... ... READ MORE

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