July 15, 2016 12:09
As the EPA took on a larger role, and Phase II of the NPDES took over, builders of roads, highways and buildings had to follow certain guidelines in order to be in compliance. The EPA began enforcing the requirements to control dust and topsoil from leaving construction sites, as well as the rules of municipal and industrial wastewater discharge....
July 15, 2016 12:09
Under the terms of the consent decree, the city will have to adopt new ordinances eliminating illicit discharges, and reviewing all construction projects that disturb more than one acre of land. The plan also calls for completing $231,000 in stormwater projects, and implementing stormwater BMPs....
July 15, 2016 12:09
A Nebraska construction firm, Majestic C Team LLC, has agreed to pay a $10,750 penalty for allowing muddy site runoff to flow into a tributary of the Big Papio Creek. The agreement came as part of a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency....
July 15, 2016 12:09
Any contractor who works in erosion control can tell you that trying to control a river is no piece of cake. In point of fact, it is literally a herculean task to control a stream. One of Hercules’ 12 labors involved diverting two rivers to clean 30 years of filth from the stables of King Augeas....
July 15, 2016 12:09
In the soil erosion business, the name of the game is controlling and conserving the earth. We build silt fences, or place plastics or fabrics to keep the topsoil on properties so it doesn’t wash away, blow away or get tracked away by human or animal activity....
July 15, 2016 12:09
You’re tooling along the Interstate, and before you know it, the visibility drops down to zero. Not from fog, driving rain or blowing snow, but from a huge cloud of dust....
May 21, 2016 01:42
Brumfield Construction Inc., Westport, Washington, has begun installation on emergency erosion control fixes for the Westport by the Sea Homeowners Association. The HOA underwent the process for...
May 20, 2016 01:41
SWPPPs for sites smaller than one acre may be substantially easier to file, following the publishing of a simplified single-lot permit template by the EPA. The new permit is less than 20 pages, ...
May 19, 2016 01:42
Milestone Contractors, in Richmond, Indiana, has won a $332,000 contract from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to install erosion-control measures along the Whitewater River near...
May 18, 2016 01:41
Since switching to a web-based application process in November 2015, the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has approved at least 100 online applications for stormwater construc...

In many ways, we are fortunate that, in our chosen profession, we are able to help people when certain disasters occur: the tornadoes in Missouri, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Georgia, the flooding in Louisiana, the snows in the northeastern part of the country, the rain in California, and the snow in Colorado....

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