Nov. 18, 2016 04:15
The advent of the environmental movement, and the reconsideration of the importance of a healthy ecology in the political sphere, has had more impact on our country than anyone can say....
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....
Nov. 17, 2015 10:43
"We’re excited to announce that  we’re breaking ground tomorrow on our brand-new (fill in the blank) development.” How many times have you heard that phrase? It points up the fact that construction of anything almost always involves ‘breaking ground,’ i....
March 21, 2011 04:57
As summarized by the EPA, “This rule requires construction site owners and operators to implement a range of erosion and sediment control measures and pollution prevention practices to control pollutants and discharges from construction sites....
Jan. 17, 2011 05:02
The Environmental Protection Agency’s Chesapeake Bay Program has awarded a $75,000 grant to the city of Staunton, Virginia, and Mary Baldwin College (MBC). The grant is in recognition for their efforts to protect Lewis Creek and promote stewardship in helping to reduce stormwater runoff and limit pollutants flowing into the Chesapeake Bay watershed....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
Bruce Ritchie applied for a permit that would allow him to construct and operate stormwater treatment facilities during the construction of the Blue Heron Pointe housing subdivision in Seaside, Oregon. An April 2011 inspection revealed that he had failed to implement many of the controls required by the permit....
July 19, 2010 05:16
UP UNTIL A FEW DECADES AGO, protecting our waterways from contaminates wasn’t a big deal. Rain fell from the sky and was naturally absorbed into the soil, and wild or native plants held back erosion....
March 17, 2015 12:12
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, “stormwater” was just rain water. It fell from the sky every now and then—sometimes less, sometimes more. It was just something you lived with. People have been channeling it, collecting it and sheltering against it for thousands of years, but they didn’t call this “stormwater management” until recently....
March 21, 2011 04:57
either revise their turbidity requirement (280 NTU) or better support that number. The schedule depends on when each state has its Construction General Permit (CGP) renewed. Permits are renewed every five years on a staggered schedule. For some states, the ELG will be in place starting in August of this year,” said McLaughlin....

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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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