Feb. 1, 2017 10:00
BY MELISSA HIGGINS Photos courtesy: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services. If you’re taking on a project that’s guaranteed to move around a lot of dirt, then one permit you’ll need to apply for is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit....
Jan. 17, 2011 05:02
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently updated its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Writers’ Manual. The manual is a technical resource to help guide new state and EPA permit writers through the basic steps of permit development and issuance....
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....
Nov. 21, 2011 04:38
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have announced that the Ryland Group Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $625,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed....
July 19, 2010 05:16
Officials in Ohiopyle, Pennsylvania, are using their federal stimulus money to help make their town greener. The Fayette County town attracts a lot of summer tourists, thanks to its famous waterfall, and they are looking to improve environmentally friendly conditions....
March 21, 2011 04:57
According to the drain commissioner, although there has been an increase in residential permits, their fees are smaller and do not generate as much money as commercial permits....
July 18, 2011 04:48
The Howard City Council approved a fee of $80 per acre of disturbance, capped at $1,700. However, HSCD had been charging developers $290 per acre and has not enforced the cap, which has angered developers....
July 15, 2013 03:59
No one wants to drink, cook, swim or bathe in the toxins that drip from vehicles onto streets and then wash into the gutters; the same goes for silt and sediment. Yet these pollutants eventually flow into our streams and rivers. Silt clogs the gills of fish and nutrients flowing into waterways cause things to grow, taking up all the oxygen....

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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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