May 16, 2011 04:52
PRIOR TO STARTING CONSTRUCTION, A general contractor posts that he is accepting bids for an erosion control project. You visit the site to get a feel for the project, measure the property and take pictures so you can work up the costs. While visiting the site, you notice that it is situated close to a stream....
July 18, 2011 04:48
With environmental compliance in mind, a general contracting company was required to find a solution to turn turbid, coal-laden water into clean, clear water prior to discharge into a neighboring trout stream. Not doing so meant facing the possibility of stiff fines and a project shutdown for violations of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System...
July 18, 2011 04:48
I don’t know if it’s my imagination or what, but it appears as though I’m receiving more communications from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) these days. What’s interesting is that the EPA seems to be coming down hard on violators of the Clean Water Act and the NPDES regulations....
Sept. 19, 2011 04:42
Fagan is the environmental compliance engineer for the Alabama Department of Transportation. He has more than 20 years of road and bridge construction experience. He is licensed in Alabama as a professional engineer and professional land surveyor and is a certified professional in erosion and sediment control....
Sept. 19, 2011 04:42
The Bay Area Regional Water Control Board in San Francisco, California, imposed the penalty after regional board inspectors found several violations on the construction site....
Jan. 16, 2012 04:27
"We get called in for sand that's swirling off slopes and ridges. We get called for dust clouds rising at construction projects. And we get calls for haul roads where every passing vehicle sends up a cloud of dust," Carroll reports. "Every job is different, and every job requires both the right dust control product and the right operator to apply it......
March 19, 2012 04:23
With all the buzz about water conservation these days, what’s in the bag or in the slurry is trending towards anything water wise. Where better to begin using drought-tolerant and native plant material than on these projects? And with this in mind, many soil erosion specialists are choosing to go native....
March 19, 2012 04:23
Judge Issues Stormwater Ruling New York State Supreme Court Justice Joan Lefkowitz ruled earlier this month that the state Department of Environmental Conservation must alter its stormwater runoff permit to help control the runoff into the Long Island Sound and other high risk waterways....
March 19, 2012 04:23
Experienced developers understand the need to hire engineers and stormwater management contractors prior to beginning any construction project. These specialized professionals provide on-site support to help keep development projects above board and in compliance with federal, state and local regulations....
May 21, 2012 04:20
Using geotextiles for soil erosion and soil stabilization had its origins 35 centuries ago in ancient Egypt, where Pharoah’s slaves were made to lay woven mats of reeds to help stabilize roads and byways....

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