On Aug. 9, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a Draft Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Post Construction Compliance Monitoring Guidance document. The document addresses monitoring requirements within the 1994 CSO Control Policy.  EPA is especially interested in how the guidance could help small communities. Therefore, along with the guidance, the agency released the LTCP E-Z Template for Small Communities, intended to help implement green approaches into CSO abatement plans.

The Water Environment Federation (WEF; Alexandria, Va.) plans to submit comments on the guidance document; comments are due Sept. 30.  Outside comments should be sent to Mohammed Billah at billah.mohammed@epa.gov. See the Aug. 12 issue of This Week in Washington for more information.