Archive | January, 2012

EPA To Host Workshops on Integrated Stormwater and Wastewater Framework

On Dec. 13, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will host a series of workshops on its framework for Achieving Water Quality Through Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Plans. Interested stakeholders will be able to observe and participate following a facilitated discussion with invited participants. Meetings will be held from 10:00 a.m. […]

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Construction Supplier To Resolve Alleged Stormwater Violations in $8.74 Million Settlement

In an $8.74 million settlement, Lafarge North America Inc. (Reston, Va.) and four of its U.S. subsidiaries have agreed to resolve alleged stormwater violations. The company is one of the largest North American suppliers of construction materials, including stone, gravel, sand asphalt, and ready-mix concrete. The company will pay a $740,000 fine and complete $8 […]

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WEF Launches Water Leadership Institute

The Water Leadership Institute (WLI), a program of the Water Environment Federation (Alexandria, Va.), is designed to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship, and professional development in future water, wastewater, and stormwater leaders. WLI will provide leadership training through an online curriculum delivered by experts with various water sector backgrounds. The $995 program tuition also will cover registration […]

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EPA Delays Release of Proposed Stormwater Rulemaking Schedule

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed stormwater rule, which was originally set for release on Sept. 30 and later extended to Dec. 15, has again been delayed. The main reason for the delay is the complex nature of quantifying costs and benefits associated with stormwater management across the country, which must account for varying […]

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Porous Pavement Performance in Cold Climates

Tom Ballestero and Rob Roseen, University of New Hampshire  Stormwater Center  Due to the need for improved stormwater management, the application of porous pavements is increasing dramatically in northern areas with cold climates. Yet, there are persistent misconceptions about these systems, in particular with regard to cold climate performance.  Permeable pavement infiltration is not negatively affected […]

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