Archive | January, 2015

CWEA Seeks Speakers for Spring Stormwater Seminar

The Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) is looking for speakers to share their knowledge and expertise at an upcoming stormwater seminar on April 16 in Linthicum Heights, Maryland. This two-track event will cover municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) program startup. Topics such as program funding, capacity building, establishing stakeholder support, as well as data […]

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Year in Review: 2014 Under the Stormwater Lens

This year in review provides a look back at highlighted stormwater news and events that occurred throughout 2014.

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NACWA Releases Analysis of Legal Challenges to Stormwater Fees

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) recently released a white paper titled Navigating Litigation Floodwaters:  Legal Considerations for Funding Municipal Stormwater Programs, which provides analysis on the types of legal issues affecting stormwater funding programs. In the absence of a federal rule, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has turned its focus to strengthening […]

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Environmental Groups Charge EPA with Ignoring Past Court Decision

On Dec. 19, The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) announced that they sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen standards to prevent pollution from stormwater. The suit, filed Dec. 18 with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco, charges EPA has failed […]

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Ministerial Statement on SuDS Released

On Dec. 18, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs released a ministerial statement on sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). With this, the agencies also released a summary of the SuDS consultation that took place in September and October. As expected, SuDS implementation will now fall […]

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FY15 Omnibus Bill Becomes Law

On Dec. 16, President Obama signed into law an omnibus appropriations package that will fund the federal government for the remaining nine and a half months of Fiscal Year 2015 (FY15). The $1.1 trillion package funds all of the federal agencies except the Department of Homeland Security. The FY15 omnibus appropriations package will fund the […]

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