Tag Archives: Fact sheets & guidance

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases LID ‘Barrier Busters’ Fact Sheets

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced seven new fact sheets on low-impact development (LID) for state and local decision-makers. The series is intended to address common LID concerns and barriers, such as cost, aesthetics, effectiveness, and maintenance. Also included are fact sheets on the benefits of LID, distinguishing LID from other techniques, […]

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U.S. EPA Issues CSO Post-Construction Compliance Monitoring Guidance

Regulated communities are expected to develop Long Term Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Plans as part of the 1994 CSO Control Policy. One requirement of the long-term plan is drafting a post-construction compliance monitoring program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released a guidance document to help with this step. The guidance focuses primarily on verifying […]

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U.S. EPA Releases Fact Sheets on Green Infrastructure and Watersheds

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently released a series of six fact sheets and four supplements  on incorporating green infrastructure into control programs. The fact sheets are part of EPA’s permitting and enforcement series and cover general accountability considerations, combined and sanitary sewer overflows, stormwater, total maximum daily loads, and water quality standards. In […]

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Alliance for Water Stewardship Releases Draft International Water Stewardship Standard

On March 13, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) released a draft International Water Stewardship Standard. The draft standard covers four main water principles: governance, balance, quality, and important water areas. The document also delves into more-detailed actions, metrics, and targets that can be used to achieve three levels of certification. AWS is dedicated to […]

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U.S. Rep. Doggett Introduces Coal-Tar Sealants Ban

In response to mounting research, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D–Texas) introduced the Coal Tar Sealants Reduction Act of 2012 (H.R. 4166), along with four co-sponsors. The legislation specifies that, after enactment, manufacturing of coal tar sealants would phase out during the course of 1 year, distribution would stop after 1.5 years, and all sales would […]

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U.S. EPA Releases New Resources for 2012 Construction General Permit

During March, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosted two webcasts on the recently released 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP). Notes from the webcast are available, and a copy of the presentation will soon be archived on EPA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System training and workshop site. EPA has also developed a template to help […]

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Check It Out! Outreach and Education Plan

During a recent Water Environment Federation webcast, “Evaluating Stormwater Outreach: Is Anyone Listening?” many viewers asked where they could get a sample outreach and education plan. Developed in California, the Model Urban Runoff Program is a how-to guide for addressing polluted urban runoff in small municipalities with populations less than 100,000. For more, see the […]

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ASCE Seeks Public Comment on Urban Drainage Guidelines

Jan. 1 through Feb. 15 the American Society of Civil Engineers (Reston, Va.) will solicit public comment on three guidance documents regarding the design, installation, and operation and maintenance of urban subsurface drainage systems. Read more

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EPA Releases Draft Guidance on CSOs and Small Communities Tool

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 […]

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