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EPA has published an updated calculator to help construction sites calculate their rainfall erosivity factor
Tuesday, August 19, 2014-- The updated calculator uses data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service's (NRCS) Revised Universal Soil Loss Equation, Version 2 (RUSLE2) database. Many NPDES permitting authorities waive stormwater permitting requirements for small construction sites with a low erosivity potential. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Staples Launching E-Waste Recycling Program for Businesses
Friday, August 15, 2014-- The program allows businesses of all sizes to recycle equipment, from cell phones and keyboards to telecom equipment and multi-function devices, through three steps: order recycling boxes from; fill boxes with electronics and ship to Staples using a provided return label; and receive a certificate of recycling from Staples that the electronics have been properly recycled and data safely removed. -- (full text)
[waste360]

What is green building? Not always an easy question
Wednesday, August 13, 2014-- The definition of green building is a holistic concept that starts with the understanding that the built environment can have profound effects, both positive and negative, on the natural environment, as well as the people who inhabit buildings every day. -- (full text)
[New York Real Estate Journal Online]

Texas construction firm paying $300k fine over environmental violations
Monday, August 11, 2014-- Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality, affecting drinking water, reducing usability, and damaging valuable aquatic habitats. -- (full text)
[EPA]

States Adopting EPA Rule on Industrial Wiping Cloths in Response to SMART's Outreach Efforts
Monday, August 04, 2014-- The new EPA rule creates a conditional exclusion from the definition of hazardous waste for non-laundered wipes and a conditional exclusion from the definition of solid waste for laundered wipes. -- (full text)
[DigitalJournal.com]

Homes Are Getting Greener
Thursday, July 31, 2014-- A promising trend in home construction is the rising number of certified green and energy efficient homes. Recent consumer preference surveys indicate that energy-efficient features top homebuyer wish lists. -- (full text)
[U.S. News & World Report]

House passes bill to modernize Endangered Species Act
Wednesday, July 30, 2014-- The House passed H.R. 4315 the Endangered Species Transparency and Reasonableness Act on Tuesday, July 29, by a vote of 233 to 190. The Public Lands Council (PLC) and National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) strongly support the legislation, which combines four bills previously marked up by the House Natural Resources Committee, and will be beneficial to updating and improving the Endangered Species Act of 1973. -- (full text)
[TSCRA]

EPA raps builder for storm-water pollution
Tuesday, July 08, 2014-- Utah's largest home builder has agreed to a $250,000 fine and to take several steps to address a "pattern of failures" to comply with Clean Water Act requirements to control pollution associated with storm-water runoff from construction sites. -- (full text)
[Salt Lake Tribune]

Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Jail for Filling Protected Mississippi Wetlands
Wednesday, April 30, 2014-- Miller pleaded guilty in December 2013 and admitted to having caused the excavation and filling of wetlands on a 1,710 acre parcel of undeveloped property. According to the felony information, in 2001 when Miller and his companies acquired the property, he was informed by a wetland expert that as much as 80 percent of the land was federally protected wetland connected by streams and bayous to the Gulf of Mexico and as such could not be developed without a permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. -- (full text)
[eNews Park Forest]

10 Terrifying Stormwater Pollution Statistics
Thursday, April 17, 2014-- To help bring it forward even more and prioritize it in your next conversation with stakeholders of your LEED design, here are ten startling facts that will stick with you. -- (full text)
[Green-Buildings.com]

EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation's Streams and Wetlands
Wednesday, March 26, 2014-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) today jointly released a proposed rule to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation's water resources. -- (full text)
[EPA]

EPA Publishes Fact Sheet Covering Final C&D Effluent Guideline
Friday, March 07, 2014-- The fact sheet helps to clarify the final C&D rule that was published on March 6, 2014. -- (full text)
[EPA]

FINALIZED: Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Construction and Development Point Source Category
Friday, March 07, 2014-- EPA finalized changes to the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the Construction and Development point source category. These changes are being promulgated pursuant to a settlement agreement to resolve litigation. This final rule withdraws the numeric discharge standards, which are currently stayed, and changes several of the non-numeric provisions of the existing rule. This final rule is effective on 5 May 2014. -- (full text)
[EPA]

EPA stormwater calculator receives climate assessment update
Monday, March 03, 2014-- On Thursday, Jan. 30, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released phase-II of the National Stormwater Calculator and Climate Assessment Tool package. The updated calculator includes future climate vulnerability scenarios. -- (full text)
[Water World]

Annual EPA Enforcement Results Highlight Focus on Major Environmental Violations
Saturday, February 08, 2014-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its annual enforcement and compliance results demonstrating a focus on violations that have the most impact on public health. -- (full text)
[USEPA]

EPA releases phase II of National Stormwater Calculator
Wednesday, January 29, 2014-- EPA's National Stormwater Calculator (SWC) is a desktop application that estimates the annual amount of rainwater and frequency of runoff from a specific site anywhere in the United States (including Puerto Rico). -- (full text)
[EPA]

What does going green really mean when building a green home?
Wednesday, August 14, 2013-- This is the inside story of central Pennsylvania's first all-green home. -- (full text)
[Patriot-News]

EPA Proposes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting
Thursday, August 01, 2013-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a rule that would modernize Clean Water Act (CWA) reporting processes for hundreds of thousands of municipalities, industries, and other facilities by converting to an electronic data reporting system. EPA has already scheduled several webinars in an effort to help states, trade organizations, and other interested parties better understand the details and requirements of the proposed rule. -- (full text)
[EPA]

EPA stormwater calculator helps reduce stormwater runoff, pollution
Wednesday, July 24, 2013-- A new National Stormwater Calculator was recently released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to help property owners, developers, landscapers, and urban planners make informed land-use decisions to protect local waterways from pollution caused by stormwater runoff. -- (full text)
[Water World]

Miami developer settles wetlands violation
Thursday, May 23, 2013-- The case stems from the failure of a promised 51-acre wetland project that Century was supposed to create at its Islands of Doral development. Under a 2003 Corps permit, Century had pledged to "mitigate" for building on 415 acres of melaleuca-compromised wetlands by protecting the smaller tract, clearing out invasive species and replanting native foliage likes spikerush and pond apple. -- (full text)
[MiamiHerald.com]

EPA Planning More Stringent Standards For Stormwater at Newly Developed Sites
Thursday, May 23, 2013-- The Environmental Protection Agency is planning to propose that new developments have greater stormwater retention ability than what would be required for redeveloped sites, an agency official said April 30. -- (full text)
[Bloomberg BNA]

EPA Proposes Changes to Construction Effluent Guidelines
Wednesday, May 01, 2013-- EPA is proposing changes to the effluent limitations guidelines and standards for the Construction and Development point source category. EPA is proposing these changes pursuant to a settlement agreement to resolve litigation. This proposed rule would withdraw the numeric discharge standards, which are currently stayed, and change several of the non-numeric provisions of the existing rule. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Construction company fined for violation Clean Water Act
Wednesday, December 26, 2012-- Albee Realty Trust of Upton will pay a $24,000 penalty for violating the federal Clean Water Act for discharging of silt-laden storm water will developing a seven-lot residential subdivision in Uxbridge. -- (full text)
[Milford Daily News]

Stormwater Fine Paid By Contractor
Sunday, December 09, 2012-- The S.C. Department of Transportation says it was a contractor's work on the U.S. 17A widening through Berkeley County that led to a fine by the Environmental Protection Agency. -- (full text)
[Patch.com]

Builder to pay $270,000 in fines
Monday, October 22, 2012-- Turner Construction Co., an international builder based in New York City, and its subsidiary Tompkins Builders, Inc. of Washington, D.C., have agreed to pay $270,000 in civil penalties for alleged violations of federal stormwater regulations at construction sites throughout the mid-Atlantic region, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). -- (full text)
[American Recycler Newspaper]

Builder agrees to pay $270,000 for alleged violations of federal stormwater regulations
Tuesday, September 11, 2012-- Turner Construction Co., an international builder based in New York City, and its subsidiary Tompkins Builders Inc. of Washington, D.C., have agreed to pay $270,000 in civil penalties for alleged violations of federal stormwater regulations at construction sites throughout the mid-Atlantic region, according to a press release. -- (full text)
[Water Technology Online]

EPA hands out green infrastructure grants
Wednesday, August 01, 2012-- Green infrastructure uses vegetation and soil to manage rainwater where it falls, keeping polluted stormwater from entering sewer systems and waterways in local communities. -- (full text)
[Trade Only Today]

Pa.-based homebuilder to pay $741,000 for polluted stormwater runoff at its construction sites
Tuesday, June 26, 2012-- The consent decree was filed in U.S. District Court in Philadelphia against Horsham, Pa.-based Toll Brothers, which was accused of more than 600 violations of the Clean Water Act at its home sites in 23 states. -- (full text)
[Washington Post]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Launches Interactive Website on Endangered Species
Tuesday, June 26, 2012-- The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program has launched a new, web-based interactive map with information about endangered species success in every state: stories of species making strides towards recovery, audio interviews and podcasts with Service biologists about on-the-ground endangered species conservation, and videos that highlight the Service's partners. -- (full text)
[USFWS]

EPA Grants Funding for Greening Philadelphia
Monday, April 30, 2012-- A $200,000 grant announced today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help fund projects to make South Philadelphia's George W. Nebinger School and surrounding streets greener and healthier. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA.gov (press release)]

TDEC Announces Pilot Program For Construction Stormwater Permitting
Monday, April 30, 2012-- The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced today a new pilot program designed to build efficiencies in how construction stormwater permits are issued, while satisfying the permit requirements at both the state and local levels and improving overall water quality. -- (full text)
[The Chattanoogan]

As Flyers take 2-0 lead over Penguins, Phila. embarks on green stormwater management
Saturday, April 14, 2012-- Philadelphia's $2 billion plan to manage its storm water with green methods - porous pavement, green roofs, and a plethora of trees - got the official nod Tuesday from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. -- (full text)
[Philadelphia Inquirer]

Developer first in state to plead guilty over stormwater pollution
Saturday, April 14, 2012-- A Pierce County developer, his company and an employee have become the first Western Washington defendants to plead guilty to criminal charges in U.S. District Court in connection with stormwater pollution. -- (full text)
[The Seattle Times]

Developers pay $30,000 for Damaging and Polluting Panguitch Lake
Monday, April 09, 2012-- EPA alleges that Polidori discharged dredged or fill material to the lake and adjacent wetlands, in violation of the Clean Water Act, during the construction of a marina and RV park. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Mitigation banking growing in West Virginia
Friday, April 06, 2012-- If a company's project is going to disturb streams or wetlands  say, it wants to build a road or pipeline or big box store  its Clean Water Act Section 401 or 404 permit may require an offsetting restoration fairly nearby. -- (full text)
[State Journal]

Wetlands Mitigation Bank Approved
Sunday, April 01, 2012-- County officials unanimously voted to allow property owners the by-right ability to create wetlands mitigation banks on their land. -- (full text)
[PotomacLocal.com]

AGC Contractors Environmental Conference June 7-8, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012-- Hear from regulators and experts about legal and other environmental requirements impacting your jobsites. -- (full text)
[AGC]

Water Is Worth It: EPA Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act
Friday, March 23, 2012-- The Clean Water Act as we know it was established 1972, making 2012 its 40th anniversary year of striving to reduce pollution in the nation's water sources. -- (full text)
[EHS Today]

EPA Weninar: New Stormwater Construction General Permit, 03/15/2012 from 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST
Thursday, March 08, 2012-- EPA is hosting a webinar to provide the public with an overview of the new 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP) and with an opportunity to ask questions of Agency staff. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

EPA Webinar: New Stormwater Construction General Permit, 03/21/2012 from 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM EST
Thursday, March 08, 2012-- EPA is hosting a webinar to provide the public with an overview of the new 2012 Construction General Permit (CGP) and with an opportunity to ask questions of Agency staff. There is a limit to the number of participants, and registration is open on a first-come, first served basis. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

Army Corps of Engineers: Wetland law doesn't affect jurisdiction
Tuesday, March 06, 2012-- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reminding the public that Wisconsin's new wetland development law doesn't change federal construction requirements. -- (full text)
[Fox11online.com]

Wetlands mitigation rules get tougher, and St. Tammany officials get worried
Tuesday, March 06, 2012-- The deal fell victim to stringent new requirements by the Army Corps of Engineers that forces developers to pay more to offset the loss of wetlands in new construction projects. -- (full text)
[NOLA.com]

EPA Finalizes General Permit to Regulate Stormwater Discharges at Construction Sites
Wednesday, February 22, 2012-- The Environmental Protection Agency Feb. 16 released a general permit for stormwater discharges from construction sites that requires permit holders to develop plans to prevent runoff and erosion from the sites. -- (full text)
[Bloomberg BNA]

Fight looms over Supreme Court wetlands decision in South Carolina
Sunday, January 08, 2012-- A patch of swampy land, tucked away at a country club south of Myrtle Beach, could ignite a fiery debate when lawmakers return Tuesday to Columbia for a new legislative session. -- (full text)
[The State]

Supreme Court takes up property rights dispute
Tuesday, January 03, 2012-- Next week, the Supreme Court will take up the Sacketts' case, not to redefine wetlands but to decide whether landowners are entitled to a hearing before a judge when they are confronted by the EPA. The case is being closely watched by developers and environmentalists. -- (full text)
[Los Angeles Times]

City establishes wetland credit bank
Sunday, January 01, 2012-- The city of International Falls announced last week that it has established a bank of credits to help mitigate the impact on wetlands of local development projects. -- (full text)
[International Falls Daily Journal]

Webinar Jan. 12, 2012. Connecting Wellness and Environmental Health: Rain gardens and Other Sustainable Landscaping Practices for Stormwater Mgt.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011-- Join EPA New England for the Webinar Connecting Wellness and Environmental Health: Rain gardens and Other Sustainable Landscaping Practices for Stormwater Management at Healthcare Facilities on January 12, 2012 from 12-2pm EST. -- (full text)
[EPA New England]

Wright Brothers Construction Company and Georgia Department of Transportation Settlement
Tuesday, December 13, 2011-- Tennessee Construction Company and Georgia Department of Transportation Agree to Pay $1.5 Million Penalty to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations -- (full text)
[EPA]

Construction material supplier will pay $740,000 penalty and spend $8 million updating its compliance programs to resolve Clean Water Act allegations
Friday, December 09, 2011-- As part of its agreement with the EPA, Lafarge will pay a $740,000 civil penalty. Additionally, Lafarge will implement a nationwide evaluation and compliance program at 189 of its similar facilities to ensure all facilities meet Clean Water Act requirements -- (full text)
[JD Supra (press release)]

"Green infrastructure'"-- a toolbox for reducing runoff and beautifying American cityscapes, too
Wednesday, November 23, 2011-- The most stirring aspect of "Rooftops to Rivers" is how much better these example cities have become  in ways that go far beyond simply reducing runoff  through creation of beautiful streetscapes, rooftop oases, public gardens, greenbelts and more. -- (full text)
[MinnPost.com]

EPA Orders Developer And Construction Company To Address Discharges Of Turbid Stormwater
Tuesday, November 15, 2011-- According to an order issued in September by EPA's New England office, Bailin & Associates Inc. of Worcester and its general contractor, Rotti Construction Inc.of West Boylston,violated requirements of the Clean Water Act for stormwater discharges, which resulted in silt traveling from the construction site into a wetland, a stream, and nearby ponds. -- (full text)
[Water Online]

EPA Develops New Planning Approach to Improve Water Quality in U.S. Cities
Friday, October 28, 2011-- Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a commitment to using an integrated planning process to help local governments dealing with difficult financial conditions identify opportunities to achieve clean water by controlling and managing releases of wastewater and stormwater runoff more efficiently and cost effectively. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA.gov (press release)]

EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
Monday, October 10, 2011-- Wetlands are protected by the federal Clean Water Act, and the Corps of Engineers - or in many instances a state or territory - must issue a permit before a wetland can be impacted. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

Homebuilder Ryland Group Inc., To Pay $625,000 Penalty and Implement Company-Wide Stormwater Controls
Monday, October 10, 2011-- The Ryland Group Inc., one of the nation's largest homebuilders, will pay a civil penalty of $625,000 to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites, including sites located in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, the Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

WaterSense Partners of the Year Recognized for Dedication to Water-Efficiency
Friday, October 07, 2011-- More than 2,200 partners make WaterSense labeled products and new homes more affordable and easy to find, including the six Partners of the Year who have shown outstanding contributions to water-efficiency. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

Portsmouth N.H. Scrap Metal Company Faces Fine for Polluted Water Discharges
Thursday, October 06, 2011-- Stormwater monitoring by the property owner of Grimmel's Portsmouth facility (Pease Development Authority) confirms stormwater discharges from Grimmels metal scrapyard operations contain metals, suspended solids and chemical oxygen demand which exceed permit benchmarks. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA.gov (press release)]

Feed your lawn, but choke the Indian River Lagoon
Wednesday, September 28, 2011-- The problem: The fertilizers that plump up our lawns, parks and golf courses also hurt the lagoon. -- (full text)
[Florida Today]

Green infrastructure report examines barriers, gateways to adopting GI
Thursday, September 15, 2011-- The Clean Water America Alliance (Alliance) released a report, Barriers and Gateways to Green Infrastructure, today in an international webcast as part of the Virtual H2O conference. -- (full text)
[Water World]

Apartment complex developer to pay stormwater penalty
Thursday, September 08, 2011-- The owner of an apartment complex in east Columbia has agreed to pay a $430,000 civil penalty to the federal government for violating the Clean Water Act, capping a four-year enforcement process with the Environmental Protection Agency. -- (full text)
[Columbia Daily Tribune]

EPA Withdraws Proposal to Revise Numeric Turbidity Limit for Construction
Wednesday, August 17, 2011-- The Environmental Protection Agency has withdrawn a proposed rule that would have revised the numeric turbidity limit for stormwater runoff from construction sites, and plans to seek additional data, an agency spokeswoman said Aug. 16. -- (full text)
[The Bureau of National Affairs (BNA)]

Developer to pay penalty and restore wetlands at Sioux Falls housing development
Tuesday, August 09, 2011-- Candle Development must pay a civil penalty of $100,000 and is required to perform restoration and mitigation projects to address unauthorized impacts to wetlands that occurred during development near Nine Mile Creek in Sioux Falls. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA]

EPA broadens wetlands jurisdiction
Tuesday, July 19, 2011-- The period for public comments on an Environmental Protection Agency document has been extended until the end of July, giving developers in the area one last chance to voice disagreement with expansion of the agency's scope under the Clean Water Act. -- (full text)
[Katy Times]

Modification to 2008 NPDES Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated With Construction
Tuesday, July 19, 2011-- This modification will extend the three-year permit so that it expires on February 15, 2012 instead of June 30, 2011. -- (full text)
[Federal Register]

EPA chief: states on track for Chesapeake Bay cleanup
Thursday, July 14, 2011-- Jackson said she is satisfied with progress made by Virginia, the bay's five other watershed states and the District of Columbia in drafting plans to cut the amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment that is discharged into the bay. -- (full text)
[Daily Press (blog)]

Home-builder to pay $104K to fund open space in Mount Olive in settlement of water pollution case
Monday, July 11, 2011-- Under the settlement, D.R. Horton will also pay a $99,000 penalty for violations at homes sites in Hanover and Mount Laurel of regulations that protect against pollution from stormwater runoff, according to the EPA. -- (full text)
[The Star-Ledger - NJ.com]

Update on Waters of the U.S. Draft Guidance
Tuesday, June 28, 2011-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have extended the public comment period by 30 days for the draft guidance on Identifying Waters Protected by the Clean Water Act. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Deadline Approaches for National Water Pollution Conference
Tuesday, June 28, 2011-- The world's foremost experts on storm and surface-water quality will get together in Anaheim, CA August 21  25 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution. -- (full text)
[PR Newswire (press release)]

Three Weeks Left to Comment on EPA Stormwater Regs
Friday, June 17, 2011-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is extending the public comment period for the draft Construction General Permit (CGP) to regulate stormwater discharges from June 24, 2011, to July 11, 2011, to give the Associated General Contractors and other stakeholders additional time to review the draft permit and provide comments. -- (full text)
[ForConstructionPros.com]

EPA Launches New Strategy to Promote Green Infrastructure
Monday, June 13, 2011-- To help accelerate the "green" movement, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce stormwater runoff and the associated pollution that flows off city streets, parking lots and neighborhood lawns. -- (full text)
[Water World]

Maryland passes lawn fertilizer bill to help reduce polluted stormwater runoff
Sunday, May 22, 2011-- The bill limits nitrogen and bans most phosphorus in fertilizers used by most consumers. It also restricts when it can be applied and establishes a certification program for commercial applicators. -- (full text)
[Water World]

Permeable Pavement Systems
Saturday, May 14, 2011-- Storm water flooding and runoff at homes, businesses and our communities is having a growing impact on our day-to-day lives. However, several permeable pavement systems are available to the homeowner, business owner and municipality that can significantly improve the sustainability of properties. -- (full text)
[The Lane Report]

A Coast-to-Coast Guide to Endangered Species
Saturday, May 14, 2011-- Conserved parklands, including our national parks and wildlife preserves and their state and local counterparts, provide bulwarks against further habitat loss and offer some of the best viewing opportunities for these rarities. -- (full text)
[New York Times]

US Aims to Expand Wetland Protection
Wednesday, May 11, 2011-- The new framework encompasses all current actions aimed at ensuring clean water across the country, as well as future plans for continued collaboration with communities and NGOs. It has won support from conservationists, outdoor enthusiasts and regulators alike for aiming to expand protection of waterways without requiring new legislation or violating Supreme Court decisions that threw the definition of covered wetlands into question. -- (full text)
[Ecosystem Marketplace]

EPA Expands Federal Regulation of Wetlands
Wednesday, May 11, 2011-- EPA's guidance document asserts expanded permit and enforcement authority under the federal Clean Water Act to include intermittent streams and isolated ponds, particularly in the West. -- (full text)
[Gerson Lehrman Group]

Roofs green up: Downtown's overhead gardens treat the eye and the Earth
Monday, May 09, 2011-- John Carloftis, a Kentuckian who has designed rooftop gardens in Manhattan, planned the 21c garden for the hotel's owners, Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson. -- (full text)
[Louisville Courier-Journal]

EPA Webcast Covering New Construction General Stormwater Permit on May 24th
Thursday, May 05, 2011-- EPA is holding a webcast on the new requirements in the proposed permit. It is scheduled for Tuesday, May 24 from 1-3 pm EST. Check the link below for more information. Registration will be available by approximately May 9, 2011. -- (full text)
[EPA]

EPA Launches New Strategy to Promote Use of Green Infrastructure for Environmental and Economic Benefits
Sunday, May 01, 2011-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new strategy to promote the use of green infrastructure by cities and towns to reduce stormwater runoff that pollutes our nation's streams, creeks, rivers, lakes and coastal waters. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Modification to 2008 NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities
Tuesday, April 19, 2011-- This proposed modification would extend the 3-yr permit so that it expires on January 31, 2012 instead of June 30, 2011. Comments on EPA's proposal must be postmarked by May 25, 2011. -- (full text)
[EPA]

EPA Solicits Public Comment on Permit to Reduce Stormwater Discharges from Construction Sites
Tuesday, April 19, 2011-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing for public comment a draft permit that will help improve our nation's waterways by regulating the discharge of stormwater from construction sites. -- (full text)
[EPA]

Mass. Developer Protects Wetlands to Settle Clean Water Violations
Thursday, February 17, 2011-- The owner and general contractor of a residential development in Ayer, Mass., have agreed to pay a penalty of $27,500 and to donate a 7.6-acre parcel to the town to settle EPA claims that they discharged pollutants into nearby waters without the required stormwater permit and failed to apply for this permit. -- (full text)
[EPA]

EPA Fines DOT, 3 Contractors
Tuesday, February 01, 2011-- The Environmental Protection Agency says the Iowa Transportation Department and three contractors have agreed to pay a $60,000 penalty for violating terms of a construction permit for a U.S. Highway 30 project in Tama County. -- (full text)
[WOI]

Builder cited for alleged stormwater-related violation
Wednesday, January 19, 2011-- EPA issued the company, along with six ohter entities in the southeast, an administrative order requiring them to conduct remediation activities. -- (full text)
[Asheville Citizen-Times]

EPA accepts Virginia's plan for Chesapeake Bay
Sunday, January 09, 2011-- Last week EPA issued its "pollution diet" for the Chesapeake Bay. -- (full text)
[Bizjournals.com ]

Highway Construction Company Agrees to Pay $60,000 Civil Penalty for Impacting Stream, Wetlands
Wednesday, January 05, 2011-- A private construction company hired by the Iowa Department of Transportation to work on a section of Interstate 35 in Clarke County, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $60,000 civil penalty to the United States for performing unpermitted fill activities that impacted a section of a nearby stream and three acres of adjacent wetlands. -- (full text)
[U.S. EPA.gov]