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Research targets technologies for treating stormwater contaminated with airplane deicing fluid

STILLWATER, MINN. – Naturally Wallace Consulting (NWC) is a consulting partner with Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) on a research project to identify onsite and offsite technologies for treating stormwater contaminated with airplane deicing fluid for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The team will evaluate the performance of currently installed technologies, along with potentially emerging technologies, and provide guidance to help airports faced with increasing regulatory and technical challenges in selecting the best available method for treatment.

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ARTBA: —One-Size-Fits-All— not best approach on stormwater permit regulations

 WASHINGTON, D.C. — Permits for stormwater runoff from construction sites issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should take into account many of the features that make transportation projects unique and not follow a "one-size-fits-all" approach, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) told the agency in comments submitted July 11.

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Research targets technologies for treating stormwater contaminated with airplane deicing fluid

 STILLWATER, MINN. — Naturally Wallace Consulting (NWC) is a consulting partner with Gresham, Smith and Partners (GS&P) on a research project to identify onsite and offsite technologies for treating stormwater contaminated with airplane deicing fluid for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP). The team will evaluate the performance of currently installed technologies, along with potentially emerging technologies, and provide guidance to help airports faced with increasing regulatory and technical challenges in selecting the best available method for treatment.

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Philadelphia launches green stormwater strategy

PHILADELPHIA — On June 1, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) signed an agreement that allows the PWD to implement a strategy that uses green stormwater infrastructure to substantially reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) to its waterways. PWD submitted the plan to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and PADEP in September 2009 after publically vetting the plan.

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Bill introduced to encourage use of green stormwater technologies

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tom Udall (D-NM), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Ben Cardin (D-MD) introduced legislation to help address the nation's water challenges by encouraging research, development, and promotion of new green infrastructure technologies and designs that use natural processes to combat polluted stormwater runoff. Companion legislation also was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD).

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WEF board adopts position statement on stormwater management

ALEXANDRIA, VA. — On May 6, the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) board of trustees approved a revised position on stormwater management designed to protect water quality and advance its long-standing involvement in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) stormwater regulatory program. The revised position includes recommendations to improve the national stormwater program and provides a platform from which related policy can be developed.

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