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.
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.
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).
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment a draft permit that it said will help improve our nation’s waterways by regulating the discharge of stormwater from construction sites.
SAN FRANCISCO — The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered the California Department of Transportation (CalTrans) to upgrade its statewide stormwater management program and exert stronger controls over stormwater discharges from its road construction and maintenance sites.
PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new guide for improving the effectiveness of urban stormwater permits in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and the mid-Atlantic Region.
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina State University (NC State) researchers have developed a computer model that will accurately predict stormwater pollution impacts from proposed real-estate developments, allowing regulators to make informed decisions about which development projects can be approved without endangering water quality.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $671,000 grant to the town of Grafton, Mass., to build and operate an innovative stormwater and wastewater treatment park along the Blackstone River and historic industrial canal.