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Storm Water Pollution Control Permits Mandated

By Armando F. Benincasa The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has issued its long-delayed S torm Water Construction General Permit for Oil and Gas projects. The permit which will impact greatly oil and gas industry support activities, such as pipeline construction, will...

Battles over Stormwater: Maryland Counties Fight the 'Rain Tax'

It's not secession like Colorado but three Maryland counties are staging their own Fort Sumter. The Carroll County Council has received a notice from the State that the County did not appear to be meeting its obligations under the 2012 Stormwater Management – Watershed Protection and Restoration...

EPA Enforcement Initiative

EPA is currently pursuing six National Enforcement Initiatives. One of these initiatives is entitled, “Keeping Raw Sewage and Contaminated Stormwater Out of Our Nation’s Waters.” Over the past three years, civil penalties in cases settled under this initiative have ranged from zero...