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Industrial General Permitting

Most new construction, development and upgrade projects require some sort of industrial general permitting assessment.  Sometimes abbreviated as IGP, this permit puts regulations in place for how stormwater is discharged from industrial sites. Facilities Subject to Regulations Not all facilities are subject to regulations regarding stormwater discharge, or need an industrial general permit. However, some of the types of facilities that are usually subject to these regulations include: Hazardous waste managementLandfillsManufacturingMiningRecyclingSewage

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Stormwater Management Plans

Stormwater Management Planning Steps Stormwater management plans are required for most new commercial and residential developments, provide long-term plans for rainwater harnessing, modernization of antique water management systems and reinvigoration of communities through updated waterways and green spaces. Effective management of stormwater prevents flooding and contamination of water (more…)

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Implementing LID and Green Infrastructure BMPs

Implementing LID and Green Infrastructure Best Management Practices

Stormwater runoff is a major cause of water pollution in urban areas. Whatever doesn’t get soaked into the ground and filtered back into the natural water cycle floods and carries trash, bacteria, heavy metals, and other pollutants from the urban landscape into nearby water bodies. Higher flows as a result of heavy rains can also cause erosion and flooding in urban streams that damage habitat, property, and infrastructure. One can

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Regulatory Closure, Compliance & Negotiation for Litigation, EPA

EPA Compliance Requirements for Real Estate Construction and Property Development

Environmental and land use regulations can, frequently, become overwhelming. Understanding and complying with these regulations take away from time-sensitive projects, and unwanted fines ranging into the tens of millions of dollars for larger commercial or retail property can be more than daunting. So what are some of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) compliance requirements for real estate construction and property development? Clean Water Act (CWA) Permit Coverage If

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Stormwater Pollution Prevention

What Is Stormwater Management and Why Is It Important?

Stormwater management is the effort to reduce runoff of rainwater or melted snow into streets, lawns and other sites and the improvement of water quality, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When stormwater is absorbed into the soil, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. However, when heavy rainwater hits, ground saturated by water creates excess moisture that runs across the

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