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Posts Tagged ‘stormwater’
  • New Federal Decision Requires Clean Water Act Permits for Recyclers of Construction Waste

    Posted by on December 19, 2018
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit recently decided that contractors that process construction debris and waste for recycling may need to obtain permits under the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) for their stormwater runoff. As the Second Circuit ruled, “not every incident of stormwater runoff is subject to regulation under the CWA.  Only stormwater runoff associated with certain en...
  • Owner Settles Alleged Clean Water Violations Relating to Construction of Retail Store

    Posted by on August 11, 2016
    The Illinois Attorney General's Office recently settled an environmental enforcement action that serves as a reminder to all construction companies and businesses that plan to build new facilities or stores.  The enforcement action sought civil penalties for alleged violations of the clean water provisions of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act.  In People v. Casey's Retail Co., the Stat...
  • New Law #7: Increased Penalties for Violations of Rivers, Lakes, & Streams Act

    Posted by on January 5, 2016
    Continuing our countdown of new Illinois environmental laws taking effect on January 1, 2016 is Public Act 99-0073, which increases penalties for violations of the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act and permits the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to issue orders requiring remedial actions. (more…)...
  • Model Stormwater Ordinance Contains Ideas to Prevent Flood Damage

    Posted by on November 7, 2015
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, in collaboration with Illinois State Water Survey, developed a model stormwater ordinance to help Illinois communities manage flooding and combat flooding-related damages in urban areas.  The ordinance was developed as a result of a report that found increasing extreme precipitation events and that an increasing number of flood claims are occuring o...
  • New Illinois Law Provides State Financial Assistance for Stormwater Management and Treatment Projects

    Posted by on August 1, 2014
    On July 23, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that he signed legislation designed to help combat flooding across the state and to protect Illinois’ drinking water.  The legislation makes stormwater management and treatment projects available for state financial assistance following last year’s record rainfall and severe flooding that affected communities across Illinois.  A copy of...
  • Florida Transportation Builder Article on Storm Water Compliance for Contractors

    Posted by on September 13, 2012
    I am pleased to announce that Florida Transportation Builder Magazine recently published my article, "Top Five Tips for Contractors to Ensure Storm Water Compliance."  My article discusses enforcement actions for alleged violations of storm water regulations against the construction industry by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice at sites around the coun...
  • Illinois Environmental News Update

    Posted by on December 7, 2011
    Here's your Illinois environmental news update for this morning from across the internet: (1) The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency held two public hearings regarding a water discharge permit for the proposed North Canton Mine near the city of Canton in Fulton County. http://progressillinois.com/quick-hits/content/2011/12/05/hearings-controversial-canton-coal-mine-held-today-input-dea...

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