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Time to add your 2 Cents!!!!!!!
EPA is currently developing a proposed rulemaking to strengthen its stormwater regulations and to establish a program to reduce stormwater discharges from developed sites. The proposed Information Request questionnaires will allow many people to add their two cents for the EPAs future stormwater management direction, and will includes:
* Questionnaires for the owners and developers of newly developed and redeveloped sites (includes short and long versions);
* Questionnaire for National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting authorities.
* Questionnaires for the owners and operators of federally regulated and unregulated municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s); and
* Questionnaire for transportation-related MS4s (state, county, and local DOTs).
EPA Cites Sharp Homes-Hunter's Ridge Development For Violation of Federal Stormwater Regulations
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has issued a complaint and final order against Sharp Homes-Hunter's Ridge Development and Charles D. Sharp for failure to comply with federal stormwater rules. The complaint cites the company for failing to prevent or minimize discharges, initiate stabilization measures, conduct inspections and maintain proper records. Construction on more than five acres of land being developed for homes allegedly caused discharges of storm water through sewers, surface runoff and discharge pipes to Aux Sable Creek, a tributary to the Illinois River. Procedures for erosion control, as required by a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, were not followed.
Recertification Online Course for Level II: Introduction to Design is the first self-paced, self-study online course developed by GSWCC. The course meets the criteria for a Level II continuing education course for the GSWCC and is approved for 4 hours of instruction. Created for design professionals, plan reviewers, engineers, and landscape architects who need Level II recertification, the course allows professionals the opportunity to complete recertification at their own pace completely on the Internet.
The Georgia EPD ANNOUNCES.......
STREAMBANK AND SHORELINE
Coconut Logs, Live Stakes, Slope Protection & Ripariarn Restoration
Streambank and shoreline stabilization consists of vegetative, structural and bioengineering methods to stabilize AND protect streambanks and shorelines. This document presents diagrams of the methods and practices listed in the Georgia DNR - Environmental Protection Division's (EPD) July 2007 "Streambank and Shoreline Stabilization Guidance" document and provides information about preferred riparian vegetation for stabilization projects.
According to Georgia EPD documents, 27 million gallons of
water per day would be needed for plant's operations. Only 26% of this water would be returned to the river, with right at three quarters of withdrawn water evaporated to the sky, completely interrupted on its flow south to Lake Seminole and on to Apalachicola Bay.
Today Flint Riverkeeper and two Southwest Georgia citizens who are members have filed an appeal of an "extension" of a construction permit to build the proposed "Longleaf" coal-fired power generation plant in Early County near Hilton. The appeal was filed against Georgia's Environmental Protection Division in Atlanta following an April 9th granting of the extension. "This permit would allow construction of a plant that would employ vastly outdated technology inefficiently using the water of the Apalachicola/Chattahoochee/Flint system, would spew thousands of tons of pollutants annually into our air in Southwest Georgia, would further poison our fish, and would foreclose many of our economic activities and opportunities", said Gordon Rogers, Flint Riverkeeper.