More stories about Rules %26 Regulations

  • Expect adjustments to the EPA Total Coliform rule

    Come next year, the Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) is set to bring major changes to water distribution systems and the original 1989 EPA regulation, which established health goals and legal limits on total coliform (TC) levels in drinking water

  • Sierra Club Challenges Hazardous Waste Rule

  • Internet Interception

    After several failed attempts, federal legislation that would allow small cities and counties to provide their own high-speed Internet service is likely to become law.

  • Overflow relief

    Beginning immediately, wastewater treatment systems with separate stormwater and sanitary sewers can look forward to being inspected every other year instead of annually.

  • The Price of Pollution

    2007 engines are meeting standards, but accessories can't take the heat.

  • Shellfish Mussel in on Water Infrastructure

    On a plate, mussels can be delicious. In a water system, they can leave a bad taste in a water manager's mouth.

  • Drinking and Driving

    The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is poised to exempt transportation departments from having to perform environmental assessments (EA) or release environmental impact statements (EIS) on intelligent transportation infrastructure (ITI) projects.

  • Dung and disasters

    The EPA has altered the compost and fertilizer listings in the landscaping category. The measure stands to encourage local public works departments to get past previous concerns about the environmental friendliness of the practice, thereby increasing local landscaping options and, in some instances...

  • Breathing Room

    Grants benefit public transportation funding while tougher ozone standards endanger it.

  • Material Issue

    Highway departments can continue using cheaper foreign steel for bridge projects, despite attempts by Congress to constrict the practice.