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November Upfront News & Views

November Upfront News & Views

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    Filterra Bioretention Systems combine landscape plants with an engineered filtration media to capture and remove stormwater runoff pollutants —trash and debris, oils and grease, sediments, nutrients, metals, and bacteria — prior to discharging treated runoff into local waterways.

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More than 30 Proposition O projects are in the works, and construction has commenced on at least one project partially funded by the bonds.

Filtration system passes the test

Dow Water Solutions' Ultrafiltration has been certified as compliant with California Water Recycling Criteria, provided wastewater doesn't exceed 0.2 Nephelometric turbidity units (NTU) more than 5% of the time within a 24-hour period and 0.5 NTU at any time.

Illinois approves e-waste bill

Illinois-based manufacturers must collect, recycle, or reuse their products. While they must provide free collection services for consumers, they can partner with retailers and local governments to sponsor collection events.

EPA supports clean driving

The agency has begun disbursing $14.8 million to all 50 states as part of its Diesel Emission Reduction Program. The grants are designed to lower emissions from engines that were in use before the agency released new-engine standards.

Benchmarking survey released

On average, a city's purchasing department employs eight people, compared to 16 for states, 14 for counties, 10 for school districts, and 9 for universities, according to the National Institute of Governmental Purchasing.

Legal construction conference

This year, the Construction Super-Conference offers more sessions, workshops, and panel discussions with expert guidance on legal, management, and regulatory issues in the construction field. The show takes place Dec. 10 – 12 in San Francisco. Visit www.constructionsuperconference.com.

Training expert receives safety award

Florida Department of Environmental Protection Mine Safety Program Manager W. Ben Hart is one of five recipients of the National Safety Council's 2008 Distinguished Service to Safety Award, the council's highest honor for an individual.

State DOT removes police from work zonesOperations

The Massachusetts Highway Department is replacing police officers with its own flaggers to monitor road construction. In a state facing the possibility of hundreds of millions of dollars in budget cuts, Highway Commissioner Luisa Paiewonsky says the move gives the state more control over work zones while cutting expenses.

The department, which trained employees to be deployed as flaggers at $15 to $19/hour, expects to save $5.7 million to $7.2 million by using them at some sites while filling in any gaps by contracting with a private company to supply flaggers at $32/hour.