Another Stormwater Lawsuit

From the Erosion Control Editor’s Blog:

A lawsuit filed last month calls once again for EPA to strengthen stormwater regulations. Two groups, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Center, filed the suit on December 18 with the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Court.

Read the rest of the article HERE.

EPA Settlements with Violators Benefit Communities

From EPA Region 6 News:

DALLAS – (Dec. 18, 2014) In 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) worked with companies that violated environmental laws to bring more than $1.8 million in benefits to communities in Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico. These benefits came from supplemental environmental projects, or SEPs, as part of settlement agreements with companies. SEPs contribute to EPA’s goals of protecting public health and making a difference in local communities.

Read the full article on the EPA website.

LUSC Meeting Parking and Badge Info

Parking Information:

Convention Center Parking is available for a daily fee of $10 (no in and out privileges). Convention Center Parking is located in Lot F across from Hall I. For more information including a map and directions, please visit this link:

http://www.mccno.com/about-us/maps-directions/

In order to get into the conference, you will need to pick up your WEFTEC badge at the customer service counter in the Hall G registration area. If you registered before the early deadline, a badge should already be prepared and waiting for you. If not, Trisha Brown will be at the registration area to help check in last minute registrations.

It is advised that you allow extra time to park, pick up your badge, and get to the meeting room (Booth #3301 in Hall D). We recommend arriving at 8am (meeting starts at 8:30).

Please email us if you have any further questions! See you Wednesday.

SWPPP Workshop Presentations

Here are the presentations given at both the December and January SWPPP Workshops for Construction Sites. There are also a couple of additional links to materials.

Complying with Construction Stormwater Regulations
Executing a SWPPP During Construction
BMPs for Construction Sites
Regulatory Background

Additional Materials:
LDEQ Stormwater Checklist
EPA BMP Recommendations

If you have any further questions, feel free to email us at louisianastormwater@gmail.com

January SWPPP Workshop – Register Now!

Stormwater Workshop for Construction Sites
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
8:30am to 11:30am

Transportation Training and Education Center (LSU Campus)
4099 Gourrier Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
*Make sure to park in the back of the building and not in any areas designated for specific permits in order to avoid being towed*

NOTE: This workshop will cover the same material as the SWPPP Workshop on December 11th. No need to attend both!

To register online via PayPal, click HERE. To register by mail via check, please see the Registration Form HERE.

December SWPPP Workshop – Register Now!

Join us for our December Workshop!

SWPPP Workshop for Construction Sites
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
8:30am to 11:30am
New Orleans Sewage & Water Board
(Carrolton Water Plant – Main Engineering Building)
8800 South Carrolton Ave.
New Orleans, LA

Space is limited so make sure to reserve your spot early!

Please see the FLYER for more information.
Register online via PayPal HERE.
To register by mail, download the REGISTRATION FORM.

If you have any further questions, please email louisianastormwater@gmail.com.