In 2009 when the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) implemented new rules for point source discharges from construction sites, Advanced GeoServices was out in front of the new rules by quickly establishing testing procedures for our clients. USEPA’s numeric turbidity limits were stringent and not easily understood.
Not only did Advanced GeoServices have the expertise and ability to establish testing protocols for the new requirements in order to protect our clients, we educated the reviewers. We prepared and made a presentation to a large group of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and local Conservation District employees on the new USEPA regulations; we explained how to review projects and interpret data for compliance with the new rules.
Last month USEPA rescinded its numeric turbidity limits for storm water discharges as part of a settlement agreement resulting from a lawsuit brought by the National Association of Homebuilders and others. Instead, USEPA is now requiring Best Management Practices (BMPs) to control erosion and sediment. Advanced GeoServices was an early pioneer in the design of BMPs for both temporary and permanent storm water management facilities.
Let our team of landscape architects and engineers design your next project. We provide innovative erosion/sediment control and storm water management solutions for every kind site design and construction challenge.
Barry Stingel, RLA