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Steinmeyer E.A.,Lewis | Fiveash J.L.,LLWs Water Resources Group | Fiveash J.L.,WSource Group LLC
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2014

Drones, or unnamed aircraft systems (UAS) as they are officially known, seem to be everywhere these days. Delivering packages and textbooks, filing television shows and movies, and even traveling into the eyes of hurricanes to collect data are some of the tasks being assigned to UASs. There are two official ways to get FAA approval to operate UASs to obtain an experimental airworthiness certificate for private sector aircraft or to obtain a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for public aircraft. An application to the FAA must be made for the particular commercial use, and that application ultimately requires FAA approval on a case-by-case basis. The COA for public use allows the operator to use a defined block of airspace under certain provisions unique to the proposed operation, such as restriction to daylight hours or visual flight rules.

Diffenderfer R.P.,Lewis
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2014

The US Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service, in a study published in 2013, updated and expanded earlier work documenting wetland trends in the coastal watersheds of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and Great Lakes. The current study, titled Status and Trends of Wetlands in the Coastal Watersheds of the Conterminous United States 2004-2009, revisits the same watersheds included in the 2008 study but expands the study to include wetlands in the coastal watersheds along the Pacific Coast. One reason wetland loss is concentrated in coastal watersheds is that with large numbers of people living here, more than half of the nation's population lives in coastal counties in densities five times greater than inland counties, the building of roads, homes and businesses have accelerated wetlands loss, particularly along the Gulf of Mexico.

Walker S.A.,Lewis | Bruce R.,Longman and Walker
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2014

The US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) have published in the Federal Register a proposed rule titled Definition of 'Waters of the United States' Under the Clean Water Act. The two agencies stated that the purpose of the proposed rule was to clarify the types of waters afforded protection under the Clean Water Act (CWA), to reduce confusion and case-by-case analysis, save businesses time and money, and assist states in protecting their waters. The proposed definition leaves unchanged the current exemption for prior converted cropland; nonetheless, the agriculture industry has joined those industries worried about the unintended consequences of the proposed rule. The statutory and regulatory exemptions for normal farming, silviculture, ranching activities, agricultural storm water discharges, and return flows from irrigated agriculture under Section 402 CWA remain intact.

Fiveash J.L.,Lewis
Journal - American Water Works Association | Year: 2013

The existing water administration in the US is creating opportunities for other pollutant-specific permits with the division of the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to include a separate pesticide general permit (PGP). Other such pollutant-specific permits will result in layers of complex stormwater regulations. Facility managers need to understand how the pesticide permit program has been developed and best to evaluate its application to a facility's operations. The PGP includes record-keeping, monitoring, corrective action, reporting, and other requirements that are implemented by other stormwater management authorities.

Mcdonald and Lewis | Date: 2010-08-30

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