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Recipe for Compliance Success #4: Measure It

Part Four of a five-ingredient recipe for creating a successful stormwater program. This series of posts comes from Bill Robinson, Founder and President of Stormwater Risk Management, LLC (SRM) and ComplianceWise Technologies, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Bill also serves as Treasurer of the Mountain States Chapter of IECA. In this series of posts, we’re talking about the Recipe for Compliance[…]

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Recipe for Compliance Success #3: Enable Your Employees

Part Three of a five-ingredient recipe for creating a successful stormwater program. This series of posts comes from Bill Robinson, Founder and President of Stormwater Risk Management, LLC (SRM) and ComplianceWise Technologies, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Bill also serves as Treasurer of the Mountain States Chapter of IECA. In the first and second posts of this series outlining SRM’s recipe for an effective[…]

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Stormwater in the Mainstream: Commentary

A random stormwater headline grabbed me last week. I decided to analyze it from a long way off in terms of geography and detailed knowledge of the circumstances. The story comes to us from KSHB, Channel 41 in Kansas City, Missouri. The reporter, Ali Hoxie, can be reached at ali.hoxie@kshb.com. Please take 2 minutes (plus a few seconds[…]

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Recipe for Compliance Success #2: A Standardized System

Part Two of a five-ingredient recipe for creating a successful stormwater program. This series of posts comes from Bill Robinson, Founder and President of Stormwater Risk Management, LLC and ComplianceWise Technologies, LLC in Denver, Colorado. Bill also serves as Treasurer of the Mountain States Chapter of IECA. The first ingredient, Corporate Commitment, is discussed and can be revisited HERE. In the first post[…]

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Growth and Stormwater

A Tennessee bill to limit stormwater runoff regulations caught my attention recently. I am ill-equipped to provide much comment on the specifics, but just reading some of the rationale and quotes caused me to think. I have seen similar proposals in other states, including my own. Unfortunately, one of the real drivers of Stormwater awareness[…]

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Two Quotes

I’d like to share two remarkable quotes from this week. The first was written by a regulatory inspector on his inspection report. He was simply making an observation and likely doesn’t have a clue that anyone would be impressed by his mention. His note was simply, “Creative BMP design and implementation appeared to be very effective.” […]

The Paradox of Compliance

Frequently, it is regulatory compliance, or more specifically, regulatory enforcement, that brings environmental awareness to a company or organization. Some of the best programs and hardest working companies got their environmental start with a good old-fashioned regulatory spanking. Many see increased regulation and enforcement as the only real solution to environmental restoration. This is unfortunate, but the stick is obviously[…]

We Participate

Earlier this year I attended the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Among all of the technical presentations and data and facts, one of the most memorable quotes came from a training session about training. The presenter was Chris Liban. The quote in my memory was, “We are not surprised because we participate.” Mr. Liban[…]