Daily Archives: September 28, 2013

IPCC AR5 does not consider science, again?

IPCC claims of unprecedented increases in drought and other “natural” extreme weather and climate events don’t seem to be supported by observations.

screenhunter_1020-sep-28-07-49 US drought index

Source: Real Science

USEPA issues draft 2013 NPDES general permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activities

SUMMARY: EPA’s Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are today proposing for public comment the draft 2013 National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit for stormwater discharges from industrial activity, also referred to as the Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP). This draft permit, once finalized, will replace the existing permit covering stormwater discharges from industrial facilities in EPA’s Regions 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, and 10 that will expire September 29, 2013, and will provide coverage for industrial facilities in areas where EPA is the NPDES permitting authority in EPA’s Regions 7 and 8. This draft permit is similar to the existing permit and will authorize the discharge of stormwater in accordance with the terms and conditions described therein. EPA proposes to issue this permit for five (5) years. EPA seeks comment on the draft permit and on the accompanying fact sheet.

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