New Drone Regulations Effective

On August 29, the new Part 107 – Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) regulations become effective. These highly-anticipated regulations will allow for widespread commercial operations of UAS across the United States. There are a reported 20,000 registered commercial UAS operators and 3,400 people are already signed up to take the sUAS test. It is expected…

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A introduction to MS4 program and municipal stormwater permits in Illinois (ILR40 NPDES Permits)

An introduction to MS4 program and municipal stormwater permits in Illinois The intent of this paper is to provide a basic understanding of the recently reissued MS4 permits in Illinois.  A brief history of stormwater regulations includes the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) of 1972 which was implemented by the United States Environmental Protection Agency…

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Runway Safety Improvements Pay Off at Chicago Executive Airport

Recent improvements made at Chicago Executive Airport have already helped avert a serious situation after a Falcon 20 airplane overran the runway. An engineered material arresting system (EMAS) successfully decelerated the aircraft, resulting in no injuries to the two pilots on board and only minimal damage to the plane. CMT provided project management, permitting, planning,…

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