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The federal district court in Charleston, South Carolina, has given “preliminary approval” to a proposed Class Action Settlement regarding wipe products between Plaintiff Charleston Water System and Defendant Kimberly-Clark Corporation.

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New York City (NYC) is implementing the largest green stormwater infrastructure program in the nation. Initiated in 2011, the NYC Green Infrastructure Program (the Program) was created to implement green infrastructure, or stormwater source controls, to manage stormwater runoff and to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSO) in NYC waterways. New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is the lead agency for the Program. Through the Program, DEP and its partner agencies have built over 4,000 green infrastructure assets in the last seven years and continue to scale up green infrastructure implementation on public and private property citywide [see Figure 1]. This proposed paper/presentation provides a detailed description of and explanation for the Program's goals, current project implementation, and adaptive management strategies.

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A must-read for agencies and public works departments interested in developing charge systems for stormwater programs based on fee structures. User-Fee-Funded Stormwater Programs will specify the drivers for stormwater user-fee formation and explore the responsibilities, costs, and entire implementation process.

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