Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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EPA Region 7 (Midwest) News

Iowa State University wins EPA grant to study value of water quality investments

Iowa State University will use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $800,000 to study water quality improvements in its surrounding ecosystems and quantify their economic values, giving communities more information about the benefits of water quality investments.
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EPA launches fourth annual SepticSmart Week

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched its fourth annual SepticSmart Week, highlighting the importance of septic tank maintenance for American homeowners and communities, as well as tips to keep tanks operating properly.  
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Muscatine, Iowa, to receive EPA assistance through Greening America’s Communities program

Muscatine, Iowa, will receive assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesign a former highway into a bikable city street through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2016 Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program.
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MO’s Bridgeton Landfill installs two SO2 air monitors

Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, located in Bridgeton, Missouri, recently reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will see the company install and operate two sulfur dioxide (SO2) ambient air monitors.
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EPA proposes $167,000 settlement with Central Missouri AGRIService LLC

Central Missouri AGRIService LLC will pay a civil penalty of $167,000 for alleged Clean Water Act violations under a proposed settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA settles with Columbia, MO, over Clean Water Act violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the City of Columbia, Missouri, recently reached a settlement agreement for Clean Water Act violations at the Columbia Landfill and Yard Waste Composting Facility.
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EPA announces new Deputy Regional Administrator for Region 7

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced that Edward H. Chu, formerly the Assistant Regional Administrator for the Pacific Northwest and Alaska Region (Region 10), has been appointed the new Deputy Regional Administrator for EPA Region 7.
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Kansas State wins $750,000 grant for air quality project in S. Chicago

Kansas State University (K-State), located in Manhattan, Kansas, recently won a $750,000 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant that it will put towards helping communities in South Chicago, Illinois understand their air quality with low-cost air pollution sensors.
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EPA issues partial decision for Missouri’s 2016 list of impaired waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced its partial decision of Missouri’s 2016 list of impaired waters, wherein it approves the 307 waters listed as impaired and the 16 water removed from the list.
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EPA settles with Iowa City over Clean Air Act Violations at landfill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Iowa City, Iowa, recently agreed to an administrative civil settlement over Clean Air Act violations that will see Iowa City spend more than $2.1 million on compliance, an environmental project and a civil penalty.
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Missouri S&T student wins EPA Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded Missouri University of Science and Technology student Katherine Bartels a Greater Research Opportunities (GRO) Fellowship, which will allow her to further her environmental engineering education.
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Midwest teens win President’s Environmental Youth Award for recycling programs

Teenagers Laurel Stelter, from Pella, Iowa, and Cameron Gehlert, from Linn, Missouri, recently won the 2015 President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA), which is an annual recognition of environmental efforts from students in K-12.
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EPA requires work on isolation barrier system at Missouri’s West Lake Landfill Site

Bridgeton Landfill, in Bridgeton, Missouri, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized an Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent that will see the company immediately begin work on components of the West Lake Landfill Site’s isolation barrier system.
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EPA settles with Nebraska company over lead renovation regulation violations

LHP LLC and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 recently settled on an enforcement action regarding the real estate company’s renovation work on a rental home in Lincoln, Nebraska, where it did not take proper steps to prevent lead exposure.
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EPA settles with Franklin County, Kansas over NPDES permit violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently settled its enforcement action against Kansas’ Franklin County, which was not in compliance with its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit.
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EPA and Leavenworth, Kansas reach settlement on Clean Water Act violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently reached a settlement with the City of Leavenworth, Kansas over violations of the Clean Water Act including sewer overflows and municipal stormwater violations, which the city agreed to address.
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EPA accepting proposals for Environmental Education Grants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is now accepting proposals for its 2016 Environmental Education Grants, which are available to educational, governmental and nonprofit organizations across the country.
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Three university teams from EPA Midwest Region earn funding to develop sustainable technologies

Three student teams from universities in the Midwest will compete with 35 other teams from throughout the country in the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) program.
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EPA advises flood-affected Missourians on lead-safe renovation efforts

Following recent flooding in Missouri, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advised those living in communities undertaking emergency renovations to take precautions when dealing with homes potentially containing lead paint.
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EPA selects Johnston, Iowa for WaterCARE program

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently selected Johnston, Iowa, and nine other communities from across the country to be a part of the Water Community Assistance for Resiliency and Excellence (WaterCARE) program, which provides assistance for drinking water and wastewater planning.
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