Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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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EPA Region 7 proceeds with plan for physical isolation barrier at West Lake Landfill Superfund Site

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 7 recently decided to proceed with plans mitigate the Bridgeton, Missouri’s West Lake Landfill Superfund Site through the installation of a physical isolation barrier.
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Kansas school districts receive $220,000 to reduce emissions from older diesel buses

Three Kansas school districts recently won funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to replace or retrofit older diesel school buses.
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EPA DERA funding to reduce emissions from three school buses in Iowa

As part of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent awarding of $7 million in Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding, two school districts in Iowa will receive a total of $60,000 to replace or retrofit three older diesel school buses.
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EPA awards $240,000 for older diesel school bus replacement and retrofitting in Missouri

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded a total of $240,000 to five school districts in Missouri to support the replacement or retrofitting of older diesel school buses through the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) program.
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Nebraska schools receive $90,000 in DERA funding to reduce school bus emissions

Schools in Ord and Auburn, Nebraska, will receive $90,000 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce emissions from five older diesel school buses.
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EPA Region 7 partners with Donnelly College for research and teaching initiatives

During its observance of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 7 office signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Donnelly College, the area’s only Hispanic Serving Institution offering a four-year degree, to undertake joint research and teaching initiatives.
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EPA proposes settlement for cleanup of Pleasant Hill, Iowa site

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday that it has reached a proposed settlement over the groundwater hazardous waste contamination at the Townsend Industries site in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.
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AgSpring requests air quality permit modification for Idaho facility

AgSpring Idaho LLC has requested a modification on the air quality permit to construct (PTC) for its Blackfoot grain storage and conditioning facility, according to an announcement issued today by the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).
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Kansas attorney general joins 27 states in urging withdrawal of Waters of the U.S. rule

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Wednesday he joined attorneys general of 27 states in a letter sent to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers demanding the withdrawal of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule.
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Bill forcing EPA to rewrite WOTUS advances

Federal Water Quality Protection Act now moves to Senate floor for debate
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Kansas ranks second in nation for waterway sediment reduction

Kansas ranked second in the nation for reducing sediment runoff into its waterways and sixth in the nation for reductions in phosphorus and nitrogen according to an announcement this week by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) Division of Conservation, and the Kansas Water Office (KWO).
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Roberts calls EPA’s water rule ‘egregious federal overreach’

In response to the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) finalized Waters of the United States rule, Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), who chairs the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, released a condemnation of its contents on Wednesday.
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