Saturday, June 24, 2017
Maryland reopens Kent Narrows for shellfish harvesting

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) recently reopened clam and oyster harvesting from Kent Narrows in Queen Anne’s County after water quality tests found the area now meets the requirements for shellfish harvesting.
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Maryland Department of Environment seeking nominees for Tawes, Coulter awards

The Maryland Department of Environment said in a recent news release that nominations are being accepted for the 40th annual Tawes Award for a Clean Environment and for the James B. Coulter Government Employee Award.
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Maryland agencies band together for lead poisoning initiative

Maryland officials have applied to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to create an initiative to reduce lead poisoning and improve asthma, which contributes to environmental conditions in housing, the Maryland Department of the Environment said in a news release.
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EPA gives school buses a push to go green

School buses around the nation will soon be going greener thanks to $7.7 million in funding recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Carrier to host 2015 World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste

UTC Climate, Controls & Security’s Carrier will host its second annual World Cold Chain Summit to Reduce Food Waste in Singapore from December 2 to 3, bringing industry leaders together to discuss the benefits of an improved cold chain.
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House holds hearing on EPA’s proposed ozone regulation

The House subcommittees on Energy and Power and on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing today on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ozone regulation and its potential to affect manufacturing.
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EPA settles with Maryland machine shop over hazardous waste violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it has reached a consent agreement with sheet metal and machine shop Central Precision Inc., located in Boonsboro, Maryland, and owned by LAMM Holdings Inc., over violations of hazardous waste regulations on both a state and federal level.
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New regulations put in place to assist the Endangered Species Act

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service have created new initiatives they hope will promote increased effectiveness for the Endangered Species Act (ESA), according to an announcement released Monday.
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West Virginia's DEP reassures citizens about orange rocks in Cheat River

In response to concerns from Cheat River boaters, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued a statement to assure the public that the circumstances creating orange-colored rocks at the mouth of Muddy Creek are within their control.
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EPA and FDA announce Memorandum of Understanding

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that the two organizations will now share data through a Memorandum of Understanding.
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