Saturday, August 19, 2017
DEQ seeks public comments on Idaho Falls starch facility

Proposed modifications sought in Penford Product Company's construction permit
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Bangor, Maine, to ramp up efforts against storm and wastewater discharge

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Wednesday that the City of Bangor, Maine, has agreed to a consent decree that will see it responsible for increased action to prevent waste and stormwater from discharging into the Penobscot River and Kenduskeag Stream.
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EPA releases more information on Gold King Mine spill

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released more information about its response to the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine spill last week, including 96 new data trend graphs, public records and photographs.
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EPA proposes additional fines for company non-compliance

Based on documented violations of a previous settlement, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a warning to the Earle M. Jorgensen Company (EMJ), which is currently undertaking its portion of the Duwamish Waterway Cleanup plan in Washington.
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Michigan agency unveils new database to streamline permitting process

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) announced the launch of MiWaters on Monday, an online permitting and compliance database developed with the Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) that promises streamlined permitting throughout the state.
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U.S. Fish and Wildlife, Kootenai Tribe team up to save woodland caribou

Recovery plan in the works for saving endangered population in Idaho's Selkirk Mountains.
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Montana proposes removal of Musselshell River’s Egge Diversion Dam

The State of Montana is proposing the creation of a 120-foot-wide channel in Golden Valley County’s Mussleshell River, which necessitates the removal of the Egge Diversion Dam, and the Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public comments on the project’s draft environmental assessment (DEA).
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Pennsylvania DEP approves plan to fix sewer overflows in Johnstown

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently announced that it has approved the City of Johnstown’s Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Abatement Plan, which was created as per the terms of a July 2010 Consent Order and Agreement.
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EPA evaluates West Virginia animal agriculture programs

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluation released Monday said West Virginia’s animal agriculture regulations and programs are heavily reliant on voluntary participation in an effort to increase conservation practices beneficial to water quality.
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