Friday, October 20, 2017
Congressman: Report on airline emissions part of EPA power grab

In response to a report from the EPA alleging that commercial airplanes are responsible for air pollution via carbon emissions, U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) issued a statement condemning the potential effects of any new regulations on the U.S. economy. “The sky is the limit when it comes to how much of the U.S. economy the EPA wants to control,” Smith, who serves as chairman for the House Science, Space and Technology Committee, said.
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Aviation association reacts to EPA’s proposed regulation

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) reacted Wednesday to an announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intimating that the agency plans to regulate carbon emissions from commercial aircraft under the Clean Air Act.
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EPA releases technical guides on vapor intrusion assessment and mitigation

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released technical guides related to assessment and mitigation on sites with vapor intrusion issues or concerns on Thursday, aiming to standardize methods for the nation.
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Osprey Biotechnics one of 21 Safer Choice Partners of the Year

EPA award recognizes companies for designing, manufacturing or promoting safe products.
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EPA proposes modified cleanup plan for Olean, New York, Superfund site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Monday it is proposing a modified cleanup plan for soil and groundwater volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination at the AVX property at Cattaraugus County’s Olean Well Field Superfund Site in New York. The plan was originally proposed in 1996, and the EPA’s modifications would utilize existing barriers, like pavement and buildings, and create a collection trench to address the groundwater contamination. The agency will hold a public me
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EPA settles with Kansas City company over violations

The Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with Damage Control & Restoration Inc., located in Kansas City, Kansas, last week after violations of the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule were discovered during record-keeping investigations.
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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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Corn Growers Association defends ethanol following proposed EPA regulations

“America’s corn farmers are fired up and are tired of being let down by EPA’s decisions,” said Chip Bowling, president of the National Corn Growers Association.
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EPA's proposed new Ozone Rule scrutinized at House hearing

The House Subcommittee on Energy and Power conducted a hearing on Friday about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed Ozone Rule. “This proposed Ozone Rule is Exhibit A of skyrocketing marginal costs and diminishing marginal returns," U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-KY), the subcommittee's chairman, said.
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Ohio EPA schedules hearings on federal sulfur dioxide standard plan

Three hearings about the State Implementation Plan concerning non-attainment areas connected to the 2010 one-hour sulfur dioxide (S02) air quality standard will be conducted in the coming weeks by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Michigan officials announce 30-year water quality plan

The office of the Great Lakes of Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently released a draft water strategy that runs in tandem with a three-decade plan to be sure Michigan's water resources are part of thriving ecosystems, healthy residents and communities and strong economies.
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Union Pacific settles with EPA over stormwater-runoff chemical violations

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached a settlement with Union Pacific Railroad Co. over violations of the Clean Water Act, in which the company will pay a penalty of $58,800, as well as address the causes of the violations, the EPA said on Tuesday.
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Contaminated-soil removal to begin at old steel-plant site in California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the City of Huntington Park in California will begin work on Thursday to remove roughly 5,600 tons of contaminated soil from a manufacturing site in the city. The site was first used to manufacture manure in 1923, then switched to a steel manufacturing facility in 1928, changing hands between several owners until 1972, when it was purchased by Southland Steel. The facility was shut down in 2002, and
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Guilty plea entered in fraudulent renewable-fuel credit scheme

Phillip Joseph Rivkin, who was part of a scheme to defraud the EPA with claims of producing millions of gallons of biodiesel fuel, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to charges of a Clean Air Act false statement and mail fraud. Rivkin, also known as Felipe Poitan Arriaga, could be sentenced to more than 10 years in prison and is responsible for $51 million in restitution to help reimburse victims.
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Macon-Bibb County, Gerogia, being awarded EPA Brownfields grant

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney will award Georgia’s Macon-Bibb County with a Brownfields grant investment for hazardous substances and petroleum assessments, totaling $400,000, in Macon on Thursday.
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Ohio EPA calls for water quality grant applications

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency announced June 16 that $2 million in Clean Water Act grants is available for innovative or highly effective projects that improve water quality within the Lake Erie watershed.
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UNC Charlotte recognized by EPA

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte was recently selected as one of three winners of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge.
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EPA report sees increase in consumer electronics recycling

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Advancing Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Facts and Figures report on Wednesday that shows progress in terms of consumer electronics recycling, including a 10 percent increase in recycling between 2012 and 2013, coinciding with the launch of an EPA program.
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Mississippi State University wins EPA Rain Catcher Award

Mississippi State University received the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional 2014 Neighborhood/Community Rain Catcher Award, which was presented Wednesday at the EPA Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference in Atlanta.
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Alaskan Republicans praise bill designed to limit EPA's reach

The Alaskan Republican Party issued a statement on Thursday in response to the Senate Committee on Appropriations' passing of the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations bill, which takes several measures to prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing proposed and finalized rules.
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