Thursday, June 29, 2017
EnviroForensics helps clients adjust to new Vapor Intrusion Guidance standards

Private organizations, including EnviroForensics, a company that offers environmental engineering and litigation support services, are weighing in on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Vapor Intrusion Guidance, which was released last week. The initial draft was issued 13 years ago. Vapor intrusion is one way that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) can impact the environment and local health.
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EPA proposes new technology in chemical tests for hormonal effects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing the use of new technology in screening chemicals for their effects on the endocrine system in the human body, allowing the agency to carry out the necessary tests quicker and more efficiently.
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EPA and DOT propose vehicle standards to reduce emissions and fuel consumption

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced today that they are proposing standards for both medium and heavy-duty vehicles in a bid to cut carbon pollution and fuel consumption.
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EPA approves Biosenta’s True disinfectant for U.S. market

Product shown to kill microbes such as E. coli, influenza and black mold within 10 minutes.
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EPA announces new underground storage tank regulations

New measures aimed at preventing groundwater contamination by petroleum releases.
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NRDC, Sierra Club trumpet EPA's latest climate-change report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new study on climate change on Monday, titled “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” which finds that a concerted international effort stands to save thousands of lives and save the U.S. billions of dollars. “We can, and must, slow, stop and reverse climate change -- and leave a cleaner, healthier planet for our children and future generations,” Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) President Rhea Suh said.
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EPA announces Toxics Release Inventory University Challenge winners

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and Mercyhurst University are the winners of their 2015 Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) University Challenge.
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EPA report shows drop in consumer electronics waste

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a report Friday that recognizes the decline in consumer electronics in municipal solid waste, showing a drop of 4 percent from 2012 to 2013 -- the fastest decline of any product category.
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EPA seeks nominations for panel on changes to Risk Management Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is calling for nominations of small businesses, governments and nonprofit organizations to serve on a Small Business Advocacy Review (SABR) panel on proposed changes to the current Risk Management Plan (RMP).
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New Jersey city receives EPA Brownfields Grant

BodyThe Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced at an even in Camden, NJ, that Camden Redevelopment Agency has received a $944,710 Brownfields grant for site cleanup and community revitalization throughout the city.
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EPA approves TOMI’s Binary Ionization Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered TOMI Environmental Solution’s Binary Ionization Technology (BIT) as a healthcare and hospital disinfectant, meaning that the two-stage system is approved for use in American medical facilities, according to a release issued by the company today.
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Omega-3s Coalition creates scientific advisory council to increase awareness of two fatty acids

The Omega-3s Coalition, an organization of stakeholders seeking to refine knowledge of fatty acids, announced the formation of a scientific advisory council today, which will help the coalition inform the public about omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).
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EPA fuel standard's success up to truckers, says ATA

The time has come for heavy vehicles to improve fuel efficiency, according to the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
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EPA recognizes PRIDE Industries with Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that PRIDE Industries of Roseville, California, was one of 21 nonprofit winners of the first-ever Safer Choice Partner of the Year Awards.
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EPA, Transportation Dept. propose fuel standards for large trucks

Standards proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are aimed at boosting fuel efficiency while reducing carbon pollution and the impacts of climate change while at the same time increasing energy security and encouraging innovations in manufacturing.
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EPA honors Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park as Federal Green Challenge winner

Recognition part of initiative to urge federal departments to limit environmental footprints.
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Gary Palmer supports Ratepayer Protection Act

Legislation would circumvent the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act.
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National Biodiesel Board testifies on EPA Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

Members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) testified at today’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on its proposed volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), supporting the EPA’s increases but also calling for a larger change in the final rule.
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Sen. Dan Coats supports Idaho Gov. Mike Pence’s stand against EPA Clean Power Plan

Sen. Dan Coats (R-ID) released a statement of support on Wednesday for Gov. Mike Pence, who made an earlier announcement that Indiana will not comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan unless it is drastically changed.
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