Monday, September 25, 2017
Oregon DEQ proposes increased fees for solid waste disposal

The revisions would implement new legislation as well as expand grant rules.
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House subcommittee to host hearing on small public water systems legislation

Hearing related to Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act.
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Michigan DEQ Director admits mistake in Flint drinking water safety

Director Dan Wyant said the protocol followed was not appropriate for the city's population.
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Idado DEQ seeks public comments on Boise property cleanup plan

The site at 620 S. 9th St. has previously been used as a warehouse and a limited rail transport facility.
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EPA Awards Commonwealth of North Mariana Islands $9 million

The money will fund public health and environmental projects on the Pacific Southwest islands.
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House Energy and Power Subcommittee to host second hearing on EPA CO2 regulations today

The hearing will focus on the Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon dioxide regulations for new and existing power plants.
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Washington State extends public comments on Westway, Imperium proposals

The public has until November 30 to give input to the environmental impact statements.
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U.S. Chamber of Commerce says Federal regulation harms Alaskan oil and gas industries

The chamber made the statement after the DOI cancelled lease auctions for oil and gas exploration off the Alaskan Arctic Coast.
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EPA honors Old Dominion Freight Line, 39 others with SmartWay Excellence Award

The award recognizes carriers that save on energy and fuel costs as they transport goods.
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Minnesota issues fine particle pollution warning for southern part of state

The warning arose from increased levels of pollutants that could cause health problems for certain individuals.
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Seattle International District site declared clean

Washington Department of Ecology has removed the area from its list of contaminated sites.
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Texas wins $63.5 Million EPA grant to upgrade water quality

The state's Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWRLF) will disperse funds to communities for water infrastructure improvements.
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Idaho's DEQ mulls permit for oil and gas production facility

Alta Mesa Services submitted a request for an air quality permit to construct (PTC) for its Kauffman 1-34 facility in New Plymouth.
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New York State DEC nixes TMDL trading program

The New York Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) revealed in a letter sent to Village of Marcellus Mayor John Curtin that it will not be creating a trading program for total maximum daily loads (TMDL) for phosphorus.
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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development promotes forest management on private lands

A Michigan State University survey of private forest landowners concluded that less than 20 percent of the 11 million acre resource was actively being managed.
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