Monday, May 29, 2017
Ohio EPA seeks early comments on small business technical assistance rule

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) is currently seeking early stakeholder input on its small business technical assistance rules as it performs a required five-year review of the regulation.
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RI Gov., DEM award $3.7 million for Brownfields redevelopment

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and the Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) recently announced 14 grants totaling $3.7 million from the Brownfields Remediation and Economic Development Fund.
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Center for Biological Diversity marks shortest wait list for ESA protection since 1970s

The Center for Biological Diversity celebrated the lowest number of species on the Endangered Species Act (ESA) waiting list since the 1970s, with just 42 animals and 18 plants waiting for protection under the law.
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Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund grant supports wetlands ecology project

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently awarded Great Lakes Biomimicry a $47,440 grant to develop wetland ecology lessons for middle and high school students from Akron City Schools.
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Louisiana DEQ oversees completion of remediation efforts for contaminated site in Lafayette

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) Remediation Division recently determined that the West Pinhook site in Lafayette is in compliance and ready for reuse after DEQ actions to ensure the removal of five decades of contaminants.
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Jewell applauds Senate confirmation of USGS Director Kimball

U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Sally Jewell lauded the Senate’s confirmation of Suzette M. Kimball as the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) director following nearly three years of leadership as acting director.
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