Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Sheildalloy Metallurgical agrees to $5.6 million cleanup at New Jersey site

Sheildalloy Metallurgical Corp. recently signed a $5.6 million legal agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency that will see the company clean up the Sheildalloy Metallurgical Corp. Superfund site in Newfield and Vineland, New Jersey.
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$244,000 in grants to fund environmental education efforts in California

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced environmental education grants totaling more than $244,000 for three California organizations that will teach students from the elementary to high school level.
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Agreement advances cleanup efforts at former VA site in Salt Lake City

The Environmental Protection Agency, Veterans Affairs (VA) and Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) recently signed a Federal Facility Agreement (FFA) on their roles and responsibilities for the rehabilitation of a superfund site in Salt Lake City.
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EPA amends Michigan emergency order to include steps for switching drinking water source

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently amended its January 2016 Safe Drinking Water Act emergency order on Flint, Michigan, to clarify the steps the state and city must take before switching to a new drinking water source.
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EPA announces $80,00 pollution prevention grant for UMass Lowell

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced an $80,000 Pollution Prevention grant for the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (UMass Lowell), which will go toward the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production.
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EPA awards $90,000 Environmental Education grant to promote stewardship in California elementary students

Students in the Escondido, California, area will benefit from a $90,000 Environmental Education grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, which will allow the San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy to teach them about nature and conservation with the Our Living Watershed project.
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EPA announces $160,000 Pollution Prevention grant for VT Department of Environmental Conservation

The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VT DEC) recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Pollution Prevention grant of $160,000, available over two years, that the department will use to reduce air, water and land pollution.
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Colorado settlement boosts low-income household access to renewable energy

The Colorado Energy Office (CEO), Energy Outreach Colorado (EOC) and GRID Alternatives Colorado recently celebrated the Xcel Energy utility settlement, which will see the company provide access to solar energy to its low-income customers.
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$160,000 grant to aid pollution prevention programs in Hew Hampshire

Using a $160,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Service (NHDES) will support two pollution prevention initiatives in the state aimed at the hospitality industry and stormwater pollution.
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Maine boat yard agrees to settlement in Clean Water Act case

Maine-based Billings Diesel and Marine Services Inc. recently agreed to a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency that will see the company bring its operations into compliance with the Clean Water Act and pay a fine of $41,000.
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Three Texas universities fined over violations of hazardous waste rules

Baylor University, Texas A&M University and Texas Christian University (TCU) recently agreed to settlements with the Environmental Protection Agency that will see the institutions pay civil fines stemming from alleged violations of hazardous waste regulations.
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EPA lists first 10 chemicals to be evaluated under Toxic Substances Control Act

Following recent reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the first 10 chemicals that it will evaluate under the new framework.
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Three congressmen respond to 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard requirements

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, recently joined with other congressmen in issuing a statement on the EPA’s final rule on the 2017 requirements for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
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$149,000 to aid stormwater runoff projects in Puerto Rico

The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced $149,000 in funding for green infrastructure in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s, Cano Martín Pena community that will improve the city’s water quality through reductions in stormwater runoff.
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Agreement leads to interim cleanup plan for North Carolina superfund site

Through a newly announced settlement agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Justice, CTS Corp., Mills Gap Road Associates and Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. will fund an interim cleanup plan for an Asheville, North Carolina, superfund site.
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EPA's Gulf of Mexico program helps fund Bayou Chico Water Quality project

The U.S. EPA Gulf of Mexico Program recently awarded $295,000 to the Escambia County Board of County Commissioners through a cooperative agreement for the Bayou Chico Water Quality Improvements project.
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EPA, USDA announce inaugural U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 champions

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the first businesses to take part in the U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions program, who have pledged to reduce food loss and waste 50 percent by 2030.
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EPA, Choctaw Nation celebrate drinking water quality project in local school

In a celebration of interagency and tribal coordination, the Choctaw Nation’s Jones Academy, located near Hartshorne, Oklahoma, recently successfully addressed water quality issues related to disinfection byproducts.
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Idaho Department of Environmental Quality seeking comments on proposed Pocatello vapor combustion unit

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently determined that conditions described in an air quality permit to construct application submitted by Tesoro Logistics Operations would not violate ambient air quality standards at the proposed Pocatello, Idaho, site.
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Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection picks 25 projects for small-scale energy program

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) recently selected 25 projects to move forward with in its small-scale energy projects program, for which it had issued a request for proposals (RFP) earlier this year.
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