Saturday, November 25, 2017

Environmental Protection Agency Region 4

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Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 News

Kentucky city among 18 recipients of brownfield reuse planning grants

The city of Middlesboro, Kentucky, is among 18 communities that were awarded about $3.8 million in grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create plans for cleanup and reuse of brownfield sites as part of the Brownfields Area-Wide program, the EPA said in a release.
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EPA accepting nominations for Region 4 Rain Catcher Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a recent release that it is accepting nominations for the Region 4 Rain Catcher Awards for excellence in implementation of stormwater green infrastructure projects over the last year.
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EPA grants $1.8 million to UNC to work on nation's water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $1.8 million grant to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to “improve the financial and managerial capabilities of small public water systems across the country," the agency said.
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EPA lends a hand to Florida university's cleanup efforts

The US Environmental Protection Agency recently named the University of South Florida among 19 recipients of grants to help in the clean up and reuse of brownfield sites.
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Schools in two Florida counties receiving funds to reduce bus emissions

The school boards of Orange County and Saint Lucie County in Florida will receive rebates of $240,000 and $200,000, respectively, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding, the EPA said in a release.
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EPA program to assist Florida county with clean air, water efforts

Manatee County, Florida, is one of 25 U.S. communities that will receive technical assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency through the Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities program.
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$1.3 million in grants target green technology development

Babington Technology in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, recently was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency to develop improved cookstove combustion technologies as part of $1.3 million in funding for 13 small businesses to counter environmental issues.
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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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Hattiesburg, Mississippi, awarded $150,000 for long-term stormwater pollution plan

The Environmental Protection Agency recently said that Hattiesburg, Mississippi, will receive $150,000 in technical assistance to develop long-term strategies for stormwater pollution management using a package of EPA tools.
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EPA, Edward Waters College partner to develop environmental policy work

In an effort to better environmental policy work and produce internship possibilities for students interested in ecological careers, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has signed a partnership with Edward Waters College.
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Restoration of Atlanta’s Procter Creek gets $60,000 boost

The Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $60,000 grant through the Urban Waters Small Grants Program to restore Atlanta’s Proctor Creek through two green infrastructure projects that will be managed by The Conservation Fund.
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EPA announces WaterSense Excellence and Partner of the Year Awards winners

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized 20 of its partners in the WaterSense program, which has resulted in Americans conserving more than 1.5 trillion gallons of water since 2006, as well as saving $32.6 billion on their water and energy bills.
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North Carolina’s Cape Fear River Watch awarded $120,000 to aid subsistence fishers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $120,000 to North Carolina’s Cape Fear River Watch Inc through a competitive environmental justice cooperative agreement.
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Well project brings clean drinking water to North Carolina community

A cooperative project involving the Environmental Protection Agency, North Carolina and local organizations is providing residents of Rougemont, North Carolina, with a permanent source of clean drinking water for the first time since 1992.
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