Saturday, April 4, 2020

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EPA Region 6 (South Central) News

EPA approves New Mexico’s 2016 list of impaired waters

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved the list of impaired waters submitted by the New Mexico Environmental Department (NMED) in June, which identifies both causes of impairment and impaired water body segments.  
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Doctoral student at UT Austin selected for EPA STAR Fellowship

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently selected Arley F. Muth, a graduate student from the University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) as one of 52 Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellows.
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EPA completing federal regional haze plan for Arkansas

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is nearing completion in the development of a federally implemented clean air plan for Arkansas, which will work to bring the state into compliance with the Clean Air Act’s regional haze rule.e
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EPA co-sponsors symposium on children’s health on U.S.-Mexico border

In cooperation with other public and private sector sponsors, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently hosted health care workers, environmental experts and community leaders for the Children’s Environmental Health Symposium, focused on children living along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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Jena Band of Choctaw Indians in Louisiana awarded grant for environmental programs

The Jena Band of Choctaw Indians, in Jena, Louisiana, recently received a General Assistance Program (GAP) grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of $95,000 to further their efforts to address environmental problems.
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EPA awards NM Environment Department $427,000 grant for hazardous waste management

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) recently won an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grant of $427,022 that it will use to develop programs to mitigate the risks to public and environmental health posed by hazardous waste facilities.
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EPA, USACE and Texas Water Board sign agreement on large water supply projects

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Southwestern Division and Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently met to sign a Partnering Agreement on cooperation on large water supply projects in Texas
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Tulsa receives $300,000 For Brownfields cleanup

Tulsa, Oklahoma, projects to clean up contaminated property recently received $300,000 in supplemental funding from the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF), a portion of the $10.7 million recently awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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EPA provides $203,000 for Oklahoma Dept. of Labor asbestos management efforts

The Oklahoma Department of Labor recently received $202,970 in funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) program, which will help protect state workers and school children from asbestos exposure.
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EPA awards $100,000 to Santa Clara Pueblo for non-point source pollution prevention

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Santa Clara Pueblo of New Mexico a grant of nearly $100,000 for a program that will improve water quality in the Santa Clara Creek water shed.
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Louisiana receives $2.72 million from EPA in performance partnership grant

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently contributed a further $2.27 million to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) through a performance partnership grant, increasing the state agency’s total EPA funding to more than $4.45 million this year.
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EPA and UTA partner on training students for environmental careers

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a partnership with the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) that will see them work together to address the demand for skilled professionals in environmental engineering and science, policy and research fields.
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EPA awards $220,000 in funding to New Mexico to improve indoor air quality

The New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) recently received more than $220,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect state residents from indoor air pollutants like radon gas.
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University of New Mexico wins $335,000 grant to study relationship between air quality and changing climate

The University of New Mexico recently won a $335,605 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program to research air quality protection measures that can be implemented to counteract the impacts of climate change.
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EPA awards Central States Air Resource Agencies Association $560,000 grant

The Central States Air Resource Agencies Association (CenSARA) recently won a grant worth more than $560,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which it will use in its work to promote air quality across its nine member states.
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Vista Photonics wins $300,000 grant to develop innovative portable air pollution monitor

Vista Photonics Inc., based in Las Cruces, New Mexico, recently won a $300,000 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to further develop a portable air pollution monitor to measure ammonia levels.
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University of Arkansas team wins EPA grant to develop low-cost biosensor

A student team from the University of Arkansas recently won a People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a project that seeks to develop easy-to-use, low-cost means of detecting water-borne agents.
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EPA increases safety requirements at Texas Superfund site after damage to containment measures

In response to the discovery of damaged areas on the temporary armored cap at Harris County, Texas’s San Jacinto River Waste Pits Superfund Site, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) to undertake new safety measures.
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Good Neighbor Environmental Board meets about U.S.-Mexico border region environmental infrastructure

The Good Neighbor Environmental Board (GNEB), a Presidential advisory committee, recently discussed environmental infrastructure requirements along the U.S.-Mexico border, including the state of the Rio Grande River and on-going resiliency efforts.
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EPA approves Oklahoma’s revised total coliform rule

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved Oklahoma’s revised total coliform in drinking water regulation, which the agency updated in 2013 to better protect public health.
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