Saturday, November 25, 2017
EPA halts sales of unregistered pesticides

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ordered Nano Defense Solutions, Inc., to stop selling BioStorm and NanoStrike, products that qualify as pesticides but are not registered as such.
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Bill aims to give public more input in creation of federal rules

The House Judiciary Committee advanced a bill on Monday introduced by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) that aims to increase the general public’s involvement during the development of federal rules. “Special interests and federal bureaucrats are agreeing to economically harmful regulations without consulting affected employers and employees,” Collins said.
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Temple receives EPA grant for brownfield clean up

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $200,000 grant to Temple University Friday for a project that will clean up and reuse 161 acres of brownfield properties in Philadelphia’s Kensington neighborhood.
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Ark. student wins EPA fellowship grant

Money will go toward college education in environmental science or similar fields.
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Baylor, University of North Texas students win EPA grants

Funding is part of EPA's Greater Research Opportunities Fellowship program.
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TDEC reviewing nominations for 2015 Environmental Stewardship Awards

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation to honor winners in 10 categories.
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Public hearing held on Purdue Grain and Oil Seed Facility

Pennsylvania DEP sought public feedback on proposed Conoy Township project.
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EPA: New neonicotinoid permits won't be OK'd ahead of study results

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday that it will not approve new applications for neonicotinoid pesticide use until new data on the risks to honeybees has been submitted and assessed. The EPA said that in an ongoing effort to protect pollinators, the agency sent letters to registrants of neonicotinoids, telling them that it has required new bee-safety studies for its ongoing registration review process.
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Penn. DEP gives Allegheny municipalities more time to explore green options

Allegheny County Sanitary Authority customers have 18 more months on consent orders and agreements.
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EPA Region 10 completed more than 25 enforcement actions at end of 2014

Washington led states in actions taken by EPA to ensure safety of air, land and water.
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Western Carolina University student wins EPA fellowship grant

Marisa Taylor one of 34 winners who will receive up to $50,000 from Greater Research Opportunities.
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EPA settles with MO property owner in CWA violation action

Jefferson County man allegedly discharged fill material into Belews Creek tributary.
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DEP names new deputy secretary of land and recreation

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson has named Gary Clark deputy secretary of land and recreation. Beginning this week, Clark will manage two DEP divisions: Recreation and Parks, and State Lands.
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U.S. Chamber accuses EPA of misleading public on pollutants, costs

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report on Thursday that is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) data and recommendations on pollutants and the costs associated with regulating them. Released as the EPA is facing criticism on several fronts over a proposed rule that would allow it to regulate specific pollutants, the report said the EPA failed to communicate to the public that the benefits achieved by past regulations, including the Mercury and Air Toxics (MATS) rule,
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Abt Associates to aid EPA on drinking water project

The Environmental Protection Agency and Abt Associates announced on April 2 that they had a new blanket purchase agreement for water treatment cost models and regulatory analysis tools related to drinking water contaminate regulations.
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Washington, D.C, leads list of cities with most Energy Star buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 25 that Washington, D.C., ranked first on their list of 2014 Energy Star Top Cities, which ranks the number of Energy Star certified buildings in U.S. metropolitan areas.
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Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management updates water quality list

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEP) updated its List of Impaired Waters on April 1, and announced that it will hold a public workshop at the DEP headquarters in Providence on April 9.
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State adds 15 days to comment period for oil and gas well site performance standards revisions

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced Monday the extension of the public comment period for revisions to oil and gas well site standards, as well as the addition of three public hearings.
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