Saturday, November 25, 2017
Ohio EPA issues covenant not to sue for Erie County Ford facility

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently issued a covenant not to sue, through its Voluntary Action Program (VAP), to Ford Motor Company for environmental concerns at its facility in Margaretta Township, Erie County.
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Upton, Whitfield, Burgess request extended comment period from EPA, NHTS

U.S. Reps. Fred Upton (R-MI), Ed Whitfield (R-KY) and Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) recently wrote a letter requesting an extended public comment period on a draft technical assessment relating to emissions standards for light-duty vehicles.
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Northern Mariana Islands receive $2.4 million from EPA for environmental programs

The Northern Mariana Islands’ Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) recently received $2.4 million of funding from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which will go toward the organization’s environmental programs.  
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Idaho DEQ calls for community participation in development of state pollutant discharge program

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recently called for public participation in the development of an Idaho Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (IPDES) effluent limit development guidance, a key step toward that state gaining authority to oversee pollutant discharges.
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EPA, Obama Administration officials promote solar energy initiative in Spartanburg, SC, Summit

Spartanburg, South Carolina, recently hosted a Clean Energy Savings for All Summit, allowing local community members to engage with officials from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Obama Administration on their efforts to increase access to renewable energy.
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MO’s Bridgeton Landfill installs two SO2 air monitors

Bridgeton Landfill, LLC, located in Bridgeton, Missouri, recently reached an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will see the company install and operate two sulfur dioxide (SO2) ambient air monitors.
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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 continues progress in implementing TSCA reforms

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is continuing to make progress in implementing the reforms to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) outlined in the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, which was signed into law this June.
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EPA begins stabilization work at Gold King Mine

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently restarted stabilization work at the Gold King Mine, including stabilizing the mine adit and the mine waste pile situated in front of the adit, which is expected to finish next month.
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Oil and gas industry steps up campaign against RFS

A national trade association for the oil and natural gas industry has stepped up its campaign against the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Muscatine, Iowa, to receive EPA assistance through Greening America’s Communities program

Muscatine, Iowa, will receive assistance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to redesign a former highway into a bikable city street through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2016 Greening America’s Communities (GAC) program.
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Washington regulation requires advance documentation of crude oil transport in state

Facilities receiving crude oil by rail in Washington are now required to notify the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology) in advance, enabling emergency responders throughout the state to prepare for any potential incidents.
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Ohio EPA announces $700,000 in funding to target mosquito borne illness

In an effort to prevent mosquito borne illnesses, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) and the Ohio Department of Health recently announced the distribution of funding to public entities in the state totalling nearly $700,000.  
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EPA issues request for proposals for Navajo Nation Uranium Mine cleanup

In its continued efforts to clean up uranium contamination in the Navajo Nation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a request for proposals for the Navajo Area Uranium Mines Response, Assessment, and Evaluation Services contract.
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Ohio EPA to host public meeting on Shadyside wastewater discharge permit applications

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) has scheduled a public meeting in Shadyside, Ohio, on Sept. 15 related to a proposed petrochemical production plant that would, if approved, be located in the city.
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Ohio EPA announces Encouraging Environmental Excellence Awards winners

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently recognized the environmental efforts of nine businesses, nonprofits and governmental agencies through the 2016 Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Awards.
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EPA finalizes update to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule

Working to further prevent smog-forming pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently finalized an update of the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR), which aims to limit air pollution that crosses state lines.
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EPA kicks off Environmental Justice Academy’s second year

The second class of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Environmental Justice (EJ) Academy recently kicked off the nine-month leadership development program with a special induction ceremony in Atlanta, Georgia.  
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Ohio EPA schedules public meeting on pipeline application

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (Ohio EPA) recently announced a public meeting in Wooster, Ohio, on Sept. 22 to inform the community about a 401 water quality certification application for a proposed pipeline.
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Consumer interests under threat if RSF proposals are introduced

Consumer interests are at stake if the renewable fuel standard (RFS) is not scrapped, or radically reformed, a writer who pens the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) blog recently declared.
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