Monday, August 20, 2018
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: Listening Session Scheduled for ADEQ's Air Integrated Regulation Streamlining Project

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality issued the following announcement on Aug. 6.The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is announcing a listening session scheduled for 1:00 p.m.
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BAY PLANNING COALITION: 1.2 Million Passengers at Oakland International in June

Bay Planning Coalition issued the following announcement on Aug. 2.Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today released June traffic reports, which reveal that total passenger activity at the airport increased 2.9% – from 1,218,265 in June 2017 to 1,253,329 in June this year.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Gear Up for Advocacy with Farm Bureau’s Trade Toolkit

A toolkit developed by the American Farm Bureau Federation is now available to assist farmers and ranchers in their advocacy efforts on trade during the August congressional recess.
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ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY: ADEQ Issues Ozone High Pollution Advisory for the Tucson Area

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for ozone in the Tucson area, effective August 3 and 4, 2018. This HPA is due to levels expected to exceed the federal health standard for ozone.
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AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION: Farm Bureau’s Duvall Addresses National Roundtable on Lawsuit Abuse Targeting North Carolina Farms

American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall today joined a special national agriculture roundtable highlighting a recent wave of nuisance lawsuits targeting North Carolina hog farm
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NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: New Jersey Updates Fish Consumption Advisories for Lower Delaware River Watershed, Expand Testing to Include PFAS

The Department of Environmental Protection, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, has updated recreational fish advisories for tributaries, lakes and ponds in the lower Delaware River watershed as part of the state’s ongoing fish-safety monitoring program.
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DELAWARE NATURAL RESOURCES AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL: Online registration now open to volunteers for 31st annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Online volunteer registration is now open for the 31st annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 15.
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Idaho readies auto salvage cleanup

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is asking for public input on a draft plan for cleaning up the former Kelley’s Auto Salvage property in Heyburn, which remains contaminated with lead and petroleum chemicals, the department said recently.
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Chevron, Western Nuclear agree to continue uranium mine cleanup efforts in New Mexico

Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Western Nuclear Inc., recently agreed to develop options for cleaning up uranium mine waste at two Navajo Nation sites near Gallup, New Mexico, an effort expected to cost the companies $300,000 each, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a release.
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Maryland reopens Kent Narrows for shellfish harvesting

The Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) recently reopened clam and oyster harvesting from Kent Narrows in Queen Anne’s County after water quality tests found the area now meets the requirements for shellfish harvesting.
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Massachusetts firm agrees to $5,000 penalty for failing to report chemical spill

Astro Chemicals Inc., a chemical supply company based in Springfield, Massachusetts, has agreed to pay a $5,000 penalty for failing to report a hazardous chemical spill, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) said in a news release.
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Wastewater spill brings Delaware Bay, St. James River warnings

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control has issued an emergency order suspending shellfish harvesting from the Delaware Bay.
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EPA honors retired Massachusetts Water Resource Authority engineer

A retired engineer with the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA) has been awarded the 2016 Regional Lifetime Achievement Award by Environmental Protection Agency.
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Tennessee awards $2.2 million in loans for drinking water infrastructure projects

The state of Tennessee recently awarded $2.2 million in low-interest loans from the State Revolving Fund Loan Program to help finance drinking water infrastructure improvement projects.
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Illinois trucking company fined $32,000 for fuel spill in Massachusetts

An Illinois trucking company has been fined $32,000 for violations related to a 2014 diesel fuel spill in Douglas, Massachusetts, the state's Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) said in a recent release. 
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Anglers can pick up 2017 Delaware Fishing Guide

The Delaware Division of Fish and Wildlife’s 2017 fishing guide and fishing rulers are now available at state fishing license locations such as sporting goods stores, bait and tackle shops, hardware stores and at the division's main office in Dover, the state Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control said in a press release.
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New Jersey prescribed burns aim to reduce risk of wildfires

The New Jersey Forest Fire Service said it is conducting seasonal prescribed burns through the end of March, burning away undergrowth and diminishing hazardous buildup of forest fuels in an effort to cut down on wildfire risks.
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Alaskan city settles EPA lawsuit for $192,000

The city of Palmer, Alaska, will pay a $192,162 fine and upgrade its wastewater treatment plant under a settlement agreement over its violations of the Clean Water Act, the Environmental Protection Agency announced recently.
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