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EPA Withdraws Information Request for the Oil and Gas Industry

EPA Air - Thu, 03/02/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is withdrawing its request that owners and operators in the oil and natural gas industry provide information on equipment and emissions at existing oil and gas operations.

EPA Awards $1.09 million DERA Grant to Gees Bend Ferry in Wilcox County, AL

EPA Air - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:00
ATLANTA – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $1.09 million Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the historic Gees Bend Ferry in Wilcox County, AL.

Administrator Scott Pruitt and Texas Governor Greg Abbott Meet in Washington

EPA Air - Fri, 02/24/2017 - 12:00
Administrator Scott Pruitt and Texas Governor Greg Abbott Meet in Washington

EPA, Four States Host Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting March 7 in Manhattan, Kan.

EPA Air - Wed, 02/15/2017 - 12:00
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nominations for EPA's 2017 Environmental Merit Awards End on Feb. 17, 2017

EPA Air - Fri, 02/10/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - The U.S. EPA has extended the deadline for Environmental Merit Award Nominations to February 17, 2017 at 5PM.

U.S. EPA commits Sanger, Calif., poultry processor to protect workers, local community from risk of chemical releases

EPA Air - Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:00
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Pitman Farms, Inc., for violations of federal chemical safety and reporting requirements following three ammonia releases at its poultry processing facility located in Sanger, Calif.

PCBs and Lead to be removed from Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site in Lockport, N.Y.

EPA Air - Tue, 01/31/2017 - 12:00
(New York, N.Y. – Jan. 31, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to remove contamination in the creek corridor section of the Eighteen Mile Creek Superfund Site, in Lockport, N.Y.

EPA Lifts Outdoor Burn Ban for Yakama Nation

EPA Air - Mon, 01/30/2017 - 12:00
On January 30, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency lifted the ban on outdoor open burning on the Yakama Reservation, thanks to improving weather conditions and reduced air pollution. 

EPA Extends Outdoor Burn Ban for Yakama Nation

EPA Air - Fri, 01/20/2017 - 12:00
Beginning January 20, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is extending a ban on all outdoor open burning on the Yakama Reservation due to stagnant air conditions and elevated air pollution. This burn ban is extended until further notice.

Fourth Quarter Newsletter is out

What's New - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:16

The 4th quarter 2015 newsletter is out. You may obtain it from here

4th quarter 2016

Announcing Online QSTI Exams

What's New - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:08

There are now online QSTI exams. Details are here

EPA Proposes Action on Fairbanks, Alaska Air Quality Plan

EPA Air - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:00
EPA STATEMENT Tim Hamlin, Director, EPA Region 10 Office of Air and Waste:

Maine Blueberry Processor Takes Steps to Better Protect Public Health under EPA Settlement

EPA Air - Thu, 01/19/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - The owner of a blueberry processing facility in Hancock, Maine has come into compliance with federal requirements designed to protect the public and first responders from exposure to hazardous chemicals, under the terms of a recent settlement with EPA.

Ashford Conn. Gets Funds for New Cleaner School Bus

EPA Air - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - The Town of Ashford, Conn. will receive $20,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for a new school bus that emits less pollution than its older bus. The new bus will help reduce pollution linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage.

Two Maine School Bus Fleets Get Funds for New Buses

EPA Air - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - Two school districts in Maine, in Kennebunk and in Sullivan, were chosen to receive a total of $200,000 from the US Environmental Protection Agency to help pay for new school buses.

Settlement with S.H. Bell Requires Manganese Emission Safeguards at Plant in Ohioville, Pa. and East Liverpool, Ohio

EPA Air - Wed, 01/18/2017 - 12:00
PHILADELPHIA (January 18, 2017) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice today announced a proposed consent decree with S.H.

Carbon Pollution Standards for Cars and Light Trucks to Remain Unchanged Through 2025

EPA Air - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON — Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy finalized her decision to maintain the current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for model years 2022-2025 cars and light trucks.

Settlement Helps Protect Public Health in South Windsor, Conn.

EPA Air - Fri, 01/13/2017 - 12:00
BOSTON - Area residents and first responders in South Windsor, Conn.

EPA Report Shows Air Emissions of Toxic Chemicals from Industrial Facilities Down More Than Half Since 2005

EPA Air - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows releases of toxic chemicals into the air fell 56% from 2005-2015 at industrial facilities submitting data to the TRI program.

EPA notifica a Fiat Chrysler sobre las violaciones a la Ley de Aire Limpio

EPA Air - Thu, 01/12/2017 - 12:00
WASHINGTON—La Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE.UU. (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) emitió hoy una notificación de violación (NOV, por sus siglas en inglés) a Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V.
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