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EPA Proposes to Add Abandoned Landfill in Peñuelas, Puerto Rico to the Federal Superfund List

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 11:00
(New York, N.Y.) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its commitment to clean up six new sites by adding them to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) and proposing to add another three hazardous waste sites to the NPL.

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wins EPA Asthma Management Award

Fri, 05/11/2018 - 11:00
Contact: David Sternberg 215-814-5548 sternberg.david@epa.gov Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Wins EPA Asthma Management Award

EPA Announces 2018 Asthma Management Award Winners

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:00
WASHINGTON  — As part of Asthma Awareness Month, the U.S.

EPA to Begin Targeted Assessment of Manganese in Soil Near S.H. Bell Facility in Chicago

Wed, 05/09/2018 - 11:00
CHICAGO (May 9, 2018) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning a targeted program to assess manganese levels in the soil near the S.H. Bell Company’s transfer and storage facility on the Southeast Side of Chicago.

EPA Awards Grant to St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin to Improve Air Quality

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:00
CHICAGO (May 3, 2018) –   U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $50,000 to the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin to improve air quality on their reservation.

EPA Awards Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners $35,274 to Reduce Air Pollution

Thu, 05/03/2018 - 11:00
ATLANTA (May 3, 2018) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $35,274 grant to the Pinellas County, Fla. Board of County Commissioners to improve air quality.

EPA Awards Nearly $30 Million to Western Communities for Air Quality Improvement Projects

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:00
WASHINGTON  — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $30 million in Targeted Airshed Grants to fund nine projects in Alaska, California and Utah to tackle some of the country’s toughest air quality challenges.

State of Alaska and Fairbanks North Star Borough Receive $4 Million EPA Grant to Improve Air Quality in Fairbanks

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:00
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $4 million in Targeted Airshed Grants to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation to help the Fairbanks North Star Borough improve air quality.

EPA awards Utah DEQ $12.7 million for air quality projects in Salt Lake City, Logan, and Provo

Wed, 05/02/2018 - 11:00
DENVER-  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing the Utah Department of Environmental Quality $12,739,500 in grants for projects in Salt Lake City, Logan and Provo to address air quality challenges along Utah’s Wasatch Front.

Poor Air Quality Expected for Southeastern New England and Southern Maine on Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:00
(BOSTON – May 1, 2018) – New England state air quality forecasters are predicting air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, due to ground-level ozone, to occur tomorrow, Wednesday May 2.  The areas that are predicted to exceed the Federal air quality standard for ozone on Wednesday are:

EPA, Working with States and Tribes, Takes Next Steps on 2015 Ozone Designations

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 11:00
WASHINGTON  – Highlighting its commitment to collaborating with states, tribes, and localities to protect air quality, the U.S.

Prepare for the Summer Smog Season with Free Air Quality Alerts

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 11:00
(Boston, Mass. – April 30, 2018) – With the coming warm weather months, EPA and New England states continue to offer free resources for the public to monitor the latest air quality forecasts.

EPA Approves Public Participation Changes to Texas’ Clean-Air Plan

Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:00
DALLAS – (April 27, 2018) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved the state of Texas’ revisions to the state’s clean-air plan regarding public participation for granting permits.

La EPA ayuda a restaurar el laboratorio de ciencias de Puerto Rico y las capacidades de monitorear la calidad del aire

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:00
(Nueva York, NY – 25 de abril de 2018) La Agencia Federal de Protección Ambiental de los EE. UU. (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés) continúa ayudando a Puerto Rico a responder tras los daños causados por los huracanes Irma y María.

EPA Helps Restore Puerto Rico’s Science Lab and Air Quality Monitoring Capabilities

Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:00
(New York, NY) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency continues to help Puerto Rico respond to the damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

EPA Announces Availability of Funding to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 11:00
CHICAGO – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the availability of grant funding to modernize the Great Lakes region’s  diesel fleet by retrofitting or replacing vehicles with cleaner, more efficient diesel engines.