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EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Olean Well Field Site - AVX Property in Olean, NY

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 22:44
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to modify a cleanup plan originally issued in 1996 to address soil and groundwater at the AVX property at the Olean Well Field Superfund Site in Cattaraugus County, Olean, NY. Soil and groundwater at the AVX property located at 1695 Seneca Avenue are contaminated with volatile organic compounds, which are often found in paint, solvents, aerosol sprays, cleaners, disinfectants, automotive products and dry cleaning fluids

EPA Inspection Reveals Violations of Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule for Kansas City, Kan., Company

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 04:12
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., June 11, 2015) - EPA Region 7 conducted a random recordkeeping inspection at Damage Control & Restoration, Inc., in Kansas City, Kan., which revealed violations of the Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) Rule. As part of a settlement with EPA filed recently in Lenexa, Kan., the company has agreed to pay a $12,194 penalty to the United States

Wexford Labs, Inc., of Kirkwood, Mo., Selected as EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 03:39
Environmental News FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Lenexa, Kan., June 10, 2015) - Wexford Labs, Inc., of Kirkwood, Mo., is being recognized as one of 21 Safer Choice Partners of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The 21 winners across 15 states have been singled out for outstanding achievement in the design, manufacture, promotion, and use of Safer Choice products for the nation’s homes, schools, and businesses

EPA, Department of Justice and Clearwater Paper Corporation settle Clean Air Act violations in Lewiston, Idaho, protecting local air quality

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 02:32
(Seattle – June 9, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) and the Clearwater Paper Corporation (Clearwater Paper) have reached a settlement regarding Clean Air Act violations at Clearwater Paper’s Lewiston, Idaho, pulp mill. Clearwater Paper is the country's largest provider of private label tissue to retail grocery chains and a major bleached paperboard manufacturer

EPA Takes First Steps to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft

Thu, 06/11/2015 - 01:19
(06/10/15 -ATLANTA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial aircraft contribute to the pollution that causes climate change endangering the health and welfare of Americans

EPA Takes First Steps to Address Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Aircraft

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:58
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to find under the Clean Air Act that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from commercial aircraft contribute to the pollution that causes climate change endangering the health and welfare of Americans

TODAY 2pm EDT: EPA to Hold Media Conference Call on Aircraft

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 23:39
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a media conference call on aircraft at 2pm EDT today. The call will be hosted by Christopher Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality. The call is for credentialed news media only. Please do not distribute the call-in details outside your news organization

TODAY: EPA Administrator to Address 2015 GreenGov Symposium

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 02:34
WASHINGTON – Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give remarks at the 2015 GreenGov Symposium in Washington, DC. Administrator McCarthy will speak about how cutting carbon pollution drives smart investment. She will discuss EPA's efforts to implement President Obama's Climate Action Plan by building more resilient communities and curbing the carbon pollution fueling climate change through its proposed Clean Power Plan

WEDNESDAY: EPA Administrator to Address 2015 GreenGov Symposium

Wed, 06/10/2015 - 00:58
WASHINGTON – On June 10, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will give remarks at the 2015 GreenGov Symposium in Washington, DC. Administrator McCarthy will speak about how cutting carbon pollution drives smart investment. She will discuss EPA's efforts to implement President Obama's Climate Action Plan by building more resilient communities and curbing the carbon pollution fueling climate change through its proposed Clean Power Plan

EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Pollutants from Former Sherwin-Williams Plant in Gibbsboro, New Jersey; $14 Million Cleanup to Address Lead, Arsenic, and Volatile Organic Compounds

Mon, 06/01/2015 - 23:08
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated soil from residential properties at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, New Jersey. The site includes a former paint manufacturing plant and the waters of Hilliards Creek which flow into Kirkwood Lake. The soil and the groundwater beneath the former paint manufacturing site are contaminated with lead, arsenic and volatile organic compounds

EPA Proposes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 21:33
(ATLANTA 05/29/15) — Today the EPA announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet responsible growth over multiple years, supporting future expansion of the biofuels industry

EPA Proposes Increases in Renewable Fuel Levels

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 21:03
WASHINGTON — Today the EPA announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet responsible growth over multiple years, supporting future expansion of the biofuels industry

Company Provides Emergency Response Equipment for Fall River, Mass. following EPA Enforcement

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 02:06
BOSTON – A Fall River, Mass. company, Precise Packaging, LLC, will purchase nearly $150,000 of equipment to assist emergency response capabilities in Fall River, under the terms of a recent EPA settlement. EPA had alleged that Precise Packaging violated federal Clean Air Act requirements to develop and implement a “Risk Management Plan” designed to prevent and/or minimize impacts from potential chemical releases at the facility

UT Austin Studies Six Central Texas High Schools’ Indoor Air Quality; Research grant will help create a healthier environment for children

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 02:18
DALLAS – (May 22, 2015) With nearly seven million U.S. children having asthma, the University of Texas at Austin (UT) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are taking steps to maintain indoor environments for 120 high school classrooms across central Texas. The EPA recently awarded over $989,000 to UT Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering to research gaps in information between environmental factors and student health

EPA Agreement with Citgo Will Improve Safety and Emergency Response in Corpus Christi, TX

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 01:47
DALLAS – (May 22, 2015) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an agreement with the Citgo Refining and Chemicals Company for violations at the company’s facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. In addition to correcting violations and paying a civil penalty, the company will provide the local fire department with equipment to help improve their response to chemical releases

EPA Encourages the Public to Provide Input on Plan to Address Contaminated Groundwater at Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund Site in Milford and Alexandria Township, New Jersey; Public Meeting to Take Place May 28

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 03:49
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated groundwater at the Curtis Specialty Papers Superfund site in Milford and Alexandria Township, New Jersey. The site includes the 86-acre historic former Milford Mill, which converted paper pulp to paper for 96 years before shutting down in 2003. The Superfund program operates on the principle that polluters should pay for the cleanups, rather than passing the costs to taxpayers

U.S. Settles with Marathon Petroleum Corporation to Cut Harmful Air Emissions at Facilities in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 00:07
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced a settlement with Marathon Petroleum Corporation today that resolves various alleged Clean Air Act violations at 10 Marathon facilities and requires Marathon to take steps to reduce harmful air pollution emissions at facilities in three states

EPA Announces $1 Million for Tribal Applicants to Upgrade Diesel Engines EPA seeks to reduce emissions from older engines impacting tribal communities

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 20:00
(05/18/15 - ATLANTA) - ATLANTA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing air pollutants from diesel exhaust such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), which are linked to respiratory problems. “EPA is committed to improving air quality on tribal lands,” said Chris Grundler, director of EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality

EPA announces availability of $1 million for tribes to upgrade diesel engines

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 02:19
EPA seeks to reduce emissions from older engines impacting air quality in tribal communities San Francisco – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $1 million in grant funding for tribal applicants to establish clean diesel projects aimed at reducing air pollutants from diesel exhaust such as nitrogen oxides (NOX) and particulate matter (PM), which are linked to respiratory problems

EPA Administrator McCarthy announces LEED Platinum Certification of San Francisco City Hall

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 04:23
City Hall becomes the oldest building in the U.S. to receive LEED Platinum Certification for existing buildings San Francisco – Today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined City of San Francisco officials to announce the U.S. Green Building Council’s award of LEED Platinum Certification – the highest possible rating – to San Francisco’s historic City Hall