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EPA requires Granite Rock to control stormwater runoff, improve oil spill prevention at California...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a settlement with Granite Rock Company over Clean Water Act violations at three of its road materials manufacturing and recycling facilities in Northern California. The agreement requires the company...

Pittsburgh gets $600,000 in EPA Brownfields Grants to assess properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $600,000 in brownfields grants to Pittsburgh’s North Side Industrial Development Company (NSIDC). The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in and around Pittsburgh that may be contaminated with hazardous or petroleum substances so that they can be cleaned up and redeveloped.

Pittsburgh gets $600,000 in EPA Brownfields Grants to assess properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of $600,000 in brownfields grants to Pittsburgh’s North Side Industrial Development Company (NSIDC). The funding will be used to assess abandoned industrial sites in and around Pittsburgh that may be contaminated with hazardous or petroleum substances so that they can be cleaned up and redeveloped.

EPA Backs Maryland Plan to Improve Water Quality

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced it has approved and helped fund a $303 million plan by Maryland to implement 36 clean water projects, including a series of major improvements to control stormwater and enhance wastewater infrast...

EPA Awards $91,000 Environmental Education Grant to Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $91,000 environmental education grant to Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania to help educate elementary school teachers and students about environmental protection and water-related issues.

EPA Awards $91,000 Environmental Education Grant to Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $91,000 environmental education grant to Alvernia University in Reading, Pennsylvania to help educate elementary school teachers and students about environmental protection and water-related issues.

EPA and Franklin County, Kan., Reach Settlement on Clean Water Act Violations

EPA Region 7 reached a settlement with Franklin County, Kan., that requires the county to resolve its National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit violations under the Clean Water Act. As part of the settlement, the county is required...

Massachusetts Maritime Academy Wastewater Treatment Plant Chief Operator Recognized for Outstanding Service

A resident of Fairhaven, Daniel Freitas, the Chief Operator of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Wastewater Treatment Plant, was recently honored with a "2015 Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator of the Year Excellence Award" by the US Environ...

EPA Sustainability Grants Awarded to Teams from University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and...

Student teams from the University of Kansas, Kansas State University, and the University of Missouri are among the 38 university student teams to receive Phase I grants from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s People, Prosperity and the Planet...

Settlement Requires Milford, Mass. Glass Manufacturer to Improve Stormwater Treatment

Wastewater discharged by a glass manufacturing company in Milford, Mass. into wetlands adjacent to the Charles River will be cleaner as a result of a recent settlement between the manufacturer and the US Environmental Protection Agency. Ardagh Glass In...

EPA Grant to City of Baltimore will help revitalize properties

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a $200,000 brownfields grant to the City of Baltimore’s Sustainability Office. The grant will support efforts to assess brownfields sites potentially contaminated with hazardous substances so t...

EPA and Tribal Workgroup Launch Toolkit to Support Tribal Green Building

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its Tribal Green Building Codes Workgroup—which consists of representatives from tribal nations and federal agencies—announced a new toolkit designed to assist tribes to prioritize and implement healthy,...

EPA Asks Public for Comments on Plan to Protect Drinking Water in Corozal, P.R.;...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to use natural processes along with the continued use of a system that EPA previously installed to treat contaminated groundwater at the Corozal Well Superfund Site in Corozal, Puerto Rico. ...

Up To $13.9 Million Available From EPA for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today issued a Request for Applications soliciting proposals for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants to fund new projects to restore and protect the Great Lakes. Up to $13.9 million will be available durin...

EPA Announces $600,000 in Brownfields Grants to Philadelphia Redevelopment Authorities

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced three brownfields grants for a total of $600,000 - $400,000 to the Philadelphia Authority for Industrial Development and $200,000 to the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. The grants will support ef...

Cottonwood Creek, Inc. to pay $170,000 for Clean Water Act violations at oil pumping...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a settlement with Enid, Oklahoma-based Cottonwood Creek, Inc. in which the company has agreed to pay a $170,000 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to oil pollut...

Modifications to Settlement with Alabama Power Company Will Reduce Harmful Air Pollution

EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice today lodged in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama a proposed modification of a prior 2006 consent decree with Alabama Power Company that will secure further reductions of harmful air polluta...

EPA Proposes Changes to Cleanup Plan at Olean Well Field Site – AVX Property...

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 a...

On 20th Anniversary of Effort, EPA Gives Charles River a B+ and Publishes Live...

EPA has given a grade of “B+” for water quality in the Charles River during 2014. The grade reflects the slight drop in water quality, encouraging more work to be done.

Strategy to Reduce District’s Sewer Overflows Will Include Green Infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia (District) and DC Water today announced an agreement to modify a 2005 federal consent decree (CD) allowing DC Water to incorporate green infrastructure in its long-term strategy for cur...

EPA Administrator McCarthy joins San Francisco Bay agencies to celebrate nation’s largest solar energy...

On Wednesday, May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Bay Area agencies to celebrate the nation’s largest local government collaborative for solar power and launch the nation’s first federal solar partnership. Administrator McCarthy,...

U.S. EPA and City of Alton to hold Free Seminar on Energy Efficiency in...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the City of Alton will hold a free public seminar, “Balancing Energy Efficiency with Historic Preservation,” from 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, at the Old Bakery Beer Company, 400 Landmarks Blvd., A...

EPA Settlement Protects Soil and Groundwater in Lawrence, Mass.

In a recent settlement agreement with EPA’s New England office, Hilton Oil Co., Inc. will take action to come into compliance with Underground Storage Tank regulations to protect groundwater and soil at its facility in Lawrence, Mass. The company als...

Los Angeles #1 City in U.S. with Most Energy Star Building for Sixth Consecutive...

LOS ANGELES - April 14, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. The cities on this list demonstrate...

EPA Awards Spartanburg, S.C., Green Infrastructure Assistance to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resiliency to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $400,000 to help six communities across the country, including Spartanburg, S.C., expand their use of green infrastructure. The fun...

EPA Announces New Home for New York-New Jersey Harbor and Estuary Program; The Hudson...

New York, N.Y. - September 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has selected the Hudson River Foundation as the new host for the New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program. The Harbor &#...

San Diego Center for Civic Engagement and U.S. EPA Award $45,000 in Grants for...

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The San Diego Center for Civic Engagement’s Opening the Outdoors initiative and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program this month awarded $45,000 t...

EPA Provides $1.5 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties Across New York...

New York, N.Y. - July 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing a total of $1,465,000 to Nassau and Niagara counties and the city of Ogdensburg to clean up abandoned and contaminated properties. The funding is...

EPA provides $400,000 to Baltimore to assess brownfields properties for redevelopment

BALTIMORE, MD - June 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $400,000 in brownfields assessment funding to the Baltimore Development Corporation, the city’s economic development agency, to identify and ...

HarenLaughlin Construction Company of Lenexa, Kan., to Pay $27,286 Penalty for Failure to Use...

Lenexa, Kan. - June 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- HarenLaughlin Construction Company, of Lenexa, Kan., has agreed to pay a $27,286 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the renovation of a mult...

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