Census expert: Rural areas risk being overlooked

March 30, 2010 | EPA

DURHAM, N.H. – As the United States prepares for the 2010 census, rural areas are at risk of being undercounted, says demographer William O’Hare, senior policy fellow at the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire and a senior…

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EPA Decentralized Wastewater Management E-Handbook now available

March 30, 2010 | EPA

The EPA Office of Wastewater Management has recently expanded its Handbook for Managing Onsite and Clustered (Decentralized) Wastewater Treatment Systems with the addition of an E-Handbook. The E-Handbook features resource guides containing detailed information on the 13 management program elements…

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Webcast on monitoring and assessment under the Clean Water Act

March 30, 2010 | General RCAP News

EPA is announcing a Watershed Academy webcast on April 7, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm EDT titled "Monitoring and Assessment Under the on the Clean Water Act."This is the third in a series of webcasts on the Clean Water…

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EPA proposes veto of mine permit under Clean Water Act

March 30, 2010 | Rural

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 26 its proposal under the Clean Water Act to significantly restrict or prohibit mountain top mining at the Spruce No. 1 surface mine in Logan County, W. Va.…

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RCAP staff member testifies before House subcommittee

March 23, 2010 | Assessment, Clean Water Act, EPA, Training

Chris Fierros, Chief Operating Officer of Midwest Assistance Program, the Midwest RCAP, testified March 23 before the House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Rural Development, Biotechnology, Specialty Crops, and Foreign Agriculture. The subcommittee’s Capitol Hill hearing was to review efforts to…

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EPA Administrator outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

March 23, 2010 | Clean Water Act, EPA

WASHINGTON (EPA) - In a speech today at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public…

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United Nations study examines global challenges in obtaining clean water

March 23, 2010 | General RCAP News

A United Nations report says that use of bottled water is increasing worldwide, but it takes more than three quarts of water to produce one quart of bottled water. In the United States alone, production of bottled water takes an…

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EPA initiates hydraulic fracturing study

March 22, 2010 | General RCAP News

Agency seeks input from Science Advisory Board  WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it will conduct a comprehensive research study to investigate the potential adverse impact that hydraulic fracturing may have on water quality and…

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EPA launches Web forum on how to best protect America’s waters

March 18, 2010 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public input on how the agency can better protect and improve the health of our waters. For a two- week period, EPA is holding a Web discussion forum on…

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Fix-a-Leak Week offers Texas-sized water savings

March 17, 2010 | General RCAP News

Americans can save water and money  WASHINGTON (EPA)--Across the country, household leaks are wasting more than 1 trillion gallons of water per year - enough water to supply every home in Texas with its annual water needs. To help consumers…

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