Job opening in RCAP national office: Policy Director/Grant Manager (re-posting)

May 26, 2010 | General RCAP News

Job Description Policy Director/Grant ManagerOrganization Description: RCAP is a federally-funded nonprofit nationwide network comprised of a national office and six regional partners that provide direct technical assistance, training, and financial assistance to water and wastewater systems in small rural communities, many…

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EPA adds more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities to public database

May 20, 2010 | General RCAP News

Unprecedented access provided for the first timeWASHINGTON – As part of Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s commitment to increase public access to information on chemicals, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has added more than 6,300 chemicals and 3,800 chemical facilities…

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Report released on pharmaceutical mail-back pilot program funded by EPA

May 20, 2010 | General RCAP News

Agency provided $150,000 grant to University of Maine’s Center on Aging to undertake study WASHINGTON –Through a grant awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of Maine’s Center on Aging has completed the first statewide mail-back pilot program…

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Fiscal tear 2011 National Water Program guidance released

May 20, 2010 | General RCAP News

The National Water Program has released the final FY 2011 National Water Program Guidance. This guidance describes water program priorities and strategies, including the suite of water performance measures and their targets, for the coming fiscal year. The National Water…

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EPA releases land-management guidance to reduce water pollution to Chesapeake Bay

May 20, 2010 | EPA

On the same day the federal government announced a comprehensive strategy to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced guidance to help federal facilities reduce their pollution to the bay. EPA is delivering to…

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New federal strategy for Chesapeake launches major initiatives and holds government accountable for progress

May 20, 2010 | General RCAP News

The new federal strategy for the Chesapeake region released May 12 focuses on protecting and restoring the environment in communities throughout the 64,000-square-mile watershed and in its thousands of streams, creeks and rivers. The strategy includes using rigorous regulations to…

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Washington Post: New EPA water infrastructure policy seeks to encourage smart growth

May 5, 2010 | Agriculture, EPA, Pollution, Septic, Water

By Alec MacGillisWashington Post Staff WriterWednesday, May 5, 2010If you build it, they will come. And, if you don't, they won't.Such is the thinking behind a policy released late last month by the Environmental Protection Agency that instructs states to…

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EPA marks American Wetlands Month

May 4, 2010 | Environment, EPA, USDA

May marks the 20th anniversary of American Wetlands Month (AWM), a time when EPA and its wetland partners celebrate the vital importance of wetlands to the nation's ecological, economic, and social health. EPA and its partners are planning a number…

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EPA launches new web tools to inform the public about clean water enforcement

May 3, 2010 | General RCAP News

Interactive web tool allows the public to check water violations in their communities WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new set of web tools, data, and interactive maps to inform the public about serious Clean…

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