EPA Proposes Requiring the Use of Sufficiently Sensitive Test Methods for NPDES Permit Applications and Reporting

June 29, 2010 | General RCAP News

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing minor amendments to its Clean Water Act (CWA) regulations to codify that under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, only “sufficiently sensitive” analytical test methods, i.e., those that are capable…

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July 15th EPA Webcast: Healthy Lakeshores Through Better Shoreline Stewardship

June 29, 2010 | EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Watershed Academy is pleased to sponsor its 50th free Webcast Seminar on July 15, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern in honor of Lakes Appreciation Month. In this Webcast participants can learn about…

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EPA Seeks Public Comment on Strategic Plan to Move Forward on Agency Priorities

June 22, 2010 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on its draft FY 2011-2015 strategic plan, which helps advance Administrator Lisa P. Jackson’s priorities and the mission to protect human health and the environment. Administrator Jackson’s seven priorities are:…

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EPA Announces a Schedule of Public Meetings on Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study

June 22, 2010 | General RCAP News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting four public information meetings on their proposed study of the relationship between hydraulic fracturing and its potential impacts on drinking water. Hydraulic fracturing is a process that aids access to natural gas…

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EPA Proposes Updating Drinking Water Rule to Better Protect Public Health

June 22, 2010 | General RCAP News

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise the 1989 Total Coliform Rule to incorporate improvements recommended by a federal advisory committee that consisted of representatives from a variety of stakeholder groups, including public health and public interest…

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EPA Seeks Comments on Consultation Policy with Indian Tribes

June 16, 2010 | EPA, Hydraulic Fracturing

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requesting comments from federally recognized tribes on the proposed EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes. On Nov. 5, 2009, under Executive Order 13175, President Obama directed all federal…

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From Physorg.com: Efforts underway at Virginia Tech to address deterioration of nation’s water pipes

June 4, 2010 | General RCAP News

Provided by Virginia TechMay 26th, 2010 More than two million miles of the nation's infrastructure of water and wastewater pipes is nearing the end of its usefulness, but the mostly underground facilities often do not attract much attention because of this…

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EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Reduce Harmful Effects of Sanitary Sewer Overflows

June 2, 2010 | EPA, Policy

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating  rulemaking to better protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of sanitary sewer overflows (SSOs) and basement backups. In many cities, SSOs and basement backups occur because…

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New Water You Waiting For” Video”””

June 2, 2010 | EPA, Wastewater

A new video, "Water You Waiting For" is now available for viewing on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) website. Produced by EPA as part of the agency's efforts to promote water sector careers as green jobs, the "Water You…

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