RCAP releases new guide to help communities report on Recovery Act funds

February 23, 2011 | General RCAP News

 The Rural Community Assistance Partnership (RCAP) has released a new guidebook designed to assist recipients of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to understand and complete the reporting process required by those funds. RCAP’s ARRA Registering and Reporting Guide is…

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EPA seeks public comment on plan to review regulations

February 22, 2011 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting the public to provide input on a plan that will guide EPA’s retrospective reviews of regulations as part of the agency’s response to President Obama’s Jan. 18, 2011, Executive…

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EPA’s FY 2012 budget proposal reflects tough choices needed for the nation’s fiscal health

February 15, 2011 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration proposed a FY 2012 budget of $8.973 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Feb. 14. This proposal reflects President Obama’s commitment to ensuring the government lives within its means while ensuring that EPA…

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EPA expands and enhances WCIT: A Robust Tool for the Water Sector

February 15, 2011 | EPA, Regulations

EPA is announcing a major expansion and additional enhancement of the Water Contaminant Information Tool (WCIT). WCIT is a secure, online database profiling chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants of concern for drinking water and wastewater utilities. The agency has now…

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EPA seeks applications to support the National Tribal Water Council

February 15, 2011 | General RCAP News

EPA anticipates making approximately $880,000 available through a cooperative agreement to provide support for the National Tribal Water Council (NTWC). The NTWC was established in 2006 through a cooperative agreement with EPA, and during the last four years has operated…

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EPA’s Office of Water welcomes Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner

February 15, 2011 | Sewer

Nancy Stoner, who has been serving as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) since February 2010, began her new position this week as the Acting Assistant Administrator for Water.Stoner’s extensive career in environmental…

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EPA submits draft hydraulic fracturing study plan to independent scientists for review

February 11, 2011 | General RCAP News

The draft plan is open to public commentWASHINGTON (EPA) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted its draft study plan on hydraulic fracturing for review to the agency’s Science Advisory Board (SAB), a group of independent scientists, on Feb.…

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EPA offers proven solutions to support sustainable community goals

February 7, 2011 | Applications, EPA

WASHINGTON (EPA) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the formation of Sustainable Communities Building Blocks, a program designed to help interested communities adopt sustainable planning methods. Sustainable planning helps safeguard the environment and spur economic development while…

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RCAP on the State of the Union address

February 2, 2011 | General RCAP News

In his State of the Union address on Jan. 25, President Obama called for “rebuilding America” through renewed investment in our aging infrastructure. In so doing, he highlighted the key role that infrastructure plays in our national economy. Investing in…

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NYT: Gas Drilling Technique Is Labeled Violation

February 2, 2011 | EPA, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

By TOM ZELLER Jr.Oil and gas service companies injected tens of millions of gallons of diesel fuel into onshore wells in more than a dozen states from 2005 to 2009, Congressional investigators have charged. Those injections appear to have violated…

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