EPA seeks nominations for its local government advisory committee

March 23, 2012 | Climate Change, Preparedness, Report

EPA invites nominations from a diverse range of qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its local government advisory committee.  The committee is a federal advisory committee composed of locally elected and appointed officials that provides independent advice and…

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EPA releases document for identifying and protecting healthy watersheds

March 23, 2012 | EPA, Water

EPA recently released a new technical document titled “Identifying and Protecting Healthy Watersheds: Concepts, Assessments, and Management Approaches.”  This document provides state water quality and aquatic resource scientists and managers with an overview of the key concepts behind the Healthy…

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ProPublica: So, Is Dimock’s Water Really Safe to Drink?

March 23, 2012 | General RCAP News

by Abrahm Lustgarten ProPublica, March 20, 2012March 21: This post has been corrected.When the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that tests showed the water is safe to drink in Dimock, Penn., a national hot spot for concerns about fracking,…

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E&E Publishing: EPA looking for ways to ‘manage or minimize’ injection earthquakes

March 23, 2012 | General RCAP News

In a March 15 report on its EnergyWire, E&E Publishing reports that "a team from U.S. EPA is preparing recommendations for 'managing or minimizing' earthquakes triggered by oil and gas waste injection wells....EPA has not publicized its efforts on earthquakes…

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EPA launches website to mark 40 years of the Clean Water Act

March 20, 2012 | EPA, Fracking, Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil, Water

2012 is the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, the nation’s law for protecting our most irreplaceable resource. This year, EPA and others will highlight the tremendous progress in reducing pollution since 1972, the many milestones along the way,…

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Check Up Program for Small Systems (CUPSS) Train-the-Trainer Webinar Series

March 16, 2012 | General RCAP News

This 6-hour presentation will consist of comprehensive training on how to use the CUPSS asset-management software. It will closely follow the CUPSS Users Guide; an overview of each module (with screenshots) followed by exercises on how to use the module.…

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Climate-change adaptation strategies guide for water utilities

March 16, 2012 | General RCAP News

The Adaptation Strategies Guide for Water Utilities is now available on EPA’s website. The guide was developed under EPA’s Climate Ready Water Utilities initiative to assist drinking water and wastewater utilities in gaining a better understanding of what climate change-related…

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EPA Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program stakeholder meeting

March 16, 2012 | General RCAP News

EPA's Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program will hold a public stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2012, from 9 a.m. to noon in the EPA East Hearing Room (Room 1153).  Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, interim National Program Director, will share…

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EPA unveils new website on nutrient pollution

March 16, 2012 | General RCAP News

EPA is pleased to unveil a new website on nutrient pollution policy and data to help individuals access information on EPA actions to reduce nutrient pollution, state efforts to develop numeric nutrient criteria, and EPA tools, data, research, and reports…

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Webcast on history and evolution of the Clean Water Act

March 16, 2012 | General RCAP News

Join EPA for a free Watershed Academy webcast, “History and Evolution of the Clean Water Act,” on March 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. EDT.  The Clean Water Act (CWA) is the cornerstone of surface water quality protection in the…

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