RCAP Executive Director testifies on Capitol Hill

April 26, 2012 | EPA, USDA

RCAP Executive Director Robert Stewart testified April 25 before the House Rural Development, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee of the Agriculture Committee. The subcommittee hosted the first in a series of hearings on the upcoming Farm Bill reauthorization. There…

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Two new training webinars on EPA’s abletop Exercise Tool for Water Systems

April 25, 2012 | Energy, EPA, Resources, Wastewater

EPA has uploaded two training webinars on the Tabletop Exercise Tool for Water Systems: Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Climate Resiliency (TTX Tool) to EPA’s website ). The TTX Tool assists in planning, designing, conducting, and evaluating a tabletop exercise on…

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Webinar on how to get the most out of a great website for operators

April 25, 2012 | General RCAP News

Webinar on Tuesday, May 15 at 2 p.m. EDT to showcase SmallWaterSupply.org, a place with free online resources and support for water and wastewater operators.In this webinar, SmallWaterSupply.org project manager Steve Wilson will show you how to use the website…

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EPA to hold infrastructure operation, maintenance, and management training for tribal water and wastewater operators and leaders

April 24, 2012 | EPA, Fracking, Gas, Hydraulic Fracturing, Oil

Location:  Oklahoma City, Okla., and Albuquerque, N.M.  From May 2 through 4, EPA will be sponsoring a training workshop in Oklahoma City, Okla., for federally- recognized tribes and Alaskan Native Villages to help increase participants’ skills and knowledge in how to…

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DEA National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day: April 28

April 24, 2012 | Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), with support from EPA, is sponsoring the National Pharmaceutical Take-Back Day on April 28. DEA looks to build upon the success of its first three events, which collected a total of 498 tons of household…

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Obama administration announces new partnership on Unconventional Natural Gas and Oil Research

April 20, 2012 | Farm Bill, Rural Development, USDA

WASHINGTON – Three federal agencies announced April 13 a formal partnership to coordinate and align all research associated with development of our nation’s abundant unconventional natural gas and oil resources. The partnership exemplifies the cross-government coordination required under President Obama’s…

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EPA proposes rule to require electronic reporting for chemical information

April 20, 2012 | EPA, Training

WASHINGTON— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a proposed rule to require electronic reporting for certain information submitted to the agency under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).The action is an important milestone in the agency’s effort to…

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EPA’s activities for Earth Day

April 20, 2012 | Operator, Resources, Webinar

Earth Day is April 22, and EPA is excited to share many opportunities with you to celebrate and engage!Join the conversation! We've created a place for you to talk about environmental issues and share environmental tips you use every day.First…

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EPA webinar: Innovative energy-conservation measures at wastewater treatment facilities

April 17, 2012 | Federal, Fracking, Hydraulic Fracturing, Natural Gas, Oil

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST, EPA will host a webinar on innovative energy-conservation measures at wastewater treatment facilities. Improving energy efficiency is an ongoing challenge for water-sector utilities. While energy costs often represent…

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Human health benchmarks for pesticides in water published

April 17, 2012 | EPA

EPA has published a table of human health benchmarks for approximately 350 pesticides to enable states, water systems and the public to better determine whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may…

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