EPA and Department of Veterans Affairs to connect veterans with jobs in water sectors

May 30, 2012 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program announced today a memorandum of understanding to connect veterans with disabilities to career opportunities in the water and wastewater…

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Utah’s Deseret News has three-part series on impacts of the West’s shrinking water supply

May 23, 2012 | General RCAP News

Utah's Deseret News is running a three-part series on the impacts of the West's shrinking water supply and the costly battle to find solutions.Read the first article in the series: "The fight for water: Here's why the West's oldest battle…

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EPA launches competition for college students to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management

May 23, 2012 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a new design competition called the Campus RainWorks Challenge to encourage student teams on college and university campuses across the country to develop innovative approaches to stormwater management. Stormwater is…

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Southeast RCAP staff meet with Georgia Rural Development staff

May 23, 2012 | General RCAP News

Staff of Southeast RCAP met with U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development staff of Georgia in Athens on May 16. Southeast RCAP staff explained their programs and funding and discussed several projects in Georgia. Future collaboration on funding in Georgia…

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Southeast RCAP assists in providing a better home for a Virginia family

May 23, 2012 | General RCAP News

'Frozen Dawn' gets a new home thanks to many helpersTaken from a post on The Roanoke [Va.] Times blog on Botetourt CountySee photos of the projectFrozen Dawn dishwashing liquid in a kitchen in Botetourt County [Virginia] where people pride themselves…

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Director of Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Community Services visits RCAP project

May 21, 2012 | General RCAP News

Joan Douglas, Regional Program Manager in Gainesville, Fla., for Southeast RCAP, reported that she had a fortuitous encounter recently with Jeannie Chaffin, Director of the Office of Community Services in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Douglas was…

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Happy birthday, USDA!

May 15, 2012 | General RCAP News

Agriculture Secretary Vilsack celebrates USDA's 150th year of service, highlights ways the 'Every day, Every Way' department works for American peopleWASHINGTON, May 15, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today marked the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture…

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Chicago Tribune: Loyola to ban sale of bottled water on campus

May 15, 2012 | Rural Development, USDA

A May 8 article in the Chicago Tribune reports:"Loyola University Chicago began encouraging students to drink tap water by giving all freshmen reusable bottles last fall and installing more refill stations around campus throughout this past year.Now it's planning to…

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EPA updates online water-quality standards guidance

May 15, 2012 | Agriculture, Jobs, Rural Development, USDA

EPA has updated the online version of its water-quality standards handbook to make it more user-friendly and improve transparency by providing links to EPA’s most recent policy documents. The handbook is a compilation of EPA's guidance on the water-quality standards…

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EPA promotes safer alternatives to nonylphenol ethoxylates

May 11, 2012 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the final report on alternatives to nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPE) through the Design for the Environment (DfE) Alternatives Assessment Program. NPEs are widely used surfactants with a range of industrial applications and…

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