New EPA video on WARNs in action

September 30, 2013 | General RCAP News

EPA has developed a new video to increase water-sector awareness of the Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (WARN) initiative and attract new members to existing WARNs. Titled “WARNs in Action,” the video illustrates the types of events in which the mutual…

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This week – September 23-27 – is SepticSmart Week

September 23, 2013 | General RCAP News

WASHINGTON (EPA) – Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, Sept. 23 to 27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take…

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EPA administrator testifies before House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy and Power

September 20, 2013 | General RCAP News

On Wednesday, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s subcommittee on Energy and Power. As part of her remarks, McCarthy included statements related to the need for planning for resiliency and the centrality of…

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EPA and Water Utility Climate Alliance holding webinar on planning on Oct. 9 at 1 pm

September 20, 2013 | General RCAP News

Many water utilities are thinking critically about how to best manage water resources and utility assets when future conditions are uncertain due to the impacts of climate change. Join EPA and the Water Utility Climate Alliance for a webinar on…

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Public meeting and webinars scheduled on proposed water-quality standards

September 20, 2013 | General RCAP News

EPA is announcing a public meeting and two public webinars for the Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications Proposed Rule that was published Sept. 4, 2013. At the sessions, EPA will provide a review of the current regulation and a summary of…

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Public meeting and webinars scheduled on proposed water-quality standards

September 20, 2013 | General RCAP News

EPA is announcing a public meeting and two public webinars for the Water Quality Standards Regulatory Clarifications Proposed Rule that was published Sept. 4, 2013. At the sessions, EPA will provide a review of the current regulation and a summary of…

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SAB releases draft report on streams and wetlands; EPA sends proposed Rule on Waters of the U.S. to OMB

September 20, 2013 | General RCAP News

This week, EPA's Science Advisory Board released for public comment a draft scientific report, "Connectivity of Streams and Wetlands to Downstream Waters: A Review and Synthesis of the Scientific Evidence." This draft report synthesizes more than 1,000 peer-reviewed pieces of…

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New group: 10,000 Friends of Rural America

September 18, 2013 | General RCAP News

Sharing as information only - not an endorsement from RCAP:Rural America needs friends in small towns and cities across this country, individuals who are willing to speak up for rural people and places, and ask their family, friends and co-workers…

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EPA webcast on September 17 on incorporating wetlands into watershed planning

September 13, 2013 | Efficiency, Water

There will be an EPA Watershed Academy webcast on September 17 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern on the new "Wetlands Supplement: Incorporating Wetlands into Watershed Planning." This document published is a supplement to EPA's Handbook for Developing Watershed…

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Out of sight, out of mind: Carcinogenic chemical spreads beneath Michigan town

September 9, 2013 | Disaster, Emergency

When state and federal environmental officials visited the tucked-away town of Mancelona, Mich., 15 years ago, their presence surprised local residents."My heart and most of my life has been spent here in Antrim County,” said Gary Knapp, a long-time resident.…

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