EPA Selects University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Nearly $100K Grant Toward Groundwater Environmental Project

LENEXA, KAN. (AUG. 28, 2023) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the selection of 33 organizations to receive over $3.1 million in funding for projects under the Environmental Education Grants program, including $99,795 to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln will use the funding…


EPA Presents the 2023 President’s Environmental Youth Awards

NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality presented plaques to the 2023 recipients of the President’s Environmental Youth Award (PEYA) program earlier this month.  Among the winners is Kaitlyn Culbert, a Toms River High School North rising senior from…


EPA Region 7 Presents $500K Check to City of St. Louis, Missouri, After Selection for Brownfields Grant

EPA Region 7 Administrator Meg McCollister presents a $500,000 ceremonial check to the Community Development Administration (CDA) of St. Louis, Missouri, at City Hall on Aug. 24, 2023. Left to right: EPA Region 7 Press Officer Jonathan Klusmeyer, McCollister, CDA Executive Director Nahuel Fefer, and St. Louis Mayor…


DEQ and EPA lead cleanup of wood preservative release in Sheridan

SHERIDAN (Aug. 23, 2023) – The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the City of Sheridan and Stella-Jones Inc. established a unified command to coordinate the response to a spill of diesel-containing wood preservative at the Stella-Jones facility in Sheridan. A mixture of diesel and…


EPA and Hershey together commit $2 Million to Land O’Lakes Member Dairy Farms in PA

WASHINGTON BORO, PA – August 22, 2023 – The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Hershey Company (Hershey) announced today the joint commitment of $2 million to support local dairy farmers. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay (Alliance), in collaboration with Land O’Lakes, Inc., will use funds to…


EPA Proposes to Remove Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Superfund Site in Kittery, Maine from Superfund List

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to remove the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, located in Kittery, Maine, from the National Priorities List (NPL), commonly referred to as Superfund. EPA has determined that the site cleanup is complete, and no further remedial action is required. Operation, maintenance, and…


EPA Fines Waterloo, Iowa, Company for Alleged Chemical Risk Prevention Violations

LENEXA, KAN. (AUG. 14, 2023) – Advanced Heat Treat Corp. of Waterloo, Iowa, has agreed to pay a $85,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the federal Clean Air Act’s chemical risk prevention provisions. “It is critical that companies that handle dangerous chemicals comply with the safety requirements…


EPA Partially Approves, Partially Disapproves Missouri’s List of Impaired Waters

LENEXA, KAN. (AUG. 8, 2023) – EPA has partially approved and partially disapproved Missouri’s 2022 list of impaired waters and transmitted its decision to the state. EPA’s decision document provides a more detailed description of EPA’s review and the basis for this action. The decision document, including the approved…


EPA Region 7 to Showcase Mobile Response Vehicles at Iowa State Fair

LENEXA, KAN. (AUG. 7, 2023) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 will showcase its mission of protecting human health and the environment with a theme of “Working Together for Healthy Rural Families” at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa, from Aug. 10 to 13,…


EPA Fines Hastings, Nebraska, Landlord for Alleged Lead-Based Paint Violations

LENEXA, KAN. (JULY 26, 2023) – Pavelka Rentals LLC, a residential leasing company in Hastings, Nebraska, has agreed to pay a $24,579 penalty to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to resolve alleged violations of the federal Toxic Substances Control Act. According to EPA, Pavelka failed to notify tenants…