EPA

22
Feb

EPA Files Complaint for Rat Poison Sold in Plastic Baggies in St. Louis

LENEXA, KAN. (FEB. 22, 2024) – On Feb. 8, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) filed a complaint seeking $149,659 in civil penalties against Timothy Wilson, a pesticide dealer doing business as Wilson’s Pest Control with two locations in the St. Louis, Missouri, area. According to EPA,…

20
Feb

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Over $43M for Nebraska Drinking Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Infrastructure Upgrades, as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

LENEXA, KAN. (FEB. 20, 2024) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)  announced $43,473,000 from President Biden’s Investing in America agenda for Nebraska drinking water and clean water infrastructure upgrades. The funding is part of the over $50 billion investment in water infrastructure upgrades from President Biden’s Bipartisan…

16
Feb

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine Removed from EPA Superfund List

BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is deleting the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, located in Kittery, Maine, from the National Priorities List (NPL), commonly referred to as Superfund. While EPA has determined that site cleanup work at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard site is complete, with no further site remediation activity…

16
Feb

EPA Region 7 Announces $180K Funding Opportunity for Regional Source Reduction Assistance

LENEXA, KAN. (FEB. 16, 2024) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 is opening the FY 2024-2025 Regional Source Reduction Assistance Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This regional competitive grant provides funding for projects that promote practical source reduction methods, tools, and training or pollution prevention (P2)…

14
Feb

EPA Fines Clean Harbors for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations at Kimball, Nebraska, Facility

LENEXA, KAN. (FEB. 14, 2024) – Clean Harbors Environmental Services Inc. will pay $270,412 in civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Nebraska regulations governing hazardous waste management, and the terms of its Hazardous Waste Management Facility Permits. According to the U.S….

12
Feb

EPA Fines Owens Corning for Alleged Hazardous Waste Violations at Kansas City, Kansas, Facility

LENEXA, KAN. (FEB. 12, 2024) – Owens Corning Insulating Systems LLC will pay $115,302 in civil penalties to resolve alleged violations of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act and Kansas hazardous waste management regulations. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the company generates hazardous wastes at…

8
Feb

EPA and New England Aquarium spotlight the sunken treasure of Blue Carbon in climate resilience

BOSTON (Feb. 8, 2024) – Yesterday, leaders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New England Aquarium gathered together to shine a spotlight on the critical carbon-capturing environments of seagrass meadows and salt marshes, known as Blue Carbon, in sequestering and storing carbon. The largest quantities of sequestered carbon…

7
Feb

EPA finalizes stronger standards for harmful soot pollution, significantly increasing health and clean air protections for families, workers, and communities

WASHINGTON — The Biden-Harris Administration on Wednesday finalized a significantly stronger air quality standard that will better protect America’s families, workers, and communities from the dangerous and costly health effects of fine particle pollution, also known as soot. By strengthening the annual health-based national ambient air quality standard for fine…

2
Feb

EPA Administrator Regan Wraps up Successful Mission to Africa, Reaffirms Commitment to Partnerships in Mozambique and Ghana

WASHINGTON — EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan returned from Africa this week after completing a successful mission to Mozambique and Ghana, where he reinforced EPA’s commitment to partnering with leaders, young people, and advocates to develop shared solutions to environmental challenges. Administrator Regan participated in a range of activities, from meetings…

2
Feb

EPA Issues Explanation of Significant Differences for PCE Southeast Contamination Superfund Site in York, Nebraska

LENEXA, KAN. (FEB. 2, 2024) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 has issued an Explanation of Significant Differences (ESD) for Operable Unit (OU) 1 of the PCE Southeast Contamination Superfund Site in York, Nebraska. Per the ESD, EPA Region 7 plans to demolish a vacant building…