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  • EPA Makes the Grade on Performance Report

    EPA yesterday released the Agency's Performance and Accountability Report for Fiscal Year 2007. Among the report's FY 2007 performance highlights: Through EPA's Energy Star program, consumers saved more than $14 billion on their energy bills by purchasing more than 300 million energy-saving labeled products, constructing almost 200,000 Energy Star new homes, tracking and improving the energy ...

  • EPA reminds businesses to report spills

    As business and industry officials return to their facilities in the wake of Hurricane Ike, the EPA reminds them to report spills to the National Response Center. The Center is integral to these facilities' long-established procedures in response to natural disasters like hurricanes. The Center serves as the sole point of contact for reporting all oil, chemical, radiological, and biological ...

  • EPA releases 2008 Report on the Environment Highlights

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its 2008 Report on the Environment Highlights, a valuable resource citizens can use to easily understand broad trends in the condition of the air, water, and land and related changes in human health and the environment in the United States. In the Pacific Southwest, state-wide measures have in many cases shown improvement, but these changes ...

  • Cal/EPA applauds UC report on green chemistry

    Linda Adams, California’s Secretary for Environmental Protection issued the following statement on the report, “Green Chemistry: Cornerstone to a Sustainable California” issued by the University of California, The Centers for Occupation and Environmental Health: “The University of California’s green chemistry report supports and reinforces the significance of the state’s new environmental ...

  • NSWMA and SWANA comment on EPA greenhouse gas reporting

    In a joint letter to the US EPA, the National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) and the Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) commented on the agency’s draft mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting and its potential impact on municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. As the EPA proceeds with requirements identifying reporting sectors in this rulemaking process, NSWMA and SWANA ...

  • EPA releases U.S. greenhouse gas emissions report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the 17th annual U.S. greenhouse gas inventory. The final report shows overall emissions in 2010 increased by 3.2 percent from the previous year. The trend is attributed to an increase in energy consumption across all economic sectors, due to increasing energy demand associated with an expanding economy, and increased demand for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA reports on clean water infrastructure needs

    A new report from the EPA estimates $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20-year period. Delivered to Congress this week, the 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey summarizes the results of the agency's 14th national survey on the needs of publicly owned wastewater treatment works. The estimate includes $134.4 billion for wastewater ...

  • Irish EPA issues report on drinking water quality

    On January 24th the EPA released Provision and Quality of Drinking Water in Ireland: A Report for the Years 2006 – 2007. The report was based on the results of over 220,000 individual analyses of drinking water samples. This was the first report since the EPA was given new powers under the EC Drinking Water Regulations. These provide a greater level of consumer protection by requiring public ...

  • EPA Releases Draft Formaldehyde Assessment Report

    EMSL Analytical provides formaldehyde and VOC testing services to ensure indoor environments are safe for building occupants. Cinnaminson, NJ, June 3rd, 2010 Earlier this week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a Toxicological Review of Formaldehyde-Inhalation Assessment for public viewing and comment.  According to the EPA website, ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA administrator reinstates full TRI reporting requirements

    EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson signed a final rule to reinstate stricter reporting requirements for industrial and federal facilities that release toxic substances that threaten human health and the environment. “People have a right to information that might affect their health and the health of their children -- and EPA has a responsibility to provide it,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. ...

  • EPA issues report on U.S. climate change indicators

    Heat waves, storms, sea levels, glaciers, and wildlife migrations are just a few of the environmental indicators that show measurable signs of climate change.  A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report, Climate Change Indicators in the United States, looks at 24 key indicators that show how climate change impacts the health and environment of the nation's citizens. 'These indicators ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New EPA report reviews cruise ship discharges

    A final national report on cruise ship discharges will help EPA determine whether the existing State of Alaska discharge standards for sewage and graywater from cruise ships operating in Alaskan waters are adequate, or if more stringent standards are needed.  The Cruise Ship Discharge Assessment Report reviewed five waste streams from cruise ships: sewage, graywater, oily bilge water, solid ...

  • EPA Delivers First National Estuary Condition Report

    Washington, D.C. - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its first National Estuary Program Coastal Condition Report, which ranks the condition of ecological resources in the 28 estuaries of EPA's National Estuary Program (NEP). This report serves as a foundation for EPA's efforts to protect, manage and restore coastal ecosystems. 'As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ...

  • EPA Will Suspend Next IUR Reporting Period

    According to a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication in the May 11, 2011, Federal Register, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by suspending the next IUR submission period, which would otherwise run from June 1, 2011, to September 30, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA releases report on sea level rise

    The US Environmental Protection Agency, in collaboration with other agencies, has released a report that discusses the impacts of sea level rise on the coast, coastal communities, and the habitats and species that depend on them. The report, Coastal Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region, examines multiple opportunities for governments and coastal communities to plan ...

  • EPA issues extension to greenhouse gas reporting deadline

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule that extends the deadline for reporting 2010 data under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting Program to September 30, 2011. The original deadline was March 31, 2011. EPA previously announced its intent to extend the deadline on March 1, 2011. Under the GHG Reporting Program entities required to submit data must register with the ...

  • US EPA reports on clean water infrastructure needs

    A new report from the EPA estimates $202.5 billion is the nationwide capital investment needed to control wastewater pollution for up to a 20-year period. Delivered to Congress last week, the 2004 Clean Watersheds Needs Survey summarizes the results of the agency's 14th national survey on the needs of publicly owned wastewater treatment works. The estimate includes $134.4 billion for wastewater ...

  • EPA publishes rule to improve reporting of chemical information

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the Agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment. The improved rule, known as the chemical data reporting Rule (CDR), also requires that companies submit the information ...

  • EPA annual Climate Protection Partnerships report

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today (Friday 31st Jan.) released its annual Climate Protection Partnerships report, highlighting the steps more than 21,000 organizations across the United States have taken to reduce greenhouse gas pollution while achieving significant environmental and economic benefits. “The urgency to act on climate change is clear,” said EPA ...

  • EPA will suspend next IUR reporting period

    According to a Federal Register notice scheduled for publication in the May 11, 2011, Federal Register, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is amending the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Section 8(a) Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations by suspending the next IUR submission period, which would otherwise run from June 1, 2011, to September 30, 2011. The IUR ...


    By Acta Group

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