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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 Fines violators for failure to report chemical data

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued complaints seeking civil penalties against three companies for alleged violations of the reporting and recordkeeping requirements under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The alleged violations involved the companies’ failure to comply with EPA’s TSCA section 8 Inventory Update Reporting (IUR) regulations, which require ...

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

    Evidence of human influences on climate change has become increasingly clear and ...

  • EPA’s response to inspector general’s report on endangerment finding

    Today, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report on EPA’s process as it relates to the greenhouse gas endangerment finding. Some news accounts have mischaracterized the report’s findings. The following is EPA’s statement in response to the OIG report and some important excerpts from that report. We appreciate the important role played by the Inspector ...

  • EPA reports reduced costs with low impact development

    The Mill Creek subdivision in the town of Geneva, Kane County, Illinois is a 1,500-acre, mixed use community built as a conservation design development. The subdivision was built using cluster development. It uses open swales for stormwater conveyance and treatment, and it has a lower percentage of impervious surface than conventional developments. When compared with the conventional ...

  • EPA Climate Change Report Highlights Impact on Agriculture

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a new report on climate change this week that predicts significant impacts to agriculture stemming from more frequent droughts and flooding, unless there is global action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report titled, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action” predicts that without a concerted effort to ...

  • EPA Announces 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report

    In 2014, 84% of the 25 billion pounds of toxic chemical waste managed at the nation's industrial facilities was not released into the environment due to the use of preferred waste management practices like recycling, energy recovery and treatment, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) report. The remaining 16% was released to the air, ...

  • EPA to require Southern California offshore fracking reports

    Oil and gas companies that are fracking off the Southern California coast must report chemicals discharged into the ocean under a new rule released Thursday by federal environmental regulators. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the requirement in the Federal Register, and it will become effective ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA encourages Iowans to report Orphan containers (IA)

    This summer’s severe storms and flooding events may have scattered tanks, drums, cylinders and barrels onto private properties and farmland along the Maquoketa and South Skunk rivers in Iowa. These items may contain hazardous materials such as propane and industrial chemicals and should only be handled by trained professionals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been tasked by the ...

  • EPA releases report on climate change and health

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has released a report that discusses the potential impacts of climate change on human health, human welfare, and communities in the U.S. The report, entitled 'Analyses of the Effects of Global Change on Human Health and Welfare and Human Systems,' also identifies adaptation strategies to help respond to the challenges of a changing climate and identifies ...

  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • 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 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 SERIES

  • 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 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.

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