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  • EPA awards Santa Clara Tribe $112,000 to support environmental programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $112,000 to the Pueblo of Santa Clara, N.M. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of the multimedia programs to address environmental issues. The primary purpose of GAP is to support the development of core tribal ...

  • Chickasaw Nation receives $112,000 from EPA to Administer Environmental Programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $112,000 to the Chickasaw Nation, Okla. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the development of the multimedia programs to address environmental issues. The primary purpose of GAP is to support the development of core tribal ...

  • Pueblo San de Ildefonso Tribe Receives $112,000 to Address Environmental Issues

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $112,000 to the Pueblo San de Ildefonso, N.M. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer its environmental program and assist in the development of the multimedia programs to address environmental issues. The primary purpose of GAP is to support the development of core tribal ...

  • EPA Awards Cherokee Nation $205,000 to Manage Environmental Programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $205,000 to the Inter Tribal Environmental Council of the Cherokee Nation in Okla. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer their environmental program and assist in the developing multimedia programs to address environmental issues. The primary purpose of GAP is to support the ...

  • EPA Awards Mescalero Apache $112,000 to Manage Environmental Programs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $112,000 to the Mescalero Apache Tribe of N.M. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to administer its environmental program and assist in developing of the multimedia programs to address environmental issues. The tribe will also develop a quality assurance program and improve environmental ...

  • Ontario`s hazardous waste program shouldn`t be shelved: ECO

    Ontario's program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, says Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) Gord Miller in a new report. The report notes, however, that the program is not perfect, and offers recommendations for its improvement. Miller fears that recent controversy and confusion over the implementation of the second ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

  • Wichita and Affiliated Tribes Strengthen Environmental Programs with EPA Grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $110,000 to the Wichita and Affiliated Tribes of Okla. as part of the General Assistance Program (GAP). The tribe will use the funds to manage environmental programs and strengthen its environmental protection program. The group will also use the funds for training and education in climate change, lead base paint, indoor air, ...

  • Save the eco fee

    In what may be a classic tale of ensuring the baby is not thrown out with the bathwater, Ontario"s Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller has waded into the on going debate about the imposition and sudden withdrawal of "eco-fees" for the disposal of household hazardous wastes. Ontario"s program for managing hazardous waste is an important step in the right direction and should not be scrapped, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ontario backtracks on eco fees

    The eco fees on consumer products that came into effect on July 1st have now been eliminated as the Ontario government stepped in today and took action. While the Orange Drop program will continue, consumers will not pay fees that retailers have been adding to their bills. Orange Drop locations and municipal collection depots will continue to accept these household hazardous materials for proper ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA Announces 2020 Safer Choice Partner of the Year Award Winners

    On September 24, 2020, EPA announced the 2020 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners. EPA recognized 18 Safer Choice Partner of the Year award winners across ten states and the District of Columbia for achievement in the design, manufacture, selection, and use of products with safer chemicals that further outstanding or innovative source reduction. EPA states that the Safer Choice program ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • New Haven Company will pay penalty for hazardous waste violations

    A New Haven, Conn. company that makes door hardware has agreed to pay $39,705 to settle EPA’s claims that it violated state and federal hazardous waste laws. The Sargent Manufacturing Company violated state hazardous waste laws as well as the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). These laws are designed to help protect public health and the environment by promoting the ...

  • New Haven Company Faces Fine for Hazardous Waste Violations

    A New Haven, Conn. company that makes door hardware faces a penalty of $64,495 from the US Environmental Protection Agency for violating state and federal hazardous waste laws. According to a complaint filed recently by EPA’s New England office, the Sargent Manufacturing Company failed to segregate containers of incompatible hazardous waste, failed to have an adequate hazardous waste ...

  • Space vehicle manufacturer SpaceX fined for hazardous waste violations (CA)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies, Inc., - also known as SpaceX - $45,600 for violating hazardous waste requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. SpaceX designs and manufactures launch vehicles, which are used to place satellites into orbit and to deliver cargo to the international space station. SpaceX ...

  • Seabrook N.H. Metal Finisher Improves Hazardous Waste Management under EPA Settlement

    Under a recent settlement, a Seabrook, N.H., metal finishing company will improve its hazardous waste management practices, thereby improving health protections for the community. Aero-Dynamics, Inc. will also pay a penalty of $118,000, settling EPA claims that it violated hazardous waste regulations. The improved hazardous waste management practices will greatly reduce the risk of a release of ...

  • Marysville metal caster invests $230,000 in hazardous waste reduction as part of EPA settlement

    SeaCast, Inc., a metal casting facility in Marysville, Washington, has agreed to pay The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a penalty of $18,000 to settle alleged hazardous waste violations at the company, which is located within the boundaries of the Tulalip Indian reservation. As part of the EPA settlement, SeaCast will invest at least $230,000 to install and operate a production process ...

  • Minneapolis Laboratory Earns New Asbestos Accreditation

    EMSL Analytical is proud to announce that our laboratory in Minneapolis, MN has been accredited by the Minnesota Department of Health Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP) to test for the presence of asbestos in drinking water. According to the ELAP, accredited laboratories have demonstrated the capability to analyze environmental samples using approved methods. ELAP evaluates ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Protects New Mexico and Citizens from leaks and releases of hazardous waste

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $450,000 to the New Mexico Environment Department as the first funding portion of an annual $900,000 state program continuing grant. The grant helps to fund the state’s Hazardous Waste Program. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program is delegated to New Mexico by EPA. Program activities include permitting, clean ...

  • What Do We Do With The Leftover Paint?

    New EPA Study Shows Millions of Gallons Available for Safe Disposal, Reuse or Recycling Washington, D.C. - A new EPA study estimates that about 10 percent of the U.S. house paint purchased each year - about 65 to 69 million gallons - is ultimately discarded. Leftover paint is the largest volume material collected by most household hazardous waste collection programs and represents a high ...

  • John G. Carlton, P.E., BCEE, Joins GBB as Vice President

    Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB) is pleased to announce that John G. Carlton, P.E., BCEE, has joined the firm as Vice President. Based in New Jersey, he has more than 22 years of solid waste management experience both as a consultant and in executive positions for public-sector authorities. “We’re happy to welcome John as part of GBB’s senior executive and ...

  • U.S. EPA fines Van Nuys metal plater $100,000 for hazardous waste violations

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fined TMW Corporation, 14660 Arminta Street, Van Nuys, $100,000, for violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. The violations were discovered at the company’s facility, Crown Chrome Plating, a Division of TMW Corporation, during an inspection conducted by EPA in April 2009. The facility, which does metal plating primarily for the ...

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