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Message From the EPA Regarding Vessel General Permit

As many of you know, EPA signed settlement agreements in March 2011 that called for EPA to issue the 2013 VGP by November 30, 2012.  EPA and Petitioners in NRDC v. EPA modified those settlement agreements to allow the Agency additional time to complete work on the next Vessel General Permit.  The modifications extend the […]

ACWA's E-News for Nov. 28, 2012

Tier 1 Drinking Water Notices Now Available in a Variety of Languages Under legislation enacted in 2011, public water systems are required to provide public notices of Tier 1 drinking water violations in multiple languages based on the population of their service areas. To help ACWA members comply with this requirement, the association has developed Tier 1 notice […]

Water Education Foundation- Water Leaders 2013 Deadline Reminder

It's the Giving Season… Bay Planning Coalition Matches Donations to Marine Science Institute

From the MSI website: “The Marine Science Institute was founded in 1970, around the time that the issue of water resources was becoming a major concern for many Bay Area inhabitants. The Institute’s philosophy was founded on the idea that putting students in direct physical contact with their local bay environment will help cultivate their […]

News From the San Francisco Bay Joint Venture

SPOTLIGHTS: SPIRIT OF GIVING anyone?   SAVE the BAY needs volunteers! Help Save the Bay reach their goal of planting 30,000 native seedlings this winter.  Participate in one of their planting events around the Bay throughout the month of December.  You know it’s gonna feel good!  Find out more – Save the Bay Great news! […]

SWAMP Workshop on Cyanotoxins in Freshwater Habitats – Tomorrow

  Cyanotoxins from harmful algal blooms have been causing problems in a number of water bodies in California, and have resulted in drinking water supply concerns, wildlife and domestic animal deaths, human health risks, and restrictions on shellfish harvesting. In spite of these well-documented problems, no monitoring efforts are in place to routinely screen for […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine: "Oakland Port Hires New Attorney"

From Pacific Maritime Magazine Online:   Oakland Port Hires New Attorney   The Port of Oakland Commission has voted to hire former City Council member Danny Wan as the port’s new attorney, the port announced Nov. 21.     Wan is a former member of the Oakland City Council; he was appointed to a seat […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine: Port, Security Guards Reach Deal; Strike Averted

From Pacific Maritime Magazine Online:   Port, Security Guards Reach Deal; Strike Averted   The Port of Portland and the union representing its 25 security officers reached a contract agreement on Nov. 24, averting a strike that had been planned to begin hours later.     “We are very pleased that an agreement was reached,” […]

EPA Webinar Series

Join us for the monthly Cumulative Risk Webinar series presenting the latest research findings in cumulative risk assessment and impacts.   EPA’s Risk Assessment Forum Cumulative Risk Assessment (CRA) Technical Panel along with EPA National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) is currently developing guidelines on CRA to advance the science further and introduce additional strategies […]