Greenwire – CLEAN WATER RULE: EPA to use 2 rulemakings to repeal and replace WOTUS

AN E&E NEWS PUBLICATION CLEAN WATER RULE EPA to use 2 rulemakings to repeal and replace WOTUS Ariel Wittenberg, E&E News reporter Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 U.S. EPA reportedly plans to replace the Clean Water Rule with two separate rulemakings, one to repeal the regulation and another to set a new standard. Photo by […]

From US EPA Region 9: San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund 2017 RFP coming soon!

Dear Interested Parties, We are pleased to inform you that U.S. EPA Region 9 (EPA) expects to soon issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals for projects to protect and restore San Francisco Bay and its watersheds.  EPA has managed this competitive grant program since 2008, known as the San Francisco Bay Water […]

U.S. EPA awards more than $4 million for three projects to protect and restore San Francisco Bay

SAN FRANCISCO – Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced $4.2 million in federal grants to local, regional, and national entities for projects to restore wetlands, improve water quality and “green” the urban landscape in and around San Francisco Bay. “Protecting San Francisco Bay is a top priority for EPA,” said Tomás Torres, EPA’s Water […]

Comment Letter to EPA Regarding Uncertainties in Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper 2016

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper on July 29, 2016, for a 60-day public comment period. In short, the updated criteria aims to adopt new copper  standards to protect aquatic life, particularly in and around coastal harbors and marinas, by using the Biotic Ligand Model […]

IACCC September Forum to Feature Speakers from US EPA Region 9

The Industrial Association of Contra Costa County (IACCC) will be hosting speakers from US EPA Region 9 for their Forum in September. Speakers include Deborah Jordan, Acting Deputy Regional Administrator, and Kathleen Johnson, Enforcement Division Director. Future enforcement, reporting, and monitoring are just a few of the topics that will be discussed. IACCC encourages early […]

Request for Comments for EPA Tools for Port and Near-Port Community Collaboration

U.S. EPA Draft Stakeholder Engagement and Capacity Building Tools for Port and Near-Port Community Collaboration EPA has collaboratively developed three draft tools to support effective stakeholder engagement between near-port communities and port facilities. Please see below for an overview and links to the draft tools, instructions for submitting comments, and how to apply to be a pilot location. Comments […]

EPA Administrator Prioritizes Safe Drinking Water for Coming Year

McCarthy Bills Safe Drinking Water As Top EPA Priority For Coming Year  Source: Inside EPA July 29, 2016 EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says the coming year is “the year of water,” where officials will make improving drinking water infrastructure their top priority, while also noting that EPA is “running like crazy” to help states that […]

Free Webinar on 2016 SF Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund RFP

US EPA Region 9 is pleased to announce a free webinar for information on the 2016 San Francisco Bay Water Quality Improvement Fund RFP. May 10, 2016 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM PST The webinar will cover key sections of the RFP, proposal submission information, including navigation tips for grants.gov, and include time for your questions. Registration […]

EPA to Increase Oversight of State Drinking Water Programs

EPA to Increase Oversight of State Drinking Water Programs By Rachel Leven | March 1, 2016 6:20PM ET EPA on Lead and Copper Rule Key Development: The Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will increase its oversight of state drinking water programs. What’s Next: Federal officials will meet and work with each state program to […]

EPA Broke Rules in Promoting Waters Rule, GAO Says

CQ NEWS Dec. 14, 2015 – 4:44 p.m. EPA Broke Rules in Promoting Waters Rule, GAO Says By Jeremy Dillon, CQ Roll Call The EPA violated policy restrictions in the fiscal year 2014 and 2015 spending laws by using social media to promote its proposed Waters of the United States rule, according to the Government […]