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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • March 2, 2016
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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 […]

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Senate Democrats block bill to overturn EPA water rule

Senate Democrats block bill to overturn EPA water rule By Kevin Rogers A bill from Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., that would overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to clarify the scope of Clean Water Act won’t move forward in the Senate, after Democrats blocked cloture on the measure. Barrasso’s bill would have sent the Clean […]

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Changes in Senior Leadership at EPA

I have several personnel announcements regarding senior leadership, which will position EPA well and continue to steer us in the right direction for the remainder of this administration. Ken Kopocis, our current Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water, will retire in early November, concluding 32 years of public service.  Ken has been instrumental in leading the […]

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Environmental Protection Agency Issues Response to WOTUS Rule Injunction

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the following response to last week’s injunction of the WOTUS Rule in 13 states: CWR LITIGATION STATEMENT The Clean Water Rule is fundamental to protecting and restoring the nation’s water resources that are vital for our health, environment, and economy. EPA and the Department of the Army have been […]

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  • May 27, 2015
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EPA Release of Final Clean Water Rule

Clean Water Rule Protects Streams and Wetlands Critical to Public Health, Communities, and Economy Does not create any new permitting requirements and maintains all previous exemptions and exclusions Washington – In an historic step for the protection of clean water, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army finalized the Clean Water Rule today […]

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