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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19| site |




    (March 5, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.” Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant produc...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19| site |




    (March 5, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.” Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant produc...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it Takes Steps to Provide Needed Clarity and Certainty for U.S. Agriculture

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it Takes Steps to Provide Needed Clarity and Certainty for U.S. Agriculture | site |



    (December 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information: WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two important actions that will help the agricultural sector protect crops from pests and weeds. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is approving the use of 10 pesticide products on hemp in time for the 2020 growing season. Nine of these products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. EPA is also issuing a proposed interim decision on atrazine — a widely used herbicide. Both actions provide regulatory certainty and clarity on how these tools can be used safely while also helping to ensure a strong and vibrant agricultural market. “With common-sense actions, we are protecting the health o...
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  • EPA Celebrates Birthday and Kicks Off Year-Long Anniversary Celebration

    EPA Celebrates Birthday and Kicks Off Year-Long Anniversary Celebration

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates 49th Birthday and Kicks Off Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration | site |



    (December 2, 2019) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates it’s 49th birthday and kicked off a year-long celebration leading up to the agency’s 50th anniversary on Dec. 2, 2020. “Since the agency’s inception under the leadership of the late Administrator William Ruckelshaus, EPA staff have worked tirelessly to clean up our air, water, and land for the American people,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Together, we have achieved significant milestones in support of our mission to protect human health and the environment. I look forward to celebrating EPA’s accomplishments over the coming year and continuing to build on our progress for future generations.” Born in the wake of elevated...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes Streamlined System for Managing Recycling Aerosol Cans, Saving More Than 5 Million Dollars

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes Streamlined System for Managing Recycling Aerosol Cans, Saving More Than $5 Million| site |




    (November 15, 2019) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a streamlined system for managing hazardous waste aerosol cans that is clear, practical, and protective and promotes recycling. EPA estimates this change will save at least $5.3 million annually in regulatory costs. “Today’s rule will benefit approximately 25,000 facilities across numerous industries such as the retail, construction, and manufacturing sectors” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “The simplified structure of the universal waste program will help improve regulatory compliance, make aerosol can collection more economical, and facilitate the environmentally sound recycling of this common wast...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and New Mexico Announce New Website Detailing Draft White Paper on Oil and Natural Gas Wastewater, Recycling and Reuse

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and New Mexico Announce New Website Detailing Draft White Paper on Oil and Natural Gas Wastewater, Recycling and Reuse



    Dallas, TX - - (November 9, 2018) - - The State of New Mexico and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have released a draft white paper which addresses state and federal regulatory management of produced water, along with opportunities to treat and reuse the water to help alleviate water scarcity issues across the state. The white paper is now available for public review and input. In July 2018, the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department (EMNRD); Environment Department; and the Office of the State Engineer entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the EPA. The purpose of the MOU is to assess and clarify the existing regulatory landscape related to the way produced water from oil and gas extraction ...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Article titled Fact Checking Seven Falsehoods in CNN’s Report

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publishes Article titled "Fact Checking Seven Falsehoods in CNN’s Report"



    Washington, DC - - (November 1, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the following information: Yesterday, CNN published an erroneous report that blatantly mischaracterizes an August 31 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) memo, which continues technical engagement with state environmental agencies in implementing the more stringent 2015 national standard for ground-level ozone. Despite spending nearly two hours with EPA Clean Air Act experts on the phone and receiving numerous pages of email responses, CNN failed to report virtually any of the facts provided in detail. This is a great disservice to the public who now believe EPA is ordering states to “pollute more.“” Due to the numerous errors in the article, we have fact-checke...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement Bulletin Highlights 2018 Lead Cases

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement Bulletin Highlights 2018 Lead Cases




    Washington, DC - - (October 26, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Lead Bulletin, providing highlights of fiscal year 2018 lead-focused enforcement actions.

    EPA and its partners use multiple statutory and regulatory authorities to prevent or reduce exposure to lead in environmental media. EPA leads and supports a variety of compliance assurance activities conducted by EPA Regions, and by states, tribes, and territories implementing EPA-authorized programs. Also, EPA collaborates with states, tribes, other federal agencies, communities, governmental and non-governmental stakeholders, and industry to address lead contamination.

    EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Lead Bulletin for fiscal year 2018 provides
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Outlines Expectations for Next Phase of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Effort

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Outlines Expectations for Next Phase of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Effort



    Philadelphia, PA - - (June 20, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent letters to Pennsylvania, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia outlining what the agency expects to see in state and local implementation plans for the third phase of the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL). “The Phase III Watershed Implementation Plans will provide clear roadmaps for how federal, state, and local partners will work together to achieve their Bay TMDL nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment reduction goals,” said EPA Regional Administrator Cosmo Servidio. “EPA worked hand in hand with the seven Bay jurisdictions in developing the expectations for these plans.” The expectations included in today’s letters we...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Host Public Engagement Sessions across Great Lakes Basin

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to Host Public Engagement Sessions across Great Lakes Basin


    News from Region 05


    Chicago, IL - - (June 1, 2018) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will host a series of public engagement sessions this summer to update the public on the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) and to seek their input on future priorities. The first engagement session will be held on June 13 in Toledo, followed by sessions in Rochester, Duluth, Milwaukee, Saginaw, and Chicago.

    EPA and its federal partners are in the process of developing Action Plan III, which will outline priorities and goals for the GLRI for 2020-2024. Action Plan III will identify five focus areas for environmental progress:
    • Toxic substances and areas of concern
    • Invasive species
    • Nonpoint source pollution impacts on nearshore health
    • Habitat and species[
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