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  • FEMA Obligates Nearly 1 Billion Dollars in First Days of Vaccine Mission

    FEMA Obligates Nearly 1 Billion Dollars in First Days of Vaccine Mission

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Obligates Nearly $1 Billion in First Days of Vaccine Mission | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: January 26, 2021) Washington - - FEMA has obligated nearly $1 billion to costs related to the COVID-19 vaccine mission and continues to work with states throughout the nation in funding costs related to the COVID-19 vaccine mission. The award provides over $988 million in federal funding to Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. These funds are being provided to reimburse costs associated with emergency protective measures taken by governments to store, handle, transport, distribute and administer vaccines to reduce the spread the of the virus. Emergency protective measures include providing emergency medical supplies, commodities, transportation, staffing for medica...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: January 21, 2021) Washington (January 21, 2021) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced key members of the agency’s incoming leadership team who will advance the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and create clean energy jobs. “We are proud to join the EPA team of dedicated career professionals,” said Dan Utech, EPA’s incoming Chief of Staff. “EPA will be at the heart of President Biden’s commitment to protect public health and the environment while building a clean energy future that creates good paying jobs. We will be guided by science as we work together to achieve these goals on behalf of all Americans.” EPA’s leadership team comes with a broad range of ex...
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Announces Reinsurance Program to Manage Future Flood Risk in 2021

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Announces Reinsurance Program to Manage Future Flood Risk in 2021 | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release: January 5, 2021) Washington - - FEMA has announced its 2021 traditional reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), continuing its risk management practice against catastrophic flood losses. Reinsurance is a financial risk management tool used by private insurance companies and public entities to protect themselves from large financial losses. If a qualifying catastrophic flood event occurs, reinsurance companies cover a portion of the NFIP’s losses to enhance FEMA’s ability to pay flood insurance claims without borrowing from the U.S. Treasury. FEMA transferred an additional $1.153 billion of the NFIP’s financial risk to the private reinsurance market. This annual reinsurance agreement is effective throughout 2021 with 32 private re...
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  • FEMA says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020

    FEMA says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020

    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020 | site |



    FEMA says "Ninety-seven percent of FEMA obligations during the year were for permanent work"


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: December 28, 2020)

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – In the face of the obstacles of 2020 – earthquakes, floods and a pandemic that slowed the island’s productive sector – FEMA ended the year with a record number of obligations. Nearly 400 project obligations per month paved the way for a total of $13.4 billion in recovery funds. To date, the Hurricane María recovery operations on the island have produced the largest amount of approved disaster funding for a disaster in FEMA’s history. "This year's challenges further strengthened our commitment to the people of Puerto Rico. Our sense of duty and willingness is unstoppable, and we are proud to be able
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  • Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions

    Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions | site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release: December 28, 2020) Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 2020— Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released the following statement: “We are proud that the EPA took this step to finalize the ICAO CO2 standard for aircraft emissions. This is vital for protecting the environment and supporting the sustainable growth of commercial aviation and the United States economy. The EPA’s standard will help tackle climate change and ensure that Boeing products will meet the same requirements as our competitors around the world. The standard is one of the essential pillars of the industry’s strategy to cut net global aviation emissions to half of what they were in 2005 by 2050. Aviation is one of only two industrial sectors that has adopted global CO2 goals, underscoring our steadfast commitment to our communities and ...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Girl Scouts Hold Virtual Events to Inspire Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Girl Scouts Hold Virtual Events to Inspire Next Generation of Environmental Leaders | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release: December 3, 2020)

    Washington - - (December 3, 2020) — Today, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to host two virtual events to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. These national events will educate, inspire, and enable girls to directly engage with EPA scientists who are tackling today’s environmental issues. “I am excited to partner with the Girl Scouts on today’s virtual event featuring EPA scientists,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “As an Eagle Scout myself, I know that being in Girl Scout builds leadership skills, helps develop a lifelong love for the environment, and prepares the next ge...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Continues Action to Address Ethylene Oxide

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Continues Action to Address Ethylene Oxide | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release: November 19, 2020) WASHINGTON (November 19, 2020) — As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursues its mission to protect human health and the environment, addressing ethylene oxide (EtO) continues to be a major priority across the agency. Today, as part of this cross-agency effort, EPA took the next step in its review of the pesticide registration for EtO by releasing a draft risk assessment for public comment. Based on EPA’s thorough review of the body of available information about EtO’s toxicity, the agency believes that additional steps are needed to mitigate the risks associated with the use of EtO. EtO is used to sterilize certain medical equipment and spices. “EtO is used on half of all sterilized medical devices in the United States annually and, in some cases, it is th...
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency says Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose

    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose

    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Use FEMA Grants for Intended Purpose | site |


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information: PENSACOLA, Fla. – FEMA reminds Panhandle residents who have received federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Sally to use the money for its intended purpose and to keep receipts for three years. Disaster assistance is intended to help residents meet basic disaster-related needs. A letter explaining what the payment is to be used for arrives within a day or two of the check or direct deposit payment. If applicants spend the payment on anything other than the purpose for which it is intended, they may be denied future disaster assistance. In some cases, FEMA may ask that the money be returned. Those receiving assistance are urged to keep receipts for their disaster spending for three years to document that the money was used to meet disaster-relate...
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  • EPA Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments| site |


    (October 8, 2020) - - Today, October 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Oct 8, 2020) — In celebration of Children’s Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to award a total of $290,000 in EPA funding through the agency’s FY 2020 Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative.

    These EPA grants support capacity-building to address children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings.

    “Reducing exposures to unhealthy school and childcare settings through the adoption of healthy environment best practices, which both projects aim to do, can lead to improved children’s health, attendance, concentration, and performance,” said Jeanne Briskin, Director of EPA’s Office of Children’s
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  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Rating System - - - CRS - - - Update

    Federal Emergency Management Agency Community Rating System (CRS) Update | site |


    Voluntary incentive program recognizes and encourages community floodplain management


    (October 5, 2020) - - Today, October 5, 2020, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) published the following information: PHILADELPHIA- Flooding is the most common and costly disaster in the United States. Anywhere it can rain, it can flood. With 98 percent of counties in the entire United States having experienced a flood and just a single inch of water causing up to $25,000 in damage, communities across the country must make tough decisions about protecting lives and property from flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency created the voluntary Community Rating System (CRS) program to recognize local efforts to reduce flood risk, and to reward communities, their residents and businesses by saving them money on flood insurance premiums. As of Oct. 1, 2020, the fo...
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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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  • No Country should make the Fatal Mistake of Ignoring COVID-19 says UN Health Agency Chief Tedros

    No Country should make the 'Fatal' Mistake of Ignoring COVID-19 says UN Health Agency Chief Tedros| site |





    (February 27, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information:



    No country should make ‘fatal’ mistake of ignoring COVID-19: Tedros





    All countries should do more to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus and none should make the “fatal” mistake of assuming that it won’t be affected, UN health agency chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said on Thursday.



    Issuing an appeal after a new crop of countries confirmed that they had identified cases of infection for the first time, Tedros said that it was the responsibility of all governments to ensure that they acted swiftly.

    Virus ‘does not respect borders’

    “Whether we get it wrong or right is in our hands… every country must be ready for its first case,...
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  • COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency chief said on Monday

    COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency chief said on Monday

    COVID-19 not yet a Pandemic, UN Health Agency Chief said on Monday| site |



    (February 24, 2020) - - Today (February 24, 2020), the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    While a sudden increase in new cases of COVID-19 is of concern, the spread of coronavirus is not yet a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.


    “Does this virus have pandemic potential? Absolutely, it has. Are we there yet? From our assessment, not yet,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told journalists in Geneva. He explained that the decision to use the word ‘pandemic’ is based on an ongoing assessment of the geographical spread of the virus, the severity of disease it causes, and the impact on society. “For the moment, we are not witnessing the uncontained global spread of this virus, and we are not witnessing large-scale severe disease or death,” he said, adding that wh...
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  • United Nations says, Working Night and Day, UN Health Agency seeks to Prevent Global Coronavirus Crisis

    United Nations says ‘Working Night and Day’, UN Health Agency seeks to Prevent Global Coronavirus Crisis | site |





    (February 18, 2020) - - Today, the United Nations (UN) published the following information:


    As COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, continues to spread, the head of the United Nations health agency said that there is still a chance to prevent a broader global crisis.





    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the UN World Health Organization (WHO), updated journalists on Tuesday that at 6:00 am Geneva time, China had reported 72,528 cases, including 1,870 deaths.

    And in the past 24 hours, China said it had 1,891 new cases, including both clinically- and lab-confirmed cases.

    COVID-19 first appeared in December 2019, in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak.



    Outside China

    “Outside China,...
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    FEMA Obligates Nearly 1 Billion Dollars in First Days of Vaccine Mission
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    Federal Emergency Management Agency Obligates Nearly $1 Billion in First Days of Vaccine Mission | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: January 26, 2021) Washington - - FEMA has obligated nearly $1 billion to costs related to the COVID-19 vaccine mission and continues to work with states throughout the nation in funding costs related to the COVID-19 vaccine mission. The award provides over $988 million in federal funding to Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. These funds are being provided to reimburse costs associated with emergency protective measures taken by governments to store, handle, transport, distribute and administer vaccines to reduce the spread the of the virus. Emergency protective measures include providing emergency medical supplies, commodities, transportation, staffing for medica...
    01-27-2021, 03:19 AM
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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team
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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: January 21, 2021) Washington (January 21, 2021) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced key members of the agency’s incoming leadership team who will advance the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and create clean energy jobs. “We are proud to join the EPA team of dedicated career professionals,” said Dan Utech, EPA’s incoming Chief of Staff. “EPA will be at the heart of President Biden’s commitment to protect public health and the environment while building a clean energy future that creates good paying jobs. We will be guided by science as we work together to achieve these goals on behalf of all Americans.” EPA’s leadership team comes with a broad range of ex...
    01-23-2021, 07:12 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Announces Reinsurance Program to Manage Future Flood Risk in 2021
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency Announces Reinsurance Program to Manage Future Flood Risk in 2021 | site |



    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release: January 5, 2021) Washington - - FEMA has announced its 2021 traditional reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), continuing its risk management practice against catastrophic flood losses. Reinsurance is a financial risk management tool used by private insurance companies and public entities to protect themselves from large financial losses. If a qualifying catastrophic flood event occurs, reinsurance companies cover a portion of the NFIP’s losses to enhance FEMA’s ability to pay flood insurance claims without borrowing from the U.S. Treasury. FEMA transferred an additional $1.153 billion of the NFIP’s financial risk to the private reinsurance market. This annual reinsurance agreement is effective throughout 2021 with 32 private re...
    01-08-2021, 04:18 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    FEMA says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020
    by Staff Reporter 1
    Federal Emergency Management Agency says Awards for Permanent Work Increase in 2020 | site |



    FEMA says "Ninety-seven percent of FEMA obligations during the year were for permanent work"


    (Information contained in Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] press release dated: December 28, 2020)

    Guaynabo, Puerto Rico – In the face of the obstacles of 2020 – earthquakes, floods and a pandemic that slowed the island’s productive sector – FEMA ended the year with a record number of obligations. Nearly 400 project obligations per month paved the way for a total of $13.4 billion in recovery funds. To date, the Hurricane María recovery operations on the island have produced the largest amount of approved disaster funding for a disaster in FEMA’s history. "This year's challenges further strengthened our commitment to the people of Puerto Rico. Our sense of duty and willingness is unstoppable, and we are proud to be able
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    01-03-2021, 03:52 AM
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    Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions
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    Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions | site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release: December 28, 2020) Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 2020— Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released the following statement: “We are proud that the EPA took this step to finalize the ICAO CO2 standard for aircraft emissions. This is vital for protecting the environment and supporting the sustainable growth of commercial aviation and the United States economy. The EPA’s standard will help tackle climate change and ensure that Boeing products will meet the same requirements as our competitors around the world. The standard is one of the essential pillars of the industry’s strategy to cut net global aviation emissions to half of what they were in 2005 by 2050. Aviation is one of only two industrial sectors that has adopted global CO2 goals, underscoring our steadfast commitment to our communities and ...
    12-29-2020, 02:29 PM

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