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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 School Bus Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency School Bus Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions


    Deadline for applications is November 6.


    (October 16, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information:

    (New York, N.Y.) Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced over $9 million available nationwide in rebates to replace older diesel school buses through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. In March 2018, recipients in New York and New Jersey received rebates totaling $759,000 to replace or retrofit 39 buses. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage. “This is a prime example of EPA providing leadership and resources to support a cleaner environment in our schools and communities,” said EPA Regional Ad
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Associated Press Issues Correction To False Reporting

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Associated Press Issues Correction To False Reporting




    (October 3, 2018) - - Yesterday, the Associated Press (AP) falsely reported that the Trump EPA was proposing a new rule to “weaken U.S. radiation regulations.” The headline of the story, “EPA says a little radiation may be healthy,” was not only wrong, but contrary to information provided to the reporter by the EPA press office in response to her inquiries. EPA immediately requested a retraction of the story as it used a regulation unrelated to radiation as the foundation of its reporting. The AP finally provided a correction to their article over 20 hours later and after numerous outlets used their false wire report. EPA’s press office provided numerous statements to the AP reporter regarding her inquiries on the subject and made abundantly clear that the regulation she was ...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Takes First Steps in Identifying Next Group of Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under TSCA

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Takes First Steps in Identifying Next Group of Chemicals for Risk Evaluation under TSCA





    Washington, DC - - (September 28, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the approach it will use to identify chemicals that could be included in the next group of risk evaluations under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Additionally, the Agency will be looking for input from the public on which chemicals should be prioritized for risk evaluation and which chemicals may be low priorities under TSCA.

    “EPA will be open and transparent as we continue to review the safety of existing chemicals,” said EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Today’s announcement is an important first step in determining which chemicals will be prioritized for risk evaluation as we fulfill our obligations under TSCA and
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  • EPA Hurricane Florence Update - - Friday - - September 14 - - 2018

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    EPA Hurricane Florence Update - - Friday - - September 14 - - 2018

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hurricane Florence Update Friday, September 14, 2018




    Washington, DC - - (September 14, 2018) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is coordinating closely with local, state, and federal partners as the Agency focuses on responding to the impacts of Hurricane Florence. EPA is monitoring numerous sources of information for reports on releases of oil and hazardous substances from first responders engaged in search and rescue efforts, as well as media observations and reporting, information from facility personnel embedded at their sites, the National Response Center, and information flows from the local command posts, state, and regional emergency operations centers. EPA On-Scene Coordinators (OSCs) are deployed to the State Emergency Operation Centers (SEOCs) in North Carolina and South Carolina and to the Federal Emergency Management ...
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  • The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency Propose Fuel Economy Standards for MY 2021-2026 Vehicles

    The U.S. Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency Propose Fuel Economy Standards for MY 2021-2026 Vehicles



    The U.S. Department of Transportation published the following: Washington, DC - - (August 2, 2018) - - Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a notice of proposed rulemaking, the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (SAFE Vehicles Rule), to correct the national automobile fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions standards to give the American people greater access to safer, more affordable vehicles that are cleaner for the environment. The SAFE Vehicles Rule is the next generation of the Congressionally mandated Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) and Ligh...
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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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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Girl Scouts Hold Virtual Events to Inspire Next Generation of Environmental Leaders
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    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...
    12-06-2020, 03:12 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Continues Action to Address Ethylene Oxide
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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...
    11-24-2020, 01:56 AM
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    EPA Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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
    ...
    10-13-2020, 09:50 PM
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    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19
    by Staff Reporter 1
    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...
    03-06-2020, 01:41 AM

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