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Green Infrastructure Webinar Series Announces First 2017 Webcast

Thu, 2017-03-02 11:42
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EPA’s Office of Wastewater Management to host series

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Wastewater Management announced it will host its first webcast of the 2017 Green Infrastructure Webinar Series Tuesday, March 14, 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

The webcast will feature the work of two grantees of EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grant program, who are working to achieve new insights and promote continued green infrastructure implementation and innovation in communities across the country.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  March 02, 2017

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Trump Administration Orders Review of Clean Water Rule

Wed, 2017-03-01 11:17
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Executive Order requires EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider WOTUS

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President Donald J. Trump issued an executive order requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to withdraw and reconsider the Clean Water Rule, also known as the Waters of the United States rule (WOTUS).

Publication Date:  March 01, 2017

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M-WERC, Water Council Release Energy-Water Nexus Roadmap

Wed, 2017-03-01 10:46
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Research provides opportunity for regional collaboration

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The Midwest Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC) and The Water Council announced the release of their first-of-its-kind Energy-Water Nexus (EWN) Roadmap report. A summary of the report, made available to the public, also was released and was designed to provide an overview of the more comprehensive roadmap available to members of each organization.

Source:  Midwest Energy Research Consortium, Water Council Publication Date:  March 01, 2017

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EPA to Host WIFIA Webinar March 7

Tue, 2017-02-28 09:55
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WIFIA program staff explains the process for potential borrowers

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will be hosting a “WIFIA Letter of Interest Submission and Project Selection” webinar Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 1 to 2:30 p.m. EDT.

For the webinar, Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program staff will explain the process that prospective borrowers should follow to submit a letter of interest and how EPA will evaluate and select projects. Attendees will be able to submit questions to presenters.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  February 28, 2017

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EPA to Host Webinar on Model My Watershed Tool

Mon, 2017-02-27 09:54
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Webcast to be held March 9 at 1 p.m.

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will be hosting a webcast on the new tool “Model My Watershed” Thursday, March 9, 1 to 3 p.m. EDT.

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  February 27, 2017

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Federal Signal’s Environmental Solution Group Reorganizes

Fri, 2017-02-24 08:43
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Company operations, management are updated

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Federal Signal’s Environmental Solutions Group (ESG), a provider of street sweepers, industrial vacuum trucks, high-performance waterblasting equipment, sewer cleaners, and vacuum excavators for commercial, municipal and industrial customers, announced a reorganization of its operations, including whole-goods, parts, and service offerings and equipment rentals across government and industrial markets.

Source:  Federal Signal Publication Date:  February 24, 2017

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Santa Clara Valley Completes Temporary Flood Repairs

Thu, 2017-02-23 14:15
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Water district helps mitigate flood damage

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Santa Clara Valley Water District crews in California have completed temporary repairs on the Coyote Canal north of Cochrane Road. With this repair, water in the canal is no longer flooding U.S. 101 at this location.

Source:  Santa Clara Valley Water District Publication Date:  February 23, 2017

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MWRD Recognized for UV Disinfection Project

Wed, 2017-02-22 09:41
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Plant earns American Council of Engineering Companies Illinois Chapter Honor Award

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The UV disinfection project at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago’s (MWRD) O'Brien Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) has received the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Illinois Chapter Honor Award, one of the top prizes bestowed by the chapter each year. The UV project was recognized at the ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Reception and Luncheon Feb. 9.

Read more: New MWRD innovation draws honor for cleaning waterways Source:  Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago Publication Date:  February 22, 2017

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Scott Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Administrator

Wed, 2017-02-22 09:34
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Pruitt to promote nation’s environmental, economic interests

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Former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed and sworn in as the 14th administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  February 22, 2017

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Hanes Geo Components Opens New Location

Tue, 2017-02-21 09:43
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David Hermann, Jeremy Taylor, Randy Nichols lead new St. Louis team

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Hanes Geo Components of Winston Salem, N.C., has announced that its new location in the St. Louis market. This is the company’s second Missouri location; it opened in Kansas City in August 2016. Leading the team are David Hermann, Jeremy Taylor and Randy Nichols.

“We are thrilled to join Hanes Geo Components and look forward to making this 32,000-sq-ft location into yet another Hanes Geo Components branch with strong technical knowledge and a large inventory of geosynthetics, erosion and sediment control materials, and related storm water management products,” said Hermann.

Source:  Hanes Geo Components Publication Date:  February 21, 2017

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EPA Cites Oil Company for Spill Prevention, Control Violations

Mon, 2017-02-20 10:39
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Wilson Oil Inc. to pay civil penalty, implement Supplemental Environmental Project

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has settled with Wilson Oil Inc. (doing business as Wilcox & Flegel Oil Co.) for alleged Clean Water Act spill prevention violations at its Longview Terminal facility in Longview, Wash. 

Read more: EPA cites Longview, WA, Oil company for spill prevention and control violations Source:  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Publication Date:  February 20, 2017

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Registration Opens for Ohio Stormwater Conference

Fri, 2017-02-17 12:18
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Registration Opens for Ohio Stormwater Conference

Event to be held May 10 to 12, 2017

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Registration is now open for the 2017 Ohio Stormwater Conference. The event will be held May 10 to 12, 2017, at the Kalahari Resort and Conference Center in Sandusky, Ohio.

The 10th annual Ohio Stormwater Conference focuses on comprehensive storm water management for professionals working with planning, design, implementation and regulatory compliance. It provides updates on environmental issues, new technologies, regulatory information and pollution prevention.

Source:  Ohio Stormwater Conference Publication Date:  February 17, 2017

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City of Houston to Revamp Permitting Process Website

Thu, 2017-02-16 12:35
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Woolpert contracted to implement Oracle Policy Automation

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The City of Houston has contracted Woolpert to implement the Oracle Policy Automation (OPA) content management system and develop a website port

Read more: City of Houston Signs Deal with Woolpert to Revamp Permitting Process Website Source:  Woolpert Publication Date:  February 16, 2017

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Former EPA Officials Urge Rejection of Scott Pruitt

Wed, 2017-02-15 08:50
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Letter to U.S. Senators urges vote against Trump Administration’s EPA pick

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More than 400 former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) officials sent a letter to the U.S. Senate, strongly urging a vote against the Trump Administration’s pick to run the agency, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt.

Read more: With Senate Set to Vote on EPA Administrator, 447 Former EPA Officials Urge Rejection of Scott Pruitt Source:  Environmental Integrity Project Publication Date:  February 15, 2017

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