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EPA Awards Over $200,000 to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission

Release Date: 08/31/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – August 31, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $200,622 to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC). These funds will assist the OCC in acquiring antennas for Aircards, licenses for ArcMap Geographical Information System (GIS) and handheld Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment. In addition to equipment purchases, OCC will be providing training to field staff on the usage of the new equipment, evaluation of the effectiveness of integrated communications, GIS and GPS systems and the sharing of knowledge gained, lessons learned, and best practices with other oil and gas states and agencies via the Interstate Oil and Gas Commission Compact.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available for 30 days at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/aug2009.html

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