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02/04/2014EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released
to Land, Air and Water in the U.S. Virgin Islands Decrease of 83 Percent Found
01/09/2014EPA Launches New Citizen Science Website; Resources Available to Conduct Scientific Investigations in Communities
12/26/2013EPA Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Annual Environmental Quality Awards; Awards Recognize Efforts in Communities to Protect Public Health and the Environment
04/19/2013Kicking Off Earth Week, EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Leaders
03/21/2013EPA Releases a Manual to Reduce Pollution at Marinas EPA to Host “Green Marinas” Workshop in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on April 2
01/29/2013EPA and Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group to Host Public Listening Session on St. Thomas on February 25; Public Encouraged to Participate in Person or from Live Videoconference Locations in San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, USVI
01/16/2013EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in the U.S. Virgin Islands
01/08/2013EPA Launches Caribbean Coral Reef Protection Group; Inter-Agency Group to Host Public Listening Session on St. Thomas on February 25 at 1:00pm
12/20/2012EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli
12/20/2012EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/06/2012EPA Provides Funding to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico to Prevent Pollution
12/06/2012EPA Announces Public Comment Period on Proposal to Ban Dumping Sewage from Boats into Lake Erie
12/06/2012EPA to Fund Pollution Prevention Projects in New Jersey and New York
12/06/2012EPA Provides Funding to the University of Turabo and the University of Puerto Rico to Prevent Pollution
11/26/2012EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health
10/11/2012EPA Finalizes Change to Cleanup Plan for
Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site in Farmingdale, New York
10/11/2012EPA Changes Cleanup Plan for Polluted Ground Water at Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey Responds to Input from Public
09/27/2012EPA Provides Grants to Help the Public in the U.S. Virgin Islands Learn More about Air and Water Pollution in their Community
07/17/2012EPA Provides Major Grant to USVI Community Organization Beyond Visions,Inc. to launch new projects to protect the marine environment
06/11/2012EPA and Representatives of Local Governments from Puerto Rico Meet in New York City to Discuss Environmental Challenges in Puerto Rico High Asthma Rates, Recycling and Pollution Prevention Among Issues Discussed
04/27/2012EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Leaders
04/27/2012EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Leaders
04/24/2012EPA Takes Action to Stop Sales of Illegal Pesticides
04/23/2012New York City Real Estate Firm Signs Agreement with EPA to Enhance Sustainable Practices
04/20/2012EPA Finalizes Plan for Next Phase of Cleanup at
Jefferson County, New York Toxic Site, Which has Contaminated Public Water Supply
04/19/2012Top EPA Regional Official Tours Environmentally Innovative Company in Green Island, NY / Ecovative Design Wins EPA 2012 Environmental Quality Award
04/10/2012EPA Fines U.S. Virgin Islands Health Department for Long Term Mismanagement of Chemicals and Pesticides; Decaying and Mislabeled Containers Found at Two Facilities
03/08/2012New EPA Position to Enhance Community Involvement on St. Croix
03/02/2012EPA to Help Citizen Scientists Learn More about Air and Water Pollution in the U.S. Virgin Islands
01/05/2012EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in U.S. Virgin Islands
01/03/2012EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
10/06/2011EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
08/25/2011EPA Orders HOVENSA to Improve Plans to Prevent Chemical Releases and Promptly Detect Problems
08/18/2011EPA Issues Final Report of Air Toxics Study in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands--Public Meeting to be held on August 23
06/28/2011Take Action on Hot Summer Days to Reduce Asthma Attacks
05/26/2011Don’t Fry-Day is Friday; EPA Offers Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
05/19/2011EPA Releases Final Report on Toxic Air Pollution Near Manhattan I.S. 143 School Finds Pollutants Below Levels of Concern
04/29/2011EPA Honors U.S. Virgin Islands Environmental Leaders
03/29/2011EPA to Hold Listening Session on Whether to Add Vapor Intrusion as a Criterion for Superfund Sites
02/15/2011EPA Begins Study of Air Pollution Near HOVENSA Oil Refinery in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands
02/04/2011EPA TESTING FINDS NO CHEMICALS IN CISTERNS FOLLOWING DECEMBER 2010 CHEMICAL RELEASE FROM HOVENSA OIL REFINERY
01/26/2011Nation’s Second Largest Refinery to Pay More Than $5.3 Million Penalty for Clean Air Act Violations / Smog- and asthma-causing emissions to be cut by 8,500 tons per year
01/06/2011EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in U.S. Virgin Islands; HOVENSA Tops the List as Biggest Polluter in US VI
12/07/2010U.S. Proposes Major Reductions in Air Pollution from Large Ships in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island Waters
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in U.S. Virgin Islands
10/28/2010EPA Approves U.S. Virgin Islands’ List of Waters Facing Pollution Threats; New Pollutants Included for Christiansted Harbor, the Offshore Southgate Subwatershed and Mangrove Lagoon
05/19/2010EPA Marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by Recognizing Environmental Achievers in the U.S. Virgin Islands
05/17/2010EPA Helps People Take Control of Their Asthma
03/22/2010Virgin Islands Halts Illegal Sewage Discharge on St. Croix; Federal Judge Orders Upgrades
01/07/2010EPA Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Environmental Award
12/08/2009EPA Releases Most Up-to-Date Information Ever About Chemicals in U.S. Virgin Island Communities
11/05/2009EPA Announces Regional Administrator for Region 2
09/30/2009EPA Awards Virgin Islands $4 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects to Boost Economy, Create Jobs and Protect Public Health
09/25/2009EPA Awards $57,000 in Recovery Act Funds to Clean Up Underground Petroleum Leaks in U.S. Virgin Islands
08/21/2009Virgin Islands Site Ready to Come off Superfund List
04/24/2009EPA Applauds Environmental Champions from the U.S. Virgin Islands
03/19/2009Toxics Release Inventory Shows Progress in U.S. Virgin Islands
02/24/2009EPA to Study Coral Reefs in U.S. Virgin Islands
10/29/2008EPA Orders Virgin Islands to Remove Scrap Tires That Pose Health Threat
07/21/2008EPA Helps Combat Pollution in Coral Bay with Cooperative Agreement
05/13/2008EPA and Partners Kick Off Green Building Design Challenge; Contest to reward reuse designs that save resources, costs
05/08/2008VI Government in Agreement to Clean Up Handling of Hazardous Waste
04/25/2008EPA Applauds Environmental Champions in the Virgin Islands
03/17/2008EPA Announces $5.4 million for New Clean Diesel Projects in the Northeast
03/12/2008EPA Strengthens Smog Standards to Better Protect Human Health and the Environment
03/07/2008EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to HOVENSA Cleanup; Public Meeting Set for March 12
02/21/2008EPA Annual Toxics Report Details Chemicals Released From Facilities in the USVI
02/06/2008EPA Settlement with GSA in USVI Sheds Light on Need to Recycle Fluorescent Bulbs
12/05/2007EPA Dives into Caribbean to Develop 3-D Look of Coral Reef
11/15/2007EPA Enforcement Actions in VI Lead to Environmental Improvements
09/18/2007Settlement with EPA Spells Greener Future for Dry Cleaner on St. Thomas
06/08/2007$1.7 Million available for Clean Diesel Projects in Northeast; EPA solicits applications for Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program and Clean School Bus USA
06/08/2007$1.7 Million Available for New Clean Diesel Projects in Northeast; EPA seeking proposals until July 31
04/26/2007EPA Commends Environmental Achievers in Virgin Islands
03/27/2007EPA Settlement with the UVI to Benefit All Schools
03/22/2007EPA Annual Toxics Report Details Chemicals Released from Facilities in the USVI
03/05/2007EPA Settlement with Dry Cleaner on St. Thomas Pushes Business into the Here and Now
01/30/2007EPA's Soderberg Wins Gold Award for Contributions to Clean Water in the Caribbean Region
12/13/2006EPA Proposes to Give VIWAPA Five Years to Install State-of-The Art Equipment; Requires Additional Monitoring in Meantime
08/30/2006EPA Cites the Virgin Islands Government For Widespread Hazardous Waste Violations
06/13/2006As Hurricane Season Begins, EPA Reminds Local Facilities to Be Prepared
06/01/2006EPA Takes Off to Kick Off Beach Season
05/24/2006EPA Stops Hazardous Waste Violations At Christiansted Dry Cleaners
05/16/2006EPA Commends Environmental Achievers in Virgin Islands
05/12/2006$1.5 million Available for Clean Diesel Projects in Caribbean and Northeast; EPA solicits applications for Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program and Clean School Bus USA
04/12/2006Chemical Releases to Air and Water Drop Drastically in USVI
11/16/2005EPA Enforcement Going Strong Nationally And Locally
10/27/2005EPA Cites Dry Cleaner in Charlotte Amalie
10/26/2005Metal Scrap Dump Beside Anguilla Landfill Will Be Cleaned Up
09/09/2005USVI and VIWMA Agree to Clean Up Scrap Area Open Dump Next to Anguilla on St. Croix
08/17/2005EPA Cites Cleaner in Christiansted for Hazardous Waste Violations
05/25/2005EPA Funding Protects Beach-Goers in U.S. Virgin Islands
04/21/2005EPA Commends Environmental Achievers in Virgin Islands
12/17/2004EPA Determines that all Areas of U.S. Virgin Islands Meet New Fine Particle Air Pollution Standard
06/28/2004EPA Proposes that All Areas of U.S. Virgin Islands Meet Particle Air Pollution Standard
05/27/2004EPA-Funded Study Shows Educating Families about Asthma Reduces Attacks
04/22/2004EPA Region 2 Administrator Honors Environmental Achievers in the Virgin Islands
04/08/2004St. Croix Public Water System Faces Fine for Drinking Water Violations
02/25/2004EPA Announces Availability of $60,000 to Create Environmental Information Center on St. Croix