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12/09/2014Playa Grande Beach on the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge Closed to Protect Public While Potential Munition Is Investigated
12/03/2014EPA Announces Environmental Education Grants for Syracuse University and the Onondaga Environmental Institute
11/13/2014EPA Reducing Air Pollution from Diesel Buses in Puerto Rico; Grant Provides More than $208,000 to the Puerto Rico Metropolitan Bus Authority
11/10/2014EPA to Announce Major Grant to Reduce Air Pollution in Puerto Rico
10/17/2014EPA Provides Puerto Rico $26.8 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects
10/09/2014EPA Reaches Legal Agreement to Improve Operations at Moca’s Landfill; Agreement also Expands Recycling Program and Establishes a Municipal Composting Program
10/07/2014EPA Finalizes Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Volatile Organic Compounds Contaminated Drinking Water
09/16/2014$120,000 EPA Grant Will Help Puerto Rico Community Group to Reduce Air Pollution
09/16/2014EPA Awards 2014 Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements
09/09/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with Municipality of Culebra Puerto Rico to Address Water Pollution in Atlantic Ocean; Culebra Will Connect 35-40 Homes to Sewer System
09/09/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with Municipality of Culebra Puerto Rico to Address Water Pollution in Atlantic Ocean; Culebra Will Connect 35-40 Homes to Sewer System
09/04/2014EPA to Hold Free Citizen Science Conferences in San Juan, Puerto Rico; September 11 and 12 Workshops to be Held at the University of Puerto Rico’s Piedras Campus
08/12/2014San Juan Teacher Receives Presidential Award for Environmental Education Teacher is 1 of Only 17 Recognized Nationwide
08/11/2014Municipality of Lajas Agrees to Environmental Improvements at Landfill; Agreement with EPA Sets Timetable for Landfill’s Closure and Establishes Local Recycling Program; Public Meeting to Be Held on August 28
07/17/2014EPA Provides Grant to Reduce Water Pollution Along the Cano Martin Pena in San Juan, Puerto Rico
07/09/2014EPA Settlement with Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico Auto Crushing Company; Addresses Hazardous Waste and Used Oil
05/30/2014EPA Reaches Legal Settlement with Operators of Arecibo Landfill to Reduce Waste and Greenhouse Gas Emissions; Agreement Creates Recycling Program in Arecibo
05/28/2014EPA Provides $388,000 to Assess Contaminated Properties in the Cano Martin Pena Communities in San Juan, Puerto Rico
05/13/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with CEMEX to Protect Water Quality in Puerto Rico; Company Agrees to Comply with Clean Water Act and Preserve More than 400 Acres of land in Puerto Rico’s North Karst Region
05/12/2014EPA Legal Agreement with Pfizer Will Protect Air Quality and Fund Recycling Program in Barceloneta
05/01/2014EPA Put Out Smoldering Tire Fire at Penuelas, Puerto Rico Site; EPA Spends $400,000 to Eliminate This Air Pollution Threat
04/23/2014EPA Honors Work of Exceptional Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
04/17/2014This Earth Day, Get Outside and Take a #natureselfie; EPA and The Nature Conservancy Partner to Connect People with Nature
04/08/2014EPA Reaches Agreement with Two Companies Requiring the Cleanup of Asbestos at a School and Head Start Facility in Penuelas, Puerto Rico
02/04/2014EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released
to Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico Data Shows Downward Trend
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
12/12/2013EPA Takes Action to Protect Farm Workers in Puerto Rico; Bayer CropScience to Initiate Measures to Protect Workers and Pay $53,000 Penalty
11/27/2013EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Proposed Cleanup Plan for Cidra, Puerto Rico Superfund Site; Proposed Plan Will Address Contaminated Soil and Ground Water; Dec. 4 Public Meeting Announced
11/20/2013Puerto Rico Land Authority Agrees to Stop Clearing Wetlands in Guanica, Puerto Rico; Will Mitigate Damage Done
11/18/2013EPA Provides Grant to Improve Water Quality in Vieques, Puerto Rico
11/05/2013EPA Finalizes Plan to Address Contaminated Soil at the Scorpio Recycling Superfund site in Toa Baja; EPA to spend $3 Million to Address Heavy Metal Contamination
08/08/2013EPA Encourages the Public to Comment on Plan for Scorpio Recycling Superfund site in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico; $3 Million Project to Address Contaminated Land
06/11/2013EPA Finalizes Air Permit for Proposed Arecibo Solid Waste Facility
05/10/2013Federal Agencies Expand Urban Waterway Revitalization Efforts in Communities Across the Nation
05/08/2013EPA Provides $600,000 to Community in Puerto Rico to Support Assessments, Cleanups and Revitalization of Contaminated Properties
04/19/2013Kicking Off Earth Week, EPA Honors Puerto Rico 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
02/27/2013EPA Announces New Guidelines for Energy Efficient Homes in Puerto Rico; Will Help Puerto Ricans Conserve Energy, Protect the Environment and Save Money
02/11/2013EPA Provides Funding to Protect Wetlands in Puerto Rico; Nearly 250,000 Awarded for Wetlands Research
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 Puerto Rico; 4,667,440 Pounds of Toxins— a Decrease of 11%— Released in Puerto Rico
01/10/2013EPA Continues Cleanup of Mercury Contamination in Ciales, Puerto Rico; Agency Warns Against Handling Toxic Metal
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
12/28/2012EPA Grants to Help Two Puerto Rico Communities Boost Recycling and Composting and Reduce Water Pollution; Grants Will Fund Education Initiatives in San Juan and Loiza
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
12/12/2012Jose Font Selected to Direct EPA’s Caribbean Environmental Protection Division
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
10/17/2012EPA Provides Puerto Rico $46 Million for Clean Water Projects
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
10/01/2012Settlement with Suiza Dairy Corporation For Violations at Facilities in Puerto Rico Will Make Facilities Safer, Benefit Nearby Communities
08/22/2012EPA to Extend Public Comment Period On Air Permit for Arecibo Waste to Energy Facility; Agency Will Hold Five Public Hearing Sessions August 25, 26 and 27
07/19/2012EPA to Hold Five Public Hearing Sessions August 25, 26 and 27 on Air Permit for Arecibo Waste to Energy Facility; Public Encouraged to Pre-Register to Testify
07/17/2012EPA Provides Major Environmental Education Grant in Puerto Rico $70,000 grant awarded to Universidad del Turabo
07/03/2012EPA Provides Grant to Puerto Rico Community Group To Educate People about the Martin Pena Canal
06/22/2012EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Air Permit for Arecibo Solid Waste Incinerator on Monday, June 25
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
06/04/2012Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Upgrade Sewer System to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations
05/31/2012EPA Provides $1 million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties in Puerto Rico; Guayanilla, Penuelas and Ponce to Receive Funding
05/14/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting and Public Hearing on Air Permit for Arecibo Solid Waste Incinerator
04/27/2012EPA Honors Puerto Rico 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
04/19/2012Top EPA Regional Official Tours Environmentally Innovative Company in Green Island, NY / Ecovative Design Wins EPA 2012 Environmental Quality Award
04/13/2012EPA Provides $100,000 to Help Assess Need for Children’s Health Center in Puerto Rico; EPA Regional Administrator to Participate in Children’s Health Conference
03/13/2012EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional 10 Sites
03/13/2012EPA Adds Corozal Well Site in Corozal, Puerto Rico to the Superfund List
02/23/2012EPA Reaches Agreement with Battery Recycling Company, Inc. of Arecibo, Puerto Rico To Reduce Lead Pollution
01/05/2012EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico
01/03/2012EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/16/2011EPA Reaches Agreement with Hotel Developers to Settle Violations of Clean Water Act; Developers of the Condado Duo Hotel Complex to Expand Artificial Reef in Condado Lagoon
12/05/2011EPA Funding to Reduce Air Pollution From Trucks Operating in Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico
11/14/2011EPA and Ponce School of Medicine Join Up to Promote Environmental Careers
11/14/2011EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
11/09/2011EPA Action Preserves One Thousand Acres of Wetlands in Loiza, Puerto Rico
10/20/2011EPA and Municipality of Guaynabo Removing 1,500 Toxic Drums and Containers from Abandoned Warehouse
10/06/2011EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
09/15/2011EPA Proposes to Add Puerto Rico Site to the Superfund List
09/15/2011EPA Advancing Clean Up at 15 Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposing 11 Sites for Action
08/10/2011EPA Orders Battery Recycling Company to Reduce Air and Water Pollution at Arecibo, Puerto Rico Lead Smelting Facility
07/26/2011CHEVRON PUERTO RICO, LLC, AGREES TO IMPROVE LEAK DETECTION AT PUERTO RICO GAS STATIONS
06/28/2011Take Action on Hot Summer Days to Reduce Asthma Attacks
06/15/2011Community Provided Sewer Line Connections Due to EPA Settlement with Ponce Landfill Owner
06/15/2011EPA Finds Area in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Does Not Meet Stricter Air Standards for Lead
06/09/2011EPA Takes Action on Lead Problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico Battery Recycling Facility
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
05/03/2011Partnership of Northeast Government, Private and Non-profit Organizations Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
05/02/2011Puma Energy Caribe Agrees to Clean Up Caribbean Petroleum Site Under an Agreement with EPA; Will Also Address Environmental Problems at Gas Stations Across Puerto Rico
04/29/2011EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
04/07/2011Martin Pena Community Group Receives EPA Environmental Justice Award
04/05/2011EPA Awards More Than $100,000 to Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust to Support Conservation and Education Programs for Bioluminescent Bay
04/05/2011First of its Kind Agreement between EPA, Puerto Rico Tourism Company and Puerto Rico Solid Waste Authority Will Promote Green Tourism
03/29/2011EPA to Hold Listening Session on Whether to Add Vapor Intrusion as a Criterion for Superfund Sites