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11/16/2012Deadline Extended for Brownfields 2013 Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund and Cleanup Grants
11/15/2012EPA Awards Research Fellowships to Four Students in Region 7
11/14/2012EPA Fines 16 Firms for Violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule
11/07/2012EPA Region 7 to Participate at National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event Nov. 8 in Kansas City, Mo.
11/07/2012EPA Encourages Students in Grades K-12 to Enter President's Environmental Youth Awards Competition
10/22/2012EPA Recognizes Boeing for Leadership in Revitalization at CCI, Inc. Superfund Site, Olathe, Kan.
10/11/2012American Lung Association of the Plains Receives $29,780 EPA Grant for Indoor Air Quality for Asthmatic Children in Kansas Program
10/04/2012EPA Region 7 Provides $2.4M to Joplin, Mo., to Sample and Remediate Contaminated Soils Disturbed by May 2011 Tornado
10/03/2012EPA Region 7, Joplin City Officials Schedule Oct. 4 News Conference on Funding to Assist with Tornado Recovery
09/24/2012Ceremony on Sept. 27 to Mark Community Transformation of Treece, Kansas
09/14/2012Nov. 19 is Deadline to Apply for 2013 EPA Brownfields Funding
09/14/2012EPA Sets Bio-based Diesel Volumes for 2013
09/14/2012Picerne Military Management to Pay $24,900 Penalty to Settle Violations of Clean Water Act at Fort Riley, Kan.
09/14/2012Former United Zinc and Associated Smelters Superfund Site Proposed for National Priorities List
09/13/2012EPA Adds 12 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Eight Other Sites Proposed To Be Added
08/30/2012Deadline November 21 for Eligible Schools, Entities to Submit Proposals for EPA's Environmental Education Grants
07/20/2012EPA to Review Technical Information on Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for New Power Plants/Routine review has no impact on cost or vital health benefits of first national standards for mercury pollution
07/11/2012$60,000 Grant to Kansas State University
07/09/2012EPA Region 7 Tribal Program Awards Grants to Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri for Water Monitoring, Radon Protection
07/09/2012EPA Region 7 Tribal Program Awards Grants to Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation for Water Pollution Control, General Assistance
07/09/2012EPA Region 7 Tribal Program Awards Grants to Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas for Water Quality, Response Program and General Assistance
07/02/2012EPA Education Grant of $150,000 Awarded to Earth Force
06/25/2012EPA Expands Real-Time Monitoring of Kansas City Area Streams and Launches KCWaterBug Mobile Application
06/21/2012Russell Stover Candies, Inc., to Pay $585,000 Penalty to Settle Violations of Clean Water Act at its Iola, Kansas, Facility
06/21/2012Iowa Western Community College to Receive $200,000 in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Funds
06/07/2012EPA Approves Kansas' List of Impaired Waters
05/30/2012EPA to Support United Way's Health Day of Action Event on Saturday, June 2, 2012
05/30/201218 U.S. Teachers Receive Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators
05/29/2012CCI Concerned Citizens Group to be Recognized for Successful Community Involvement at CCI Superfund Site in Olathe, Kan.
05/29/2012Mid-America Pipeline Company LLC, Enterprise Products Operating LLC to Pay $1M for Spills in Iowa, Kan., Neb.
05/25/2012Skin Cancer Common But Preventable For Those Who Work or Play Outdoors
05/15/2012National "Documerica" Environmental Photo Exhibit Comes to National Archives at Kansas City
05/08/2012EPA Region 7 Representatives Volunteer at Local High Schools as Part of Girl Scouts’ IMAGINE Program
04/19/2012EPA and Boys and Girls Clubs to Celebrate Earth Day April 20
04/17/2012Niobrara, Neb., High School Students Receive EPA Region 7’s 2011 President's Environmental Youth Award
03/27/2012National Cooperative Refinery Association to Pay $700,000 in Penalties for Violations at Kansas Refinery and Storage Facility
03/21/2012EPA Grant of $150,000 Awarded to Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education
03/09/2012EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Speak at 2:30 p.m. Monday, March 12, with KU Students and Faculty at Lawrence, Kan.
03/06/2012Refinery in Coffeyville, Kan., to Pay Almost $1M Civil Penalty for Environmental Violations Related to Air Emissions
03/06/2012EPA Region 7 to Co-Host Sixth Annual Radon Stakeholders’ Meeting on March 14 in Nebraska City, Neb.
03/06/2012Kansas Refinery to Pay Nearly $1 Million Penalty for Environmental Violations Related to Air Emissions
02/03/2012EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Topeka, Kan.
02/03/2012EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Salina, Kan.
02/03/2012EPA to Provide Smart Growth Technical Assistance to Hays, Kan.
01/27/2012Partnership to Introduce Children’s Environmental Health Information into Boys and Girls Clubs’ Educational Programs
01/26/2012Haskell Indian Nations University and EPA Announce Partnership Agreement to Promote Environmental Careers
01/20/2012EPA Regions 7 and 8 Meet State Agriculture Directors in Kansas City, Kan.
01/13/2012University of Kansas Hospital to be Honored for Reducing Waste
01/11/2012Hutchinson, Kan., Correctional Facility Honored for Reducing Waste
01/05/2012January is National Radon Action Month: Test for Dangerous Radon Gas
12/19/2011Environmental Justice Grants of $25,000 Awarded to Migrant Farmworkers Project and El Centro, Inc., of Kansas City
12/16/2011$388,000 Grant to Russell, Kan., for Drinking Water Improvements
12/15/2011$123,000 Grant to Wichita, Kan., for Storm Sewer Project
12/09/2011Initial Chanute Environmental Screenings Complete; Air Monitors In Place
12/01/2011$243,000 Grant to Salina, Kan., for Drinking Water and Sewer Project
11/17/2011Federal Partners Unite to Help Rural Communities with Environmental and Economic Goals
11/07/2011EPA Region 7 to Participate at National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk Event, Nov. 10 in Kansas City, Mo.
11/04/2011EPA, DOE to Study Potential for Renewable Energy Possibilities on Farmland Industries Nitrogen Plant Site in Lawrence, Kan.
11/02/2011Mississippi River Push Boat Project Receives $494,978 Diesel Emissions Reductions Grant
11/02/2011Kansas Department of Health and Environment Project Receives $343,000 to Reduce Diesel Emissions in Wichita and Kansas City
11/01/2011EPA Order Requires Companies to Investigate Environmental Contamination at Frontier El Dorado Refinery in El Dorado, Kan.
10/27/2011$29,900 Grant to Friends of the Kaw for Environmental Education
10/27/2011$54,642 Grant to Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education
10/25/2011EPA to Host Children's Health Disparities Forum on Oct. 27
10/05/2011Nov. 28 is Deadline to Apply for 2012 EPA Brownfields Funding
09/22/2011$150,000 Environmental Education Grant Available
09/19/2011President's Environmental Youth Awards Competition Accepting Nominations from Students in Grades K-12
08/22/2011EPA Issues Compliance Orders to Six Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska
08/19/2011EPA Region 7 to Host Five Free Brownfields Grant Writing Workshops for Communities Interested in 2012 Competition
07/26/2011Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita, Kan., to Pay $17,979 Civil Penalty to Settle Hazardous Waste Issues
07/14/2011EPA Urges Residents of Joplin, Mo., to Keep Tornado Debris Segregated into Categories as Curbside Pickup Continues
07/01/2011EPA Region 7 Receives Award for Small Business Contracting Accomplishments
06/21/2011EPA Urges Caution on Tornado Renovation Activities Involving Lead Paint
06/21/2011EPA Closes Joplin Drop-Off Site for Hazardous Waste, White Goods and Electronic Equipment; City of Joplin Drop-Off Site to Remain Open
06/20/2011MRC Recycling Begins Processing Thousands of Electronic Goods Collected from Joplin, Mo., Tornado Debris
06/20/2011Residents Urged to Move and Secure Potentially Hazardous Items in Advance of Rising Floodwaters along the Missouri River
06/15/2011EPA Identifies Areas in Iowa and Kansas That Would Not Meet Tighter Lead Air Standards
05/26/2011EPA Region 7 Urges Heartland Residents to Guard Against Skin Cancer by Observing ‘Don’t Fry Day’ on Friday, May 27
05/26/2011EPA Region 7 Launches Facebook Page
05/23/2011Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks to Recognize Diesel Emission Reductions in Johnson County, Kansas
05/16/2011EPA Issues Compliance Orders to Seven Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska
05/09/2011EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Highlight Asthma Awareness on May 11 Visit to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.
04/19/2011April 20 Presentation of President’s Environmental Youth Award to Goddard High School, Goddard, Kan.
04/04/2011EPA Regional Administrator Informs Staff of Decision by General Services Administration to Award Building Lease
04/04/2011EPA Selects 32 Locations for Assistance with Sustainable Community Planning
03/30/2011Fourth Round of Sampling Reveals No Indoor Air Health Concerns at Buildings 50 and 52 at the Bannister Federal Complex
03/21/2011Experts to Discuss Benefits to Kansas City Metro Area from EPA's Proposed Standards for Mercury, Air Toxics Pollution from Power Plants
03/11/2011EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks to Host March 15 Regulatory Reform Listening Session in Springfield, Mo.
03/07/2011Radon Conference Scheduled March 9 in Columbia, Mo.
03/03/2011Environmental Education Grants Available
02/22/2011EPA’s Energy Star Leaders Drive Greater Energy Efficiency
01/31/2011Environmental Justice Grants Now Available
01/31/2011Orval Kent Food Company, Inc., to Pay $390,000 Civil Penalty for Industrial Wastewater Discharges at Baxter Springs, Kan.
01/31/2011Third Round of Sampling Reveals No Indoor Air Health Concerns at Buildings 50 and 52 at the Bannister Federal Complex
01/21/2011$462,000 Grant to Manhattan, Kan., for the Drinking Water System
01/21/2011EPA Region 7 and 8 Host Meeting with State Agriculture Directors in Denver
01/20/2011EPA Seeks Applications for Community-Based Environmental Grants / Grants will help communities address local health and pollution issues
01/13/2011Josh Svaty Selected as Senior Adviser to EPA’s Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks
12/28/2010$485,000 Grant to Rose Hill, Kan., for Stormwater Improvements
12/06/2010EPA Region 7 Compliance and Enforcement Actions in 2010 Result in Record $3 Billion in Pollution Control and Cleanup