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02/27/2009EPA concludes emergency response following Agua Fria High School mercury spill
02/26/2009Children’s Poster Contest Sheds Light on Sun Safety/
Annual competition gives students a chance to raise awareness, win prizes; deadline—April 13
02/19/2009Classes Resume at Agua Fria High School Following Mercury Spill /
School Officials Declare it Safe for Campus Operations to Resume
02/05/2009U.S. EPA awards APS for addressing most potent greenhouse gas / Arizona utility takes action against climate change
01/28/2009Deadline to submit U.S. EPA Environmental Award nomination is February 8 / Opportunity to recognize environmental champions
01/20/2009Noah Webster Basic School takes steps to comply with asbestos law, protect students / Mesa, Ariz., charter school lacked management plan, proper inspection
01/07/2009U.S. EPA solicits Environmental Award nominations /
Opportunity to recognize environmental champions
12/22/2008 EPA determines that Nogales, Ariz., will need to do more to clean air / More protective fine particulate matter designations announced today
12/11/2008EPA and ADEQ honor Arizona’s environmental business leaders / ADEQ initiates state-wide Performance Track program
12/10/2008Wanted: Environmental Fugitives/ Federal government launches first-ever environmental crimes fugitive web site
12/09/2008US EPA launches new site, making environmental information available to reporters on the go/ Reporters can access site from PDA’s and cell phones to gain instant access to critical information while in the field
12/05/2008EPA enforcement actions in Arizona reduce nearly 18 million pounds of pollution / Agency announces environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2008
12/03/2008$1.75 Million Grant To Strengthen Tribal Partnerships
11/24/2008U.S. EPA Highlights Ways Everyone Can “Go Green” during the Holidays / Easy and effective ways to reduce and reuse
11/18/2008 Arizona Companies Correct Environmental Violations, EPA Forgives Fines / Businesses avoid $66,000 in penalties by self-reporting environmental violations
11/14/2008Saturday is America Recycles Day; Recycle, reduce greenhouse gas emissions / U.S. EPA encourages public to do its part, find ways to increase recycling
11/13/2008University of Arizona Helps Pave the Way to Intriguing International Sustainability Solutions / EPA awards nearly $1M in grant funding
11/06/2008Two Phoenix companies ordered to develop risk management plan to protect first responders, public / Reddy Ice Corporation and Granite Capital, LLC fined $75,000 after chemical release
11/03/2008Efforts to protect water supplies from leaking underground tanks result in record year / Over 100 inspections educate tank operators, protect water supplies
EPA decision acknowledges tribal sovereignty for Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community /
“Treatment as a state” approval supports Tribe’s air quality programs
10/22/2008U.S. EPA authorizes Navajo Nation to carry out program that protects groundwater /
Tribal government to run underground injection control program
10/15/2008U.S. EPA issues two “Stop Sale” orders to protect public from Unelko Corp.’s unregistered pesticides
10/15/2008EPA requires Pool Chlor, Inc. to correct violations to protect emergency responders, public / Company fails to prepare written emergency procedures
10/10/2008EPA Approves Fuel Waiver for Phoenix area
10/10/2008EPA Approves Fuel Waiver for Phoenix area
10/09/2008Arizona wins WaterSense State Challenge
10/07/2008Arizona developer agrees to settle Clean Water Act violations along the Santa Cruz River
09/30/2008EPA fines six Arizona charter school operators for asbestos violations
Schools failed to have inspections completed and asbestos management plans
09/29/2008EPA fines Bug Stop Pest Control for pesticide violations
Pesticide contained three times the normal active ingredient, from unregistered facility
09/24/2008U.S. EPA acts to protect public from Unelko Corporations’s unregistered pesticides
09/24/2008U.S. EPA Report Targets Local, National Environmental Trends
Highlights from 2008 Report on the Environment released today
09/19/2008The Nation's Fuel Economy is on the Rise
09/17/2008Winslow, Ariz., fined more than $240,000 for asbestos violations
City failed to protect workers, public during apartment demolition
U.S. EPA Disaster Experts Stress Importance of Emergency Preparedness
Experts Available for Interviews During National Preparedness Month 2008
Audio files available on-line
09/05/2008U.S.-Mexico Environmental Partnership Bringing Cleaner Water and Air
To Border Communities
09/04/2008Tucson pool company removing chlorine gas from operations after environmental violations
09/03/2008NEWS BRIEF: EPA Hosts Public Meeting on Tuba City Open Dump Site
09/03/2008U.S. EPA adds the Iron King Mine - Humboldt Smelter site to national Superfund list
08/21/2008Local company settles with EPA
08/20/2008Casa Grande Water Reclamation facility cited for failing to maintain chemical risk plan
08/19/2008EPA, States and Tribes Work in Collaboration to Meet the 24-hour Fine Particle National Air Quality Standard
08/14/2008California, Southwest facilities renew beyond-compliance environmental goals through EPA's Performance Track program
08/13/2008NEWS BRIEF: Summit to address uranium contamination on the Navajo Nation
08/12/2008Ariz. power plant agrees to install controls to reduce harmful emissions
Settlement also requires power plant to pay a $950,000 civil penalty
08/07/2008EPA Announces Web-Based System for Companies to Self-Disclose Environmental Violations
08/05/2008Five Arizona water systems receive orders from EPA
07/23/2008Industry Challenge reduces pollution in South Phoenix
07/09/2008EPA fines SuperFuels $55,000 for underground storage tank violations
07/07/2008EPA fines Phoenix company $23,400 for hazardous chemical reporting violations
06/30/2008U.S. EPA fines Chandler casting firm $10,000 for hazardous waste violations
06/17/2008Oklahoma-based pipeline company
to pay $5.3 million for petroleum discharges
06/13/2008EPA announces plan, makes progress towards cleaning up the legacy of abandoned uranium mines on the Navajo Nation
06/05/2008Lost Lake Resort fined $55,076 for underground fuel tank violations
06/05/2008Tempe electronics company pays $46,300 for toxic chemical reporting violations
05/28/2008EPA Honors Winners of Eighth Annual Clean Air Excellence Awards –Gila River Indian Community recognized
05/19/2008Motorola, Siemens Corp. and Glaxosmithkline pay $500,000 penalty for system failures at superfund site in Scottsdale, AZ
05/19/2008EPA orders City of Nogales, Ariz. to correct drinking water violations
05/07/2008Tempe, Ariz. builder pays $106,000 to settle dust violations
04/30/2008Hidden Valley public water system near Maricopa, Ariz. fined $1000 for drinking water violations
04/29/2008U.S., Mexico train for border hazardous disaster preparedness April 29-30
04/22/2008U.S. EPA proposes to approve Navajo Nation’s underground injection control program
04/21/2008April 22nd is Earth Day: Get local with stories that matter in your community
U.S. EPA experts available for interviews this week
04/15/2008 ASARCO agrees to clean up contaminated yards in Hayden and Winkelman, Ariz.
04/15/2008New Report Highlights Environmental Issues; Some in Unlikely Places
04/14/2008U.S. EPA honors three Arizona environmental heroes
04/09/2008EPA awards $420,000 in Small Business research grants to Pacific Southwest Region companies
04/09/2008U.S. EPA putting its money to work, to clean up diesel engines
04/08/2008U.S. EPA awards Arizona community $200,000 to assess Brownfields sites
03/19/2008U.S EPA proposes Iron King Mine - Humboldt Smelter to Superfund site list
03/19/2008U.S. EPA orders ASARCO to clean up contaminated yards in Hayden and Winkelman, Ariz.
03/12/2008EPA Strengthens Smog Standards to Better Protect Human Health and the Environment
02/21/2008EPA releases 2006 Arizona Toxics Release Inventory data
02/08/2008U.S. EPA settles with animal products distributor for $56,200 following pesticide violations
01/24/2008U.S. EPA, ADEQ, celebrate Phoenix-Goodyear Airport North groundwater treatment facility: $1 million facility benefits thousands of area residents
01/16/2008EPA settles with Pima County Board of Supervisors and Cesar Chavez Learning Community, Inc. for asbestos violations
01/10/2008U.S. EPA solicits Environmental Award nominations
01/08/2008U.S. EPA to hold public meetings on recent Hayden and Winkleman air and soil sampling results
01/07/2008U.S. EPA fines AmeriGas Propane $19,432 for chemical reporting violations: Arizona facility failed to notify emergency agencies of hazardous chemicals
12/20/2007U.S. EPA denies Gila River hazardous waste permit to Romic Environmental: Lack of landowner signature prompts agency to deny permit
12/19/2007U.S. EPA orders TCE groundwater investigation in Gila River Indian Community: Romic Environmental, Plymouth Tube must research past chemical releases
12/05/2007U.S. EPA settles with Arizona mine for $28,950 for toxic chemical reporting violations
12/04/2007U.S. EPA honors Intel Corporation, Santa Clara Valley Water District with Water Efficiency Leader award
Billions of gallons of water saved in Arizona and California
12/03/2007Every Drop Counts - EPA Recognizes Water Efficiency Leaders
11/15/2007EPA announces Arizona environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2007
Asbestos, air quality related cases highlight year
11/08/2007EPA Pacific Southwest Region awards over $400,000 in pollution prevention grants to state agencies in California, Arizona and Nevada
11/05/2007U.S. EPA, ADEQ, celebrate Tucson Airport $5.5 million soil and groundwater treatment plant
10/31/2007EPA fines contractor, Arizona Deptartment of Transportation $36,410 over asbestos violations
10/30/2007U.S. EPA seeks $27,500 civil penalty against Arizona water company
10/18/2007U.S. EPA announces four new Performance Track members for the Pacific Southwest
10/18/2007EPA settles with Tolleson, Ariz. company for failing to notify authorities after chemical release
10/17/2007Western Tribal Environmental Issues Highlighted at 15th Annual Tribal/EPA Conference in Nevada
10/17/2007EPA settles with Tolleson, Ariz. company
for failing to notify authorities after chemical release
10/02/2007U.S. EPA orders two Arizona water companies to monitor drinking water for disinfection byproducts
09/27/2007U.S. EPA fines Romic Environmental Technologies Corp. $97,000 for hazardous waste violations
09/24/2007Phoenix home builder fined $155,000 to settle dust violations
09/24/2007U.S. EPA and Navajo Nation inspect 40 underground tanks on tribal lands
09/19/2007EPA settles with Tucson chemical manufacturer for $2,500
09/13/2007U.S. EPA fines Shasta Beverages, Inc. $11,900 for chemical reporting violations
09/05/2007U.S. EPA settles with New Mexico pest exterminator for $1,170
08/29/2007South Phoenix Industry Challenge meets environmental goals ahead of schedule