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News Releases issued by the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response


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05/20/2010EPA launches Spanish Web Site on BP Oil Spill / EPA site to inform Spanish-speaking public about health, environmental impacts of spill
05/19/2010EPA Releases More Electric Utility Plans to Improve Safety of Coal Ash Impoundments
05/19/2010TODAY: Administrator Lisa P. Jackson to Testify on Oil Spill Prevention and Response
05/10/2010EPA Updates BP Spill Website with Information on Dispersants
05/10/2010TODAY: EPA Administrator Jackson Returns to Gulf Region / Administrator to meet officials, scientists and other local experts on BP oil spill’s potential impact
05/04/2010EPA Announces Plans to Regulate Coal Ash / Agency proposals would address risks of unsafe coal ash disposal, while supporting safe forms of beneficial use
04/21/2010EPA Proposes to Remove Saccharin from Hazardous Waste Listings
04/19/2010EPA Awards Nearly $80 Million to Cleanup and Revitalize Our Communities: Neighborhoods to gain health, environmental and economic benefits
04/10/2010Administrator Jackson Announces $2 Million in Brownfields Job Training Funds to Clean up Our Communities
04/01/2010EPA Highlights Recycling Opportunities During National Cell Phone Recycling Week
03/29/2010EPA Hosts Video Town Hall Meeting About Effective Land Use
03/23/2010EPA Recognizes Partners for Major Waste and Chemical Reductions
03/04/2010EPA Announces Superfund Cleanup Progress for FY 2009
03/02/2010EPA Adds Ten Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List

Action builds on efforts to clean up our communities
02/23/2010EPA, NREL Partner to Develop Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Sites

Clean energy project aims to benefit local economies and create jobs
02/22/2010EPA Hosts Online Town Hall Meeting
02/04/2010EPA Releases Electric Utility Plans to Improve Safety of Coal Ash Impoundments
01/15/2010In Renewed Effort on Environmental Justice, EPA to Assess Impacts of Waste Rule on Disadvantaged Communities

Agency’s draft plan on hazardous waste recycling rule open for public comment
12/31/2009EPA Seeks Public Input on Interim Guidance for Dioxins in Soil Cleanup Goals
12/30/2009EPA Identifies Three Industries for Financial Obligations in Cleanup of Environmental Releases

Action is a first step to ensure owners of these facilities, not taxpayers, foot bill for the cleanup of environmental releases
12/28/2009EPA Strengthens Transboundary Hazardous Waste Shipment Regulations
12/18/2009EPA Seeks Applications for Environmental Community Grants
12/16/2009EPA Hosts Video Competition to Promote ‘Three Rs’ of Consumer Waste
12/03/2009New Online Forum Increases Public’s Access to EPA
12/02/2009EPA Announces Proposal to Withdraw the Emission Comparable Fuels Rule
11/16/2009EPA Releases Report on Coal Ash Impoundments at AEP’s Philip Sporn Facility
11/13/2009Make Everyday America Recycles Day
11/10/2009EPA Announces Final Amendments to Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rules
11/09/2009EPA Announces Winner of the TV Recycling Challenge in Celebration of America Recycles Day
11/03/2009EPA Adds Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
10/29/2009EPA Alerts W.Va. and Ohio Officials of Potential Concerns about AEP Coal Ash Impoundment
10/22/2009EPA Recognizes Organizations for Improving Chemical Safety in Schools
10/15/2009EPA Releases Updated Risk Analysis for Solvent-Contaminated Industrial Wipes
10/15/2009EPA Plans to Develop Interim Preliminary Remediation Goals for Dioxin in Soil
10/06/2009EPA Publishes Voluntary Guidelines for Methamphetamine Laboratory Cleanup
09/23/2009EPA Adds 11 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / EPA also proposes to add 10 additional sites
09/18/2009Recycling and Land Reuse Practices Can Help Fight Climate Change
09/16/2009EPA Releases Reports on Dam Integrity Assessments at 17 Coal Ash Impoundments
09/08/2009EPA Releases Survey Results on Coal Ash Impoundments
09/08/2009EPA Seeks Comment on Greener Site Cleanups
08/04/2009EPA Announces $55 Million for Contaminated Land Clean Up and Local Job Creation
08/04/2009Almost $7 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Train Workers to Clean Contaminated Sites
07/13/2009EPA Publishes Notice Identifying Hardrock Mining Industry for Financial Responsibility Requirements / EPA plans to propose rule by spring 2011
06/29/2009EPA Posts List of 44 “High Hazard Potential” Coal Ash Waste Impoundments
06/29/2009EPA to Hold Public Meeting on Definition of Solid Waste
06/17/2009EPA Announces Public Health Emergency in Libby, Montana;
EPA to Move Aggressively on Cleanup and HHS to Assist Area Residents with Medical Care
06/16/2009Joint Press Conference with Administrator Jackson, HHS Secretary Sebelius and Senators Baucus and Tester
06/12/2009EPA Extends the Compliance Dates for all Facilities and Establishes New Compliance Dates for Farms Subject to Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) Rule
06/11/2009The Digital Television Transition: Don’t Kick Your TV to the Curb – eCycle Instead
05/08/2009EPA: $111.9 Million in Grants for Contaminated Land Cleanup, Economic Development
05/05/2009EPA Announces Next Steps on Two Hazardous Waste Rules
04/08/2009EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / EPA also proposes to add an additional 13 new sites to the NPL
04/08/2009EPA Awards $197 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Clean Up Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Leaks, Creating Jobs, Protecting Land and Water
04/02/2009EPA Challenges Americans by Launching National Cell Phone Recycling Week: April 6-12

100 million recycled cell phones save enough energy to power 18,500 homes
03/30/2009Delay of Effective Date for Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Requirements Finalized in December 2008
03/20/2009EPA Announces $211 Million of Recovery Act Funding Available to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Spur Redevelopment, Create Jobs
03/09/2009EPA Announces New Action to Prevent Coal Ash Releases
02/19/2009Stimulus Plan Will Create Sustainable Jobs That Will Protect Public Health
02/12/2009Manufacturers Take Up Challenge to Recycle TVs
01/30/2009EPA Seeks Additional Review, Extends Effective Date of Oil Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Requirements
01/15/2009$2.6 Million for Brownfields Environmental Job Training
01/14/2009SPCC Compliance Dates for all Facilities Extended and New Compliance Dates for Farms Established
01/09/2009EPA Proposes to Exempt Milk Containers from Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Requirements
01/08/2009Manufacturers, Retailers Boost Consumer Electronics Recycling
12/22/2008EPA Releases Clarification on Spent Oil Shale
12/12/2008Better Approach to Reporting Hazardous Substances from Farm Animal Waste
12/12/2008Comparable Fuels Exclusion Expanded
12/03/2008$1.75 Million Grant To Strengthen Tribal Partnerships
11/26/2008Celebrate the Environment: Go Green This Holiday Season without Going in the Red
11/20/2008EPA Seeks Public Comment on Proposal to Add Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste to Universal Waste Rule
11/20/2008Oil Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Rule Gains New Amendments
11/18/2008New Rule Will Improve Environmental Performance of Academic Labs
11/17/2008Progress Continues in Cleaning Up Hazardous Waste Sites
11/12/2008Recyclers Wanted
10/31/2008New Guidelines Encourage Responsible Recycling of Electronics
10/29/2008Industry Steps Up Recycling and Reducing Waste
10/17/2008EPA Amends Community Right-to-Know Reporting Regulation
10/16/2008EPA Finalizes Revisions to the 2005 Hazardous Waste Combustor NESHAP Rule
10/14/2008Fueling the Revitalization of Petroleum Brownfields
10/07/2008Definition of Solid Waste Revised to Encourage Recycling
09/24/2008EPA Powers Up Contaminated Sites into Renewable Energy
09/19/2008EPA Proposes Changes to Transboundary Hazardous Waste Shipment Regulations
09/08/2008The Digital Television Transition: No Need to Trash Your TV
09/03/2008Organizations Receive $1.5 Million for Brownfields Training, Research, and Technical Assistance
09/03/2008EPA Adds Six and Proposes 11 Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List
08/29/2008Manufacturers and Retailers Balance Tires and the Environment
07/29/2008EPA Funds Greener Brownfields Projects
07/08/2008Give Your Old Cell Phone A New Life- in English and Spanish
07/02/2008EPA Recognizes Leadership in Beneficial Uses of Industrial Materials
06/12/2008Grantees Receive $6.3 Million to Boost Property Revitalization
05/30/2008EPA Finalizes Amendment to the F019 Hazardous Waste Listing
05/23/2008Go Green in Your Lawn and Garden This Summer
04/23/2008Plug-In to Earth Week by eCycling
04/07/2008$74 Million in Grants to Give New Life to Old Properties
03/27/2008EPA Amends the 2005 National Emission Standards for Hazardous Waste Combustors Final Rule
03/19/2008EPA Adds 12 and Proposes Six Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
03/06/2008$2.5 Million for Brownfields Environmental Job Training
02/29/2008What's in a Million? Less Mercury
01/30/2008EPA Releases Multi-cultural Environmental Outreach Materials
01/08/2008Cell Phone Recycling is an Easy Call

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