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09/16/2014EPA Adds Five, Proposes Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
08/14/2014EPA Announces $11 Million in Supplemental Funds to Clean up and Redevelop Contaminated Brownfields Sites Across the Country
07/31/2014MEDIA ADVISORY: CEQ, EPA, GSA, and USPS Leaders to Discuss Sustainable Electronics
07/24/2014EPA Seeks Comments on Potential Revisions to its Risk Management Program
06/06/2014A Shared Commitment: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security
05/28/2014EPA Selects 171 Communities for New Brownfield Investment Grants to Boost Local Economies, Leverage Job Creation/Funding will revitalize communities by cleaning up and redeveloping contaminated sites
05/22/2014EPA Recognizes Over 400 Federal Facilities for Achieving $42 Million in Cost Savings and Environmental Benefits
05/12/2014EPA Announces $3.6 Million in Environmental Job Training Grants to Provide Unemployed Residents with Job Opportunities Cleaning Up and Reducing Pollution Nationwide
05/08/2014EPA Adds Seven Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List/Agency also proposes to add an additional five sites
02/07/2014EPA Evaluation Finds Use of Coal Ash in Concrete and Wallboard Appropriate
02/06/2014EPA Requests Input on Hazardous Waste Management in the Retail Sector
12/19/2013EPA Rule Provides a Clear Pathway for Using Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies
12/11/2013EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Agency also proposes to add an additional eight sites
09/04/2013EPA Encourages Revitalization in Auto Communities with New Document
08/30/2013EPA, OSHA and ATF Provide Information and Lessons Learned About the Safe Storage, Handling and Management of Ammonium Nitrate
08/05/2013EPA Screens More Than 66,000 Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy Potential
07/23/2013EPA Reduces Regulatory Burden for Industrial Facilities Using Solvent Wipes/Common-sense exclusion will save industry up to $27.8 million per year
07/15/2013EPA Announces $15 Million in Supplemental Funds to Clean up and Redevelop Contaminated Brownfields Sites Across the Country
06/13/2013EPA Announces More Than $3 Million in Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grants to Help Facilitate Environmental Stewardship and Cleanup Across the Country
06/04/2013EPA and USDA Join Together To Help Americans Reduce Wasted Food
05/21/2013EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List/Agency also proposes to add an additional nine sites
05/08/2013EPA Announces Selected Recipients to Receive $62.5 Million to Clean Up Contaminated Sites, Protect Health and the Environment, and Revitalize Communities Nationwide
05/01/2013Harvard University Recognizes EPA Renewable Energy Program as a Top Government Innovation
04/25/2013EPA Awards $4 Million to Help Support Cleanup and Reuse of Brownfields Sites Across the Country
11/15/2012EPA Focuses on Food Waste for 15th Annual America Recycles Day
09/20/2012Electronics Manufacturers and Retailers Join EPA Challenge for Safe Management of Used Electronics
09/19/2012TOMORROW: EPA to Kick Off Challenge on Safe Management of Used Electronics
09/13/2012EPA Adds 12 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Eight Other Sites Proposed To Be Added
06/21/2012EPA Announces $3 Million In Environmental Job Training Grants / Grants provide job trainees opportunities to protect public health in their communities
05/24/2012EPA Announces $69.3 Million to Clean Up Contaminated Sites and Revitalize Communities / Investment will protect people’s health and the environment, create jobs and promote economic redevelopment nationwide
05/09/2012EPA Adds Three Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
03/13/2012EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional 10 Sites
01/10/2012The Results Are In: 2011 Game Day Challenge Winners
11/15/2011EPA Highlights Recycling Efforts on America Recycles Day
11/04/2011EPA, DOE Partner to Develop Renewable Energy on Potentially Contaminated Sites / Clean energy project aims to benefit local economies and create jobs
10/17/2011EPA Marks 25th Anniversary of EPCRA
09/15/2011EPA Advancing Clean Up at 15 Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposing 11 Sites for Action
09/01/2011College Football Fans Compete to Protect the Environment
08/12/2011EPA Issues Rule on Carbamate Wastes
08/04/2011EPA Takes Action on Reducing Barriers to the Use of Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technologies / Action supports national framework for the safe use of clean energy technology
07/20/2011Obama Administration Officials and Industry Leaders Unveil Federal Strategy to Promote U.S.-Based Electronics Recycling Market and Jobs / Dell Inc., Sprint and Sony Electronics sign agreement with EPA to encourage certified recycling, protect public health, and support best practices in electronics stewardship
07/19/2011Obama Administration Officials and Business Leaders to Make Announcement on Electronics Stewardship Tomorrow in Austin, Texas
07/12/2011EPA Administrator Announces National Grants to Train Jobseekers in Green Jobs and Clean Up of Contaminated Sites
07/06/2011EPA Proposes Safeguards for Hazardous Waste Recycling / Action aims to promote economic, environmental and public health benefits of waste recycling
06/06/2011EPA Administrator Announces $76 Million to Clean Up Contaminated Sites and Revitalize Communities / EPA brownfields investments protect health and environment, create jobs and promote economic re-development nationwide
05/17/2011EPA Releases More Electric Utility Plans to Improve Safety of Coal Ash Impoundments
04/12/2011EPA Updates SPCC Regulation to Exclude Milk and Milk Products / Updated rule in keeping with president’s executive order on regulatory reform
04/04/2011EPA Solicits Applications for RE-Powering America’s Land / Agency encouraging reuse of potentially contaminated areas for renewable energy purposes
03/08/2011EPA Adds 10 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Fifteen additional sites proposed to be included on the NPL
02/11/2011EPA Releases More Electric Utility Plans to Improve Safety of Coal Ash Impoundments
01/28/2011EPA Solicits Public Input on Using Vapor Intrusion Threats as Criteria for Superfund Sites
01/20/2011EPA Seeks Applications for Community-Based Environmental Grants / Grants will help communities address local health and pollution issues
12/28/2010EPA Improves Guidance for Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Cleanup
12/14/2010EPA Removes Saccharin from Hazardous Substances Listing
12/10/2010EPA’s Superfund Program Marks 30th Anniversary / New Integrated Cleanup Initiative will help accelerate site cleanup and provide greater transparency for communities
12/09/2010EPA Seeks Public Comment on Integrated Cleanup Initiative Implementation Plan
12/06/2010EPA Seeks Small Business Input on Financial Responsibility Requirements for Hard Rock Mining
11/30/2010EPA Announces 2010 Game Day Challenge Winners / Seventy-seven colleges and universities divert 500,000 pounds of waste from landfills
11/16/2010EPA Proposes Guidance for Underground Storage Tanks
11/16/2010President Signs America Recycles Day Proclamation/Proclamation, new task force focus on electronic waste
10/19/2010EPA Proposes to Add Nine New Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
10/15/2010EPA Awards $4 Million for Brownfields / Most assistance to under-served, economically disadvantaged communities
10/14/2010EPA Releases Draft Plan on RE-Powering America’s Land / Advancing the development of renewable energy on potentially contaminated lands
10/08/2010EPA Extends by One Year the Compliance Date on Spill Prevention Rule for Certain Facilities / Offshore drilling, production, workover, and certain onshore facilities are not eligible for extension
09/27/2010EPA Adds Seven Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List/Actions to help clean up and revitalize local communities
09/07/2010EPA Challenges Colleges to Recycle at Football Games / Agency encourages fans to reduce, reuse, recycle
09/03/2010New Report Warns of Expanding Threat of Hypoxia in U. S. Coastal Waters/Declining oxygen levels in nation’s waters forming dead zones, destroying habitats
08/19/2010EPA Announces a Schedule of Public Hearings on Proposed Coal Ash Regulations
07/30/2010EPA Proposes One Year Compliance Date Extension on Spill Prevention Rule for Certain Facilities / Offshore drilling, production, workover, and certain onshore facilities are not eligible for extension
07/29/2010EPA Announces $16 Million in Brownfields Funds to Clean up Communities
07/01/2010Coast Guard and EPA Send Directive to BP on Oil Spill Waste Management Plan
06/22/2010EPA to Seek Employee Participation in Chemical Safety Inspections
06/21/2010EPA Supports Superfund “Polluter Pays” Provision / Agency submits administration’s guidance to Congress
06/08/2010EPA Withdraws Emission Comparable Fuels Rule
05/20/2010EPA Expands Public Participation on Hazardous Waste Cleanup
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

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