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News Releases issued by the Office of Water


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04/07/2014U.S. EPA Administrator to Address U.S. Water Alliance During 2014 Water Prize Ceremony
04/03/2014USDA, EPA Partner to Improve Access To Clean Water, Improved Infrastructure in U.S.-Mexico Border Region
04/03/2014EPA Awarding Close to $13 Million to Assist Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Across the United States
03/26/2014Here’s What They’re Saying About the Clean Water Act Proposed Rule
03/25/2014EPA and Army Corps of Engineers Clarify Protection for Nation’s Streams and Wetlands: Agriculture’s Exemptions and Exclusions from Clean Water Act Expanded by Proposal
03/17/2014EPA Asks Americans to Join the Race to Stop Water Leaks - WaterSense celebrates Fix a Leak Week Beginning March 17
02/28/2014EPA Moves to Protect Bristol Bay Fishery from Pebble Mine
02/28/2014TODAY: Press Conference Call with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy To Discuss Bristol Bay, Alaska fishery and Pebble Mine
02/11/2014EPA Revises Permitting Guidance for Using Diesel Fuel in Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing
02/05/2014EPA Launches WaterSense H2Otel Challenge to Encourage Water Savings
01/15/2014EPA Releases Bristol Bay Assessment Describing Potential Impacts to Salmon and Water From Copper, Gold Mining / Agency launched study after requests for action to protect Bristol Bay watershed from large-scale mining
12/03/2013USDA, EPA Partnership Supports Water Quality Trading To Benefit Environment, Economy
11/20/2013EPA Study: Mercury Levels in Women of Childbearing Age Drop 34 Percent / Data suggest women making more informed seafood choices
10/25/2013EPA Awards $400,000 to Communities to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resilience to Climate Change / Communities in Rhode Island, Michigan, Nebraska, Indiana, Arizona, and South Carolina will receive funding for green infrastructure
10/23/2013EPA Recognizes WaterSense Partners of the Year for their Efforts in Promoting Water Efficiency
09/23/2013EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week
09/19/2013First WaterSense Labeled Product Available for Commercial Kitchens / Pre-rinse spray valves will help restaurants save water, energy, and money
07/18/2013United States Reaches an Agreement with XTO Energy to Prevent Waste Spills from Natural Gas Exploration and Production
06/04/2013EPA Survey Shows $384 Billion Needed for Drinking Water Infrastructure by 2030
05/10/2013Federal Agencies Expand Urban Waterway Revitalization Efforts in Communities Across the Nation
05/08/2013FRIDAY: Federal Urban Waters Partnership to Announce New Program Locations and Partner Agencies
05/02/2013EPA to Award Over a Half Billion in Funding to Areas Impacted by Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York / Funding will Help Upgrade Wastewater and Drinking Water Facilities Damaged by Sandy
05/01/2013MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to Announce More Than a Half Billion in Post-Sandy Funding for New Jersey and New York to Help Alleviate Impacts of Storms
04/22/2013EPA Honors Winners of First-Ever Campus RainWorks Challenge / University of Florida and Illinois Institute of Technology lead in design of green infrastructure on campus
04/19/2013EPA Proposes to Reduce Toxic Pollutants Discharged into Waterways by Power Plants
04/16/2013MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA, USDA and State Partners to Discuss Priority Water Pollution Reduction Issues April 18 and 19 in Louisville, Kentucky
03/28/2013EPA Finalizes Vessel General Permit / Action will help protect U.S. water quality and reduce risk of invasive species
03/26/2013EPA Survey Finds More Than Half of the Nation’s River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition
03/18/2013EPA Marks March 18-24 as Fifth Annual Fix a Leak Week/One in every 10 homes has a leak that is wasting at least 90 gallons of water per day
03/13/2013EPA Announces Membership of Great Lakes Advisory Board
12/20/2012EPA Updates Rule for Pathogens in Drinking Water, Sets Limit for E. Coli
11/26/2012EPA Recommends New Recreational Water Quality Criteria to Better Protect Public Health
11/15/2012EPA Launches “SepticSmart” to Prevent Costly Septic System Problems, Protect Environment
10/18/2012New App Lets Users Check Health of Waterways Anywhere in the U.S.
10/04/2012WaterSense Partners of the Year Help Americans Save Water, Money on Utility Bills
09/12/2012Hypoxia Task Force Launches New Monitoring Efforts to Track Water Quality Improvements
09/07/2012United States and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement / Agreement will protect the health of the largest freshwater system in the world
09/07/2012TODAY: United States and Canada to Announce Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
09/06/2012EPA Awards $15 Million to Assist U.S. Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems
09/05/2012FRIDAY: United States and Canada to Announce Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
09/05/2012EPA Opens Registration for Campus RainWorks Design Challenge Competition
07/19/2012EPA Provides $950,000 to Improve Water Quality Using Green Infrastructure in 17 Communities
07/13/2012Obama Administration Releases Report on Progress and Next Steps in Restoring the Everglades, Announces Additional $80 Million in Project Funding / Over $1.5 Billion Invested in the Everglades Since 2009; USDA To Fund Fourth Year of Easements for Water Quality, Wildlife Habitat Improvements in the Northern Everglades Watershed
06/26/2012EPA Awarding $2.7 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters
06/12/2012EPA Announces Framework to Help Local Governments Manage Stormwater Runoff and Wastewater
05/29/2012EPA and Department of Veterans Affairs to Connect Veterans with Jobs in Water Sectors
05/16/2012EPA Launches Competition for College Students to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management
05/04/2012EPA Releases Draft Permitting Guidance for Using Diesel Fuel in Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing/Guidance will clarify means of compliance with 2005 Amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act
05/01/2012EPA to Work with Drinking Water Systems to Monitor Unregulated Contaminants
04/16/2012U.S. and Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with the City of Memphis
03/09/2012EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Announces Creation of Anacostia River Revitalization Fund / EPA Administrator was joined by National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to announce $1 million fund
03/08/2012TOMORROW: EPA Chief to Announce Creation of Anacostia River Revitalization Fund
03/08/2012EPA Encourages Americans to Save Water During Fix a Leak Week/ WaterSense Partner of the Year Delta Faucet Company to fix leaks at homes and community facilities across the country
03/02/2012Urban Waters Federal Partnership Launches Ambassadors Program to Support Revitalizing Urban Waterways in U.S. Communities / First Ambassador Selected; Will Help Coordinate Los Angeles River Watershed Project
03/02/2012EPA Provides $15 Million to Help Small Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems Across the Country/Funding will help small systems better serve local communities
02/16/2012EPA Issues Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Sites/New permit includes more protections for waterways, shaped by important public and stakeholder feedback
01/31/2012EPA To Provide Nearly $10 Million to Clean Up Beaches Across the Nation/The agency launches improved website for beach advisories and closures
01/17/2012Administrator Jackson, Secretary Vilsack Sign Historic Agreement With State of Minnesota to Help Farmers Protect Rivers, Streams and Lakes
12/07/2011EPA To Provide Nearly $2 Million to Revitalize U.S. Urban Waters
11/30/2011EPA Proposes Updated Vessel General Permit and Permit for Small Vessels/Action would help protect U.S. water quality and lower invasive species risk
11/03/2011EPA’s WaterSense Program to Label Innovative Watering Technology/Weather-based irrigation controllers can help save 110 billion gallons of water and $410 million per year on utility bills
10/28/2011EPA Develops New Planning Approach to Improve Water Quality in U.S. Cities
10/20/2011EPA Announces Schedule to Develop Natural Gas Wastewater Standards/Announcement is part of administration’s priority to ensure natural gas development continues safely and responsibly
10/06/2011WaterSense Partners of the Year Recognized for Dedication to Water-Efficiency
08/12/2011EPA Seeks Input on the Development of Drinking Water Perchlorate Regulation
08/08/2011EPA and USDA Create a Partnership to Improve Drinking Water Systems and Develop Workforce in Rural Communities
07/21/2011EPA Issues Final Guidance to Protect Water Quality in Appalachian Communities from Impacts of Mountaintop Mining / Agency to provide flexibility while protecting environment and public health
07/19/2011Update on the Cooling Water Intake Structures Proposed Rule
06/28/2011EPA Seeks Input from Small Entities on Revisions for the Lead and Copper Rule
06/27/2011Update on Waters of the U.S. Draft Guidance
06/24/2011Federal Agencies Partner to Revitalize Urban Waterways In Communities Across The U.S.
06/23/2011EPA Identifies Case Studies for Hydraulic Fracturing Study / Agency to conduct field work in various regions of the country starting this summer
06/17/2011EPA Administrator Tours WaterSense Manufacturing Facility to Highlight Products that Conserve Water / Consumers also save money with WaterSense
06/15/2011EPA Seeks Small Business Participation on Wastewater Discharge Rule for Steam Electric Power Plants
06/02/2011EPA to Host Public Listening Sessions during National Ocean Month
04/29/2011EPA Launches New Strategy to Promote Use of Green Infrastructure for Environmental and Economic Benefits
04/27/2011Obama Administration Affirms Comprehensive Commitment to Clean Water
04/27/2011Senior Obama Administration Officials to Host Press Conference Calls, Events Today to Discuss Clean Water
04/15/2011EPA Solicits Public Comment on Permit to Reduce Stormwater Discharges from Construction Sites
03/28/2011EPA to Open Public Comment on Proposed Standards to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
03/11/2011EPA Encourages Americans to Save Water During Fix a Leak Week
03/07/2011EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels
03/03/2011EPA Submits for Public Comment the Next Round of Safe Drinking Water Act Contaminant Monitoring
02/08/2011EPA Submits Draft Hydraulic Fracturing Study Plan to Independent Scientists for Review / The draft plan is open to public comment
02/02/2011EPA To Develop Regulation for Perchlorate and Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water
01/14/2011EPA Grants Continue to Protect Beachgoers
01/13/2011EPA Halts Disposal of Mining Waste to Appalachian Waters at Proposed Spruce Mine / Agency cites irreversible damage to clean water, environment in the region
01/11/2011EPA Issues Guidance for Enhanced Monitoring of Hexavalent Chromium in Drinking Water
01/07/2011EPA and HHS Announce New Scientific Assessments and Actions on Fluoride / Agencies working together to maintain benefits of preventing tooth decay while preventing excessive exposure
12/22/2010Statement from EPA Administrator Jackson regarding her meeting with 10 U.S. senators on Chromium-6
12/21/2010EPA Statement on Chromium-6 in Drinking Water
12/13/2010EPA to Hold Listening Session to Obtain Public Input for the Next Vessel General Permit
11/23/2010EPA Recognizes Nation’s First WaterSense Labeled Homes / Water efficiency program aims to help homebuyers save money on utility bills while cutting their water and energy use
11/22/2010EPA Finalizes Rules to Foster Safe Carbon Storage Technology

Actions part of efforts to reduce barriers to widespread deployment of carbon capture and sequestration, an important set of technologies to combat climate change
11/09/2010Eight of Nine U.S. Companies Agree to Work with EPA Regarding Chemicals Used in Natural Gas Extraction / EPA conducting congressionally mandated study to examine the impact of the hydraulic fracturing process on drinking water quality; Halliburton subpoenaed after failing to meet EPA’s voluntary requests for information
10/22/2010EPA to Hold Listening Sessions on Potential Chesapeake Bay Stormwater Rule
10/07/2010EPA Announces WaterSense Partners of the Year
10/04/2010EPA Issues Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure Sustainability Policy
09/30/2010Independent Science Advisory Board Draft Review Supports EPA Science on Mountaintop Mining Impacts
09/27/2010EPA Will Propose Rule to Protect Waterways by Reducing Mercury from Dental Offices / Existing technology is available to capture dental mercury

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