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04/21/2009U.S. EPA takes action against Puainako Town Center to protect Hawaii’s drinking water from large capacity cesspools
04/08/2009Hawaii Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
04/06/2009U.S. EPA launches National Cell Phone Recycling Week: April 6-12 / ATandT, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless helping recycle
04/02/2009U.S. Navy agrees to clean up Wahiawa and Lualualei Superfund sites / Soil contaminated with PCBs, volatile organic compounds, metals
03/30/2009EPA orders Marisco Ltd. to correct Clean Water Act violations to protect coastal waters / Kapolei facility lacks proper run-off controls
03/19/2009U.S. EPA Releases Latest Report on Chemical Releases in Hawaii / 3-million pounds of toxic chemicals released into environment, majority of releases resulted from power generation
03/13/2009EPA completes clean up of hazardous substances at Hakimo property / Location was subject of search warrant, individuals sentenced for federal firearms violations
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
01/29/2009Global Shipping LLC and Global Marketing System, Inc. to pay penalties for PCB export violations involving Oceanic
01/28/2009Deadline to submit U.S. EPA Environmental Award nomination is February 8 / Opportunity to recognize environmental champions
01/07/2009U.S. EPA solicits Environmental Award nominations /
Opportunity to recognize environmental champions
01/06/2009City and County of Honolulu wastewater treatment plants’ exemptions not renewed / Sand Island and Honouliuli plants will be required to upgrade to full secondary treatment
12/15/2008EPA orders Estate of James Campbell and Sogo Hawaii, Inc. to cleanup the former Chem-Wood site / Action to address immediate hazards at property
12/11/2008EPA takes action against Bali Hai Villas Ltd. to protect coastal waters / $63,000 fine for stormwater violations is second in four years
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
12/04/2008EPA announces Hawaii environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2008 / Water pollution, pesticide cases and investigation into illegal dumping highlight year
11/24/2008U.S. EPA Highlights Ways Everyone Can “Go Green” during the Holidays / Easy and effective ways to reduce and reuse
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
10/27/2008EPA awards Environmental Justice Award to Anahola Homesteaders Council/
Kauai group is one of 12 recognized for the first annual award
10/02/2008Hawaii student receives EPA science fellowship;
Awarded to University of Hawaii at Hilo graduate student
10/01/2008Waste Management fined for West Hawaii Landfill violations, to implement fire controls at closed Kona landfill
09/30/2008EPA orders owner and operator of Hakimo property to clean up hazardous substances
Location was subject of search warrant in May
09/29/2008EPA cites Vector Tobacco for pesticide misuse and alleged worker safety issues
Company to pay $65,000 for violations at Kauai facility
09/25/2008EPA takes action against Del Monte Fresh Produce to protect community, workers from hazardous waste
Company fined $190,000 for improperly stored and handled hazardous waste
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
U.S. EPA Disaster Experts Stress Importance of Emergency Preparedness
Experts Available for Interviews During National Preparedness Month 2008
Audio files available on-line
09/09/2008EPA fines Syngenta Seeds, Inc. for pesticides violations in Hawaii
Hawaii violations part of larger action with total of over $284,000 in penalties
09/08/2008Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., and Syngenta Seeds, Inc. agree to pay more than $280,000 for violating federal pesticide rules
08/25/2008EPA and Hawaii Department of Health present two awards to County of Hawaii
08/07/2008EPA Announces Web-Based System for Companies to Self-Disclose Environmental Violations
06/24/2008EPA, partners announce diesel vehicle retrofit program: City and County of Honolulu, Grace Pacific “cleaner” vehicles to be demonstrated
06/16/2008EPA proposes settlement with owners of Crouching Lion restaurant for $42,000 for large capacity cesspool violations
05/20/2008EPA audit shows two Hawaii water quality testing laboratories need improvement
05/19/2008Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. fined $75,000 for failing to close large capacity cesspools
05/15/2008EPA fines Arizona company $18,500 for asbestos school violations
05/13/2008EPA searches Leeward Oahu property for alleged illegal hazardous waste activity
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
04/15/2008New Report Highlights Environmental Issues; Some in Unlikely Places
04/14/2008U.S. EPA honors Pacific Southwest environmental heroes from Hawaii
04/09/2008U.S. EPA putting its money to work, to clean up diesel engines
03/18/2008U.S. EPA files complaint against ship brokers for violations of Toxic Substances Control Act
03/12/2008EPA Strengthens Smog Standards to Better Protect Human Health and the Environment
02/21/2008EPA releases 2006 Hawaii Toxics Release Inventory data
02/07/2008U.S. EPA and Hawaii Department of Health host inaugural meeting of the Pacific Basin Brownfields Response Team
01/31/2008Coluccio Construction Co. and Castle Family LLC fined for Oahu wetlands violations
01/29/2008EPA orders Bali Hai Villas Ltd. to correct stormwater violations on Kauai
01/10/2008U.S. EPA solicits Environmental Award nominations
12/10/2007EPA proposes to not renew City and County of Honolulu wastewater permit variance for the Sand Island treatment plant
11/19/2007EPA settles with ABC Corporation for $52,000 for pesticide violations
11/15/2007EPA announces Hawaii environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2007
Water pollution related cases highlight year
10/18/2007U.S. EPA announces four new Performance Track members for the Pacific Southwest
10/02/2007EPA files complaint against Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp. for failing to close large capacity cesspools
09/17/2007EPA awards $30,000 environmental education grant to the Moanalua Gardens Foundation
Funds to support work on outreach projects
08/22/2007EPA settles with two Hawaii companies for chemical inventory reporting violations
Each company to pay a $2,000 fine
08/20/2007Maui eligible for $900,000 EPA targeted watershed funds
07/30/2007U.S. EPA settles with Bakersfield paint firm for $13,900 over toxic chemical reporting violation
07/25/2007U.S. EPA is looking for Water Efficiency Leaders
07/19/2007EPA gives $492,600 to Hawaii Island Economic Development Board for reuse and recycling projects
07/05/2007U.S. EPA fines Safeway $675,000 for allegedly selling unregistered household cleaning products
06/27/2007EPA, DOJ announce revised deadlines for Pflueger property restoration work
06/21/2007Over $1.3 million in federal funds available for clean school bus projects
06/20/2007EPA settles with RHS Lee for $10,000 over hazardous waste violations
06/13/2007EPA settles pesticide case with Del Monte Fresh Produce for $24,640
06/11/2007EPA, Campbell agree on controls for Del Monte Superfund site clean up.
Agreement limits land, water use, prevents soil, groundwater exposure
05/14/2007EPA and Hawai’i Department of Health present award to City and County of Honolulu
County receives ‘Aquarius Award’ for Board of Water Supply work
05/08/2007EPA, DOJ, and State of Hawaii reach agreement with the City and County of Honolulu to address vulnerabilities that led to Waikiki sewage spill
04/16/2007EPA honors Pacific Southwest environmental heroes
04/16/2007EPA to honor Kokua Hawaii Foundation as a Hawaii environmental hero
Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, founder also honored
03/28/2007EPA proposes to not renew City and County of Honolulu wastewater permit variance
03/22/2007EPA releases 2005 nationwide Toxics Release Inventory numbers. Hawai’i reports 1.9 percent decrease from 2004 to 2005
03/15/2007Hamakua Energy to fund energy conservation project at local school in return for air violations on Big Island
Facility will also pay $34,000 fine
03/14/2007EPA awards $100,000 grant to Honolulu Clean Cities for biodiesel project
02/09/2007EPA, NFL team up for second year of Pro Bowl recycling effort
02/08/2007EPA, HDOH seek penalties from County of Maui for December wastewater spill
Treated wastewater spilled from the Kahului Wastewater Plant
02/07/2007Hawaii buildings show accomplishments in Energy Star program
01/17/2007U.S. EPA solicits Environmental Award nominations
11/28/2006EPA, Hawai’i DOH seek additional $135,000 from Pflueger for failing to meet restoration work deadlines under settlement order
Landowner failed to start required restoration work at Pila’a property
11/21/2006EPA seeks $23,500 in penalties from Pflueger for failing to comply with settlement order
Landowner also paying additional fine instead of doing SEP work
11/15/2006EPA announces Hawai’i environmental enforcement accomplishments for 2006; Water pollution related cases highlight year
10/04/2006Environmental education grant awarded to the Hanalei Watershed Hui on Kauai
09/14/2006U.S. EPA settles case for $3,300 against Kamehameha Schools for alleged violation of pesticide permit
08/23/2006Hawai’i student receives EPA science fellowship
07/18/2006Hawai'i gets $248K for environmental education projects
07/11/2006Hoku Scientific will pay $14K for hazardous waste violations
06/26/2006Maui settles risk management plan deficiencies
05/30/2006Costco will pay $75,000 for not closing Hawaii cesspools
05/18/2006Pacific SW drinking water systems ordered to complete vulnerability assessments
05/12/2006EPA awards over $10.3 million in grants to Pacific Southwest groups, governments, tribe to clean up, redevelop abandoned properties
05/09/2006U.S. EPA settles case for $1,375 against Hawaiian Electric Company for improper disposal of PCB-contaminated material
04/25/2006Oahu construction co. ordered to restore wetlands
04/20/2006Motor vehicle disposal wells in Hawai’i must close by January
04/18/2006EPA honors Pacific Southwest environmental heroes Willie Nelson, Clif Bar among this year's winners
04/13/2006Hawaii power plant cited for clean air violations
04/12/2006EPA releases latest data on toxic chemicals nationwide. Hawaii reports slight increase.
04/06/2006Two Hawai'i landfills cited for violating clean air laws
03/31/2006Public invited to comment on proposed lead-based paint rule
03/16/2006Guam water agency fined $35,000 for failing to comply with court order
03/16/2006EPA fines Guam Waterworks Authority additional $35,000 for failure to meet federal court order requirements