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10/17/2012EPA Provides Puerto Rico $46 Million for Clean Water Projects
10/11/2012EPA Finalizes Change to Cleanup Plan for
Liberty Industrial Finishing Superfund Site in Farmingdale, New York
10/11/2012EPA Changes Cleanup Plan for Polluted Ground Water at Superfund Site in South Plainfield, New Jersey Responds to Input from Public
10/01/2012Settlement with Suiza Dairy Corporation For Violations at Facilities in Puerto Rico Will Make Facilities Safer, Benefit Nearby Communities
08/22/2012EPA to Extend Public Comment Period On Air Permit for Arecibo Waste to Energy Facility; Agency Will Hold Five Public Hearing Sessions August 25, 26 and 27
07/19/2012EPA to Hold Five Public Hearing Sessions August 25, 26 and 27 on Air Permit for Arecibo Waste to Energy Facility; Public Encouraged to Pre-Register to Testify
07/17/2012EPA Provides Major Environmental Education Grant in Puerto Rico $70,000 grant awarded to Universidad del Turabo
07/03/2012EPA Provides Grant to Puerto Rico Community Group To Educate People about the Martin Pena Canal
06/22/2012EPA to Hold Public Hearing on Air Permit for Arecibo Solid Waste Incinerator on Monday, June 25
06/11/2012EPA and Representatives of Local Governments from Puerto Rico Meet in New York City to Discuss Environmental Challenges in Puerto Rico High Asthma Rates, Recycling and Pollution Prevention Among Issues Discussed
06/04/2012Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Upgrade Sewer System to Resolve Clean Water Act Violations
05/31/2012EPA Provides $1 million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties in Puerto Rico; Guayanilla, Penuelas and Ponce to Receive Funding
05/14/2012EPA to Hold Public Meeting and Public Hearing on Air Permit for Arecibo Solid Waste Incinerator
04/27/2012EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
04/24/2012EPA Takes Action to Stop Sales of Illegal Pesticides
04/23/2012New York City Real Estate Firm Signs Agreement with EPA to Enhance Sustainable Practices
04/19/2012Top EPA Regional Official Tours Environmentally Innovative Company in Green Island, NY / Ecovative Design Wins EPA 2012 Environmental Quality Award
04/13/2012EPA Provides $100,000 to Help Assess Need for Children’s Health Center in Puerto Rico; EPA Regional Administrator to Participate in Children’s Health Conference
03/13/2012EPA Adds Nine Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List, Proposing an Additional 10 Sites
03/13/2012EPA Adds Corozal Well Site in Corozal, Puerto Rico to the Superfund List
02/23/2012EPA Reaches Agreement with Battery Recycling Company, Inc. of Arecibo, Puerto Rico To Reduce Lead Pollution
01/05/2012EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico
01/03/2012EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/16/2011EPA Reaches Agreement with Hotel Developers to Settle Violations of Clean Water Act; Developers of the Condado Duo Hotel Complex to Expand Artificial Reef in Condado Lagoon
12/05/2011EPA Funding to Reduce Air Pollution From Trucks Operating in Port of San Juan, Puerto Rico
11/14/2011EPA and Ponce School of Medicine Join Up to Promote Environmental Careers
11/14/2011EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
11/09/2011EPA Action Preserves One Thousand Acres of Wetlands in Loiza, Puerto Rico
10/20/2011EPA and Municipality of Guaynabo Removing 1,500 Toxic Drums and Containers from Abandoned Warehouse
10/06/2011EPA Launches New Website to Protect Wetlands; Urges Public to Report Any Violations of the Law
09/15/2011EPA Proposes to Add Puerto Rico Site to the Superfund List
09/15/2011EPA Advancing Clean Up at 15 Hazardous Waste Sites, Proposing 11 Sites for Action
08/10/2011EPA Orders Battery Recycling Company to Reduce Air and Water Pollution at Arecibo, Puerto Rico Lead Smelting Facility
06/28/2011Take Action on Hot Summer Days to Reduce Asthma Attacks
06/15/2011Community Provided Sewer Line Connections Due to EPA Settlement with Ponce Landfill Owner
06/15/2011EPA Finds Area in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Does Not Meet Stricter Air Standards for Lead
06/09/2011EPA Takes Action on Lead Problems at Arecibo, Puerto Rico Battery Recycling Facility
05/26/2011Don’t Fry-Day is Friday; EPA Offers Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer
05/19/2011EPA Releases Final Report on Toxic Air Pollution Near Manhattan I.S. 143 School Finds Pollutants Below Levels of Concern
05/03/2011Partnership of Northeast Government, Private and Non-profit Organizations Honors Groups for Reducing Air Pollution
05/02/2011Puma Energy Caribe Agrees to Clean Up Caribbean Petroleum Site Under an Agreement with EPA; Will Also Address Environmental Problems at Gas Stations Across Puerto Rico
04/29/2011EPA Honors Puerto Rico Environmental Leaders
04/07/2011Martin Pena Community Group Receives EPA Environmental Justice Award
04/05/2011EPA Awards More Than $100,000 to Vieques Conservation and Historical Trust to Support Conservation and Education Programs for Bioluminescent Bay
04/05/2011First of its Kind Agreement between EPA, Puerto Rico Tourism Company and Puerto Rico Solid Waste Authority Will Promote Green Tourism
03/29/2011EPA to Hold Listening Session on Whether to Add Vapor Intrusion as a Criterion for Superfund Sites
03/08/2011EPA Adds Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List
03/08/2011EPA Adds 10 Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List / Fifteen additional sites proposed to be included on the NPL
02/23/2011EPA Completes Cleanup of Mercury Spill in Santurce, Puerto Rico
01/06/2011EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Quality Awards
12/16/2010EPA Issues Annual Report on Chemicals Released Into Land, Air and Water in Puerto Rico; PREPA and Gulf Caribbean Petroleum Refining Top the List of Biggest Polluters in PR
12/07/2010U.S. Proposes Major Reductions in Air Pollution from Large Ships in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Island Waters
12/06/2010EPA Reports a Successful Year Enforcing Environmental Law in Puerto Rico
10/19/2010EPA Proposes to Add Two Puerto Rico Sites to the Superfund List
10/19/2010EPA Proposes to Add Nine New Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfund’s National Priorities List
09/29/2010EPA Approves Puerto Rico’s List of Impaired Waters: New Pollutants Included for Waters of San Juan Bay Estuary, Rio Bayamon, Rio Grande de Arecibo
08/03/2010Puerto Rico Ferries Go Green with Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Reduction Grant
05/17/2010EPA Helps People Take Control of Their Asthma
05/05/2010EPA Marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by Recognizing Environmental Achievers in Puerto Rico
05/05/2010EPA Marks the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day by Recognizing Environmental Achievers in Puerto Rico
05/05/2010Three Puerto Rico Municipalities Receive Checks from EPA
05/04/2010Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority To Spend More Than $195 Million on Improvements To 126 Drinking Water Plants; Will Pay $1 Million Civil Penalty and Undertake $2.5 Million Water Quality Project
04/22/2010Three Puerto Rico Municipalities to Receive EPA Funds to Assess Abandoned and Contaminated Sites
04/05/2010EPA Takes Action to Ramp Up Cleanup Work at CAPECO Facility
03/25/2010Veterans Affairs Department, Cited for Petroleum Storage Tank Violations in Puerto Rico; Will Fund Public Training Sessions on Environmental Requirements
02/25/2010EPA Orders Caribbean Petroleum Refining L.P. To Resume Cleanup of Its Facility
02/03/2010Thanks to Recovery Act, Puerto Rico Communities Get New Sewer Line; Project Will Protect Public Health, Create Jobs
01/07/2010EPA Seeks Nominations for Prestigious Environmental Award
12/09/2009EPA Fines Puerto Rico Air National Guard for Improperly Managing Underground Petroleum Storage Tanks
12/08/2009EPA Releases Most Up-to-Date Information Ever About Chemicals in Puerto Rico Communities; Releases in Puerto Rico Down 4 Percent
11/23/2009EPA Orders Puerto Rico Police Department to Improve Handling and Disposal of Confiscated Fireworks
11/05/2009EPA Announces Regional Administrator for Region 2
10/02/2009EPA Announces Settlement with Puerto Rico Department of Agriculture for Pesticide Misuse and Worker Protection Standard Violations
09/23/2009Papelera Puertorriquena Site Added to EPA Superfund List
09/02/2009Shell Cited Again by EPA for Clean Water Act Violations in Puerto Rico
08/25/2009EPA Requires New Pipe at PREPA South Coast; Grants Water Discharge Permit
08/11/2009EPA Awards $1 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Clean Up Underground Petroleum Leaks in Puerto Rico
08/07/2009EPA Reaches Settlement with USDA for Underground Storage Tank Violations in Puerto Rico
07/28/2009EPA Fines Companies for Improper Stormwater Management at Construction Site in Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico
07/22/2009EPA Fines Six Municipalities Across Puerto Rico for Improper Stormwater Management
07/14/2009EPA Awards Puerto Rico Nearly $72 Million in Recovery Act Funds for Water Infrastructure Projects; Money will boost economy, create jobs and protect human health and the environment
07/09/2009U.S. EPA’s Region 2 Awards $17 Million in Recovery Funding to Reduce Diesel Emissions and Create Jobs
05/28/2009Federal Entities Agree to Pay Fine, Reduce Pollution to Settle Underground Storage Tank Violations at Puerto Rico Facility
05/08/2009EPA Announces $400,000 for Brownfields Projects in Puerto Rico
04/28/2009EPA Fines Construction Companies in Culebra, Puerto Rico for Ignoring Federal Water Quality Laws
04/24/2009EPA Applauds Environmental Champions from Puerto Rico
04/08/2009EPA Proposes to Add Puerto Rico Site to the Superfund List
03/19/2009Toxics Release Inventory Shows Progress in Puerto Rico
02/25/2009An Agreement between EPA and the Municipality of San Juan Prompts Effort to Improve Waste Handling Island-Wide
02/11/2009EPA to Study Puerto Rico Waters and Marine Habitat
02/03/2009EPA Investigations Lead to Prison Sentences for Two in Puerto Rico
01/13/2009Top EPA Official Presents University of Puerto Rico With Education Grant
01/12/2009Shell to Pay $1 Million Penalty, Enhance Pollution Controls for Clean Water Act Violations in Puerto Rico
01/08/2009Toa Baja and Landfill Operator Agree To Close Landfill; EPA Issues Order to PR Land Authority
11/10/2008EPA Education Grant Focuses on Puerto Rico's Shoreline
11/03/2008Bacardi Agrees to Purchase and Protect Sensitive Land and Pay Fine to Settle EPA Water Pollution Case
10/15/2008EPA Permit Requires PREPA to Build New Pipe at South Coast Plant
10/08/2008EPA Cites Pesticides Practices of Puerto Rico Agency
09/08/2008Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc., and Syngenta Seeds, Inc. agree to pay more than $280,000 for violating federal pesticide rules