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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
08/19/2008EPA Finds Underground Storage Tank Violations At Federally-Run Facilities in Puerto Rico
08/18/2008EPA Seeks Worker Protection at Four Farms in Puerto Rico
08/05/2008EPA, Puerto Rico Land Authority Announce Settlement to Improve Wetlands
07/24/2008Toa Baja Agrees to Close Landfill; EPA Applauds Puerto Rico Solid Waste Plan
07/23/2008Five Puerto Rico Municipalities Get a Brownfields Boost
07/08/2008Bristol-Myers Squibb Agrees to Spend $3.65 million in Clean Air Act Upgrades; Settlement with U.S. EPA Affects Facilities in 6 States and Puerto Rico
05/13/2008EPA and Partners Kick Off Green Building Design Challenge; Contest to reward reuse designs that save resources, costs
04/25/2008EPA Applauds Environmental Champions in Puerto Rico
04/09/2008EPA Welcomes a Coca-Cola Subsidiary and Cutler Hammer Electrical Company into Program for Environmental Leaders
04/07/2008EPA Dollars Will Revitalize Puerto Rico Communities
03/27/2008EPA Funds Help School Children in Puerto Rico Breathe Easier
03/25/2008Major Agreement for Vieques Cleanup Finalized
03/19/2008San German Ground Water Contamination Site Added to the List
03/17/2008EPA Announces $5.4 million for New Clean Diesel Projects in the Northeast
03/12/2008EPA Strengthens Smog Standards to Better Protect Human Health and the Environment
03/10/2008EPA Fines Authority for the Port of the Americas for Contractor Dredging Violations
02/22/2008EPA Performance Track Program Passes 500-Member Mark
02/21/2008EPA Annual Toxics Report Shows Decrease in Chemicals Released From Facilities in Puerto Rico
11/15/2007EPA Plunges into San Juan Bay for Scientific Study
11/15/2007EPA Enforcement Actions in Puerto Rico Lead to Environmental Improvements
11/06/2007EPA Takes Steps to Better Protect Farm Workers in Puerto Rico
10/03/2007Santa Isabel Agrees to Close Its Municipal Landfill
09/27/2007Blueprint for Future Vieques Cleanup Proposed
09/19/2007San German Ground Water Contamination Site Added to the List
08/29/2007Aguadilla Agrees to Close its Municipal Landfill
08/15/2007Public Comment Begins for Vieques Community Involvement Plan
08/02/2007EPA to Meet with the Public on the Future of Santa Isabel Municipal Landfill
06/26/2007Municipalities Agree to Close Vega Baja and Florida Landfills; EPA Orders Land Authority and One Operator to Cooperate
06/08/2007$1.7 Million available for Clean Diesel Projects in Northeast; EPA solicits applications for Voluntary Diesel Retrofit Program and Clean School Bus USA
06/08/2007$1.7 Million Available for New Clean Diesel Projects in Northeast; EPA seeking proposals until July 31
05/24/2007Pfizer’s Caguas Facility Honored for Environmental Performance
05/14/2007EPA Gives Money to Revitalize Puerto Rico Communities
05/11/2007EPA Announces Collaborative to Help Puerto Rico School Buses Reduce Emissions
04/26/2007EPA Commends Environmental Achievers in Puerto Rico
04/26/2007Wal-Mart's Violation of the Clean Water Act Results in Land Purchase and Fine
04/17/2007EPA to Meet with the Public on the Future of Aguadilla Municipal Landfill
03/12/2007700 Acres of Puerto Rico Wetlands Will Be Preserved Forever, Thanks to EPA
03/07/2007EPA To Meet with the Public on the Future of Municipal Landfills in Vega Baja and Florida
02/26/2007EPA Offers Financial Assistance for Communities with Drinking Water Systems Not Serviced by the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority
01/30/2007EPA's Soderberg Wins Gold Award for Contributions to Clean Water in the Caribbean Region
01/26/2007EPA and Navy Reach Landmark Agreement on the Cleanup of Former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads Base
12/21/2006EPA Inspection Results in CEMEX Correcting Violations and Paying Fine
12/11/2006$65,000 in EPA Funding to Universities in Puerto Rico
11/16/2006EPA's Clean Water Act Enforcement in High Gear
10/05/2006Puerto Rico University at Mayaguez to Settle Environmental Violations with System to Prevent Future Problems