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06/17/2009EPA Recognizes Arlington, Tenn., for Transforming Superfund Site into a Park
06/15/2009EPA Extends Public Comment Period on the Administrative Record For TVA’s Kingston Fossil Fuel Site
05/11/2009EPA to Oversee Cleanup of TVA Kingston Fossil Fuel Plant Release
05/11/2009EPA: $2.2 Million in Grants for Contaminated Land Cleanup, Economic Development in Tennessee
04/27/2009EPA Urges Public to Cast Vote Against Skin Cancer
04/16/2009Tennessee Receives Economic Recovery Funding from U.S. EPA to Reduce Diesel Emissions, Create Jobs
03/26/2009Maureen O’Mara To Head EPA’s Criminal Investigation Program in the Southeast
03/20/2009A and E Salvage, Inc. Ordered to Cease Violations of Federal Asbestos Laws and to Clean Up Contamination at the former Liberty Fibers Rayon Plant in Morristown, TN
03/19/2009Pharmaceutical Plant in the Southeast Earns EPA’S Energy Star
03/09/2009EPA Announces New Action to Prevent Coal Ash Releases
02/20/2009EPA Sponsors Southeast Lifecycle Construction Conference
Conference to focus on Sustainable Design and Construction for this Generation and the Next
02/05/2009Online Tutorial Offers Help to Governments, Groups Seeking Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) Grants
01/20/2009Chattanooga to Receive EPA Grant to Assist in Environmental Assessment and Redevelopment
01/15/2009$2.6 Million for Brownfields Environmental Job Training
01/06/2009Agreement with Perdue Supports the Protection of Southeastern Waters
12/18/2008Finalists for Grants to Improve the Gulf of Mexico Include The Nature Conservancy In Tennessee
12/04/2008Record Pollution Reduction Reached in the Southeast Due to Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Efforts
11/25/2008Industry in the Southeast Steps Up Recycling and Reducing Waste
11/14/2008Seven Universities in the Southeast Helping the Planet to Profit
11/07/2008EPA combats improper pesticide manufacturing, labeling and use in the Pacific Northwest (Facilities in Kent, WA; Yakima, WA; Olympia, WA; and Memphis, TN)
09/24/2008Five New Performance Track Members Pledge to Improve the Environment with Goals that Surpass Environmental Regulations
09/19/2008New EPA Toolkit to Help Municipal Governments Confront Recycling Challenges
09/11/2008EPA Approves Hurricane-Related Fuel Waiver for Nine Southeast States
06/20/2008Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
06/11/2008Four of the Nation’s Largest Home Builders Settle Storm Water Violations
06/09/2008CDC Becomes First Federal WaterSense Partner
04/17/2008Students Recognized for Contributing To Healthier Environment
04/08/2008$947,080 in Grants to Revitalize Properties in Tennessee
04/04/2008EPA to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Oliver Springs Oil Well Fire in Oliver Springs, TN
04/02/2008EPA Recognizes the Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity for Significantly Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
03/26/2008U.S. EPA offers $3.6 Million in Grants for Innovative Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects
03/20/2008Three businesses in the Southeast win EPA research contracts
03/12/2008EPA Strengthens Smog Standards to Better Protect Human Health and the Environment
02/28/200816 Facilities in the Southeast Commit to Environmental Improvements Beyond Regulatory Requirements
02/25/2008EPA Designates Center of Excellence for Watershed Management in Tennessee
02/22/2008EPA to Designate First Center of Excellence for Watershed Management in Tennessee
02/01/2008Communities in Tennessee Reduce Smog Ahead of Schedule
12/21/2007EPA Regional Offices, Tennessee and Virginia Sign Agreement to protect and restore the Clinch and Powell Rivers
12/17/2007EPA Grant Helps Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Reduce Children’s Exposure to Diesel School Bus Emissions
11/15/2007Record $2 Billion to be Spent on Environmental Controls and Cleanup in the Southeast
10/24/2007Tennessee business Recognized for Improving Fuel Economy, Reducing Greenhouse Gases
10/24/2007The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn. Agree to Extensive Sewer System Upgrades
10/19/2007President's Environmental Youth Award Deadline is Approaching
08/30/2007EPA Region 4 Announces Award Recipients of 2007 Environmental Education Grants
08/10/2007EPA Administrator Recognizes Local Environmental Leader with President's Highest Volunteer Service Award
08/10/2007EPA Awards Tennessee Nonprofit $186,000 to Advance Green Building and Protect Cumberland Basin
08/08/2007EPA Administrator Johnson to Present Tennessee Nonprofit with Green Building Grant and Honor President’s Volunteer Service Award Winner
07/19/2007EPA Awards the University of Tennessee $300K to Help Build Greener Pre-Fab Housing
06/25/2007Southeastern Colleges and Universities Commit To EPA’s Voluntary Self-Audit Program
06/14/2007EPA Offers a $7.9 Million Grant to Provide Environmental Assistance for Livestock Operators
06/13/2007EPA Gulf Program Seeks Entries for 2007 Gulf Guardian Awards
05/17/2007EPA Grant to Help Revitalize the East Tennessee Development District
05/17/2007EPA Grant to Help Revitalize the First Tennessee Development District in Northeast Tennessee
05/17/2007EPA Grant to Help Revitalize Former Citizens Gas and Light Company Brownfield Site in Jackson, TN
05/17/2007EPA Grant to Help Clean Up Cavalier Brownfield Site in Chattanooga, TN
05/11/2007EPA/CDC Forum at Meharry to Focus on New Study that Finds Key Elements of Successful Asthma Programs
03/23/2007CMH Manufacturing, Inc. in Maryville, Tennessee recognized for Outstanding Energy Efficiency
03/14/2007 Refiner to Pay $2.2 Million for Environmental Violations
03/08/20078 Facilities in the Southeast Commit to Environmental Improvements Beyond Regulatory Requirements
03/07/2007Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Diesel Working Group honored for Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects
03/05/2007Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Tennessee Diesel Working Group to be recognized for environmental achievements
02/28/2007EPA Announces New Compliance Incentive Program for Colleges and Universities
02/08/2007Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings
02/08/2007Energy Star Buildings Powered With Savings

Pollutants reduced, treated or properly managed totaled more than 209 million pounds
10/31/20062 Facilities in the Southeast Commit to Environmental Improvements Beyond Regulatory Requirements
09/14/2006EPA Region 4 Awards 2006 Environmental Education Grants
09/14/2006Two Nissan North America, Inc. Assembly Plants in the Southeast Recognized for Energy Efficiency
06/23/2006Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board Receives 2006 Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award
06/21/2006Southern Company Joins List of 5 Star Program Partners
05/31/2006U.S. EPA Offers $100,000 in Grants for Innovative Diesel Emissions Reduction Projects
05/12/2006City of Chattanooga and Sullivan County Receive EPA Grants for Revitalization
05/09/2006EPA Administrator Marks Performance Track Anniversary in Georgia
04/27/2006Crittenden County Children Get Cleaner Buses
04/26/2006Inaugural Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference Held in Atlanta
04/20/2006Southeast Diesel Collaborative Conference to be Held in Atlanta
04/19/2006EPA To Hold Waste Tire Forum in Mobile, Alabama
02/16/2006Emergency officials plan for earthquake, oil spill scenario; Memphis meeting Feb. 21-23
12/01/2004U.S., Tennessee Announce Clean Water Act Agreement with Knoxville Utilities Board
11/16/2004EPA Selects Arlington Blending and Packaging Site in Arlington, Tenn., as Reuse Demonstration Project
11/04/2004EPA Schools Chemical Cleanout Campaign Awards Grant to TDEC
10/18/2004EPA Announces Availability of Administrative Record forFar Star Drum Dump Site in Shelbyville, Tenn.
10/07/2004Water Stewardship Tools for Local Governments
09/28/2004Emissions of Principal Pollutants Down in Southeast
09/23/2004Three Sites in Southeast Proposed for Inclusion on EPA's Superfund List
09/10/200412 Southeast Facilities Join National Environmental Performance Track Program
08/30/2004EPA to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Explanation of Significant Difference at Tennessee Products Superfund Site in Chattanooga
07/23/2004EPA Announces Availability of Administrative Record for Zintech, Inc., Removal Site, Knoxville, Tenn.
07/07/2004EPA Announces Availability of Administrative Record for Dixie Barrel, Drum Removal Site, Knoxville, Tenn.
06/21/2004City of Parson Water Treatment Plant in Tennessee Wins 2004 Safe Drinking Water Act Excellence Award
06/15/2004Tennessee Receives EPA Brownfields Grants
06/15/2004EPA Modifies Effective Date of Air Quality Designation for Chattanooga
05/24/2004EPA Region 4 Announces 2004 Safe Drinking Water Act Excellence Awards
05/12/2004EPA Administrator Tours Idleaire Facility in Knoxville
05/07/2004EPA Superfund Removal Underway at Dixie Barrel and Drum Site in Knoxville
04/22/2004EPA Recognizes Southeastern Smartway Transport Partners
02/21/2004EPA to Collaborate on Research to Reduce Emissions from Heavy-Duty Diesel Vehicles
02/06/2004EPA Announces Availability of Administrative Record for Vertut Blending and Packaging Removal Site in Memphis