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News Releases issued by the Office of Water


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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
09/21/2010EPA Urges Citizens to Clear out Medicine Cabinets for Drug Take-Back Events
09/07/2010EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants Awarded
08/20/2010EPA Releases Draft Strategy for Clean Water
08/17/2010EPA Launches Web Forum on How to Best Protect America’s Drinking Water
07/30/2010EPA To Hold Listening Sessions on Potential Revisions to Water Quality Standards Regulation
07/14/2010EPA Launches National Water Conservation Campaign/EPA’s WaterSense program helps consumers save money and water
06/30/2010Consumers Save Money, Water with EPA’s WaterSense Program: Showerheads added to the WaterSense product list
06/18/2010EPA Announces a Schedule of Public Meetings on Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study
06/17/2010EPA Proposes Updating Drinking Water Rule to Better Protect Public Health
06/07/2010EPA Begins Review of Science for Florida’s Coastal Water Quality Standards: Action reiterates agency's commitment to sound science and transparency
06/02/2010EPA Proposes New Permit Requirements for Pesticide Discharges: Action would reduce amount of pesticides discharged and protect America’s waters
05/27/2010EPA to Initiate Rulemaking to Reduce Harmful Effects of Sanitary Sewer Overflows
05/12/2010EPA Releases Land Management Guidance to Reduce Water Pollution to Chesapeake Bay
05/12/2010New Federal Strategy for Chesapeake Launches Major Initiatives and Holds Government Accountable for Progress
05/11/2010EPA Reaches Settlement in Chesapeake Bay Lawsuit
04/29/2010EPA Announces Funding to Help Urban Communities Protect Their Waters: Agency unveils a $600,000 competitive grant for urban watershed project under Urban Waters Initiative
04/20/2010Residential Homebuilder Settles Clean Water Act Violations in 18 States and D.C. / Settlement affects 161 construction sites in Chesapeake Bay watershed
04/01/2010EPA Issues Comprehensive Guidance to Protect Appalachian Communities From Harmful Environmental Impacts of Mountaintop Mining
04/01/2010TODAY: EPA Administrator Jackson to Hold Press Conference Call on Mountaintop Mining
03/26/2010EPA Proposes Veto of Mine Permit Under the Clean Water Act
03/22/2010EPA Administrator Jackson Outlines New Vision for Clean, Safe Drinking Water
03/19/2010TODAY: EPA Administrator Jackson to Discuss New Vision for Drinking Water Protection: Jackson to make remarks at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA)
03/18/2010EPA Recognizes Leaders in Energy Efficiency: Winners save energy and money through Energy Star program
03/18/2010EPA Initiates Hydraulic Fracturing Study: Agency seeks input from Science Advisory Board
03/16/2010EPA Launches Web Forum on How to Best Protect America’s Waters
03/12/2010Fix a Leak Week Offers Texas-Sized Water Savings: Americans can save water and money
03/03/2010EPA Requests Public Comments on Vessel Water Discharges Report
01/27/2010EPA Extends the Stormwater Construction General Permit by One Year
01/15/2010EPA Proposes Standards to Protect Florida’s Waters: Action would decrease amount of phosphorus and nitrogen pollution
01/08/2010EPA Announces More Than $9 Million in Beach Grants To Help Protect Swimmers
01/05/2010EPA Makes Announcement on Two Proposed West Virginia Mountaintop Coal Mines
01/05/2010EPA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Potential Stormwater Rule
12/18/2009EPA Releases First-Ever Baseline Study of U.S. Lakes
12/18/2009EPA Releases National Water Program Research Strategy to Advance and Broaden Research Partnerships
12/10/2009EPA Releases Final Specification for WaterSense New Homes: This will help homeowners increase water efficiency and save on their utility bills
12/08/2009EPA Releases Guidance to Help Federal Facilities Better Manage Stormwater
11/23/2009EPA Issues Rule to Reduce Water Pollution from Construction Sites
11/10/2009EPA Study Reveals Widespread Contamination of Fish in U.S. Lakes and Reservoirs
10/29/2009EPA Requests Comments on Survey for Stormwater Rule
10/19/2009EPA Proposes to Extend the Stormwater Construction General Permit by One Year
10/19/2009EPA’s WaterSense Label Available for First Commercial Building Product
10/08/2009EPA Recognizes Leaders in Water Efficiency: WaterSense Partners of the Year named
10/06/2009EPA Issues Final Aircraft Drinking Water Rule
09/23/2009EPA Releases List of Priority Drinking Water Contaminants for Regulatory Consideration
09/15/2009EPA Expects to Revise Rules for Wastewater Discharges from Power Plants
09/11/2009EPA Releases Preliminary Results for Surface Coal Mining Permit Reviews
09/10/2009Federal Agencies Release Draft Reports
Required by Chesapeake Bay Executive Order
09/10/2009TODAY: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to Hold Chesapeake Bay Press Conference Call
09/09/2009TOMORROW: EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, USDA and DOI to Hold Chesapeake Bay Press Conference Call
08/31/2009EPA’s Urban Waters Service Day to Mark End of President Obama’s United We Serve Summer of Service
08/26/2009EPA Seeks Comments on New Information about Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide
08/19/2009EPA Proposes More Environmentally Friendly Practices for Airport Deicing

Discharges from deicing operations at airports can have major impacts on water quality
08/05/2009EPA Seeks Comments on its Reevaluation of the Chemical Perchlorate
08/03/2009EPA Offers Tips to Save Water and Money
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
07/08/2009$90 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Bolster Water Services in Indian Country and Create Jobs
06/30/2009Video Contest Winners Inspire Stewardship for the Nation’s Waters
06/11/2009Obama Administration Takes Unprecedented Steps to Reduce Environmental Impacts of Mountaintop Coal Mining, Announces Interagency Action Plan to Implement Reforms: Federal agencies take coordinated action to strengthen oversight and regulation, minimize adverse environmental consequences of mountaintop coal mining
06/11/2009Obama Administration Officials to Hold Press Conference Call on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
06/02/2009Open Beach Days Remain Steady
05/12/2009EPA to Help Lead ‘New Era’ of Partnership, Accountability in Chesapeake Bay Restoration Efforts Thanks to President Obama’s Executive Order
05/01/2009Landmark U.S. Geological Survey Study Demonstrates How Methylmercury, Known to Contaminate Seafood, Originates in the Ocean
04/09/2009EPA Withdraws Water Permit Fee Incentive Rule
03/26/2009Safe Drinking Water Needs Assessed
03/24/2009EPA Statement on Mining Permit Applications
03/24/2009EPA Acts to Reduce Harmful Impacts from Coal Mining
EPA Launches “Fix a Leak Week” To Encourage Water Efficiency
02/19/2009Stimulus Plan Will Create Sustainable Jobs That Will Protect Public Health
01/16/2009EPA and Florida DEP Work Together to Restore Florida’s Surface Waters
01/15/2009Video Shows Green Practices to Manage Stormwater Runoff
01/08/2009EPA Seeks Advice on Perchlorate in Drinking Water - Agency Issues Interim Health Advisory
01/06/2009Groups Work Together on Water Efficiency Research
01/06/2009New Report Reviews Cruise Ship Discharges
12/18/2008Vessel Discharges Require Permit

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