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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. Our staff are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management and computer specialists.

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EPA Grant will help Berkshire County Residents with Energy Efficiency and Air Quality

A project that works to reduce respiratory health problems for residents in northern Berkshire County of Massachusetts through energy efficiency improvements, has received $25,000 from a US Environmental Protection Agency program that addresses environmental issues affecting public health
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EPA Recognizes North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for Property Reuse Achievements at Superfund...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ) has received EPA’s “Excellence in State Engagement Supporting Reuse Award” for the agency’s ongoing commitment to support redevelopment and community revitalization.
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EPA Recognizes Virginia DEQ For Property Reuse Achievements at Superfund Sites

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality has received EPA’s “Excellence in State Engagement Supporting Reuse Award” for the agency’s achievements at three Superfund National Priority List sites.
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EPA Recognizes Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure

the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 28 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) program. Honored projects include large wastewater infrastructure projects to small decentralized and agriculture projects
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EPA Honors 2017 Green Power Leaders

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its 17th annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 19 Green Power Partners across the country – including Amphitheater Public Schools (Tuscon, AZ), Apple, Bainbridge Island (Washington), Capital One, the City of Houston (Texas), Google, Intel, L’Oreal, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and University of Missouri – for achievements in advancing the nation’s voluntary green power market.
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EPA awards more than $8.7 million to Guam for water infrastructure projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $8.7 million to Guam for wastewater and drinking water infrastructure improvement. “This funding will help Guam provide cleaner water for local communities, while protecting the island’s coastal waters,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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EPA Plan for Additional Cleanup of Lead-Contaminated Residential Properties in West Deptford, N.J. Moves...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to continue removing lead-contaminated soil from a residential development previously owned and built by the Tempo Development Group in West Deptford, (Thorofare), N.J. EPA added the Tempo development to the Matteo & Sons, Inc.
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EPA Provides State of Vermont $14.7 Million for Water Infrastructure Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $14.7 million to the State of Vermont to help finance improvements to water infrastructure projects that are essential to protecting public health and the environment. The funds will be primarily used to upgrade sewage plants and drinking water systems, as well as replacing aging infrastructure, throughout the state.
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EPA to hold five public meetings in Idaho focusing on IDEQ seeking water quality...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is accepting public comments on the State of Idaho’s application to assume the role of writing, administering and enforcing water quality discharge permits in the state. Until now, the job of writing wastewater and stormwater discharge permits, performing facility inspections and otherwise enforcing the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (part of the federal Clean Water Act) has been the sole responsibility of federal authorities at EPA.
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EPA/TCEQ Harvey Update: Air Quality Improving, More Water Systems Operational

Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially the water systems in the affected areas.  TCEQ has 500 people assisting in response to this natural disaster and EPA has 185.
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Status of Water Systems in Areas Affected by Harvey

Working together, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) continue to coordinate with local, state and federal officials to address the human health and environmental impacts of Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath, especially the water systems in the affected areas.  As of Saturday, September 2nd, 2017, the following information is available
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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY ADDS 28,000 JOBS IN AUGUST AFTER SPENDING DROP IN JULY, BUT CONTRACTORS...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) release the following statement today, in regards to the water quality of flood-impacted areas from Hurricane Harvey
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EPAs Grant of $2,536,800 to South Carolina will Support Efforts to Improve and Protect...

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) has received a $2,536,800 EPA grant to reduce nonpoint source pollution as well as achieve and maintain beneficial use of water. The grant is part of EPA's 2017 Nonpoint Source Implementation Grant Program.
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EPA Announces Innovative Mussel Research to Address Water Quality Issues

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a new project today to develop innovative methods to improve our understanding of the distribution of freshwater mussels. EPA will partner with the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection in this effort
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Logan River watershed receives portion of $1m grant for water quality improvement projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $1,004,260 to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (UDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through a Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 cooperative agreement. This grant is given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to improve and protect water quality.