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EPA Official to Tour Green Infrastructure Investments along Cumberland River/Project transformed the Cumberland River...

ATLANTA - February 4, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- EPA’s Acting Assistant Administrator for Water, Nancy Stoner, will be in Nashville Thursday and will tour the River Center and Cumberland Park. Located on the Cumberland River’s east bank under the Shelby Street Bridge, the 6.5 acre Cumberland Park opened in April of 2012 and is the flagship for Nashville’s New Riverfront Revitalization Plan. The park incorporates many innovative green infrastructure features that help improve quality, including a rain water harvesting cistern that collects 1,000,000 gallons of stormwater annually that is reused for park irrigation.

EPA Announces Nearly $5 Million in Grants to Support Research to Protect America’s Urban...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - January 21, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced nearly $5 million dollars in grants to five universities to evaluate innovative green infrastructure practices in urban areas, using Philadelphia, Pa. as the pilot area. These grants stem from a cooperative partnership between EPA and Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters program that represents a broad, long-term investment in implementing green infrastructure stormwater management practices.

EPA Awards Spartanburg, S.C., Green Infrastructure Assistance to Reduce Water Pollution, Build Resiliency to...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - October 30, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $400,000 to help six communities across the country, including Spartanburg, S.C., expand their use of green infrastructure. The funding is in support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which directs federal agencies to identify climate-resilient investments such as agency grants and technical assistance for communities across the country.

Ritchie Enterprises Inc., of Sullivan, Mo., to Pay $30,000 for Failure to Use Lead...

Lenexa, Kan., - October 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Ritchie Enterprises Inc., a Sullivan, Mo., company doing business as PuroClean Emergency Restoration Services, has agreed to pay a $30,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the restoration of a home built in 1891 near New Haven, Mo., in violation of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP).

National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Encourages Testing and Safe Home Repairs to Protect Children’s...

Seattle - October 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week October 20-26, 2013, to raise awareness of lead poisoning in children. Approximately one million children today are affected by lead poisoning, but when you know what to look for and what to do, lead poisoning is 100% preventable.

Hamilton County Property Receives Covenant Not to Sue Under Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 27, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Surrey Square Mall, located at 4500 Montgomery Road in Norwood, has been investigated and cleaned to standards appropriate for commercial or industrial redevelopment. Thanks to the voluntary efforts of the city of Norwood and Brixmor Surrey Square Mall LLC, the 16.7-acre property will once again be available for use. The volunteer followed Ohio EPA’s Voluntary Action Program (VAP) standards.

EPA Encourages Homeowners to Care for Their Septic Systems During SepticSmart Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. - September 23, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Proper septic system care and maintenance is vital to protecting public health and preserving valuable water resources. During the first-ever SepticSmart Week, September 23-27, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is encouraging homeowners to take action to ensure their septic systems are functioning properly. Nearly one quarter of all American households—more than 26 million homes—depend on septic systems to treat their wastewater.

EPA provides $300K to advance the cleanup and revitalization of properties in Great Falls

Denver, CO - July 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing the Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) with $300,000 in supplemental funding to expand local efforts to assess, cleanup and redevelop properties throughout the community of Great Falls, Mont. Today’s announcement is part of nearly $15 million in supplemental Brownfields Revolving Loan Funding (RLF) EPA is providing to more than 41 communities across the nation to help clean up contaminated properties. These projects will create jobs while protecting people’s health and the environment.

EPA Provides $1.5 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties Across New York...

New York, N.Y. - July 16, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is providing a total of $1,465,000 to Nassau and Niagara counties and the city of Ogdensburg to clean up abandoned and contaminated properties. The funding is...

Summer is ideal time for homeowners To explore the benefits of rain barrels

PHILADELPHIA, PA - July 10, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging homeowners to explore the opportunity of introducing a rain barrel next to their homes this summer to help save precious water and help control storm water runoff.

Oregon and Idaho property managers failed to disclose lead paint hazards to renters

Seattle - June 26, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered three property management companies in Oregon and Idaho to pay more than $15,000 in federal penalties for failing to disclose lead-based paint hazards to renters

EPA provides $400,000 to Baltimore to assess brownfields properties for redevelopment

BALTIMORE, MD - June 11, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced $400,000 in brownfields assessment funding to the Baltimore Development Corporation, the city’s economic development agency, to identify and ...

HarenLaughlin Construction Company of Lenexa, Kan., to Pay $27,286 Penalty for Failure to Use...

Lenexa, Kan. - June 6, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- HarenLaughlin Construction Company, of Lenexa, Kan., has agreed to pay a $27,286 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the renovation of a mult...

City of Minot (N.D.) receives $600K for property assessment, cleanup and redevelopment

Denver. CO - May 9, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has selected the City of Minot as the recipient of $600,000 in Brownfields grant funds which will be used to assess and clean up properties downtown, including area...

EPA Announces Winner of the Energy Star National Building Competition

WASHINGTON – Today the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winner of its third-annual Energy Star National Building Competition. More than 3,000 schools, businesses,...

EPA Honors Winners of First-Ever Campus RainWorks Challenge / University of Florida and Illinois...

WASHINGTON, DC - April 22, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the four winners of the Campus RainWorks Challenge, a new design challenge created to inspire the next generation of landscape architects, planners and engineers to develop innovative green infrastructure systems that reduce stormwater pollution and support sustainable communities

EPA Announces U.S. Organizations Using the Most Green Power

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Green Power Partnership released an updated list of the Top 50 organizations that are choosing to use electricity from clean, renewable sources.

Groeller Painting Inc of St. Louis to Pay $23,000 Penalty for Failure to Use...

Lenexa, Kan. - March 13, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Groeller Painting Inc, of St. Louis, Mo., has agreed to pay a $23,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it failed to use proper lead-safe work practices during the renovation of a pre-1978 multifamily unit property, in violation of the Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP). The company also failed to notify residents about lead-based paint risks before the company or its subcontractors performed renovation work at their homes.

EPA Updates Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data from Large Facilities

WASHINGTON, DC - February 5, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) posted the second year of greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions data on its website, which provides public access to emissions data by sector, by greenhouse gas, and by geographic region such as county or state.

Federal Agencies Working to Make Homes Healthier / Improving housing quality can dramatically affect...

WASHINGTON, DC - February 4, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- Several federal agencies today unveiled Advancing Healthy Housing – A Strategy for Action. White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) Chair Nancy Sutley, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Shaun Donovan, Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, M.D., and Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman discussed the new plan during an event at the National Building Museum this morning.

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