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NACWA

New Publication Addresses Stormwater Management, Key National Infrastructure Issue

Recent infrastructure packages proposed by the White House and Senate Democrats note the need for more investment in Stormwater Management practices, raising awareness nationwide for greater investment in stormwater infrastructure.
NACWA

Statement from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies on White House Infrastructure Proposal

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) is pleased that drinking water and clean water systems were specifically mentioned in the White House’s infrastructure proposal released earlier today. President Trump’s commitment of $1.5 trillion and reaffirmation of $200 billion in federal dollars, in addition to working with local governments, is a necessary first step to fixing our nation’s critically underfunded water infrastructure.
EPA

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.
EPA

EPA awards Montana Department of Environmental Quality over $2M grant to protect water quality

 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $2,057,000 to the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to help protect human health and the environment through two Nonpoint Source Program Clean Water Act Section 319 grants. These grants are given to states to implement environmental programs that address nonpoint source pollution in surface and groundwater in order to meet and maintain water quality standards.
AWWA

Former head of EPA water program, Philadelphia water commissioner among speakers at AWWA Public...

The former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Water Program and the Philadelphia Water Commissioner are among the speakers at the American Water Works Association’s Public Officials Breakfast & Caucus, 8-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
USDOJ

Company to Pay $9.5 Million for False Reporting of Safety Inspections and Clean Water...

Wood Group PSN Inc., a Nevada corporation headquartered in Houston, Texas, was ordered to pay $9.5 million today in two separate cases involving their conduct in the Gulf of Mexico. Specifically, Wood Group PSN was ordered to pay $7 million for falsely reporting over several years that personnel had performed safety inspections on offshore facilities in the Gulf of Mexico in the Western District of Louisiana, and $1.8 million for negligently discharging oil into the Gulf of Mexico in violation of the Clean Water Act after an explosion on an offshore facility in the Eastern District of Louisiana, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeff Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment

United States Reaches Settlement With Meadowvale Dairy of Rock Valley, Iowa, for Clean Water...

Meadowvale Dairy, LLC, has agreed to pay a civil penalty and take actions to prevent illegal discharges to Iowa streams in compliance with the Clean Water Act, officials of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced today. Meadowvale Dairy operates multiple concentrated animal feeding operations in Rock Valley, Iowa

Magellan Pipeline Settles Alleged Clean Water Act Violations Related to Spills in Texas, Nebraska...

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a settlement with Magellan Pipeline Company, L.P., for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel spills in Texas City, Texas, Nemaha, Neb. and El Dorado, Kan. Magellan has agreed to complete approximately $16 million of injunctive relief across its 11,000-mile pipeline system and pay a $2 million civil penalty.

Ahead of Earth Day, USDA Announces Clean Water and Environmental Projects for 60 Rural...

This week, representatives from USDA's Rural Development team will be celebrating Earth Day by visiting newly funded projects that will improve rural water quality and safety in 33 states across the country. USDA is investing $183 million in 60 water and wastewater infrastructure projects through Rural Development's Water and Environmental Program (WEP), which provides technical assistance and financing to develop drinking water and waste disposal systems for communities with fewer than 10,000 residents.

EPA Finalizes Rule to Modernize Clean Water Act Reporting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to electronically report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program instead of filing written paper reports

EPA and Navajo Nation EPA Enter Historic Agreements with Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Navajo Nation EPA announced a pair of settlements with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to bring its wastewater treatment facility in Window Rock into compliance both with the federal Clean Water Act and the Navajo Nation Clean Water Act.

EPA and Navajo Nation EPA Enter Historic Agreements with Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Navajo Nation EPA announced a pair of settlements with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to bring its wastewater treatment facility in Window Rock into compliance both with the federal Clean Water Act and the Navajo Nation Clean Water Act.

A Historic Win for Clean Water

A federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals opinion, released today, upholds a lower court decision that affirmed the legality of the multi-state Chesapeake Bay clean-up effort. The historic ruling found in favor of EPA, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), and other intervenors. It will ensure that efforts to clean up local rivers, streams, and the Chesapeake Bay will continue

EPA and Corps Water Rule Fails to Follow Intent of Congress and Supreme Court...

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) told Congress today that the final rule redefining the scope of waters protected under the Clean Water Act by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers falls well short of providing the clarity and certainty that the regulated community seeks

PLF blasts Obama Administration’s open-ended expansion of Clean Water Act power

Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) today criticized the Obama Administration for a new regulatory rule that would vastly expand federal Clean Water Act (CWA) jurisdiction in a way that goes beyond the limits of the law and the Constitution.

Obama Administration Acts to Protect America’s Clean Water

Defenders of Wildlife today applauded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for resolving confusion created by previous court decisions about Clean Water Act jurisdiction, restoring protections for 60 percent of the nation’s wetlands and rivers and helping one in three Americans gain better access to uncontaminated drinking water.

Celebrating Clean Water for National Parks and Park Visitors with Obama Administration’s Final Clean...

Since 1972, the Clean Water Act has protected our nation’s streams, wetlands, lakes and rivers. However, Supreme Court decisions have caused confusion over which streams and wetlands are included under those protections. The final Clean Water Rule, proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers, will better protect our waters by stating more clearly which waters are protected under the Clean Water Act. The new rule will continue to honor the law’s exemptions for farming, ranching, and forestry practices.

EPA, Justice Department, and State of California to announce major San Francisco Bay Clean...

Tomorrow, April 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Justice, and the State of California will announce a major Clean Water Act settlement with Lehigh Southwest Cement Co. and Hanson Permanente Cement Inc. to protect water quality in Permanente Creek and San Francisco Bay.

Residential Homebuilder Settles Clean Water Act Violations in 21 States

WASHINGTON, DC - December 2, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Beazer Homes USA Inc., a national residential homebuilder, has agreed today to pay a $925,000 civil penalty to resolve alleged Clean Water Act violations at its construction sites in 21 states, the Justice Department and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced.

Business Real Estate Press Releases

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Investec Announces Acquisition of The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard

Investec Real Estate Companies, specializing in the acquisition, development, management and leasing of retail properties in California, is pleased to announce its newest acquisition, The Esplanade Shopping Center in Oxnard, California. The 356,864-­­ square-foot shopping center is anchored by Dick’s Sporting Goods

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Ginnie Mae

Ginnie Mae MBS Outstanding Increases to $2.033 Trillion

Ginnie Mae today announced that issuance of its mortgage-backed securities (MBS) totaled $33.668 billion in November. A breakdown of November issuance includes $32.192 billion of Ginnie Mae II MBS and $1.476 billion of Ginnie Mae I MBS, which includes $1.316 billion of loans for multifamily housing.