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Week of July 5, 2011

1) EPA Releases New Online Training Module on Water Quality Standards
2) Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Bristol Bay, Alaska


1) EPA Releases New Online Training Module on Water Quality Standards
A new online training module intended to encourage and facilitate public involvement in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Water Quality Standards program is now available on EPA's website. "How to Develop and Implement Public Involvement Programs and Practices" outlines the requirements of public involvement and highlights good practices for creating an effective public participation process in decisions that affect water quality. Links to EPA policy, resources and tools are provided throughout the module and compiled at the end of the presentation for further development of a tailored public involvement process. To experience the new module go to: http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/standards/academy/special/public/player.html

More on EPA's Water Quality Standards for Surface Waters and related information: http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/index.cfm

2) Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Bristol Bay, Alaska
Acting Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Water, Nancy Stoner, recently posted a blog on her trip to Bristol Bay, Alaska. In the blog, Ms. Stoner shares her experience visiting the communities and the ecosystem in which they live. To read the blog visit: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2011/06/30/bristol-bay-alaska/

 


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