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2011 Archive

Week of December 19, 2011 

1) EPA Extends Comment Period for the Proposed CAFO Rule
2) Success Spotlight: Fosdic Lake, Texas--Educating Residents and Collecting Household Hazardous Waste Items Reduces Pollutants in Fosdic Lake


Week of December 12, 2011 

1) Success Spotlight: Windmill Gap Creek, West Virginia--Innovative Community Wastewater System Restores Water Quality and Protects Public Health 

Week of December 5, 2011 

1) EPA Proposes Updated Vessel General Permit and Permit for Small Vessels
2) Keeping the Clean Water Act Strong--An Op-Ed by former EPA Administrator, William K. Reilly
3) Webcast on Clean Water Act Permitting of Pesticide Discharges
4) Success Spotlight: Yellowdog Creek, Idaho--Removing Forest Roads and Restoring Streams Reduces Sediment in Yellowdog Creek

Week of November 28, 2011 

1) Office of Water's Senior Advisor Blogs on Tribal Water Perspectives and Place-Based Knowledge
2) Success Spotlight: Hempstead Harbor, NY – Multifaceted Program Restores Shellfish Harvesting in Northern Hempstead Harbor
3) EPA Staff Share Tips for Golf Channel's Green Week


Week of November 21, 2011 

1) EPA Requests Proposals for Urban Waters Small Grants
2) Success Spotlight: Duckpuddle Pond-Implementing Urban Best Management Practices Improves Water Quality


Week of November 14, 2011 

1) EPA Renews Partnership to Improve Septic Systems
2) Success Spotlight: Carter Lake in Nebraska and Iowa
3)  Register for Free Webinar on "Tools for Developing State Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Reduction Strategies"


Week of November 7, 2011 

1) Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Partnership and Restoration of the lower Santa Fe River
2) EPA Announces Final Study Plan to Assess Hydraulic Fracturing: Congressionally Directed study will evaluate potential impacts on drinking water
3) EPA's WaterSense Program to Label Innovative Watering Technology
4) EPA Seeking Scientific Views on Draft Carbaryl Criteria for Aquatic Life Protection


Week of October 31, 2011 

1) EPA Develops New Planning Approach to Improve Water Quality in U.S. Cities
2) New EPA Publication on Using Biological Assessment to Support Water Quality Management
3) Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Clean Water Infrastructure Investment

Week of October 24, 2011 

1) EPA Announces Schedule to Develop Natural Gas Wastewater Standards
2) EPA Proposes to Collect Information about Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
3) National Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 29, 2011
4) EPA is providing Training Webinars for the Water Sector on the Climate Resilience Evaluation and Awareness Tool

Week of October 17, 2011 

1) Visit EPA's Water is Worth It Facebook Page and Follow our Water Tweets
2) EPA's Watershed Academy is pleased to sponsor its 60th free Webcast Seminar on "Conducting Effective Stormwater Outreach"
3) Bathroom "Mini-Makeovers" Save Water, Energy, and Money


Week of October 11, 2011 

1) WaterSense Partners of the Year Recognized for Dedication to Water Efficiency
2) New EPA Summary of Fish Advisories Across the U.S. in 2010

Week of September 26, 2011 

1) EPA Announces the Healthy Watersheds Initiative National Framework and Action Plan, 2011
2) Proposed Renewal of Reporting Requirements for BEACH Act Grants


Week of September 12, 2011 

1) Register for an EPA Watershed Academy Webcast on "State and Local Policies to Restrict the Use of Lawn Fertilizers" on September 21, 2011
2) International Coastal Cleanup on September 17th


Week of August 22, 2011 

1) Report on the National Characteristics of Drinking Water Systems Serving 10,000 or Fewer People Available Online


Week of August 8, 2011 

1) Wasting Water is Weird
2)  EPA Launches Revamped Sustainable Water Infrastructure Web Pages


Week of August 1, 2011 

1) Beat the Peak with Water-Saving Tips from WaterSense


Week of July 18, 2011 

1) Update on the Cooling Water Intake Structures Proposed Rule
2) New and Improved EPA Website on Nitrogen & Phosphorus Pollution


Week of July 11, 2011 

1) EPA's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Operation, Maintenance, and Management Training for Tribal Operators and Leaders


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


Week of June 27, 2011 

1) Federal Agencies Partner to Revitalize Urban Waterways In Communities Across The U.S.
2) Update on Waters of the U.S. Draft Guidance
3) EPA Seeks Public Comment on the Draft Reasonable and Prudent Alternative in NMFS' Draft Biological Opinion on the Proposed Pesticides General Permit
4) New Tool to Support Community-Based Water Resiliency Initiative
5) "Sustainable Communities, Healthy Watersheds" 2010 Annual Report Available Online


Week of June 20, 2011 

1) EPA Administrator Tours WaterSense Manufacturing Facility to Highlight Products that Conserve Water / Consumers also save money with WaterSense

2) EPA Seeks Small Business Participation on Wastewater Discharge Rule for Steam Electric Power Plants

3) EPA to Hold Public Meeting to Gain Stakeholder Input on Sanitary Sewer Overflows and Peak Weather Discharges


Week of June 13, 2011 

1) U.S. EPA, NOAA Increase Protection of Public, Property in Coastal Communities through New Partnership

2) EPA Extends Comment Period for Draft Construction General Permit

3) Join EPA for its “Introduction to the National Pretreatment Program” Webcast


Week of June 6, 2011 

1) EPA's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Operation, Maintenance, and Management Training for Tribal Operators and Leaders

2) EPA-Supported Water Purification Eco-Center Demonstration Project to Launch this Month

3) Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Waters of the U.S.


Week of May 31, 2011 

1) EPA Releases Annual Beach Report

2) Notice of Public Meeting: Preliminary Regulatory Determinations for the Third Contaminant Candidate List (CCL3) 


Week of May 23, 2011 

Havasupai Tribe Receives EPA Approval to Administer Water Quality Standards Program



Week of May 16, 2011 

1) EPA Releases Searchable Website for Drinking Water Violations: Agency to host webinar to show how to use the public health data

2) EPA Releases Report Highlighting Role of State Revolving Funds in Implementing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

3) Office of Water Hosts Bilateral Engagement on U.S.-China Clean Water Action Plan


Week of May 9, 2011 

1) Register for an EPA Watershed Academy Webcast on "Saving Water & Energy -- Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency" on May 17th 
2) EPA-sponsored Water Laboratory Alliance Forum

Week of May 2, 2011 

1) “Waters of the U.S.” Proposed Guidance
2) EPA Launches New Strategy to Promote Use of Green Infrastructure for Environmental and Economic Benefits
3) EPA Celebrates American Wetlands Month: Learn! Explore! Take Action!
4) EPA Announces Release of Re-Energizing the Capacity Development Program Report

Week of April 25, 2011 

EPA’s Ocean Survey Vessel Bold 2010 Annual Report Released 

Week of April 18, 2011 

  1. EPA Solicits Public Comment on Permit to Reduce Stormwater Discharges from Construction Sites


Week of April 11, 2011 

  1. EPA Seeks Comments on Draft Document on “Identifying and Protecting Healthy Watersheds: Concepts, Assessments, and Management Approaches”

Week of March 28, 2011 

  1. Coming Together for Clean Water Strategy Released
  2. EPA to Open Public Comment on Proposed Standards to Protect Aquatic Ecosystems
  3. Memorandum Released: Information Concerning 2012 Clean Water Act Sections 303(d), 305(b) and 314 Integrated Reporting and Listing Decisions
  4. Office of Water's Acting Assistant Administrator Blogs on Beaches and Clean Water

Week of March 21, 2011 

  1. Celebrities 'Invade' Homes to Save Water
  2. EPA's Watershed Academy Sponsors 57th free Webcast Seminar: “Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: Nitrate in Ground Water”

Week of March 14, 2011 

  1. Join the Chase to Fix Leaks
  2. Ultimate Green Meeting -- Delaware River Basin Forum

Week of March 7, 2011 

  1. EPA Submits for Public Comment the Next Round of Safe Drinking Water Act Contaminant Monitoring
  2. EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels
  3. Office of Water accepting Comments on EPA’s Retrospective Review Plan and Significant Regulations for Potential Review.

Week of February 22, 2011 

  1. Water Quality Standards Academy: Basic Course May 2 - 6, 2011 in the Washington, DC Area

Week of February 14, 2011 

  1. EPA’s Office of Water Welcomes Acting Assistant Administrator Nancy Stoner
  2. EPA Awards $600,000 Targeted Watershed Grant to River Network
  3. EPA Seeks Applications to Support the National Tribal Water Council
  4. EPA Expands and Enhances WCIT: A Robust Tool for the Water Sector
  5. Technical Assistance and Support for Environmental Laboratory Coordination

Week of February 7, 2011 

  1. EPA To Develop Regulation for Perchlorate and Toxic Chemicals in Drinking Water

Week of January 24, 2011 

  1. EPA Seeks Applications for Environmental Community Grants
  2. EPA Releases WaterSense Revised Draft Specification for Weather-Based Irrigation Controllers

Week of January 10, 2011 

  1. EPA and HHS Announce New Scientific Assessments and Actions on Fluoride: Agencies working together to maintain benefits of preventing tooth decay while preventing excessive exposure
  2. EPA Watershed Academy Webcast on "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution and Harmful Algal Blooms in Lakes” on January 26th
  3. EPA Announces the Availability of a Web-based Training Series for NPDES Permit Writers

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