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December 23, 2003 EPA Announces Sustainable Infrastructure and Water and Wastewater Pricing Webpage
Revised Policy on Water Submetering
Now Available in Draft Release: Response Protocol Toolbox
EPA Awards $948,000 for Security-Related Training
Free Seminar in Vulnerability Assessments for Small and Medium Utilities
December 17, 2003 EPA and Army Corps issue Wetlands Decision
“U.S. Won’t Narrow Wetlands Protection” featured in N.Y. Times
“Bush Administration Quits Wetlands Plan” featured in Washington Post
December 16, 2003 WATERS Forum – Enabling Informed Decision-Making
Now Available “Strategic Planning: A Handbook for Small Water Systems"
December 9, 2003 “Monitoring is the Key” - by G. Tracy Mehan III
2004 National Forum in January
Beach Currents Makes News
Second Delegation from China to visit EPA
December 2, 2003 EPA Launches First Electronic Permit Application
Watershed Nutrient Task Force Meeting Held on Nov. 19th in St. Louis
November 25, 2003 $4 Million Grant Program Announced
D.C. Circuit Dismisses July 2000 TMDL Rule Litigation
Celebrating Tribal Environmental Partnerships
Now Available: "Asset Management: A Handbook for Small Water Systems"
"Water on Tap: What You Need to Know"
EPA Develops New Website on Water Quality Standards & Criteria
2004 Community Involvement Conference and Training- Denver, Co
November 18, 2003 EPA’s Approves More Than 9,000 Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs)
EPA Launches New Partnership with Broadcast Meteorologists
EPA Issues Producers’ Compliance Guide For Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations
Now Available: "Small Systems Guide to Safe Drinking Water Act Regulations"
Coastal America Recognizes EPA's Ocean Survey Vessel (OSV) Peter W. Anderson with a Coastal America Partnership Award
New Website for EPA's National Program To Promote Water-Efficient Products
November 12, 2003 EPA Issues Draft Policy on Blending For Nation’s Sewage Treatment Facilities
EPA Requests Scientific Views on Criteria for Atrazine
November and December Focus on Drinking Water Security
Office of Water Continues Regional Water Reviews-Next Up New York
November 4, 2003 Three Meetings Set For Water-efficient Products
Permitting For Environmental Results Launched
International Symposium on "Underground Injection Science and Technology”
Barnegat Bay National Estuary Program Celebrates Signing
State of the Estuaries Report Issued in New Hampshire
New Zealand Water and Health Officials Visit EPA
National Rural Water Association Holds Annual Conference
October 28, 2003 November and December Focus on Drinking Water Security
Office of Water Develops New Strategic Plan
Two More Ships Depart James River Fleet
Ballast Water Discharge Standard Public Meetings
EPA Publishes New Guidelines for the National Nonpoint Source Program
Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) Annual Conference
October 21, 2003 World Water Monitoring Day Great Success!
Forests Are New York City’s Best Hope For Long Term Supply of Clean Water
EPA Issues Decision on Dioxins in Land-Applied Sewage Sludge
Hypoxic Zone Meeting Set For St. Louis, Mo.
Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) Conference
October 14, 2003 EPA Celebrates The First World Monitoring Day - Live Webcast
EPA Proposes Federal Water Quality Standards for Oregon
EPA Awards Grant to Northern Arizona University
Calling all Governors and Tribal Leaders
October 7, 2003 Water Efficient Products Forum - Oct. 9
Celebrating World Water Monitoring Day - Oct. 18
Governors and Tribal Leaders Invited to Nominate Projects for Watershed Grants
USDA Environmental Credit Trading Open Forums
Pennsylvania Seeks Information on Multi-Media Trading Registry
Redesigned STORET Warehouse
Morro Bay National Estuary Program Receives Award to Protect Watershed
EPA Participated in Health Conference in Phoenix, Arizona
Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) Annual Forum
New Security Product Guide Available Online
September 30, 2003 Public Given More Time to Comment on Meat & Poultry
Seattle Post-Intelligencer Praises Smart Water Use
Celebrate World Water Monitoring
EPA Announces 2003 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards Winners
EPA Awards Grant to the American Society of Civil Engineers
EPA Awards Grant to the Association of Boards of Certification
Notice of Intent for Proposed Ballast Water Discharge Standard
Annual International Coastal Cleanup
September 23, 2003 Registration Date Extended for Environmental Quality and Agriculture Conference
American Water Works Association Receives Grant for Water Security Training
September 16, 2003 Celebrate Monitoring Month and World Water Monitoring Day
National Estuaries Day - September 27, 2003
Proposed Changes for Centralized Waste Treatment
September 11, 2003 Special Edition WaterNews
September 9, 2003 Water Efficiency
EPA Works Towards Raising Public Awareness on Water Efficiency
Proposal to Change Policy for Apartment Water Use
EPA Water Infrastructure Fund Programs Promote Water Efficiency
September 2, 2003 Draft Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Guidance is Available for Comment
Israeli & Palestinian Delegation Visits the Office of Water
Office of Water Releases Strategy for Water Quality Standards and Criteria
Invasive Species Assessed
August 26, 2003 Turning Weathercasts into an Envirocast
Brazilian Delegation Visits the Office of Water
EPA and USCG Sign Memorandum of Understanding
August 20, 2003 Free Watershed Academy Web Training CD Now Available
EPA Allocates Grant Funds For Water Counter-Terrorism Activities
EPA Funds $2 Million Program to Ensure the Safety and Security of the Nation's Drinking Water Systems
New Fact sheet: "When Are Storm Water Discharges Regulated as Class V Wells?"
New Information Available on Meat & Poultry Processing
Information Collection Request for EPA’s Clean Water Act Recognition Awards
Correction to announcement of Free Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook
August 12, 2003 EPA Helps Launch World Water Monitoring Day
Free Water Quality Trading Assessment Handbook- Now Available Online
Information Collection Request (ICR) to Conduct Surveys on No-Discharge Zones
Office of Water Surveys State Nutrient Standards
EPA Awards $1 Million to Support Information Center for Water Security
Interior Secretary Announces New Senior Policy Advisor and Executive Director
August 5, 2003 EPA and FDA Working Together on Mercury
EPA To Honor Orange County Sanitation District
Workshop for Wastewater and Drinking Water Utility Managers
August is Water Conservation Month
Deputy Assistant Administrator Announces Urban River Restoration Sites
White Water To Blue Water Conference-Next Spring
Harrigan Farrelly Speaks at the 94th Annual NAACP Conference in Miami
Mandatory Ballast Water Management Rule Proposed
International Treaties to Address Vessel Pollution
2003 Five Star Restoration Grant Program
July 29, 2003 New Water Cleanup Approach Draws Broad National Interest
Kempic Speaks in Australia
EPA Applauds Bioassessment Progress
Analytical Methods Approved
EPA Issues Guidance for 2004 Integrated Reports
Air/Water Training Workshop
Timely Information for Creative Managers Now On-line
July 22, 2003 EPA Awards Security Planning Grant to Help Small Drinking Water Utilities
EPA Issues Interim Guidance on Circumstances Under Which NPDES Permit Not Required to Apply Pesticide to Water
Workgroup Charged with Studying Risk Management of Aquatic Pesticides
New Water Pollution Chapter Added to Physician Website
EPA Host Small Business Open House
EPA Supports American Heritage River Watershed Project
July 8, 2003 EPA Announces Use Designations for Kansas
Assistant Administrator To Attend Hypoxia Meeting in Ames, Iowa, July 10 and 11
First Meeting to Report on Uniform National Discharge Standards Rulemaking
Five Star Event
EPA Presents $700,000 Grant to Protect Susquehanna Watershed
July 1, 2003 July is Lakes Awareness Month
EPA Issues Construction General Permit
NPDES Permits Available Online
Withdrawing Federal Criteria for San Francisco Bay
June 24, 2003 Assistant Administrator Calls on Partners to Energize Water Quality Monitoring Programs
Assistant Administrator Gives Keynote Address In Philadelphia
Office of Water’s 2003 National Safe Water Protection (SWP) Conference - Huge Success
June 10, 2003 Assistant Administrator for Water Testifies on Capitol Hill
EPA Releases Annual National Listing of Fish and Wildlife Advisories
Pew Oceans Commission Releases Final Report
EPA Conducts Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Study
June is Coastal and Oceans Month
June 3, 2003 EPA Announces Significant Progress Toward Protecting Nation’s Drinking Water
Sources
Drinking Water Security Flyers - Now Available
National Forum on Water Quality Trading July 22-23 - Register Online
Deputy Assistant Administrator Gives Keynote Address at 31st National Spring Conference on the Environment
May 28, 2003 EPA Awards Water Security Training Grants
Low Impact Development Plans Move Forward at EPA Headquarters
Multinational Delegation Visits EPA More Than 500 Local Students Attended the Anacostia River Festival May is National Wetlands Month Assistant Administrator for Water Gives Keynote Address at National Meeting
May 13, 2003 EPA Celebrates American Wetlands Month in May
National Forum on Water Quality Trading July 22-23
EPA and Corps Address Coal Mining Operations and Clean Water Act Requirements
Survey Shows Progress in Biological Assessments & Criteria
Office of Water Reaches Out to Participants During the 2003 Congress & Expo for Manufactured and Modular Housing
EPA Publishes Report on Treated Wastewater in South Florida
COG and Area Water Utilities to Launch First Regional Wise Water Use Campaign
May 6, 2003 EPA Announces $15 Million for the Nation’s Watersheds
Office of Water Joins G8 Environmental Ministers Meeting
EPA Observes National Drinking Water Week
World Health Organization Interested in Drinking Water Academy Training
Distribution System Meeting Set For May 16
National Wetlands Mitigation Action Plan Featured at 6th Annual National Mitigation and Conservation Banking Conference
April 29, 2003

EPA To Hold Public Meeting for 2003 Report to Congress
EPA Featured in the April 21 Edition of “County News Online”
State Lakes Meeting Highlights Total Maximum Daily Loads
Water Symposium Held in Puerto Rico
EPA Administrator Announces Grants to Educate Kids, Increase Public Awareness and Improve New York/New Jersey Harbor
Estuary National Biological Assessment and Criteria Workshop
National Biological Assessment and Criteria Workshop Called Huge Success

April 22, 2003

Earth Day 2003: A Celebration of 30 Years of Improvements in Nation’s Water Quality
Office of Water Featured in the Washington Post
Assistant Administrator gives keynote address at Schwab Capital Markets’Global Water Conference
First Annual National Estuary Habitat Restoration Conference
Improved Consumer Confidence Reports Web-based Program
Drinking Water Academy Demonstrates New Training Techniques-Web Conference
EPA to Expand and Strengthen Sewage Sludge Research and Programs
STORET Version 2.0 Released
Summary of Water Infrastructure Forum - Now Available
Great Lakes National Program Office's Significant Activities Report

April 15, 2003

Office of Water Receives Tremendous Response At Science Conference
EPA Joins The Girl Scouts At NASA
Puget Sound National Estuary Program Co-Sponsors First Shared Transboundary Ecosystem Research Conference
Beach Protection Grants Announced in Federal Register
EPA Recognizes Puerto Rico Drinking Water Alliance for Outstanding Contribution to Environmental Justice
Deputy Assistant Administrator Featured Speaker at Two Events

April 8, 2003

April is Stormwater Month!
Ocean Commission Discusses Policy Options at Public Meeting
Updated Catalog of Federal Funding for Watershed Protection Now Online
EPA Issues Voluntary Guidelines to Help Cities and Counties Improve
Management of Septic Systems
EPA To Expand and Strengthens Sewage Sludge Research, Programs
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April 1, 2003

$10 Million Available for States To Protect Public Health at Beaches
Save The Date - National Forum on Water Quality Trading - July 22-23
Study of the Effectiveness of No-Discharge Zones and Marine Sanitation Devices
National Volunteer Monitoring Newsletter Available
EPA Honors Clean Water Partners In Ceremonies Today

March 25, 2003

US Ratifies Protocol to Protect Areas of the Wider Caribbean
International Delegations Visit The EPA
2003 National Wetland Award Winners Ceremony
EPA Honors Clean Water Partners for the 21st Century
Assistant Administrator Receives Award

March 18, 2003

The New "Elements of a State Water Monitoring and Assessment Program” Released
Office of Water Seeks Comment on Draft Strategic Plan for National Water Program
Final Withdrawal Of 2000 TMDL Rule; Existing Rules Make Progress Cleaning Up Impaired Waters
Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Addresses Two Groups Chesapeake Bay Environmental Justice Forum to be held in Washington, DC
Korean Delegation Visits EPA
Now Available “Sources of Technical and Financial Assistance for Small Drinking Water Systems”
Meeting of the Contaminant Candidate List (CCL) & National Drinking Water Advisory Council
Ninth Meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force

March 11, 2003

March Is Nonpoint Source Month
EPA Represented at National Conference in Japan
National Environmental Law Conference March 13-16
Request for Public Comment on the National Agenda for the Environment and the Aging

March 4, 2003

EPA Provides Tools to City and County Public Health Officials to Improve Septic System Management
Metal Products & Machinery Regulation
Vanderbilt University and EPA Host National Technologies Conference
EPA’s National Homeland Security Research Center
Budget Testimony on Website

February 25, 2003

2003 National Source Water Protection Conference Set For June 2-4
G. Tracy Mehan, III to Testify on the President's FY '04 budget request for Water Programs
Assistant Administrator will be the Featured Speaker at Two Events
Chemical Engineering Progress (CEP) Features Water Quality Trading In February Issue
Extension of Public Comment Period on SWANCC ANPRM
Arsenic Small Entity Compliance Guide Now Available

February 11, 2003 February is Wastewater Month
EPA Honors Clean Water Partners For The 21st Century
EPA Helps In Columbia Space Shuttle Recovery Operation
EPA Offers Satellite Training to State Drinking Water Programs
2003 Clean Water Act Recognition Awards Competition Opens
Technology Transfer Conference Attracts Over 200
February 4, 2003 EPA Announces 2004 Funding to Support Great Lakes Legacy Act
High-Tech Sanitary Surveys
Fish Tissue Survey - Preliminary Results
National GAP Forum Attracts 280 - televised by C-Span
Editorial from The Detroit News
January 28, 2003 Don’t Miss: Innovative Solutions for America’s Water Infrastructure
Advancing Water Security and Protecting Public Health
National Water Quality Trading Policy Receiving Rave Reviews
January 21, 2003 President George W. Bush to Propose $8 Million For Clean Water In Puerto Rico
Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Policy Statement Released
Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
January 14, 2003 Closing the Gap: Innovative Responses for Sustainable Infrastructure
National Environmental Information Exchange Network Grant Guidelines
January 7, 2003 Upper River Clean Up Decision
Agency Actions to Improve Mitigation and Further the Goal of "No Net Loss" of Wetlands
EPA Staffer Becomes Executive Director
Technology Transfer Conference
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