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December 21, 2004 Permitting for Environmental Results, NPDES Profiles Released
Stormwater Case Studies
EPA Assistant Administrator Praises Safe Drinking Water Act
Aquatox Workshop Announced for March 2005
December 14, 2004 EPA to Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act
Television Special about Watersheds to Air on The Weather Channel In 2005
EPA Funds Water Security Efforts
December 9, 2004 Great Lakes Regional Collaboration
EPA Updates Information on Sediments
November 30, 2004 Great Lakes Declaration To Be Signed
National Meeting on Lead in School Drinking Water
Coral Reef Task Force Meeting To Be Held in Miami
November 16, 2004 EPA Issues New Water Quality Trading Handbook
EPA Announces the Opening of Four New EMS Local Resource Centers
November 9, 2004 EPA Acts to Make Beaches Cleaner and Safer
EPA Announces Agreements, Regulatory Plan on Airline Drinking Water
Training Video to Help Health Care Providers Prevent Potential Drinking Water Health Risks - Now Available
Workshop To Be held On Lead in Drinking Water
November 2, 2004 EPA Issues Proposed Cooling Water Intake Regulations
EPA Takes Action on Clean Water Act Detection & Quantitation Test Methods
OW Announces Request for Proposals Supporting Biological Criteria Program
Acting Assistant Administrator Speaks at Annual Governor's Conference
Acting AA Participates in Clinton River Review 2004
October 26, 2004 EPA Issues Updated Guidelines for Water Reuse
Call for Nominations for the 2005 National Wetlands Awards
Stormwater Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination Manual Now Available
Animal Feeding Operations Virtual Information Center On-line
CAFO Managing Manure Guidance Document Now Available
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems Permits Available On-line
October 20, 2004 EPA Celebrates World Water Monitoring Day Across the Country
October 14, 2004 Leavitt Announces Progress in Asian Carp Control on Great Lakes
Leavitt & Grumbles Kick Off World Water Monitoring Day on Oct. 17 & 18
EPA Announces 2004 National Clean Water Act Recognition Awards Winners
EPA Participates in Annual Girl Scout ECO-EXPO Day
October 5, 2004 EPA Celebrates World Water Monitoring Day
Advancing Asset Management in Your Utility Training
Latest Version of the BASINS Water Quality Model is Now Available
Acting Assistant Administrator Speaks at ASDWA Conference
September 30, 2004 EPA Reaffirms 20 Years of Partnership with Indian Tribes
EPA and Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Initiate Data Exchange Project
Technical Guidance on CAFOs is Now Available
National Estuaries Day Celebrated
September 14, 2004 National Museum of the American Indian Opens Sept. 21 in Washington, D.C.
Wilmington to Host Watershed Summit on the Delaware
Grumbles Appears at Cuyahoga River Basin Symposium
September 9, 2004 Press Conference Held at the National Press Club
New Guide to Help Wastewater Utilities Develop EMSs and Manage Critical Issues
2004 Effluent Guidelines Program Plan Published
August 24, 2004 Information on Fish Advisories Now Available
Acting Assistant Administrator Attends Several Events
August 17, 2004 11th Meeting of the Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force in Minnesota
Meeting of the Water Security Working Group of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council
August 10, 2004 EPA Allocates $1 Million in Grant Funding to Regions for Wastewater Security Training
Preparing Vessels Intended for Artificial Reefs
Reminder to States Seeking Beach Implementation Grants
Lead and Copper Rule: Expert Panel Workshop on Public Education and Risk Communication
Five-Star Challenge Grants Award Announcement
Outreach on Mercury in Fish and Shellfish
August 3, 2004 NACo Formally Endorses EPA Trading Policy
Potomac River Snakehead Roundup Held
Acting Assistant Administrator Testifies To House Energy and Commerce Committee
U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy Moves to Finalize Report
July 20, 2004 Bush Administration Commits $15 Million to Protect and Restore America's Watersheds
Office of Water Launches New Website for Septic Systems
New Brochure Available Soon on Mercury in Fish and Shellfish
2004 National STORET Users Conference to be Held in November
Local Limits Development Guidance is Available
July 13, 2004 EPA Launches New Topical Website on Beaches
Phase II Rule for Cooling Water Intakes Published
EPA to Revisit Water Quality Criteria for Ammonia
National Estuaries Restoration Inventory Released
2004 Gulf Guardian Award Winners to be Honored in Mississippi
EPA Announces Release of Implementation Guidance for the Filter Backwash Recycling Rule
July 6, 2004 Agency Proposes Federal Standards for Beaches
Getting In Step with Phase II - A workshop for city and county stormwater managers
EPA Responds to Sierra Club Petition
Final Rule for Aquaculture Released
Join Leaders at the Asset Management Conference
June 29, 2004 Reunion of National Wetlands Policy Forum Held
Second Phase of National Water Tour Features EPA Acting Deputy Administrator
10th Annual Industrial Waste Technical and Regulatory Conference Set for August
A New Version of EnviroMapper is Now Available
June 15, 2004 Fish Tissue Data Available
Planting Fields of Wild Rice Helps To Bring Back Life to the Anacostia River
EPA Announces the First Meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council’s Water Security Working Group (WSWG)
Television Special about Watersheds to Air on The Weather Channel June 26
June 8, 2004 EPA and Anacostia Watershed Society to Kick-Off Rice Rangers' Program June 10 - Volunteers Needed
$6 .7 million Could Go to Tribes In 2005
May 27, 2004 EPA Emergency Response Planning Workshops for Small and Medium Drinking Water Utilities
Wastewater Operator Trainers' Conference for Small Communities
NPDES Pretreatment and Permit Writer Training
A Request for Initial Proposals (RFIP) for the Assessment and Watershed Protection Program Grants (AWPPGs)
National Symposium on Mitigation and the Watershed Approach
Fourth National Monitoring Conference
May 18, 2004 President Bush and Administrator Leavitt Announce New Executive Order on Great Lakes Collaboration
New Website Highlights Drinking Water Research World-Wide
Lead in Drinking Water Information Available Online
2005 National Water Program Guidance Copies Now Available
Applications Being Accepted for Nutrient Criteria Development
National Beaches Conference Coming in October
Eight Workshops Available for Stormwater Program Managers
May 4, 2004 EPA Allocates $5 Million in Grant Funds For Drinking Water Counter-Terrorism Activities
Television Special about Watersheds to Air on The Weather Channel May 9
EPA Participates in the Annual Anacostia River Environmental Fair
Availability of Beach Grant Funding and National List of Beaches
Gulf Program Extends Gulf Guardian Award Entry Deadline to May 10
April 27, 2004 Bush Administration Commits to Increasing Wetlands Nationwide
Final National Water Program Guidance for FY 2005
EPA Announces Clean Beaches Plan
Ocean Policy Commission Releases Preliminary Report
Upcoming EPA Community Involvement Conference
Upcoming AQUATOX Training
April 20, 2004 Acting Assistant Administrator Celebrates Earth Day
EPA Celebrates American Wetlands Month in May
Office of Science and Technology Display Booth Wins Award
Compendium of Environmental Laboratories
April 13, 2004 EPA Testifies on Lead in D.C. Drinking Water
EPA Proposes Methods Update
New Version of AQUATOX Is Available
Upcoming Indicator Workshop
April 6, 2004 Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies Awarded $2 Million to Enhance Water Security Information
Final Action on Construction and Development Effluent Guidelines
Still Time to Sign-Up for Water Efficient Products (“Water Star”) Meeting
2004 National Wetland Award Recipients Announced
March 30, 2004 Acting Assistant Administrator Testifies Before House on "Waters of the US"
New Getting In Step Guides Available
March 23, 2004 Joint FDA/EPA Fish Consumption Advisory Released
Clean Water Act Recognition Awards
EPA Launches New Website
Still Time to Sign-Up for Water Efficient Products Meeting
Senior U.S. Officials Hosts Press Briefing At Miami Conference to Protect Caribbean Ecosystems
Administrator Signs Methods Update Proposal
March 16, 2004 EPA Seeks Comment on Draft National Program Guidance For FY 2005
Electronic Stormwater Permit Application Add Features
EPA Security Product Guide Is Up-to-Date
Acting Assistant Administrator Speaks at National Association of State Conservation Agencies
March 9, 2004 President George W. Bush Announces Nomination
Draft National Coastal Condition Report II
EPA Requests Nominations for Membership in Water Security Working Group
Acting Assistant Administrator Speaks at Association of State and Interstate Water Pollution Control Administrators (ASIWPCA) Meeting
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council Meeting (NEJAC) Coming Soon
March 2, 2004 Meat & Poultry Products Final Rule Signed
Acting Assistant Administrator Testifies
Still Time to Sign-up For Water Efficient Products Meeting
February 24, 2004 EPA Awards Grant for Wastewater Utility Planning Tool
EPA Requests Applications to Help Train and Educate Broadcast Meteorologists on Watershed Issues
EPA Holds Stage 1 Disinfectants & Disinfection Byproduct Rule Training By Satellite Broadcast
February 17, 2004 National Standards Announced for Cooling Water Intake Structures at Large Existing Power Plants
Water Quality Standards Academy Coming Soon
February 10, 2004 Still Time to Sign-up For Water Efficient Products Meeting
Asset Management Training Workshop To Be Held in Phoenix
Approval of Additional Method for the Detection of Coliforms and E. Coli in Drinking Water
National Nonpoint Source Conference Held in Austin
2004 National Fish Forum s
February 3, 2004 President’s Budget Highlights Water Initiatives
Office of Water and Office of Solid Waste Emergency Response Discuss Collaboration At National Meeting
Draft Water Quality Criteria for Chloroform Available
New Television Special about Watersheds Premiers on The Weather Channel
January 27, 2004 New Television Special about Watersheds to Air on The Weather Channel
River Network Hosts 5th Annual National River Rally
January 21, 2004 Water Quality Standards for Puerto Rico
EPA Participates in First National Student Summit
EPA's Issues New NPDES Permit Writers' Guidance Manual for CAFOs
Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement Comment Period Extended
Symposium on Integrated Monitoring & Assessment for Effective Water Quality Management
January 13, 2004 EPA Grants Award for Water Security
Office of Water to Hold Meetings Across the Country to Promote Water Efficient Products
Preliminary Effluent Guidelines Plan for 2004/2005 Published
EPA Extends Comment Period on Proposed Blending Policy
Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Implementation Guidance Now Available
January 6, 2004 Grumbles Named Acting Assistant Administrator for Water
Hydraulic Fracturing Agreement Signed with Major Companies
Water Quality Trading Website - Updated
Upcoming EPA Events


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