1 2 3 4 5 6 7 IGNACIA S. MORENO Assistant Attorney General Environment & Natural Resources Division PAUL CIRINO United States Department of Justice Environment & Natural Resources Division P.O. Box 23986 Washington, D.C. 20026-3986 Telephone: (202) 514-1542 Facsimile: (202) 514-8865 [email protected] 8 Attorneys for Defendants 9 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 10 11 FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 12 SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION 13 14 15 EL COMITÉ PARA EL BIENESTAR DE EARLIMART and ASSOCIATION OF IRRITATED RESIDENTS, 16 17 18 19 Case No. 11-cv-3779 WHA [PROPOSED] ORDER REGARDING ADJOURNMENT OF INITIAL CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE Plaintiffs, vs. UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, LISA JACKSON, and JARED BLUMENFELD, 20 Defendants. 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Proposed Order 1 Case No. 11-cv-3779 WHA 1 The parties have filed a Stipulation with the Court representing that they have conflicts 2 on the date on which the Initial Case Management Conference has been scheduled. After 3 ...
On July 9, 1970, Nixon proposed an executive reorganization that consolidated many environmental responsibilities of the federal government under one agency, a new Environmental Protection Agency.[21] This proposal included merging antipollution programs from a number of departments, such as the combination of pesticide programs from the United States Department of Agriculture, Department of Interior, and U.S. Department of Interior.[22] After conducting hearings during that summer, the House and Senate approved the proposal. The EPA was created 90 days before it had to operate,[23] and officially opened its doors on December 2, 1970. The agencys first Administrator, William Ruckelshaus, took the oath of office on December 4, 1970.[11] In its first year, the EPA had a budget of $1.4 billion and 5,800 employees.[22] At its start, the EPA was primarily a technical assistance agency that set goals and standards. Soon, new acts and amendments passed by Congress gave the agency its regulatory ...
References:. Trichloroethylene. United States Environmental Protection Agency. 18 October 2013. Web. 20 May 2015.. Benzene. United States Environment Protection Agency. 18 October 2013. Web. 20 May 2015.. Sumedha, M. J., The sick building syndrome. Indian J Occup Environ Med.; 12(2): 61-64. August 2008. Web. 20 May 2015.. 15 houseplants for improving indoor air quality. Mother Nature Network.. What Are the Six Common Air Pollutants? United States Environmental Protection Agency. 22 December 2014. Web. 20 May 2015.. Main, E., Natural Air Cleaners. Rodales Organic Life. 2 April 2015. Web. 20 May 2015.. Wolverton, B. C. and J. D. Wolverton. Plants and soil microorganisms: removal of formaldehyde, xylene, and ammonia from the indoor environment. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Sciences 38(2), 11-15. 1993. Web. 20 May 2015.. Orwell, R.; Wood, R.; Tarran, J.; Torpy, F.; Burchett, M. Removal of Benzene by the Indoor Plant/Substrate Microcosm and Implications for Air Quality. Water, Air, and Soil ...
From 1970 to 2018 combined emissions of six common air pollutants fell 74%. For more than 45 years, the Clean Air Act has cut pollution as the economy has grown ...
118. Entergys argument concerning the permitting process presents a closer question, but it is ultimately not persuasive and does not undermine our conclusion that section 316(b), on its face, applies to existing facilities. The textual basis for the EPA to regulate cooling water intake structures during the periodic permitting process applicable to the discharge of pollutants is not immediately apparent. Section 402 conditions the issuance of a permit on the circumstance that a "discharge will meet . . . all applicable requirements under sections 1311..[and] 1316." CWA § 402(a)(1), 33 U.S.C. § 1342(a)(1) (emphasis added). While the Phase II requirements are "requirements" under sections 301 and 306, they do not apply to the discharge of pollutants, and section 402 says nothing about conditioning a permit on compliance with other requirements of sections 301 and 306, i.e., requirements not relating to the discharge of pollutants. Despite this textual hiccup, the EPAs decision to use the ...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is required, by the Clean Air Act, to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards for pollutants that are considered harmful to the public and the environment.. See the complete set of NAAQS.. ...
The Cross-State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR) is a ruling by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that requires member states of the United States to reduce power plant emissions that contribute to ozone and/or fine particle pollution in other states. The EPA describes this rule as one that "protects the health of millions of Americans by helping states reduce air pollution and attain clean air standards." The CSAPR requires 23 United States states to reduce their annual emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrous oxides (NOx) to help downwind states attain the 24-hour National Ambient Air Quality Standards, and 25 states to reduce ozone season nitrous oxide emissions to help downwind states attain the 8-hour NAAQS. The states that are required to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions are divided into two groups, both of which must reduce their emissions in 2012. Group 1 is required to make additional emissions reductions by 2014. The CSAPR has been defended by environmental groups ...
1 ALBEMARLE-PAMLICO NATIONAL ESTUARY PARTNERSHIP Annual Work Plan for October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018 under the Cooperative Agreement for October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2020 Between The United States Environmental Protection Agency And the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality in Cooperation with the Commonwealth of Virginia Approved By APNEP Policy Board on February 24, 2017 ECU Greenville Center, Greenville, NC U.S. EPA Cooperative Agreement CE 00D20614 Region IV February24, 2017 APNEP Workplan 2017-18 February 24, 2017 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS CONTENTS & CONTACTS 3 INTRODUCTION 4 AUTHORITY 6 2016-17 PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES 8 2017-18 PROPOSED PROJECTS & ACTIVITIES 30 ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCIAL 35 FEDERAL COST SHARE (Budget) 42 NON-FEDERAL COST SHARE (Match) 45 TRAVEL 46 APPENDIX A: 2013 EPA Program Review Results 48 APPENDIX B: 2012-22 CCMP Goals and Outcomes 57 APNEP Workplan 2017-18 February 24, 2017 3 CONTENTS & CONTACTS Required Cooperative Agreement Related Contents in this ...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") published a May 13th Federal Register Notice stating that it is proposing to amend the…
The United States Government realized long ago the importance of protecting lakes, streams and rivers from pollutants. In 1948 Congress passed the "Federal Water Pollution Control Act". They amended it in 1972 and again in 1977, renaming it the "Clean Water Act". The "Clean Water Act" enables the United States Environmental Protection Agency to enforce water quality and pollution control standards. Responsibility for enforcing these standards was then passed onto each individual state.. In Illinois, legislation was created to specifically state that water supply officials are responsible for protecting their water mains from connections that have the potential to allow the backflow of contaminants into their respective distribution systems. The City of Evanston is required by state law to enforce Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) rules and regulations governing this legislation, along with our own local code.. ...
Preliminary Close Out Report for Imperial Refining Superfund Site September 18, 2008 Page 1 of 13 Preliminary Close Out Report Imperial Refining Superfund Site Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma (CERCLIS ID OK0002024099) United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Superfund Division September 18, 2008 Preliminary Close Out Report for Imperial Refining Superfund Site September 18, 2008 Page 2 of 13 I. Introduction The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed this Preliminary Close Out Report for the Imperial Refining Superfund Site (Site) in accordance with the Close Out Procedures for National Priorities List Sites, OSWER Directive 9320.2 - 09A-P, and in recognition of the completion of the remedy construction consistent with the Record of Decision (ROD). This determination is based on review of Site data, field inspections and oversight, and three pre-final inspections (August 6, 2008; August 13, 2008; and September 10, 2008) conducted by the Oklahoma Department of ...
Preliminary Close Out Report for Imperial Refining Superfund Site September 18, 2008 Page 1 of 13 Preliminary Close Out Report Imperial Refining Superfund Site Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma (CERCLIS ID OK0002024099) United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Superfund Division September 18, 2008 Preliminary Close Out Report for Imperial Refining Superfund Site September 18, 2008 Page 2 of 13 I. Introduction The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed this Preliminary Close Out Report for the Imperial Refining Superfund Site (Site) in accordance with the Close Out Procedures for National Priorities List Sites, OSWER Directive 9320.2 - 09A-P, and in recognition of the completion of the remedy construction consistent with the Record of Decision (ROD). This determination is based on review of Site data, field inspections and oversight, and three pre-final inspections (August 6, 2008; August 13, 2008; and September 10, 2008) conducted by the Oklahoma Department of ...
Preliminary Close Out Report for Imperial Refining Superfund Site September 18, 2008 Page 1 of 13 Preliminary Close Out Report Imperial Refining Superfund Site Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma (CERCLIS ID OK0002024099) United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 Superfund Division September 18, 2008 Preliminary Close Out Report for Imperial Refining Superfund Site September 18, 2008 Page 2 of 13 I. Introduction The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has completed this Preliminary Close Out Report for the Imperial Refining Superfund Site (Site) in accordance with the Close Out Procedures for National Priorities List Sites, OSWER Directive 9320.2 - 09A-P, and in recognition of the completion of the remedy construction consistent with the Record of Decision (ROD). This determination is based on review of Site data, field inspections and oversight, and three pre-final inspections (August 6, 2008; August 13, 2008; and September 10, 2008) conducted by the Oklahoma Department of ...
Glyphosate has a United States Environmental Protection Agency‎ Toxicity Class of III in 1993,[34] . It has been rated as class I (Severe) for eye irritation. Glyphosate is being evaluated for effects to unborn fetuses and their development. It is currently on the USEPA Endocrine Disrupter Screening list, published in 2007.[36][37]. Outside its intended use, glyphosate can be lethal. For example, with intentional poisonings there is approximately a 10% mortality for those ingesting glyphosate, compared to 70% for those ingesting paraquat.[38]. Laboratory toxicology studies suggest that other ingredients combined with glyphosate may have greater toxicity than glyphosate alone. For example, a study comparing glyphosate and Roundup found that Roundup had a greater effect on aromatase than glyphosate alone.[9]. Statistics from the California Environmental Protection Agencys Pesticide Illness Surveillance Program indicate that glyphosate-related incidents are one of the highest reported of all ...
Alabama is no stranger to chemical spills and government-monitored cleanups. In fact, the state currently has 18 sites on the United States Environmental Protection Agencys Superfund cleanup map.In an AL.com story today from environmental reporter Ben Raines, a 2008 mercaptan...
One component of the United States Environmental Protection Agencys (EPA) study of the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing on drinking water resources is prospective case studies, which are being conducted to more fully understand and assess if and how site specific hydraulic fracturing practices may impact drinking water resources.1 The retrospective case studies, addressed in a separate EPA presentation for this workshop, focus on investigating and assessing reported instances of drinking water contamination in areas where hydraulic fracturing activities have already occurred. The prospective case studies will be forward looking and will allow for the collaborative design and development of a research program that will include sampling and characterization of the site before, during and after drilling, injection of the fracturing fluid, flowback and production.. ...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has been in the process of conducting a reassessment of the health damaging effects of dioxin exposure for the past decade. In 2000, the agency published a draft risk characterization that attributed a 1 in 1000 upper-bound excess cancer risk to average background levels of dioxin exposure.. Several federal government agencies, including: the US Department of Agriculture, the US Food and Drug Administration, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the EPA, are represented on the Interagency Working Group on Dioxin. These parties have developed a paper entitled Questions and Answers About Dioxins that provides basic information for the public on the matter of exposure and adverse health effects.. The Institute of Medicine (IoM) published, Dioxins and Dioxin-Like Compounds in the Food Supply: Strategies to Decrease Exposure , in 2003. The critical message of this report is that current levels of dioxins and dioxin-like ...
Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency decided to regulate perchlorate under the Safe Drinking Water Act. Recent research has shown perchlorate to have potential endocrine disrupting effects in humans, with possible effects on the thyroid. Given perchlorate levels in water, the EPA has determined that there is an opportunity for health risk due to perchlorate levels.
A. INCORPORATION OF FEDERAL STANDARDS. The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (District) hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the provisions of 40 CFR Part 72, Permits Regulation, for the purposes of implementing an acid rain program that meets the requirements of Title IV of the federal Clean Air Act. The effective date of this Rule shall be that date on which the District receives approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the Title V program as set forth in Rule 216, Federal Part 70 Permits. Those provisions of 40 CFR Part 72 to be incorporated here are those which are in effect on the effective date of this Rule.. B. APPLICABILITY. The provisions of this Rule shall apply to any acid rain source, as defined in 40 CFR Part 72. If the provisions or requirements of Part 72 conflict with or are not included in Rule 216, the Part 72 provisions and requirements shall apply and take precedence.. C. DEFINITIONS. For the purposes of this Rule, ...
For the Full Report in PDF Form, please click here. [Illustrations, footnotes and references available in PDF version] UNITED STATES ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY Docket No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2009-0171 Endangerment and Cause or Contribute Findings for Greenhouse Gases under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act 74 Fed. Reg. 66496 (Dec. 15, 2009) PETITION FOR RECONSIDERATION BY PEABODY ENERGY COMPANY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY ...
Federal and state law requires that certain protections be provided to those that handle pesticides. The Worker Protection Standard provides a set of guidelines for employers to follow that not only protect their workers but also protect themselves. Anyone that is found not to be in compliance with the Worker Protection Standard is guilty of a Class II Misdemeanor and may be subject to further civil penalty. Although state and federal law require certain protections to be afforded to those individuals that are commercial handlers, the Worker Protection Standard provides sound practices to protect you and your employees from potential health risks associated with pesticide exposure. You are urged to obtain further information regarding the Worker Protection Standard.. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region ...
Federal and state law requires that certain protections be provided to those that handle pesticides. The Worker Protection Standard provides a set of guidelines for employers to follow that not only protect their workers but also protect themselves. Anyone that is found not to be in compliance with the Worker Protection Standard is guilty of a Class II Misdemeanor and may be subject to further civil penalty. Although state and federal law require certain protections to be afforded to those individuals that are commercial handlers, the Worker Protection Standard provides sound practices to protect you and your employees from potential health risks associated with pesticide exposure. You are urged to obtain further information regarding the Worker Protection Standard.. United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region ...
... (UFP) refers to particles with diameters less than 0.1 microns. They have known adverse health effects. Currently they are not regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Thus air districts are not required to monitor UFP. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District recognizes that monitoring UFP levels in the Bay Area, identifying their emission sources and assessing their health impacts are important. In 2011, the Air District established a comprehensive program to study UFP. As part of this program, the Air District began making measurements at four air monitoring stations - Santa Rosa (now Sebastopol), San Pablo, Livermore, and Redwood City. The number of measurement sites has since increased to include Oakland (Laney College) and San Jose, with Berkeley expected to be online soon. These newer locations are part of a near-roadway measurement effort. At each station, the number of particles in a specified volume of air is counted every ...
If one was really interested in determining the body burden of mercury they would perform the urinary porphyrin profile analysis (UPPA). Porphyrins are precursors to heme, the oxygen carrying component of blood. Mercury inhibits the conversion of specific porphyrins to heme. This test is backed by decades of published research. Recently it was shown in two published, peer-reviewed studies, that mercury inhibited porphyrins were significantly higher in autistic patients when compared to age matched controls (1)(2). The other way to test for mercury in the body is by using a provoking agent and measuring mercury in the urine. ...... Dr. Fombonne refers to the amount of mercury in vaccines as trace. Again, if he were a toxicologist or chemist, he would realize that the concentration of mercury in a multi-dose vaccine vial is 250 times higher than what the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies as hazardous waste.. I discuss the British findings, briefly, in Chapter Twelve, ...
The 20 Best Air Purifiers Did you know that indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air? According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information, our indoor air may be 2-5 times more polluted than the air outside. Indoor air pollutants can cause asthma attacks, as well as itchy eyes, sneezing, and runny nose. Radon and tobacco smoke can cause even more dangerous health effects, including lung cancer, according to the American Lung Association. The good news is that you can make your indoor air healthier by filtering out allergens, odors, and other pollutants from your space […]. Continue reading→ ...
IDEM began blue-green algae sampling the week of May 15 and will end the week of August 28. IDEM samples for blue-green algae and analyzes those samples for the type and quantity of blue-green algae present and for the following toxins which may be produced by certain types of blue-green algae: microcystin, cylindrospermopsin (only done if species that produce it are present) and anatoxin-a. For protection of human health from exposure to the algae and any of the toxins, cyanobacteria will be compared to the World Health Organization (WHO) and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) guidelines. WHO guidelines recommend using an action level of 100,000 cells/ml of cyanobacteria to post recreational advisory signs. New USEPA guidelines for microcystins recommend posting recreational advisories at 4 μg/l and DNR will issue an additional advisory at 4μg/l. Swimming will be prohibited at 20 μg/l, consistent with WHO guidelines. DNR will use the USEPA recommended cylindrospermopsin ...
Funding This research has been funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency through STAR (Science to Achieve Results) grant RD 832415 to the University of Rochester. It has not been subjected to the Agencys required peer and policy review and therefore does not necessarily reflect the views of the Agency and no official endorsement should be inferred. This study was supported in part by a grant from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to the German Centre for Diabetes Research (DZD e.V.). The KORA research platform (KORA, Cooperative Health Research in the Region of Augsburg) and the MONICA Augsburg studies were initiated and financed by the Helmholtz Zentrum München, German Research Centre for Environmental Health (formerly GSF, National Research Centre for Environment and Health), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and by the State of Bavaria. ...
Less] For 20 years, many articles report the presence of new compounds, called emerging compounds, . . . [More] For 20 years, many articles report the presence of new compounds, called emerging compounds, in wastewater and aquatic environments. The US EPA (United States - Environmental Protection Agency) defines emerging pollutants as new chemicals without regulatory status and which impact on environment and human health are poorly understood. The objective of this work was to identify data on emerging pollutants concentrations in wastewater, in influent and effluent from wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) and to determine the performance of sewage disposal. We collected 44 publications in our database. We sought especially for data on phthalates, Bisphenol A and pharmaceuticals (including drugs for human health and disinfectants). We gathered concentration data and chose 50 pharmaceutical molecules, six phthalates and Bisphenol A. The concentrations measured in the influent ranged from ...
Recent research has emphasized the importance of using physical, chemical, and biological indicators of stream health for diagnosing impaired watersheds and their receiving water bodies. A multidisciplinary team at the University of Minnesota is carrying out research to develop a stream classification system for Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) assessment. Funding for this research is provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency. One objective of the research study involves investigating the relationships between indicators of stream health and localized stream characteristics. Measured data from Minnesota streams collected by various government and non-government agencies and research institutions have been obtained for the research study. Innovative Geographic Information Systems tools developed by the Environmental Science Research Institute and the University of Texas are being utilized to combine and organize the data. Simple linear
Effective and affordable arsenic removal from drinking water has become a significant issue recently. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has promulgated a new maximum contaminant level (MCL) for arsenic in drinking water which will take effect in January 2004. The current arsenic MCL of 50 micrograms per liter (ugll) was set by the United sates Public Health Service in 1943 and has not been reduced in nearly 60 years. Arsenic has been linked to various types of cancers, prompting EPA to change the standard. Due to the fact many water systems, especially small water utilities serving less than 10,000 people, will be impacted by a reduced standard much research is currently being done to fmd treatment technologies affordable enough for small water systems to implement and maintain. Many small water utilities lack the financial and technical resources required to construct and maintain centrally located water treatment facilities capable of removing arsenic. For this reason, many small
Sustainability is inherent to the GOJO Purpose, Saving Lives and Making Life Better Through Well-Being Solutions. Through leading and learning, GOJO team members collaborate with customers, suppliers, partners and communities on how we can all work together to create a brighter future and healthier world.. One such collaboration is our relationship with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)s Safer Choice Program, which partners with businesses to help advance the use of safer products and technologies. And, Im proud to share that GOJO has been named a 2017 EPA Safer Choice Partner of the Year. Living our Purpose not only has a positive impact on public health and the world in which we live, but it also allows us to find new ways to innovate to create Sustainable Value for all GOJO stakeholders. One such innovation is our PURELL® Surface Disinfecting and Sanitizing Sprays. We developed our new PURELL® Surface Disinfecting and Sanitizing Sprays based on the principles of the ...
Introduction. In recent years the release of various harmful heavy metal ions into the environment has attracted great attention worldwide because of their toxicity and widespread use. Mercury(II) is among those which are of great concern (Byüyüktiryaki et al., 2007). It is a widely-distributed environmental pollutant in aqueous environments and its toxicity to humans and animals even at low concentrations is well known. Mercury(II) is included in all lists of priority pollutants as a result, and different regulations and guidelines have been developed for monitoring its levels in water and sediments (Hayes, 1997). Considering the extreme toxicity of mercury, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has mandated an upper limit of 10 nM (2 000 ng/ℓ) for Hg2+ in drinking water (EPA 2001).. The toxicity of mercury depends considerably on its chemical form and, as such, analytical methods that are capable of distinguishing between the various forms of mercury and other competing ...
Brad Eleven writes The AP reports that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has invoked executive privilege to justify withholding information in its response to a lawsuit. The state of California is challenging the agencys decision to block their attempt to curb the emissions f...
The Water Pollution Control Facility is responsible for protecting public health and the environment. By receiving water from homes and businesses it is then stringently treated to remove pollutants before being safely discharged back to the river.The water quality has to meet strict requirements set forth by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. The Water Pollution Control Facility also has the responsibility of maintaining 22 different Lift Stations that conveys the wastewater to the facility for treatment. The facility has the capacity to treat 11 MGD with a daily flow of 1.2 - 2.5 MGD. All facility process equipment and lift stations are monitored by our SCADA system 24 hours a day.. Approval of Rate and Charge Difference Between Property Within and Proper Outside the Corporate Boundaries (pdf). Long Term Control Plan Implementation Schedule (pdf). Schedule of Rates and Charge for Municipal Sewage Works (pdf). Ordinance ...
Disclaimer: The PFAS measurements reported here represent initial laboratory findings that have not been subjected to full validation and quality assurance/quality control procedures and should be considered preliminary.. As part of the North Carolina Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Testing (PFAST) Network statewide sampling effort (ncpfastnetwork.com), a raw water sample collected from BEULAVILLE, TOWN OF (NC0431020) on 2019-07-16 by the Ferguson Lab was analyzed for 47 PFAS chemicals by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Concentrations of individual PFAS are reported in units of parts-per-trillion (ppt, i.e., nanogram of chemical per liter water).. PFAS compounds are not currently regulated as drinking water contaminants by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) or the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) and thus the measurements reported here are not intended to be used in enforcement actions. The US EPA has established a ...
Disclaimer: The PFAS measurements reported here represent initial laboratory findings that have not been subjected to full validation and quality assurance/quality control procedures and should be considered preliminary.. As part of the North Carolina Per and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Testing (PFAST) Network statewide sampling effort (ncpfastnetwork.com), a raw water sample collected from TRYON, TOWN OF-4 (NC0175010-4) on 2019-08-12 by the Ferguson Lab was analyzed for 47 PFAS chemicals by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Concentrations of individual PFAS are reported in units of parts-per-trillion (ppt, i.e., nanogram of chemical per liter water).. PFAS compounds are not currently regulated as drinking water contaminants by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) or the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NC DEQ) and thus the measurements reported here are not intended to be used in enforcement actions. The US EPA has established a ...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering revisions to the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR). The revisions will help reduce the public health problems caused by unsafe or toxic levels of lead in drinking water. This study will help identify gaps in existing policies on water sampling to measure lead levels, replacement of water lines that contain lead, and public education aimed at reducing exposure to lead. ...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 announced today the winners in the Region 4 EXCELLENCE IN WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT AWARDS. The award program recognizes excellence in three different areas: Operations and Maintenance, Beneficial Use of Biosolids, and Municipal Water Use Efficiency. The Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Excellence Awards recognize plant personnel and local officials for outstanding operations and maintenance of publicly owned wastewater treatment plants over the last two years. The criteria for the awards emphasize use of innovative O&M approaches, process control, effective financial management, ongoing operator training, and laboratory and maintenance management. The award categories are based on plant size and level of treatment. The winners are: Category: 1 to 3 million gallons per day (mgd) Secondary Treatment Plant ...
Great Hog Neck in Southold Town will be treated for mosquito larvae Tuesday, county officials announced.. The area will be sprayed with Vectobac 12 AS pesticide by helicopter from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., according to the Suffolk County Department of Public Works.. Four locations in Riverhead Town - Indian Island in Riverhead, Crescent Duck Farm and Aquebogue Farm in Aquebogue, and Millar Farm in Jamesport - will also be treated.. Residents on the North Fork are unlikely to be exposed to the pesticides, which "have no significant human toxicity," a press release states. Health department officials said the places being sprayed are salt marshes not near residential areas.. The pesticide is registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and are applied in accordance with the required state and federal permits, county officials said.. Should weather conditions stop the operation, treatment will continue on the next suitable ...
BOSTON (WHDH) - Swimmers are at serious risk of falling ill due to water pollution found at Massachusetts beaches, a new report found.. More than 200 beaches in the Bay State were found at least once in 2018 with levels of fecal bacteria above the "Beach Action Value" threshold set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), according to the Environment Massachusetts Research and Policy Center.. Researchers took water samples from 583 beach sites, with tests at 223 sites coming back as potentially unsafe.. The research and policy center says the primary sources of the contamination are sewage overflow and storm water runoff.. "With approximately three billion gallons of sewage going into waterways in Massachusetts every year, we are currently the leader in New England when it comes to actual volume of sewage going into the water," according to Gabby Queenan, policy director of the Massachusetts Rivers Alliance.. Ben Hellerstein, state director of the research and policy center ...
With the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) now requiring arsenic levels of 10 ppb for drinking water, reducing high levels of...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) guidelines allow removal of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) from soils via solvent extraction. This option holds promise for removal of other recalcitrant organic contaminants as well. A study was undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of solvent extraction with two tandem degradation techniques. The degradation techniques were chemical dehalogenation with immobilized reagents and γ-ray irradiation. The integrated approach was evaluated with contaminated soils from wood treatment and electric power substation sites. Evaluations were carried out on a bench scale in the laboratory and on a semi-pilot scale at a contaminated site. Binary solvent mixture of alkanes and alcohols yielded the highest extraction efficiencies. Extraction efficiencies in excess of 90% were obtained for PCBs, polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins (PCDDs) and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Extracted PCBs were rapidly degraded through chemical dehalogenation or
... (also known as benzol) is an organic chemical compound used to make a variety of other materials. Benzene can be found in plastic, rubber, lubricant, drugs, and pesticides.. Because it is a carcinogen, benzene can be quite toxic. It’s difficult to avoid exposure, since we can come in contact with benzene through cigarette smoke, gasoline, or automobile exhaust. Once a person is exposed, it can cause damage to the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, brain, and even DNA. It’s also known to cause cancer and affect fertility.. The maximum permissible level of benzene for water set by the United States Environmental Protection Agency is 0.005mg per liter. While the EPA requires that all accidental spills into the environment over 10lbs be reported, they can’t prevent them.. Refrigerator water filters that can remove benzene include:. ...
The United States Environmental Protection Agency has ranked indoor air pollution among the top environmental dangers. Experts say that indoor pollution is caused primarily by products (fabrics, construction materials, paints, cleaning materials,...
Safety Data Sheet for SaniDate® 5.0. Precautionary Statements; Composition/Information on Ingredients; Identification; Recommended Use/ Use Restrictions; Containment and Cleaning Instructions; Handling and Storage; Exposure Controls/Personal Protection; Physical and Chemical Properties; Toxicological Information; Ecological Information; Disposal Considerations; Transport Information; Information: This product is a registered Sanitizer/Disinfectant with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and is subject to EPA labeling requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (
One way to compare disinfectants is to compare how well they do against a known disinfectant and rate them accordingly. Phenol is the standard, and the corresponding rating system is called the "Phenol coefficient". The disinfectant to be tested is compared with phenol on a standard microbe (usually Salmonella typhi or Staphylococcus aureus). Disinfectants that are more effective than phenol have a coefficient , 1. Those that are less effective have a coefficient , 1. The standard European approach for disinfectant validation consists of a basic suspension test, a quantitative suspension test (with low and high levels of organic material added to act as interfering substances) and a two part simulated-use surface test.[30]. A less specific measurement of effectiveness is the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classification into either high, intermediate or low levels of disinfection. "High-level disinfection kills all organisms, except high levels of bacterial spores" and is ...
A week ago, I was writing from New Orleans where I had been invited to work with ICMA-TV as their reporter, covering events at Brownfields 2009. This was a whole convention full of people engaged in greenifying from the top on down! Brownfields, as the name implies, refers to the government programs to encourage developers to go in, take over problem areas, redevelop economically blighted and often environmentally troubled areas within a community. The convention is sponsorred by the United States Environmental Protection Agency along with ICMA which is the International City and County Managers Association. ICMA invites its members to come and meet with leaders in environmental remediation and cleanup, redevelopment and government funding. The result is often clean, sustainable community projects that get underway because all parties met under one roof. (In fact, I came to view Brownfields 2009 as a sort of jobs fair for contractors, developers and city/county managers looking to put people ...
GENE-TOX provides genetic toxicology (mutagenicity) test data from expert peer review of open scientific literature for more than 3,000 chemicals from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). GENE-TOX was established to select assay systems for evaluation, review data in the scientific literature, and recommend proper testing protocols and evaluation procedures for these systems. GENE-TOX covers the years 1991 - 1998. It is no longer updated.. ...
Dichlorprop possesses a single asymmetric carbon and is therefore a chiral molecule, however only the R-isomer is active as an herbicide. When dichlorprop was first marketed in the 1960s, it was sold as racemic mixture of stereoisomers, but since then advances in asymmetric synthesis have made possible the production of the enantiopure compound. Today, only R-dichlorprop (also called dichlorprop-p or 2,4-DP-p) and its derivatives are sold as pesticides in the United States. Dichlorprop is a carboxylic acid, and like related herbicides with free acid groups, it is often sold as a salt or ester. Currently, the 2-ethylhexyl ester is used commercially. The butoxyethyl and isooctyl esters were once popular, but are no longer approved for agricultural use. For the salts, the dimethylamine salt is still available, while the diethanolamine salt is no longer used. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), "2,4-DP-p is thought to increase cell wall plasticity, biosynthesis of ...
3,3,4,4-Tetrachloroazobenzene is not commercially manufactured but is present as a contaminant of 3,4-dichloroaniline and its herbicidal derivatives Propanil, Linuron, and Diuron (Sundstrom et al., 1978; Bunce et al., 1979; Carey et al., 1980; Hill et al., 1981). In addition, environmental contamination occurs when TCAB is formed by the photolysis and biolysis of 3,4-dichloroaniline. TCAB was nominated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for toxicity testing, based on concerns over the potential for human exposure, the structural resemblance to the potent immunotoxic and carcinogenic agent 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin, and reports that TCAB demonstrated dioxin-like effects (van Birgelen et al., 1999). The toxicity of TCAB was evaluated in 13-week gavage studies in male and female F344/N rats and B6C3F1 mice (van Birgelen et al., 1999; NTP, 1998). Results of these studies demonstrated decreased thymus weights, thymic atrophy, and macrocytic anemia in male and female rats ...
56 A CASE HISTORY OF REMOVING CADMIUM FROM ELECTROPLATING WASTEWATER USING CALCIUM SULFIDE James D. Edwards, Associate John W. Cammarn, Senior Chemical Engineer Burgess & Niple, Limited Columbus, Ohio 43220 INTRODUCTION United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.EPA) Effluent Guideline Limitations for the Electroplating and Metal Finishing Point Source Categories limit the allowable discharge of cadmium to navigable waters and to Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW). Communities have often placed additional restrictions on cadmium discharges in an effort to protect sewage treatment system performance and to extend the usable life of sludge land application sites. The following is a case history of the design, construction, and operation of a 330-gallon per minute (gpm) electroplating wastewater treatment facility for a large midwestern manufacturing facility. The facility uses both rack and barrel plating lines to electroplate chrome and cadmium. The treatment plant replaced an existing ...
This session is designed to bring together scientists, aquatic resource managers, policymakers, and other stakeholders to evaluate progress in developing DNA-based methods and indicators for aquatic ecosystem monitoring and biological condition assessment, and to explore possibilities for wider implementation and utilization of these tools in monitoring programs.. Session Chair: John Darling, United States Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development, [email protected] ...
As you may know, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a new rule, the Dental Amalgam Standard (40 CFR 441), on June 14, 2017. This rule (effective July 14, 2017) requires dental offices that place and/or remove amalgam to install and maintain amalgam separators or equivalent devices, implement specified Best Management Practice (BMPs), and keep records. All dental offices, except mobile units and those practicing a few exempted specialties, are required to submit a One-Time Compliance Report (OTC). The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality (department) will implement the Dental Amalgam Standard for all dental offices that discharge to a Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) located outside Bismarck, Mandan, Fargo, West Fargo, and Grand Forks.. ...
It would are actually scientifically more accurate had they been preparing a ham for feast, as trichinosis is often times the response to eating poorly cooked pork products. Interferon prevalence is going to be measured with the use of your western blot, which will probably be examined for significant differences. However, stool examinations should be done with three samples collected on alternate days. The Larvadex 2SL including other Cyromazine formulations happen to be registered for usage in a variety of other states of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U. But when the larvae have burrowed into muscle, this can be no longer a viable method to get gone them. Prevention is performed by dumping sewage properly and wearing shoes. As for other people, they pass through your stool and and exit out of your body. Just because stores sell chemical pesticides wont mean they are safe to use. Stop by using this drug and call your physician if you experience signs and symptoms of low ...
C hemical control refers to the use of specific compounds to either control immature mosquitoes (larvicides) or mature mosquitoes (adulticides). Only those pesticides registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency are used by the District for mosquito control. Three types of larvicides are used by the District: biorationals (discussed in the Biological Control section), growth regulators, and surface films. Methoprene is an insect growth regulator widely used by mosquito control districts. Methoprene mimics a natural juvenile hormone, and when present in the larval habitat it keeps immature insects from maturing into adults. Unable to develop into adults, the mosquitoes die in the pupal stage. Surface agents such as refined mineral oils or monomolecular films spread across the surface of the water to prevent mosquitoes from breathing. Mosquito larvae and pupae breathe through tubes called siphons that extend above the water surface. Depending on the product, the film may remain ...
LAKE OZARK - The city held an informative meeting Monday night to clarify the community sewer initiative on the November 2 ballot. The bond issue would pay for repairs and alterations to the citys sewers. Lake Ozark entered into a consent judgment with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Missouri Attorney Generals Office to make those repairs. This consent judgment was put together after several sanitary sewers overflowed in 2008 in Lake Ozark. These overflows caused untreated waste water to enter the Lake of the Ozarks.This consent judgment requires the city to install alarm systems on pump stations for warning of any mechanical or electrical failures. It also requires a full sewer system evaluation and to make necessary repairs and alterations to prevent any future overflows.The sewer pump stations were originally installed in the mid-80s.Its all aged at the same time which means it all kind of needs repairs all at the same time,
This GIS data layer represents point coverage of seafloor sediment size and composition in Massachusetts territorial waters. The data were created by aggregating available sediment point data collected from the United States Geological Surveys (USGS) usSEABED, version 1.0, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118 (Reid 2005), the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sediment data were collected between 1884 to 2008 from a variety of published and unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data. As such, the data has a variety of different horizontal accuracies and sampling and analysis methodologies. The dataset includes relative data quality for each point. More information regarding the compiled data sources and data quality assessment is available in Ford, K.H. and S.E. Voss. 2010. Seafloor sediment composition in Massachusetts determined using point data. Massachusetts Division of ...
The VOC content of materials subject to the provisions of this rule shall be determined by: (A) The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Reference Method 24 (Determination of Volatile Matter Content, Water Content, Density, Volume Solids, and Weight Solids of Surface Coatings, Code of Federal Regulations Title 40, Part 60, Appendix A). The exempt compounds content shall be determined by SCAQMD Method 303 (Determination of Exempt Compounds) contained in the SCAQMD Laboratory Methods of Analysis for Enforcement Samples manual or,. (B) SCAQMD Method 304 [Determination of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC s) in Various Materials] contained in the SCAQMD Laboratory Methods of Analysis for Enforcement Samples manual.. (C) Exempt Perfluorocarbon Compounds. The following classes of compounds: cyclic branched, or linear, completely fluorinated alkanes; cyclic, branched, or linear, completely fluorinated ethers with no unsaturations; cyclic, branched, or linear, completely fluorinated ...
Yuliya Ralkos map, created in GEO241, uses data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency to show the locations of the 31 companies that released methanol (CH3OH) on-site in the Cook County in 2012. The highest amount (18,200 pounds) was released by Borgwarner Transmission Systems (Bellwood, IL); the smallest amount (10 pounds) by Regis Technologies Inc. (Morton Grove, IL). On the map, methanol release is shown using proportional symbols. The orange triangles show the locations of the firms in the relation to how much methanol was released. In the City of Chicago, the firms releasing methanol on-site are located south of Loop, close to connection of the I-90 and I-55 highways. It is important to understand the release of methanol because it is extremely toxic. As little as 2 tablespoons can be deadly to a child. About 2 to 8 ounces can be deadly for an adult. Methanol in smaller amounts can cause blindness by damaging the optic nerve. However, toxic effects take hours to start, and
NH2Cl umum digunakan dalam konsentrasi rendah sebagai disinfektan sekunder pada sistem distribusi air kota sebagai alternatif untuk klorinasi. Aplikasi ini semakin meningkat. Klorin (dalam istilah pengolahan air disebut sebagai klorin bebas) digantikan oleh kloramina-lebih spesifiknya adalah monokloramina-yang jauh lebih stabil dan tidak menghilang secepat klorin bebas. NH2Cl juga memiliki kecenderungan yang lebih rendah daripada klorin bebas, meski tetap ada, dalam hal mengubah bahan organik menjadi klorokarbon seperti kloroform dan karbon tetraklorida. Senyawa tersebut telah diidentifikasi sebagai karsinogen dan pada tahun 1979 United States Environmental Protection Agency mulai mengatur kadarnya dalam air minum A.S.[6] Beberapa produk sampingan yang tidak diatur dapat menimbulkan risiko kesehatan yang lebih besar daripada bahan kimia yang diatur.[7] Penambahan kloramina ke dalam suplai air dapat meningkatkan paparan timbal dalam air minum (Plumbosolvency), terutama di daerah perumahan tua; ...
Furfuryl alcohol is considered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to be a high volume production chemical with over 1 million pounds produced annually. Due to its high production volume and its numerous industrial and consumer uses there is considerable potential for work-related exposure, as well as exposure to the general population, through pulmonary, oral, and dermal routes o
Working for the Environment at the Highest Level - Like many other Dickinsonians, Olivia Termini 19 is passionate about issues facing our environment. She is taking action by interning at the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
United States Environmental Protection Agency. Phosphorus is found in water, soil, and sediments. Like nitrogen, it must be converted to biologically useful forms before plants and animals can take it up. Jump to this image in Online Textbook ...
Nitrobenzen je zelo strupen (mejna vrednost je 5 mg/m3) in se zelo hitro absorbira skozi kožo.. Dolgotrajna izpostavljenost lahko povzroči poškodbe centralnega živčevja, poslabša vid, poškoduje jetra, ledvice, povzroči anemijo in draženje pljuč. Vdihavanje lahko povzroči slabost, omotico, glavobol, utrujenost,slabost v rokah in nogah v redkih primerih je lahko tudi usodno. Zaužitje lahko prav tako povzroči glavobol, omotico, slabost, bruhanje, draženje prebavil, izgubo okončin in notranje krvavitve.. Nitrobenzen spada med škodljive snovi za ljudi in je rakotvorna s strani Ameriške agencije za varstvo okolja (United States Environmental Protection Agency)[6]je uvrščena po mednarodni agenciji za raziskavo rakavih obolenj (IARC) v 2B skupino za rakotvorne snovi katere so morebitni povzročitelji rakavih obolenj.[7] Izkazalo se je da je povzročitelj adenomov in karcinomov na jetrih, ledvicah in ščitnici na podganah.[8]. ...
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Research Triangle Park, NC 27711. Re: Review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0072. Dear Dr. Jenkins,. The Clean Air Act (CAA) and its Amendments (CAAA) mandate the use of the latest science in establishing National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) and other so-called criteria pollutants. That science has been the foundation of 50 years of EPA policies to clean and protect the air we breathe.. The Administrators proposal, submitted on April 14, 2020, refuses to improve the NAAQS for PM and does not follow in the tradition of the NAAQS review and decision process as required under the CAA. The normal review process typically takes years to complete, but the Administrators deeply flawed process was done in a matter of months. This is insufficient time to consider the full body of diverse scientific evidence. Historically, the agency assembles a panel of expert scientists to help review the recent ...
Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulfur Dioxide Risk and Exposure Assessments for Secondary (Welfare-based) National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS)
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A full list of approved asbestos disposal sites in the United States is available from the Environmental Protection Agency. Most state Environmental Protection Agencies also publish lists of approved...
The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) of EPA recently made available a draft report, Policy Assessment for the Review of the Secondary National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Oxides of Nitrogen and Oxides of Sulfur: Second External Review Draft (75 FR 57463, September 21,...
Castle Hayne 2005 SO2 Monitoring Data (Sorted by Date) 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/11/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 2.83 23 96 04 5 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/12/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 4.35 23 96 09 21 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/13/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 2.87 23 96 14 7 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/14/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 2.00 23 96 20 8 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/15/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 0.60 20 83 03 2 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/16/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 4.83 23 96 12 20 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/17/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 2.13 23 96 10 4 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/18/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 1.83 23 96 10 9 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/19/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 1.57 23 96 11 4 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/20/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 3.96 23 96 12 19 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/21/2005 1 HOUR Parts per billion 2.91 23 96 08 13 Y 37 129 New Hanove 0002 42401 2/22/2005 1 HOUR ...
RIN: 2070-AQ86). (i) Cost-benefit analysis. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimated the costs for the vehicle and fuel programs under this final rule. For the years 2017 to 2025 and 2030, EPAs estimate of vehicle exhaust emission control costs ranged from $268 million in 2017 to $664 million in 2030. For the years 2017 to 2025 and 2030, EPAs estimate of vehicle evaporative emission control costs ranged from $26 million in 2017 to $121 million in 2022. For the years 2017 to 2025 and 2030, EPAs estimate of vehicle operating costs ranged from zero in 2017 to negative $19 million in 2030. EPAs estimates the facilities costs to be $21 million for 2016 and $4 million annually for 2017 to 2025 and 2030. For 2017 to 2025 and 2030, EPAs estimate of fuel sulfur control costs ranged from $804 million in 2017 to $696 million in 2030. In total, EPA estimated a cost of $21 million in 2016, costs ranging from $1.101 billion in 2017 to $1.51 billion in 2025, and a cost of $1.457 billion in ...
and HCHO/NO2 indicate VOC-limited chemistry in major urban areas throughout the year and in other non-urban areas in winter, but NOX-limited chemistry in most areas in summer.. 1. Introduction. Hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) or air toxics are the pollutants known to cause serious effects on human health, such as cardiovascular, neurological, and other organ system problems and adverse environmental issues. 188 air toxics are identified and regulated under the 1990 Clean Air Act. HAPs are emitted from a variety of sources, including large manufacturing facilities, combustion facilities, small commercial, and both onroad and nonroad mobile sources [1]. In contrast with criteria air pollutants CAPs such as O3 and PM2.5, HAPs are normally controlled by state or local air toxics monitoring programs rather than the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) [2]. In recent years, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has launched several programs (e.g., National Air Toxics Assessment), in ...
Case History: Oilfield Brines for Dust Control Affecting Privates Wells?. Elevated chloride concentrations (,250 mg/l) were reported to the Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency in the early 2000s by a rural resident using groundwater for domestic consumption from a private water well. An adjacent commercial oil and gas pipe yard had spread relatively small volumes of oilfield brines from 1998 through 2000 to control dust during summers and to de-ice on the property driveways; county and state agencies used halite and other brines on surrounding rural county and state highways during the winter. There are multiple sources in the immediate area that might have contributed to local groundwater by varying degrees, resulting in elevated chloride concentrations reported in the samples from the on-site monitoring wells and from the neighborhood water wells over the years prior to 2004, the time of our investigations.. An independent investigation was undertaken to characterize the local ...
Some irregularities noted: Hartland District 14 - 52 absentee ballots were missing. Pollworker commented "I guess theyre in here somewhere" Issue was going to be brought up to the canvassing board.Fast vote tabulator machine from ESS which was brought in from another state was experiencing problems. While it counted ballots quickly, the time to print out a report for each batch was becoming progressively slower. The tech who was operating it (Damian) reported this to Waukesha County Election Captain and recommended trying to reboot it. This issue was then taken to the canvassing board. A discussion ensued and the decision was made by the Waukesha County Canvasser to reboot it. Before this could be done, however, a tech from the company operating the machine (Kyle from Milwaukee) advised that rebooting would not correct this as the reports were expected to take longer, as ballot totals increased. When I finished my shift, machine operator and county staff had gone to lunch and I am unsure of ...
For those of you w/ WWW access, check it out at http://www.epa.gov/OST/fishadvice/facts.html Heres teh text (w/out the cool maps) The Alliance for Environmental Technology is, of course, highlighting this part: "...The total number of advisories for dioxins was 54 in 1993, then rose to 63 in 1994, held steady at 63 in 1995, and declined to 60 advisories in 1996. Dioxins are one of several chemical contaminants for which advisories have been rescinded by some states, in part because many pulp and paper mills have changed their processes. ..." Note that we in MN lead the U.S, pack w/ 709 -- 693 due to mercury! ================ United States Environmental Protection Office of Water EPA-823-97-007 Agency Mail Code 4305 June 1997 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Image] Fact Sheet Update: Listing of Fish and Wildlife Advisories Summary The 1996 update for the database, Listing of Fish and Wildlife Advisories (LFWA), is now available from the U.S. ...
From a policy standpoint, the courts July 2008 decision seriously undermined EPAs approach to clean air over the previous eight years. CAIR was the lynchpin that held together the Bush Administrations strategy for attainment of the ozone and fine particulate National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), for achieving reductions in mercury emissions from coal-fired powerplants, for addressing regional haze impacts from powerplants, and for responding to state petitions to control upwind sources of ozone and fine particulates under Section 126 of the Clean Air Act. As discussed in this report, the potential impact on communities attempting to achieve NAAQS and the impact on mercury emissions without CAIR or a similar rule would be substantial; this has prompted some to call for congressional action to address the issue. On February 4, 2010, Senator Carper and 11 bipartisan cosponsors introduced S. 2995, a multipollutant bill that would have replaced the CAIR requirements, and required ...
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While there are various types and degrees of Air Pollution, only those communities formally classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Nonattainment or Maintenance Areas, or those communities / areas that regularly exceed or are near violating the health-based National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) are listed on this web page.. The two main EPA criteria pollutants (pollutants that have EPA standards) impacting Alaska are Carbon Monoxide and Particulate Matter.. ...
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to grant full approval of Iowas State Implementation Plan (SIP) revision for the 2006 24-hour PM2.5 National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Iowa completed the SIP revision in response to a SIP Call finalized by EPA on July 14, 2011,...
The Trump/Wheeler Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is dismantling critical parts of the Clean Water Act one by one. Cumulatively these are the most serious threat to our nations bedrock environmental law in its history. If these administration attacks are finalized, the Clean Water Act could be severely weakened. Since the Trump administration is parceling out these assaults, it can be hard to see the full picture. So we wanted to take a step back and explain was is at stake for the rule of law, the Clean Water Act, and, most importantly, our health and the health of our water.. ...
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Enactment of the Clean Water Act created a simple, yet powerful and effective tool to help address these problems: a federal safety net for water quality that guarantees a minimum level of protection to all Americans, no matter where you live. And for nearly 40 years this approach has been working, and it is time to let Congress know that citizens are standing up for their right to clean water and healthy communities, and we will not let corporate polluters and their cronies in Congress weaken this important and historic legislation.. Join Waterkeeper Alliance and our 130 Waterkeepers across the U.S. in letting Congress know that access to clean water is a fundamental right for all and to oppose the attacks currently being waged on clean water by big polluters.. for more info or to find YOUR local Waterkeeper visit: www.waterkeeper.org ...
After an extensive review and assessment of the scientific evidence on the respiratory health effects of passive smoking, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the widespread exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in the United States presents a serious and substantial public health impact. The Environmental Protection Agency concluded that environmental tobacco smoke causes lung cancer in adult nonsmokers and increases the risk for a variety of noncancer respiratory disorders, especially in children. This article reviews evidence presented in the Environmental Protection Agencys 1992 report on the respiratory health effects of passive smoking and responds to critical allegations levied by Gio Gori in his article Science, policy, and ethics: the case of environmental tobacco smoke, appearing in the same issue of this journal. Several recent studies appearing since the cutoff date for inclusion in the EPA report are also discussed.
Minnesotas wild rice sulfate standard was enacted in 1973 and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the federal Clean Water Act. Both the Fond du Lac and the Grand Portage Bands of Lake Superior Chippewa, which have authority to set water quality standards for their reservations under the Clean Water Act, have a similar water quality standard limiting sulfate to 10 parts per million (ppm or mg/L) to protect wild rice waters.. In 2010, the EPA told the MPCA that, under the federal Clean Water Act, Minnesota was required to enforce its wild rice sulfate standard.. Since then, mining company lobbyists, lawyers, proxies and politicians have sought to eliminate or weaken Minnesotas wild rice sulfate standard and to limit the number of wild rice lakes and streams that can be protected from sulfate pollution.. WaterLegacy has worked since 2010 in collaboration with tribal staff, tribal members, independent scientists, other conservation groups, and thousands of Minnesota ...
Jason Sacks is a Senior Epidemiologist in the Center for Public Health & Environmental Assessment within U.S. EPAs Office of Research and Development. He is the assessment lead for the Particulate Matter Integrated Science Assessment and plays key leadership roles in synthesizing the health effects evidence of air pollution for various National Ambient Air Quality Standards reviews. He has expertise in examining the relationship between short-term exposures to air pollution and mortality, respiratory-related hospital admissions and emergency department visits, and long-term exposure and cancer, with a focus on identifying those populations at greatest risk. Additionally, Sacks collaborates with the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards within U.S. EPAs Office of Air and Radiation in conducting both national and international training on U.S. EPAs Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program - Community Edition and in communicating the health risks of exposure to PM and wildfire ...
Executive Summary. This report provides an overview of air quality in Ireland for 2012, based on data obtained from the 29 monitoring stations that form the National Ambient Air Quality Monitoring Network. This includes the following pollutants: nitrogen oxides; sulphur dioxide; carbon monoxide; ozone; particulate matter (PM10, PM2.5 and black smoke); benzene and volatile organic compounds; heavy metals; and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.. The network is coordinated and managed by the EPA, as the Competent Authority in Ireland for EU Air Quality legislation. Monitoring stations are located across the country, with new stations added in 2012 in Kilkenny, Balbriggan and Mullingar. Up-to-date information including the Air Quality Index for Health is available at www.airquality.epa.ie.. Overall, relative to other EU member states, Ireland continues to enjoy good air quality, with no exceedances for the pollutants measured in 2012. This is due largely to the prevailing clean westerly air-flow from ...
Under the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for airborne lead, measurements are conducted by means of a high-volume total suspended particulate matter (Hi-Vol TSP) sampler. In the decade between 1973 and 1983, there were 12 publications that explored the sampling characteristics and effectiveness of the Hi-Vol TSP, yet there persists uncertainty regarding its
Regulatory agencies are under increased pressure to consider broader public health concerns that extend to multiple pollutant exposures, multiple exposure pathways, and vulnerable populations. Specifically, cumulative risk assessment initiatives have stressed the importance of considering both chemical and non-chemical stressors, such as socioeconomic status (SES) and related psychosocial stress, in evaluating health risks. The integration of non-chemical stressors into a cumulative risk assessment framework has been largely driven by evidence of health disparities across different segments of society that may also bear a disproportionate risk from chemical exposures. This review will discuss current efforts to advance the field of cumulative risk assessment, highlighting some of the major challenges, discussed within the construct of the traditional risk assessment paradigm. Additionally, we present a summary of studies of potential interactions between social stressors and air pollutants on health as
This post is an adaptation of an article published in the November 2017 newsletter of the Air Quality Committee, a committee of the American Bar Associations Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources. A PDF of the article is available here.). By Kurt Blase. EPA Administrator Pruitt has announced a new "Back-to-Basics Agenda" to "refocus" EPA on its mission and return power to the states. This is likely to affect EPAs review of state plans for attainment of the ozone standard and other national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS).. Background Concentrations. Many states, particularly in the West, have predicted nonattainment of the 2015 ozone standard as a result of ozone background concentrations not susceptible to localized controls. They argue that in such cases, employment of additional local control measures would provide negligible public health benefits, but would impose substantial costs. They also point to evidence that the resulting economic dislocation causes significant public ...
Passed in 1972, The Clean Water Act is the cornerstone of surface water quality protection in the United States. To know more, call Neilson Research Corporation.
The Public Health Division is committed to preventing disease and promoting health for all citizens in Waukesha County. The division offers a wide range of public health services focused on the control and containment of human public health hazards. The core functions of public health are to assess and monitor the health status of the entire county, develop public health policy, and assure access to quality health care.. ...