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U.S. Refiners to Deliver Cleaner Marine Diesel Fuel with Key Regulatory Change

EPA Air - Wed, 12/11/2019 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (Dec. 11, 2019) — To aid the smooth implementation of the Jan. 1 2020 (IMO 2020) global marine fuel limit for sulfur that takes effect January 1, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is revising key regulatory text to ensure that U.S.

EPA Seeks DERA Grant Proposals up to $4 Million to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines Across Pacific Southwest

EPA Air - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:00
SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.

U.S. EPA, U.S. Department of Justice Settle with Kern Oil & Refining Co. for Violations at Bakersfield Refinery

EPA Air - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:00
BAKERSFIELD, Calif.— The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Kern Oil & Refining Co. that resolves alleged violations at its petroleum refinery in Bakersfield.

EPA Announces $44 Million in Funding to Reduce Emissions from Diesel Engines

EPA Air - Tue, 12/10/2019 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (Dec. 10, 2019) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of grant funding to implement projects aimed at reducing emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of older diesel engines.

EPA Seeks Input on Strategies to Reduce Ethylene Oxide Emissions from Commercial Sterilizer Operations

EPA Air - Thu, 12/05/2019 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (Dec. 5, 2019) — Today, the U.S.

What They Are Saying: EPA Takes Further Actions to Improve the NSR Permitting Program

EPA Air - Wed, 12/04/2019 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (Dec. 4, 2019) — Yesterday, the U.S.

Recent EPA enforcement cases throughout the Pacific Northwest

EPA Air - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:00
The following summarize enforcement actions the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 10 office completed in July and August of 2019. The concluding legal document(s) typically provide details of the case and are included at the end of each summary.

EPA Takes Further Actions to Improve the NSR Permitting Program

EPA Air - Tue, 12/03/2019 - 12:00
WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2019) — Today, the U.S.

EPA Awards $1.8 Million to Cut Marine Diesel Emissions in New York

EPA Air - Wed, 11/27/2019 - 12:00
NEW YORK  – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $1,832,567 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) grant to the Connecticut Maritime Foundation, Inc. to curb harmful pollution from ferries in the greater New York and New Jersey area.

U.S. EPA provides nearly $29 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Arizona

EPA Air - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:00
PHOENIX – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced nearly $29 million in funding to 19 tribes in Arizona to invest in environmental protection programs and water infrastructure.

U.S. EPA provides nearly $30 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in California

EPA Air - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:00
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced nearly $30 million in funding to 87 tribes in California to invest in environmental programs and water infrastructure.

U.S. EPA provides nearly $5.4 million for environmental improvements on tribal lands in Nevada

EPA Air - Tue, 11/26/2019 - 12:00
LAS VEGAS  – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced nearly $5.4 million in funding to 16 tribes in Nevada to invest in environmental programs.

EPA and Ohio Announce Steubenville Area Now Meets Federal Air Quality Standard for Sulfur Dioxide

EPA Air - Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:00
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Nov. 25, 2019) - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Ohio EPA announced the formal redesignation of the Ohio portion of the Steubenville area to attainment of the most recent federal air quality standard for sulfur dioxide.

EPA awards $5.6 million in grants to reduce diesel pollution

EPA Air - Thu, 11/21/2019 - 12:00
As part of a nationwide campaign to protect air quality and reduce diesel emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection today announced $5.6 million in support for clean diesel projects throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

EPA Awards $7.8 Million to New Jersey to Improve Air Quality

EPA Air - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:00
NEW YORK  – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has awarded the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) $7.8 million to support the state’s air pollution control and air monitoring programs. 

EPA Requires Additional Manganese Safeguards at Watco Facility in Chicago

EPA Air - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:00
CHICAGO (November 12, 2019) – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced an administrative consent order requiring Watco Terminal and Port Services to limit handling, storing and shipping of bulk manganese-containing materials to and from its Chicago facility by Jan. 31, 2020.

EPA Awards $9.35 Million to New York to Improve Air Quality

EPA Air - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:00
NEW YORK  – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it has awarded the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) $9.35 million to support the state’s air pollution control and air monitoring programs. 
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