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What They Are Saying | EPA Prescribed Fires Guidance to Air Agencies

Thu, 08/15/2019 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (Aug. 15, 2019) – On Wednesday, Aug. 14, the U.S.

EPA Releases Additional Resource on Prescribed Fires to Support Air Agencies

Wed, 08/14/2019 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (August 14, 2019) — The U.S.

EPA Administrator Wheeler statement about Shell ethylene cracker plant tour in Monaca, Pennsylvania, with President Trump

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 11:00
Monaca, Pa. (August 13, 2019) – Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler traveled to Monaca with President Donald Trump to visit the Pennsylvania Shell ethylene cracker plant. President Trump, Administrator Wheeler, and U.S.

EPA Announces Biofuel and Small Refinery Exemption Priorities

Fri, 08/09/2019 - 11:00
WASHINGTON - EPA will announce its final decisions related to 31 small refinery exemptions and 6 application denials this afternoon on its web page, Public Data for the Renewable Fuel Standard - Small Refinery Exemptions (

What They Are Saying | EPA Proposes Revisions to Clarify New Source Review Permitting Process

Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:00
On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a rule to clarify the process for evaluating whether a New Source Review (NSR) preconstruction permit is needed when an existing major-emitting facility plans to make changes or expand.

Proposed Revisions to Clarify New Source Review Permitting Process

Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (August 1, 2019) – Today, the U.S.

EPA Settlements Resolve Violations of Laws to Prevent Chemical Accidents at Facilities in New England

Wed, 07/31/2019 - 11:00
BOSTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced settlements with three companies that resolve alleged violations of Clean Air Act requirements for the safe handling of certain chemicals and substances at facilities in New England.

Poor Air Quality Expected for Portions of Southwestern and Coastal New England on Tuesday, July 30

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 11:00
BOSTON – New England state air quality forecasters are predicting air quality on Tues. July 30 that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, due to ground-level ozone, in southwestern and coastal New England.

EPA approves Oklahoma’s Clean Air Plan

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:00
DALLAS (July 26, 2019) –The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Oklahoma’s State Implementation Plan (SIP) that reflects updates to state regulations addressing air quality requirements.

EPA Approves Redesignation of the Washington, D.C. Area for Federal Ozone Air Pollution Standard

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:00
PHILADELPHIA (July 26, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the District of Columbia’s request to redesignate the District to attainment for the 2008 federal ozone standard under the Clean Air Act. 

EPA Report: Clean Diesel Grants Rack up Major Air, Health Benefits

Thu, 07/25/2019 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (July 25, 2019) – Grants to clean up or replace older diesel engines under the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) have delivered significant health and environmental benefits to communities across America, according to a U.S.

EPA Approves Kalispel Reservation Air Quality Redesignation

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:00
EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register approving the proposal by the Kalispel Tribe to redesignate lands within the exterior boundaries of the Kalispel Indian Reservation to Class I under the Clean Air Act. The final rule will become effective 30 days after the date of publication.

Poor Air Quality Expected for Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Saturday, July 20

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 11:00
BOSTON – New England state air quality forecasters are predicting air quality that is unhealthy for sensitive groups, due to ground-level ozone, in much of southern New England for Saturday, July 20.

EPA Role in American Electric Power Consent Decree

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:00
WASHINGTON - EPA supports power generation from all sources of energy, in compliance with the Clean Air Act.

Air Pollution Trends Show Cleaner Air, Growing Economy

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:00
WASHINGTON (July 17, 2019) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its annual report on air quality, tracking our nation’s progress in improving air quality since the passage of the Clean Air Act.

U.S. EPA awards $790,000 to Nevada Department of Health and Human Services to reduce radon exposure

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 11:00
Carson City, Nev. (July 15, 2019) – The U.S.

EPA Approves Revisions to City of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County Program for Permitting New, Minor Air Pollution Sources

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:00
DALLAS – (July 11, 2019) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved revisions to the state of New Mexico’s clean-air plan for the city of Albuquerque-Bernalillo County minor New Source Review (NSR) program for construction permits.

Vermont Animal Feed Facility Settles EPA Toxic Chemical Right-to-Know Allegations

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 11:00
ST. ALBANS, Vt. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England regional office has reached a settlement with a Vermont animal feed supplement supplier that failed to report information about toxic chemical compounds at its manufacturing facility.