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EPA Proposes Water Quality Standards for Washington State

EPA - National Water News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 6:46pm
EPA has proposed a rule that revises the current federal Clean Water Act human health water quality criteria applicable to waters under the state of Washington’s jurisdiction. The proposed rule would ensure that the criteria are set at levels that will adequately protect fish consumers in Washington from exposure to toxic pollutants
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DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for September 3 for the Philadelphia Area

PaDEP - News - Wed, 09/02/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Thursday, September 3, for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, ...
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U.S. EPA orders companies in Visalia, Calif., to protect Mill Creek from polluted wastewater

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:04pm
SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the resolution of a series of enforcement actions for Clean Water Act violations at three manufacturing companies located in Visalia, Calif. The facilities owned by Univar USA, Advanced Food Products, and Milk Specialties Global discharge industrial wastewater to the city’s sanitary sewer system, which eventually flows into Mill Creek
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EPA Kicks Off Campus RainWorks Challenge to Develop Innovative Approaches to Stormwater Management

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:02pm
Washington – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is launching its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge for undergraduate and graduate students to design green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and increase resiliency to climate change. Student teams, working with a faculty advisor, will propose green infrastructure projects for their campuses, demonstrating how managing stormwater at its source can benefit communities and the environment
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EPA Opens Comment Period on Proposed Modifications to Draft NH Stormwater Permit

EPA - National Water News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:32pm
BOSTON – EPA has proposed modifications to the draft General Permits for Stormwater Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) in New Hampshire based on comments received. These proposed modifications both clarify and increase flexibility to the permit requirements by aligning it more closely with New Hampshire State Standards. The sections with the proposed modifications are now open for public comment until November 2, 2015
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Montgomery County on September 3

PaDEP - News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on September 3, 2015, in portions of Whitpain Township, Montgomery County.
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Mosquito Spraying Set for Lackawanna County on September 3

PaDEP - News - Tue, 09/01/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection will conduct a mosquito control operation to reduce high populations of mosquitoes on September 3, 2015, in Moosic Borough and Taylor Borough, Lackawanna County.
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White to Join FOP to Unveil Legislation to Protect Police During Investigations

PA House GOP News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:00pm
WHAT: Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia) will join FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby to unveal legislation to protect the identity of police officers during shooting investigations.
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Solutions, not Stalemates

PA House GOP News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:58pm
Nearly two months have passed since Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a balanced budget and two weeks have gone by since we offered him a compromise plan. We agree with the LNP Editorial Board (“Get the budget done,” Aug. 27): we must reach a compromise that gives our state a budget. Without it, our state’s service providers cannot access state or federal funding. Not having a budget is hurting our neediest citizens.
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Our ‘Armed Forces’ Should be Armed

PA House GOP News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:51pm
To me, it’s a no-brainer. The men and women who so valiantly serve our country in the armed forces should be armed themselves. Unfortunately, this is not the reality.
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Ordinances Involving Off-Campus Living in College Towns Featured on Harper’s September Legislative Report Program

PA House GOP News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 5:41pm
HARRISBURG – Should college towns be permitted to establish zoning ordinances that limit where students can live? A discussion of that question is the focus of the September edition of Rep. Kate Harper’s (R-Montgomery) Legislative Report television program.
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EPA Proposes Rules to Improve Hazardous Waste Management and Better Protect our Waterways / New Rules Also Reduce Regulatory Burden on Businesses

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 1:41pm
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing two new hazardous waste rules to strengthen environmental protection while reducing regulatory burden on businesses. One of the proposed rules will protect waterways, including drinking and surface water, by preventing the flushing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals and simplify the requirements for healthcare workers
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EPA Releases Report on West Virginia Agriculture Programs

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:50am
(PHILADELPHIA – August 31, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has completed an evaluation of West Virginia’s animal agriculture regulations and programs. The assessment, which is one of six that the agency is conducting of state animal agriculture programs in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, found that West Virginia is relying heavily on programs with voluntary participation to increase the implementation of conservation practices to meet water quality goals
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EPA Releases Report on Delaware Agriculture Programs

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:45am
(PHILADELPHIA – August 31, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has completed an evaluation of Delaware’s animal agriculture regulations and programs. The assessment is one of six that the agency is conducting of state animal agriculture programs within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. EPA conducts periodic reviews of state programs as part of its oversight responsibilities under the Clean Water Act
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EPA Releases Report on Maryland Agriculture Programs

EPA - National Water News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 11:41am
(PHILADELPHIA – August 31, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today it has completed an evaluation of Maryland’s animal agriculture regulations and programs. The assessment, which is one of six that the agency is conducting of state animal agriculture programs within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed, found that Maryland has a robust and well-implemented state program
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Johnstown Works to Solve Sanitary Sewer Overflow Problem

PaDEP - News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today approved a Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) Abatement Plan for the City of Johnstown, to relieve the overload conditions that are the main cause of ...
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DEP Issues Code Orange Air Quality Action Day Forecast for September 1 for the Philadelphia Area

PaDEP - News - Mon, 08/31/2015 - 12:00am
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for ozone on Tuesday, September 1, for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, ...
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Schemel Responds to Planned Parenthood Memo

PA House GOP News - Sat, 08/29/2015 - 12:22am
HARRISBURG – Rep. Paul Schemel (R-Franklin) today issued the following statement in response to an email memo that was sent to members of the Pennsylvania Senate by Planned Parenthood asking them to reject a bill Schemel is sponsoring that would impact the government funding received by the organization.
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Help Me Better Represent You on the Issues

PA House GOP News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:45pm
During my childhood, the community blessed my family and me during a difficult time. I was touched by how many extended kindness without any hesitation or expectation of anything in return. It was an experience I have carried with me as a reminder of the inherent goodness of people.
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Warner Leads Effort to Make English PA’s Official Language

PA House GOP News - Fri, 08/28/2015 - 5:00pm
HARRISBURG — Rep. Ryan Warner (R-Fayette/Westmoreland) announced that he recently introduced legislation to establish English as the official language of Pennsylvania.
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