Environmental Protection

Air


Manufacturer Receives 'Logical Consequences' for Alleged RTK Violations

New Haven, Conn., chemical manufacturer H. Krevit and Co. will spend $36,000 on emergency response equipment for the fire department as part of the settlement in a right-to-know case.

N.J. Proposes Easing Some Strict Compliance in Favor of Economic Growth

Used under limited circumstances, the rule would allow the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to waive strict compliance when such action would not compromise the environment or public health.

EPA Awards $32M to Understand Health Impacts of Air Pollution

The research centers will explore the health impacts on children and older citizens to determine which health effects occur at different life stages.

Water Reclamation Facility Uses OHxyPhogg to Reduce Odors

According to Parkson, the fog creates a chemical reaction that reduces or eliminates odorous compounds as well as operating costs.

EPA Extends GHG Reporting Deadline; Online Platform Not Ready Yet

The agency said it expects to have the reporting tool available by this summer.

Joseph DeMatteo

DeMatteo Sentenced for Emissions Testing Scam

The former fugitive received five months of home detention, three years of probation, and was ordered to pay $100.

PowerTrain to Pay $2M for Selling Engines that Failed to Meet Air Standards

The company imported nearly 80,000 non-road engines or equipment that were not covered by a Clean Air Act-required certificate of conformity.

ITT Analytics' Instrumentation Is 'Out of this World'

NASA has the company's total organic carbon analyzer and conductivity temperature meter onboard the space shuttle Discovery, which made its last trip to the International Space Station last week.



EPA Approves More Ozone-Friendly Coolant for Car Air Conditioning Systems

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued final approval for a new motor vehicle air conditioning system refrigerant that does not deplete the ozone layer.

Researcher: Consider Rivers’ Carbon Dioxide Output in Climate Change Models

Freshwater ecologist Dr. Tom Battin, of the University of Vienna, told a COST ESF Frontiers of Science conference in October that our understanding of how rivers and streams deal with organic carbon has changed radically.

Dust Storm

Study Projects Drier Conditions Will Accelerate Dust Storms in the Southwest

Drier conditions projected to result from climate change in the Southwest will likely reduce perennial vegetation cover and result in increased dust storm activity in the future, according to a new study by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of California, Los Angeles.

Final Boiler, Incinerator Rules Cut Compliance Costs in Initial Proposals

EPA says it is proposing "sensible standards" that will provide significant public health benefits while cutting costs by nearly 50 percent; the agency is offering these standards for additional public review and comment.

LA Man Pleads Guilty to Asbestos Work Practice Conspiracy

John Bostick apparently knew the building's ceiling contained asbestos but failed to tell workers, who were not trained in correct work practice techniques.

Jacksonville, Fla., Utility Selects BioAir to Control Odors

The filter units use structured plastic synthetic media to remove hydrogen sulfide and other odor-causing chemicals.

TCEQ Fines DCP Midstream, Citgo Refining for Records' Review Issues

Some of the penalty money will support supplemental environmental projects on clean school buses and tire cleanup.

EPA Seeks Public Comment on U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

The agency is reporting that overall greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 6 percent in 2009.

Which EPA Rules Are Outmoded?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on its plan to review regulations.

Renovation Construction Manager Pleads Guilty to Asbestos Crimes

Russell Coco faces one year in prison and could be fined up to $250,000; a trial for Bob Knapp, the building owner, is set for Feb. 28.

PNNL Study: Worldwide Sulfur Emissions Rose between 2000 and 2005

Shipping and growing Chinese economy top growth in analysis of 150 years of emissions.

USDA Forest Service has proposed a new planning rule.

Forest Service Proposes Planning Rule, Seeks Comment

The rule provides a collaborative and science-based framework for creating land management plans that would support ecological sustainability and contribute to rural job opportunities.

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