Environmental Protection


NuStar Pipeline to Pay Penalty, Install Alarms

The Texas-based pipeline company failed to have spill response plans at eight of its facilities and will pay a $450,000 civil penalty and $768,000 for a supplemental environmental project.

Agency Offers Revised Guidance on Public Notification Rule

EPA's handbooks target regions and states responsible for enforcing the Safe Drinking Water Act and offer guidance on public notification rule compliance.

Web Forum Seeks Input on How to Best Protect America's Waters

Until its April conference, EPA is seeking ideas about how to restore the nation's waters and create sustainable communities.

Layne Christensen Commits to Cadiz Water Project

Based on the CH2M Hill study of natural recharge in the aquifer system, Cadiz is developing a groundwater management plan providing for the safe and environmentally-sound, long-term withdrawal of enough clean water.

EPA Accepting WaterSense Award Applications

Manufacturers, irrigation partners, retailer/distributors, and promotional partners are recognized for water-efficient products and practices.

PUC Grants United Water Pennsylvania Rate Increase

The company says the increase covers the costs for water quality and supply source improvements.

Associations Tout Increase in Water Monitoring Participation

More than 120,000 people on six continents monitored the condition of their local waterbodies in 2009, an increase of 67 percent over the previous year.

New Law Would Authorize, Fund Great Lakes' Cleanup

The Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, led by EPA, would target the most significant chemical, biological, and physical problems in the system.

Study: Maurepas Swamp, Marshes Dying for Lack of Fresh Water

A Southeastern Louisiana University study says that fresh water, either from the Mississippi River or other sources, is needed to sustain the second largest coastal forest in the state.

Agency Seeks Comments on Vessel Water Discharges Report

EPA has completed a draft of the report Congress requested in 2008 and would like to hear your feedback.

Manual Guides Consecutive Water Systems on Stage 2 DBPR

EPA's guidance manual explains specific requirements as well as flexibilities of the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule.

W. Va., American Water to Use Stimulus for AMI Project

The company expects to have a $4.7 million advanced metering infrastructure system installed in Fayette County, West Virginia by year's end.

Showerhead Makers Fail to Certify Product; DOE Seeks $3 M

The federal government has issued notices of proposed civil penalty to Zoe Industries, Altmans Products, EZ-FLO International, and Watermark Designs.

Coles Evergreen Marina Pays Fine, Corrects SPCC Violations

EPA fined the Stigler, Okla., marina for violating Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure rules at its bulk storage facility.

Binghamton Gas Stations to Pay Fine, Install Leak Detection

A Binghamton, N.Y. gas station owner has agreed to improve how its 12 stations detect leaks from underground petroleum storage tank systems at a cost of about $160,000.

EPA Fines Military for UST Violations at West Point

The U.S. Army and the Army and Air Force Exchange Service must pay a $167,116 penalty for failing to monitor, test, and keep records for underground petroleum storage tanks.

Regenesis Management Group Aligns with Colorado State

New research alliance will focus on water conservation research.

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