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June 02, 2023
An informational public webinar was held on 1 May 2023 to discuss EPA's proposed actions to reduce exposure to ethylene oxide (EtO) from commercial sterilization facilities and healthcare facilities.
EPA's Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) is hosting its second 2023 environmental justice (EJ) community engagement session during which we will present updates on EJ efforts within OLEM and EPA, with a heavy focus on projects in the OLEM EJ Action Plan. Each presentation will be followed by a live, open to the public feedback opportunity.
June 01, 2023
This document advises the public that the USFWS intends to gather information necessary to develop a proposed rule for the exhibition of migratory birds and eagles. They are furnishing this advance notice of proposed rulemaking to advise other agencies and the public of their intentions and obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the rulemaking. They will consider comments received or postmarked on or before 3 July 2023. POC is Jerome Ford, Assistant Director--Migratory Birds, tele: (703) 358–2606. (Federal Register 1 June 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 35821-35823)
USFWS proposes to amend our regulations to revise current regulatory authorizations and add new regulatory authorizations for possession of migratory birds and eagles and other purposes. These proposed changes would more efficiently and appropriately authorize the general public, educators, and government agency employees to possess birds and eagles in certain specific situations while meeting our obligations under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. They also propose a change to the Airborne Hunting Act regulations to clarify what Federal authorizations may be used to comply with that statute. This proposed rule is available for public comment through 31 July 2023. POC is Jerome Ford, Assistant Director–Migratory Birds Program, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, telephone: 703–358–2606, email: MB_mail@fws.gov. (Federal Register 1 June 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 35809-35821)
EPA is hosting a training webinar on how to use the ECHO facility searches to learn about environmental and demographic data from EPA's EJScreen Tool. This webinar will demonstrate examples of using ECHO searches and reports to view EJScreen data in your community and how to interpret the information. The webinar will cover the following topics: How to search for environmental and demographic data in your community. How to view and interpret EJ index and supplemental index values at the location of a facility. How to visualize EJScreen data on an interactive map.
During this webinar, we will provide an introduction and instructions on how to use the ECHO Clean Air Tracking Tool (ECATT), a new online tool available to the public that provides transparency for Clean Air Act data. ECATT is the first EPA interface that combines data about emissions, enforcement and compliance, environmental justice, air monitoring stations, and modeled toxic risks. Communities now have access to an integrated tool that can be used to evaluate emissions at stationary sources and compliance records within their communities.
May 31, 2023
UPDATE:The Federal Environmental Symposium Planning Committee is continuing to accept presentation abstracts THROUGH Friday, June 30th for its 2023 federal environmental conference, to be held in-person and virtually the week of October 23-27, 2023, at the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. This year's theme for the Symposium is "Environment: A Mission Asset", focuses on the sharing of best practices, success stories, partnerships, and challenges and achievements of the federal practitioner community as they apply to your Agency's mission. The event schedule, registration instructions, call for presentation abstracts, and continuous updates to the event can be found on the Symposium website.
USFWS proposes to list the Sira curassow (Pauxi koepckeae) and southern helmeted curassow (Pauxi unicornis), two bird species from South America, as endangered species under the ESA. If finalized this rule, as proposed, would add these species to the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and extend the Act's protections to these species. They will accept comments received or postmarked on or before 31 July 2023. POC is Rachel London, Chief, Branch of Delisting and Foreign Species, Ecological Services Program, USFWS, MS: ES, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; tele: 703–358–2171. (Federal Register 31 May 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 34800-34810) .
EPA will host two informational webinars to engage communities with environmental justice concerns, environmental justice organizations, members of tribal nations, and tribal environmental professionals on the proposed GHG rules for fossil-fuel fired power plants. Both webinars will present the same information and provide an overview of the proposed rules, information on how to effectively engage in the regulatory process, and an opportunity to participate in the Q&A session. Please note all webinars are free and open to the public.
EPA will host two informational webinars to engage communities with environmental justice concerns, environmental justice organizations, members of tribal nations, and tribal environmental professionals on the proposed GHG rules for fossil-fuel fired power plants. Both webinars will present the same information and provide an overview of the proposed rules, information on how to effectively engage in the regulatory process, and an opportunity to participate in the Q&A session. Please note all webinars are free and open to the public.
May 30, 2023
PHMSA proposes to amend the Hazardous Materials Regulations to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards by adopting various amendments, including changes to proper shipping names, hazard classes, packing groups, special provisions, packaging authorizations, air transport quantity limitations, and vessel stowage requirements. Comments must be received by July 31, 2023. POC is Candace Casey, Standards and Rulemaking, or Aaron Wiener, International Program, at 202–366–8553, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, East Building, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20590–0001. (Federal Register 30 May 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 34568-34622)
This presentation is designed to be an introduction to the following GSA eTools; GSA Global Supply, GSA Advantage!, GSA eLibrary, Acquisition Gateway, and GSA eBuy... a powerful and intuitive acquisition tool that benefits the government buyer as well as the vendor. It is used by thousands of U.S. Federal agencies and military.
GSA's 2023 Federal Acquisition Service Training (FAST) Virtual Conference Series continues. Join experts from GSA, DHS, and FEMA as they outline challenges federal agencies face when preparing for emergencies and the solutions available. Join to: Learn about how agencies can use Basic Ordering Agreements (BOAs) to prepare for and respond to emergencies or disasters; Discover how excess personal property can benefit federal and state agencies during disaster-relief situations; and Explore the Secure 5G and Beyond Act of 2020 and how it helps agencies, U.S. allies, and strategic partners to maximize the security of next-generation mobile telecommunications systems, infrastructure, and software. There's no charge for this event, and you can earn up to three Continuous Learning Points (CLPs).
May 26, 2023
This edition highlights protecting and preserving our environment, in support of Environmental Operating Principle #4. Content includes commentary from Maj. Gen. Kimberly Colloton, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Deputy Commanding General for Military and International Operations, discussing how collaboration is essential to addressing climate change. This issue also features initiatives from across the Army environmental community that are protecting and preserving our environment for current and future generations.
This three-day workshop educates attendees on how to implement energy and water projects through an energy savings performance contract (ESPC). While each day is a stand-alone course, learners are encouraged to attend all three days as able. The workshop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and is taught by experts in the field of performance contracting experts including a federal contracting officer, FEMP Federal Project Executive, DOE national laboratory experts, and other consultants with extensive backgrounds in ESPCs
A bill to amend the Plant Protection Act for purposes of mitigating the threat of invasive species. (Congressional Record: 10 May 2023 [House] Pages H2243-H2245)
May 25, 2023
EPA committed in the agency's PFAS Strategic Roadmap to conduct a biosolids risk assessment for two PFAS compounds, perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS), in biosolids. EPA's Office of Water will discuss the current work related to assessing risk due to the presence of PFOA and PFOS in biosolids. The presentation will cover the regulatory context through which EPA regulates chemical contaminates in biosolids, a brief overview of PFAS monitoring, and actions that have occurred in the states. This will be followed by a discussion of the exposure assessment framework EPA has developed to evaluate impacts from biosolids through ingestion of drinking water, crops, milk and meat and how that framework may be implemented for PFOA and PFOS.
In this session SORP will explore the current state of diversity in the outdoors through the lens of environmental justice, focusing on historic inequities in park access and recreation participation and ways in which these challenges might be addressed. The discussion will examine issues including racism in parks and other barriers to participation, shifting recreation patterns during the COVID-19 pandemic, and unintended consequences of "green gentrification." They will conclude by identifying specific ways that everyone can work to make outdoor recreation more equitable and inclusive.
May 24, 2023
Pursuant to the EPA's Significant New Alternatives Policy program, this action proposes to list certain substances in the refrigeration and air conditioning sector. Specifically, EPA proposes to list several substitutes as acceptable, subject to use conditions, for retail food refrigeration, commercial ice machines, industrial process refrigeration, cold storage warehouses, and ice skating rinks. Through this action, EPA is proposing to incorporate by reference standards which establish requirements for commercial refrigerating appliances and commercial ice machines, safe use of flammable refrigerants, and safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems. This action also proposes to exempt propane, in the refrigerated food processing and dispensing end-use, from the prohibition under the CAA on knowingly venting, releasing, or disposing of substitute refrigerants, on the basis of current evidence that the venting, release, or disposal of this substance in this end-use does not pose a threat to the environment. Comments must be received on or before 10 July 2023. POC is Gerald Wozniak, Stratospheric Protection Division, Office of Atmospheric Protection, EPA, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; tele: 202–343–9624; email:wozniak.gerald@epa.gov. (Federal Register 24 May 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 33722-33797).
EPA is proposing five separate actions under section 111 of the CAA addressing GHG emissions from fossil fuel-fired electric generating units (EGUs). The EPA is proposing revised new source performance standards (NSPS), first for GHG emissions from new fossil fuel-fired stationary combustion turbine EGUs and second for GHG emissions from fossil fuel-fired steam generating units that undertake a large modification, based upon the 8-year review required by the CAA. Third, the EPA is proposing emission guidelines for GHG emissions from existing fossil fuel-fired steam generating EGUs, which include both coal-fired and oil/gas-fired steam generating EGUs. Fourth, the EPA is proposing emission guidelines for GHG emissions from the largest, most frequently operated existing stationary combustion turbines and is soliciting comment on approaches for emission guidelines for GHG emissions for the remainder of the existing combustion turbine category. Finally, the EPA is proposing to repeal the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule. Comments must be received on or before 24 July 2023. POC is Christian Fellner, Sector Policies and Programs Division (D243–02), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards, EPA, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27711; tele: (919) 541–4003; and email: fellner.christian@epa.gov. (Federal Register 23 May 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 33240-33420)
USFWS designate critical habitat for the Miami tiger beetle (Cicindelidia floridana) under the ESA. In total, approximately 1,869 acres (756 hectares) in Miami-Dade County, Florida, fall within the boundaries of the critical habitat designation. This rule extends the Act's protections to the Miami tiger beetle's critical habitat. This rule is effective 22 June 2023. POC is Lourdes Mena, Division Manager, Florida Classification and Recovery, USFWS, Florida Ecological Services Field Office, 7915 Baymeadows Way, Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32256–7517; tele 904–731–3134. (Federal Register 23 May 2023 [Rule] Pages 33194-33238)
NMFS announce a positive 90-day finding on a petition to list the smalltail shark (Carcharhinus porosus) as threatened or endangered under the ESA. The petitioner also requests that NMFS designate critical habitat. They find that the petition and information readily available in their files present substantial scientific or commercial information indicating that listing the smalltail shark as threatened or endangered may be warranted. Therefore, they are commencing a review of the status of the smalltail shark to determine whether listing under the ESA is warranted. To support a comprehensive status review, they are soliciting scientific and commercial data regarding this species. Scientific and commercial data pertinent to the petitioned action must be received by 24 July 2023. POC is Joe Heublein, NMFS Southeast Region, 727–209–596. (Federal Register 23 May 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 33075-33079).
EPA released its annual interactive report tracking America's progress in controlling air pollution. "Our Nation's Air: Trends Through 2022" offers readers an opportunity to learn about the health and environmental impacts of air pollution; track trends in air quality and emissions data, explore efforts to improve visibility in treasured national parks; and explore community-level health impacts of air toxics emissions reported for 2020. EPA examines long-term trends to track the nation's progress toward clean air. The report released today shows that, between 1970 and 2022, the combined emissions of six key pollutants dropped by 78%, while the U.S. economy remained strong -- growing 304% over the same time. The report spotlights the projects selected as part of EPA's Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring Competitive Grants, providing information for each project as of November 2022 when selections were announced. These funds will enhance air quality monitoring in communities across the United States  particularly those that are underserved, historically marginalized, and overburdened by pollution. The report includes interactive graphics that enable citizens, policymakers and stakeholders to view and download detailed information by pollutant, geographic location and year.
The EVSA tool aims to save fleet managers time and resources by pinpointing which federal fleet vehicles can be replaced by an equivalent electric vehicle, based on function and range requirements. The tool aims to help fleet managers with decision-making processes as they move to ZEVs. The EVSA tool analyzes an agency's fleet telematics data based on individual vehicle driving patterns. Using real-world ZEVs from GSA, the tool shows agencies realistic options for electrifying their fleets based on range and cost-of-ownership analysis. The tool gets these data via predictive analytics from the telematics provider.
May 23, 2023
The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the nine winners of the 2022 DoD Fire and Emergency Services Awards. The awards recognize the exceptional achievements of Military Service and Defense Agency fire departments, fire officers, and firefighters in emergency response, customer service, public outreach, innovativeness, quality-of-life initiatives, and health and safety initiatives. DoD applaud the winners' heroic commitments to protecting the lives of military personnel and their families, and supporting DoD's mission to safeguard our Nation!
This webinar focuses on how to use the ECHO facility searches to learn about environmental and demographic data from EPA's EJScreen. EPA will demonstrate examples of using ECHO searches and reports to view EJScreen data and how to interpret the information, including introducing the supplemental indexes. The webinar will cover the following topics: How to search for environmental and demographic data in your community; How to view and interpret EJ index and supplemental index values at the location of a facility; and How to visualize EJScreen data on an interactive map.
The Federal Fleet ZEV Ready Center is a step-by-step guide to help federal fleets simplify the process to electrify each of their site locations. The ZEV Ready Center walks users through each step of transitioning to a ZEV fleet, focusing on the ground-level hurdles to deploying ZEVs and charging infrastructure.
May 22, 2023
EPA is issuing a supplemental proposal that would amend specific provisions in the GHG Reporting Rule to improve the quality and consistency of the rule by providing for the collection of improved data to better inform and be relevant to a wide variety of CAA provisions that the EPA carries out. The EPA recently evaluated the requirements of the GHG Reporting Rule to identify areas of improvement, including updates to the existing calculation, recordkeeping, and reporting requirements, and requested information for collection of additional data to understand new source categories in a proposed rule (21 June 2022). EPA is proposing additional amendments to the GHG Reporting Rule, including updates to the General Provisions to reflect revised global warming potentials, and is proposing to require reporting of GHG data from additional sectors--specifically energy consumption; coke calcining; ceramics production; calcium carbide production; and caprolactam, glyoxal, and glyoxylic acid production. The EPA is also proposing additional revisions that would improve implementation of the GHG Reporting Rule. Comments must be received on or before 21 July 2023. POC is Jennifer Bohman, Climate Change Division, Office of Atmospheric Programs (MC–6207A), EPA 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20460; tele: (202) 343–9548; email: GHGReporting@epa.gov. (Federal Register 22 May 2023 [Proposed Rule] Pages 32852-32947)
May 19, 2023
The Administration announced a $51 million Ride and Drive Electric funding opportunity through President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to accelerate the electrification of the nation's transportation sector and spur private sector investments in clean transportation. The administration also announced the launch of the National Charging Experience Consortium to advance rapid, on-the-ground solutions that ensure a convenient, reliable, equitable, and easy-to-use charging experience for all Americans with chargers that are made in America. The Joint Office of Energy and Transportation (Joint Office) will administer the Ride and Drive Electric program and has funded DOE's Idaho National Laboratory to lead the National Charging Experience Consortium. Managed by the DOE and DOT, the Joint Office was created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to build a national electric vehicle charging network that will spark public confidence in EV adoption and fill charging gaps in rural, disadvantaged, and hard-to-reach locations. The announcements support President Biden's Investing in America agenda to grow the American economy from the bottom up and middle out--rebuilding our nation's infrastructure, creating good paying jobs, and building a clean energy economy that will combat climate change and make our communities more resilient.
This interactive map visually displays the projected sea level rise around hazardous waste facilities within estimated flood zones along the U.S. coastline, as part of a whole-of-government approach to confronting the climate crisis and protecting communities. EPA developed this map to help coastal communities, states, regions, and hazardous waste facility managers to better prepare for the impacts of climate change; independently assess their sea level rise vulnerabilities; and help inform actions they can take to become more resilient to climate change.
This memo communicates EPA's policy to allow generators, transporters, and receiving facilities to execute electronic signatures through system-to-system communication for their non-registered employees and contractors via registered users who are remotely located from the hazardous waste shipment.
May 17, 2023
EPA proposed amendments to the regulations that govern the Agency's review of new chemicals under the TSCA to improve efficiency and align with the 2016 bipartisan TSCA amendments under the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. Under TSCA, EPA plays an important gatekeeper role by reviewing the potential risks of new chemicals before they can enter U.S. commerce and, when necessary, putting safeguards in place to protect human health and the environment. Today's proposal also eliminates eligibility for exemptions from the full safety review process for new per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and other persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) chemicals.
This workshop will provide an overview of P/PM in the federal context, including roles, resources, training, and how to connect with the P/PM community.
May 16, 2023
A bill to exempt certain entities from liability under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 with respect to releases of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, and for other purposes; to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (Congressional Record 3 May 2023 [Senate] Pages S1504-S1505)
May 15, 2023
The White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council (WHEJAC) will convene an in-person public meeting with a virtual option. Members of the public who wish to participate during the public comment period must register by 6 June 2023. The WHEJAC is interested in receiving public comments relevant to the following questions currently under consideration: Environmental Justice Activities; The Justice40 Initiative; Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool; Environmental Justice Scorecard; and EJ Resources and Tools that would be beneficial from federal agencies.
A bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to modify the definition of navigable waters. (Congressional Record: 29 March 2023 [Senate] Pages S1052-S1053)
Reducing utility costs for your facility doesn't have to involve major retrofits or renovations. Significant water and cost savings can be achieved with small changes to operation and maintenance procedures and changes to user behavior. Learn about no- and low-cost solutions that can be implemented to start saving water in buildings right away, without the need for costly capital improvements.
The EPA has announced the availability of $30 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for restoration projects that advance environmental justice in underserved and overburdened communities across the Great Lakes. Thanks to President Biden's Investing in America Agenda, EPA has published a request for applications for the newly created Great Lakes Environmental Justice Grant Program that will fund implementation of environmental protection and restoration projects that will further the goals of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) in communities with environmental justice concerns. Many communities in the Great Lakes Basin lack the resources needed to apply for, obtain, and oversee the implementation of federal grant projects. EPA's new Great Lakes Environmental Justice Grant Program will ease these administrative barriers by funding "principal recipients" who will help underserved communities effectively access federal funding for important local projects. In addition, this investment will encourage even greater environmental, economic, health, and recreational benefits for underserved Great Lakes communities, including those near severely degraded sites, known as "areas of concern." EPA's Great Lakes Environmental Justice Grant Program was made possible by President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which invests $1 billion in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to accelerate Great Lakes restoration and protection.
May 12, 2023
USFWS are reclassifying Furbish's lousewort (Pedicularis furbishiae) from an endangered species to a threatened species under the ESA, and they finalize a rule under section 4(d) of the Act to promote the conservation of Furbish's lousewort. This information is based on a thorough review of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates the threats to the species have been reduced to the point that the species no longer meets the definition of an endangered species under the ESA. This rule is effective 9 June 2023. POC is Amanda Cross, Project Leader, Maine Ecological Services Field Office, 306 Hatchery Road, East Orland, ME 04431; tele 207–902–1567. (Federal Register 10 May 2023 [Rule] Pages 30047-30057)
May 11, 2023
In 2021, EPA's Office of Research and Development initiated the Wildfire Smoke Air Monitoring Response Technology (WSMART) Pilot, loaning air monitoring technologies to state, local, and tribal air organizations to support supplemental air monitoring in areas affected by wildfire smoke and with observational data coverage gaps. During 2023, this pilot technology loan program will continue to provide several technology types – including stationary air sensor systems and a compact vehicle add-on mobile monitoring system (VAMMS) – to state and local air agency monitoring staff and professional tribal air quality staff members upon request. The equipment is not available for general public use.
EPA proposed new carbon pollution standards for coal and natural gas-fired power plants that will protect public health, reduce harmful pollutants and deliver up to $85 billion in climate and public health benefits over the next two decades. The proposal for coal and new natural gas power plants would avoid up to 617 million metric tons of total carbon dioxide (CO2) through 2042, which is equivalent to reducing the annual emissions of 137 million passenger vehicles, roughly half the cars in the United States. Through 2042, EPA estimates the net climate and health benefits of the standards on new gas and existing coal-fired power plants are up to $85 billion. The proposals would also result in cutting tens of thousands of tons of particulate matter (PM2.5), sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxide, harmful air pollutants that are known to endanger people's health, especially in communities that for too long have disproportionally shouldered the burden of high pollution and environmental injustice.
The Wildlife Society's Annual Conference is one of the largest gatherings of wildlife professionals and supporters in North America. For more than 25 years, TWS has hosted this unique and informative event that provides dozens of networking opportunities through working groups, meetings and receptions as well as nearly 1,000 educational opportunities that encourage discussion and collaboration. At our conference, wildlife professionals make new connections with colleagues in wildlife science, research, management, business and education. Students meet professionals who can provide insights on careers, job opportunities, current research and best practices, and potential mentors.
Top reasons to attend ASCE 2023: Compelling plenary speakers Unprecedented learning opportunities: cross-cutting and innovative concurrent sessions Engaging networking opportunities Inspiring professional sessions Earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to maintain your professional licensure while gaining relevant focused knowledge.
Join the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) October 22-25 in Anaheim, California, for the 2023 Annual Conference and Technology Fair--the world's leading international conference focused on energy efficiency and sustainability in laboratories and related high-tech facilities. Hear from and network with lab owners, operators, designers, engineers, builders, and sustainability managers who will discuss topics such as lab decarbonization and net-zero design; energy-efficient renovations and retrofits; safety and sustainability; sustainable procurement and waste reduction, and much more. Technology and Services Fair exhibitors will showcase the latest products and services to meet your sustainable laboratory
May 10, 2023
The National Transportation in Indian Country Conference is the one-stop-shop transportation conference FOR TRIBES, BY TRIBES. NTICC offers access to relevant training and an opportunity for Tribal transportation professionals to engage with federal officials and their Tribal transportation peers regarding Tribal transportation issues and challenges.
The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. Join thousands of people who are passionate about parks and recreation and making their communities great places for inspirational education sessions, energetic discussions and an inside look at the latest products for the field.
Learn from the brightest, most innovative minds and strengthen your skillset through WEFTEC's world-class education. WEFTEC delivers everything you need to know about water quality through a variety of learning styles.
How are you preserving and activating the places that matter in your towns and cities? How does your work bring about positive change? How are you using preservation as a tool to empower community? Join us at PastForward 2023 and share your experiences and learn from others! At PastForward 2023, attendees will be empowered with effective tools and inspiring perspectives. PastForward itself is a community, a powerful network of preservationists and allies that we strengthen when we gather, celebrate, and learn together.
May 09, 2023
REMINDER: On or about May 15, 2023, FedCenter will be integrating two-factor authentication into its login process. This will be a fundamental change in the way users will log into FedCenter.gov moving forward. It will require use of GSA's Login.gov authentication services, and there are things you need to do now to prepare for this action. Please read the attached information notice for all the details on what this means to you.
The Energy Exchange is one of the best opportunities for agencies to ensure their energy workforce understands leadership directions, priorities, goals, and strategies. It's also a unique opportunity to fulfill training mandates in alignment with legislative and administration workforce development objectives. The event provides a place to network with energy and water professionals leading to development and implementation of solutions that can make the federal government a leader in the transition to a clean energy economy. Stay tuned here for more information on event registration, technical training updates, leadership speakers and more.
A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the issuance of permits under title V of that Act for certain emissions from agricultural production. (Congressional Record: 28 March 2023 [Senate] Page S999)
Transportation connects people to their community. Whether it is across the street, across town, or around the neighborhood for work, play, or for other reasons, people walk, drive, bike, take transit, or other modes of transportation to get from point A to point B. ITE's members seek to ensure transportation is safe, effective, and equitable for all users within a community. This year's theme for the Joint ITE International and Western District Annual Meeting and Exhibition is Connecting People and Communities. This meeting will take place in the Oregon Convention Center (OCC) and its headquarters hotel, the brand new Hyatt Regency hotel, just across the river from downtown Portland. The OCC and hotel are steps from Portland MAX light rail, convenient to many local and regional attractions, and a gateway to the Pacific Northwest, making it a great opportunity for both individual and family travel.
The International Low Impact Development Conference highlights interdisciplinary practice, research, and implementation of Low Impact Development (LID), Green Infrastructure (GI), Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) and Water Sensitive Urban Designs (WSUD). The focus will be on using our past and present understanding of LID to tune management programs, design practice, and operation and maintenance into the future.
Join your community to connect with colleagues across the country as we address Tribal waste and response issues. This is the thirteenth annual forum for environmental professionals from Tribes, US EPA, State/Local/Federal agencies, community organizations, and other interested parties to meet, share knowledge, and learn from one another how to improve management, protection, and restoration of Tribal lands for us and all our relations.
Join your peers to discuss industrial energy management, sustainable development, alternative & renewable energy, buildings and the flexible grid of the future, federal energy management, and so much more!
The National Rural Water Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to training, supporting, and promoting the water and wastewater professionals that serve small and rural communities across the country. NRWA provides training and technical assistance through 50 affiliated State Rural Water Associations that currently have over 31,000 utility system members. Rural Water training and technical assistance covers every aspect of operating, managing and financing water and wastewater utilities. Watch the videos below to learn more!
The North American Hazardous Materials Management Associations Annual Conference is the premier gathering for individuals and companies working to reduce and properly manage hazardous materials from entering municipal waste streams from households, small businesses, and other entities. The Annual Conference provides attendees with the opportunity to Network, Train and Transform their careers and their organizations. We look forward to seeing you in Tempe this September!
May 08, 2023
The attached memorandum communicates EPA's new policy to allow generators, transporters, and receiving facilities to execute electronic signatures through their employees or contractors who are located remotely from the hazardous waste shipment. This policy has been in effect as of February 10, 2023.
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