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EPA Revises Permitting Guidance for Using Diesel Fuel in Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing


EPA Revises Permitting Guidance for Using Diesel Fuel in Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing
WASHINGTON-- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released revised underground injection control (UIC) program permitting guidance for wells that use diesel fuels during hydraulic fracturing activities. EPA developed the guidance to clarify how companies can comply with a law passed by Congress in 2005, which exempted hydraulic fracturing operations from the requirement to obtain a UIC permit, except in cases where diesel fuel is used as...

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2014 America's Watershed Initiative Summit


What:  2014 America’s Watershed Initiative Summit
• Leaders in business advocacy groups and sectors such as navigation, agriculture, flood control, energy – hydro-electric and traditional sources, water supply and treatment, recreation and tourism
• Federal policy makers and staff for basin congressional offices and river caucus members
• Federal agency staff with responsibility to watershed resources
• Regional and national government associations
• State executive offices, agency leadership, and program staff with responsibility for...

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Webinar for technical audience on Case Studies Technical Workshop AND deadline to submit information for EPAs hydraulic fracturing study approaching


 Technical workshops are an important component of EPA’s Hydraulic Fracturing Study. EPA recently held a Technical Workshop on Case Studies where subject-matter experts contributed to in-depth discussions and shared expertise on technical topics relevant to the study.
EPA will be hosting a one-hour public webinar on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:00am EDT to provide a summary of the workshop. To participate in the webinar, please register at...

EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides


EPA Updates Human Health Benchmarks for Pesticides
EPA has updated its list of human health benchmarks for pesticides. EPA develops the benchmarks for use by states and water systems in determining whether the detection of a pesticide in drinking water or source waters for drinking water may indicate a potential health risk. This year, EPA added 11 new benchmarks to the list, revised 10 of the benchmarks published in 2012 to reflect new scientific information and added cancer effects benchmarks for 40 of the pesticides. Top of Form

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