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
 

2014 America's Watershed Initiative Summit

What:  2014 America’s Watershed Initiative Summit
 
Who: 
• 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

A revised Well ID system will help the US O&G industry.

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

Greetings,
 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 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
 

Senate Interior-EPA Spending Bill Provides More Funding Than House Version

Reposted from NGWA Newsletter:
 
Senate Interior-EPA Spending Bill Provides More Funding Than House Version
 
A key U.S. Senate Appropriations subpanel released on August 1 its legislation that would fund the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Interior Department, and the Forest Service for fiscal 2014 at levels much higher than its House of Representatives counterpart and with far fewer policy restrictions.
 

New USGS Circular - Factors Affecting Public-Supply-Well Vulnerability to Contamination

New USGS findings on factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination
The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Water–Quality Assessment (NAWQA) Program has released new information from a 10 year study of factors affecting public-supply-well vulnerability to contamination.

Webinar on Onsite Systems

 Next Thursday, there will be an MOU webinar titled ““Assisting Families and Protecting Public Health - How Arkansas is utilizing HUD grants for onsite systems repair and EPA’s SepticSmart to Educate.” 
 The webinar will be held on August 8, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
 Registration: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/956329898
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EPA Releases Model Program to Assist State Septic Programs in Managing Water Quality Impacts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

 EPA Releases Model Program to Assist State Septic Programs in Managing Water Quality Impacts in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Underground Intelligence: Mapping Canada's Groundwater

Underground Intelligence: Mapping Canada's Groundwater

 
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