WASHINGTON DC (April 15, 2020) — On April 14, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing its proposal to retain, without changes, the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM) including both fine particles (PM2.5) and coarse particles (PM10). This proposal comes after careful review and consideration of the most current available scientific evidence and risk and exposure information, and with consultation and confirmation by th

WASHINGTON DC (April 13, 2020) — The National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) sent a letter to Congress today requesting additional funding and legislative support for the nation’s nearly 3,000 conservation districts in the next stimulus bills.

LENEXA KANSAS (April 9, 2020) – On April 8, after a review of WaterSense specifications as directed by America’s Water Infrastructure Act (AWIA) of 2018, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing that the agency will not make updates or changes to the program specifications.

WASHINGTON DC (April 2, 2020)Seventy-six leading farm, conservation, and wildlife groups delivered a letter to Congress requesting full funding for conservation programs and technical assistance in fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations.

LENEXA, KANSAS (March 31, 2020) — The US Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released the final Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule setting corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) and CO2 emissions standards for model-years 2021-2026 passenger cars and light trucks.

LENEXA, KANSAS (March 31, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the registration of the use of isoxaflutole on genetically-engineered soybeans, providing soybean farmers with a new tool they can use to control weeds that have become resistant to many other herbicides.

LENEXA, KANSAS (March 12, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the intent to initiate the next review of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for lead. Initiating the lead review is part of this Administration’s commitment to comply with the standards and deadlines mandated in the Clean Air Act by completing the five year air quality standards for each criteria pollutant.

WASHINGTON DC (March 12, 2020) — Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a new method for conducting biological evaluations under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to assure that pesticide registration-review actions under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) do not jeopardize endangered species.

LENEXA, KANSAS (March 10, 2020) — In commemoration of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 50th anniversary, the agency is celebrating progress that has been made in advancing chemical safety throughout the month of March. This week the agency is highlighting the achievements that have been made in advancing chemical safety through science and innovation.