LENEXA, KANSAS (March 4, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7 announced $460,000 in grant funding for the Iowa Department of Education to help schools and childcare programs in Iowa test for lead within their drinking water systems. 

LENEXA, KANSAS (February 28, 2020) — At a water-reuse workshop in San Francisco, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the development of a Water Reuse Action Plan that will leverage the expertise of both industry and government to ensure the effective use of the Nation’s water resources.

LENEXA, KANSAS (February 26, 2020) — Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing the PFAS Action Plan: Program Update. Over the past year, EPA has made significant progress under the Action Plan to help states and local communities address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and protect public health and the agency’s Program Update highlights those efforts.

LENEXA, KANSAS (February 20, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities.

WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will help rural water systems face the challenges of aging infrastructure, workforce shortages, increasing costs, limited management-capacity, and declining rate-bases. Through this MOA, USDA and EPA will conduct joint activities to help rural water systems continue to provide access to safe drinking water.

WASHINGTON DC (January 21, 2020) — As part of ongoing efforts to address conflicts between double-crested cormorants and wild and stocked fisheries, the Department of the Interior’s US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and soliciting public input on future management options.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 21, 2020) — Instructors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions V and VII will be conducting a training class for flood-plain-management certification in the Quad City region January 28-31, 2020, 8:30AM-5PM, at Western Illinois University/Quad Cities Campus. The course, “Managing Flood-Plain Development Through the NFIP,” is being presented at no charge to registered participants.