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Oceanographic surveys are critical for protecting marine environments. Our Chief Scientists play an important role by planning EPA surveys, collecting high-quality data and maintaining the health and safety of EPA crew on board survey vessels. #OceanMonth youtube.com/watch?v=vmOBI-…
What better time to refresh your knowledge of the Clean Water Act then leading up to the 50th anniversary of the law! Check out EPA's new Clean Water Act Module through the Watershed Academy. Part one will take two hours to complete. epa.gov/watershedacade… #CleanWater50
At EPA, we have a role to play in building a better America for today and for generations to come. This #Juneteenth we reflect on how far we've come as a nation and how much work we still must do to ensure just and equitable access to our precious water resources.
In June, we celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month. As the first-ever LGBTQ+ flag flies at EPA headquarters, the Office of Water wants to recognize the LGBTQ+ staff that protect public health and the environment every day in their work in our office. Happy #PrideMonth to all!
The solutions to tackle PFAS exist. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, @EPA is investing $1 billion to reduce PFAS and other emerging contaminants in our drinking water — one of many actions we’re taking to safeguard communities. wsj.com/articles/biden…
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Happening now: @EPA and @USACEHQ are holding a virtual West-focused roundtable on waters of the United Sates. Organized by @CAFarmBureau, this is one of 10 regional roundtables highlighting diverse perspectives on #WOTUS. Tune in: youtube.com/watch?app=desk…
EPA is inviting states and territories to apply for $1 billion in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to address PFAS and emerging contaminants in drinking water. Learn more about the funding and new drinking water health advisories for PFAS ⬇️ epa.gov/newsreleases/e…
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Our oceans are essential to people and marine life. Around 25% of marine life depend on coral reefs at some point in their life cycle, and one billion people globally depend on coral reef ecosystems for food, coastal protection and income. #OceansMonth epa.gov/coral-reefs/ba…
People on the frontlines of PFAS contamination suffered for too long, and that’s why we’re taking aggressive action now. EPA released 4 drinking water health advisories for these chemicals, informed by the best available science, to protect public health. newsobserver.com/news/state/nor…
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GAC treatment like @CFPUA is investing in is one of the most effective ways to remove #PFAS in drinking water. EPA Water head Radhika Fox toured the facility to share how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide $5 billion to help communities invest in solutions like this!
At the 3rd National PFAS meeting in Wilmington today, EPA Water head Radhika Fox announced four new #PFAS health advisories. Final health advisories: GenX: 10 ppt PFBS: 2,000 ppt Interim health advisories: PFOA: 0.004 ppt PFOS: 0.02 ppt More: epa.gov/sdwa/drinking-…
EPA is announcing four health advisories for #PFAS today, establishing new health advisories for GenX and PFBS and lowering the advisories for PFOA and PFOS. At the same time, we will invest $1 billion of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to address PFAS. epa.gov/newsreleases/e…
The correct answer is all of the above! Check out this map to see the locations around the U.S. Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific Coasts, the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. epa.gov/ocean-dumping/… twitter.com/EPAwater/statu…
#TriviaTuesday: EPA has 98 sites currently designated for ocean disposal of specified materials under the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act. Which of the following is allowed for ocean disposal under this Act? #OceanAndCoasts50
While in San Antonio for #ACE22, EPA Water head Radhika Fox visited @MySAWS. Water often works without a second thought at home with just a quick turn of the faucet, but behind the scenes, the nation's water workforce is in action maintaining critical water infrastructure!
As EPA Water head Radhika Fox told @awwa #ACE22 today, it's still water's moment! How do we know? EPA just announced $6.5 billion in new funding available for #WaterInfrastructure projects! Check it out: epa.gov/newsreleases/e…
Happening Now: @EPA and @USACEHQ are holding a virtual Southwest-focused roundtable on waters of the United States. @AmigosBravos1 organized this roundtable, which is one of 10 regional roundtables EPA is holding to hear perspectives on #WOTUS. youtube.com/watch?v=dBJa1L…
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is accelerating investment in all communities, including rural America. Today, EPA Water head Radhika Fox joined @MikeNaigIA to announce $60 million to address nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin in partnership with agriculture!
These past few months, we've been investing in communities across the nation, thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. 🚍 $500 million for clean school buses 💧 $7.4 billion to upgrade water infrastructure 🏡 $250 million to clean up polluted sites epa.gov/infrastructureaSHr
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Every state will receive #WaterInfrastructure investment from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Thanks @DSMH2O for showing EPA Water head Radhika Fox your facility and chatting about the $110 million Iowa will receive to invest in clean and safe water in 2022 alone!
Hey boaters! Enjoy the water and protect the environment by checking out our guide on the environmental impacts of sewage discharges for easy ways you can help keep inland and coastal waters clean. bddy.me/3xkWLZA
People across West Virginia and our country will see the benefits of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law – from safer, cleaner drinking water to millions of new, good-paying jobs. I think it’s important for people to know that this law is for them. journal-news.net/journal-news/c…
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Everyone deserves access to clean, safe water – and resilient water infrastructure is critical to delivering it. Yesterday @EPAMichaelRegan joined @SenCapito in West Virginia to talk about our work to invest in rural water infrastructure through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
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In 2022, we are celebrating 50 years of the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act! EPA works to prevent adverse impacts to human health and the marine environment by stopping many harmful materials from being dumped in the ocean. Learn more: storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/22cdaa…
We’re proud to restore states’ rights to protect their precious water resources. grist.org/beacon/protect…
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Happy #WorldOceansDay! Oceans do so much for us. They provide: Recreation Seafood Economic benefits Half the air we breathe Transportation Climate regulation Oceans are home to incredible marine life and environments, and we work to protect them every day! #OceanMonth
The Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and Other Matter of 1972, known as the London Convention, is one of the first international agreements to protect marine environments from human activities. Find out more: epa.gov/ocean-dumping/…
EPA is announcing our *second* #WIFIA loan to @NewsEnglewoodCO today! This $38 million loan will help Englewood increase resiliency and provide clean, safe water while saving residents money and creating jobs. More investment are to come with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law!
#TriviaTuesday: By implementing the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act, EPA meets the requirements of an international treaty to protect oceans from pollution caused by the dumping of wastes and other matter. What is the treaty name? #OceanAndCoasts50 #OceanMonth
Happening now: @EPA and @USACEHQ are holding a virtual Southeast-focused roundtable on waters of the United States. Organized by @CahabaBrewing, this is one of 10 regional meetings highlighting perspectives on #WOTUS from a variety of participants. youtube.com/watch?v=6HzsQz…
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a game changer for communities throughout West Virginia and the nation. Thank you @SenCapito for welcoming me to your state today as we work together to ensure everyone has access to safe, clean water.
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Happening now: @EPA and @USACEHQ are hosting a virtual Midwest-focused roundtable on waters of the United States. Organized by @newsfromkla, this is one of 10 roundtables highlighting diverse perspectives on #WOTUS from across the nation. youtube.com/watch?app=desk…
Resilient wastewater systems are critical so that we can fill our cups, brush our teeth, and cook our meals without a second thought. With funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, West Virginia has $83 million dollars for water projects like this in 2022 alone.
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Good morning from West Virginia! I’m spending the day with @SenCapito to highlight the important work being done to upgrade our water infrastructure thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.
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Last chance to register for EPA Water's career fair on June 8 featuring current employees. Participants will learn how to create a federal resume and get tips on how to navigate @USAJOBS too! usepa.zoomgov.com/meeting/regist…
#FridayFastFact: Did you know that #OysterReefs are considered natural infrastructure? They help protect our coasts from flooding and damage caused by #StormSurge. More on #NaturalInfrastructure: coast.noaa.gov/states/fast-fa… #NOAAOceanMonth
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If you're seeing this, you probably care about: Water infrastructure #PFAS Equity Green infrastructure #WOTUS Climate change Wetlands Drinking water Wastewater Stormwater Clean Water Act If so, follow us to learn more about actions @EPA is taking on these topics! 🌊🌊🌊
Happening now: @EPA and @USACEHQ are hosting a virtual Southwest-focused regional roundtable on Waters of the United States. Organized by @azfb, this is one of 10 roundtables highlighting a range of perspectives on #WOTUS. Watch: youtube.com/watch?v=1MmY_E…
For 50 years, the Clean Water Act has protected water resources that are essential to thriving communities. Today we’re proposing a rule that builds on this foundation and empowers states, territories, and Tribes to protect their precious water resources. usnews.com/news/politics/…
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EPA is strengthening the authority of states, territories and Tribes to protect vital water resources with a proposed rule that updates existing regulations to be more consistent with the Clean Water Act and clarify elements of section 401 certification. epa.gov/newsreleases/e…
Some of the EPA Water team were able to celebrate #Pride yesterday as EPA Administrator Michael Regan raised the first ever LGBTQ+ flag to be flown at EPA! #pridemonth2022 twitter.com/EPAMichaelRega…
This week marks the start of #OceanMonth! Throughout June, we'll highlight the essential role oceans play in supporting diverse ecosystems, producing oxygen and sustaining the economy. Follow along to learn more about how EPA protects oceans this month! bddy.me/3zdcTPq
It's #WorldReefDay! Celebrate by protecting beautiful and biologically complex coral reefs by: 🗑 properly disposing of trash 💡 conserving energy 🌞 using reef-friendly sunscreen Morepa.gov/coral-reefs/wh…Dc8R
We at @EPA love our summer fun almost as much as protecting the environment. We have announced $1.5 million to support water quality monitoring for safe summer beach recreation in the region! ☀️🏖️ Learn more �epa.gov/newsreleases/e…C0 Check out these Lake Michigan beach waves6g
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EPA's Clean Water Act 404(c) Bristol Bay watershed Proposed Determination on the Pebble Deposit in Alaska, if finalized, would help protect rivers, streams, and wetlands that support the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery. Comment by July 5. Info at: epa.gov/bristolbay
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EPA will award up to $10 million in grants to 38 states, territories and Tribes to implement beach monitoring and notification programs, which will ensure water is clean and safe for swimming and recreation and alert the public when it's not. epa.gov/newsreleases/e…
Congratulations to @CityofMedford, Oregon on their $97 million #WIFIA loan! These funds will help Medford provide safer and more resilient drinking water for Rogue Valley residents, all while saving $$$ and creating good-paying jobs!
EPA is excited to take action improving access to safe drinking water and wastewater services for Tribes through the ITF and $154 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding. Read more: epa.gov/newsreleases/b…
Don't miss our career fair on June 8! You will hear from Tara Johnson about the variety of opportunities available in non-science focused careers at EPA, like her work in water financing issues. Register now: usepa.zoomgov.com/meeting/regist…
Our Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides low-cost financing for wetland conservation and restoration projects like the Medina Marsh Land Conservation Project, which protects 87 acres in Ohio. Read this success story: bddy.me/3adsPXG @neorsd @OhioEPA
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