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August 01, 2015 7:08 AM ET

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Company Overview of United States Environmental Protection Agency

Company Overview

United States Environmental Protection Agency develops and enforces regulations for human health and environment protection. The agency researches and sets standards for environmental programs and delegates. United States Environmental Protection Agency caters to air quality, chemicals and toxics, climate change, greenery, health and safety, land cleanup, and waste and water treatment issues. The agency was founded in 1970 and is based in Washington, District Of Columbia with additional offices in Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, and Florida.

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20460

United States

Founded in 1970

Phone:

202-272-0167

Fax:

202-564-6392

Key Executives for United States Environmental Protection Agency

Administrator
Acting Chief Financial Officer
Acting Chief Information Officer and Acting Assistant Administrator for Office of Environmental Information
Acting Deputy Administrator
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

United States Environmental Protection Agency Key Developments

Cottonwood Creek, Inc. to Pay $170,000 for Clean Water Act Violations at Oil Pumping Facility in Big Horn County, Wyoming

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a settlement with Cottonwood Creek Inc. in which the company has agreed to pay a $170,000 penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act related to oil pollution at the Bonanza Station in Big Horn County, Wyoming. The agreement resolves alleged violations of the Clean Water Act's requirements for oil and gas operations at the Bonanza Station, an oil gathering, pumping and storage facility, including a March 8, 2010, pipeline discharge of approximately 162 barrels of crude oil into a tributary of the Nowood River. The agreement also resolves allegations that Cottonwood Creek Inc. violated EPA regulations regarding the preparation and implementation of a Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) Plan and a Facility Response Plan (FRP). These plans are the first line of defense for preventing oil discharges and providing immediate containment measures when an oil discharge does occur. The company cleaned up the oil release and ultimately submitted an acceptable FRP. The settlement requires Cottonwood Creek Inc. to pay a civil penalty of $170,000 which will be deposited nto the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund, a fund used by federal agencies to respond to discharges of oil and hazardous substances.

EPA Releases New Web-Based Data Validation Tool

The U.S. EPA released a new version of the data validation and analysis tool, DART, as part of a suite of tools available in AirNowTech. With DART, users can prepare data for submittal to AQS, display timeseries, scatter, and bar plots, analyze big data sets, validate and flag data, interactively edit data, store data securely, run custom screening checks and generate statistical summaries.

U.S Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Announces Dr. Anahita Williamson as Director of EPA Region 2's Division of Environmental Science and Assessment in Edison, NJ

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 announced that it has selected Rochester Institute of Technology engineer Dr. Anahita Williamson to be the Director of EPA Region 2's Division of Environmental Science and Assessment in Edison, NJ. Dr. Williamson is currently director of the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology. In her six years as Director, Dr. Williamson has worked with states and universities to help more than 200 companies reduce waste and make work environments cleaner and safer, at the same time reducing manufacturing costs. Dr. Williamson will direct EPA Region 2's 65 employee Division of Environmental Science and Assessment in Edison, NJ as they oversee the collection, analysis and evaluation of environmental data in support of EPA monitoring programs. The Division is home to an EPA Laboratory which provides chemical, biological, microbiological and other laboratory support to regional activities for the analysis of soil, sediment, tissue, wipe, drinking and ambient water, and hazardous waste samples. Dr. Williamson is a highly respected engineer who has a strong environmental track record on pollution prevention and other science issues. She has helped scores of businesses reduce the use of toxic chemicals, energy and water, said Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator. EPA is thrilled that she will be joining the EPA staff in a leadership position.

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