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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.
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Founded in 1970
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United States Environmental Protection Agency Key Developments
LG&E to Close Coal Ash Ponds at Mill Creek and Trimble County
Feb 1 16
Louisville Gas and Electric Company, LG&E, has announced plans to cap and close its remaining coal ash ponds located at Mill Creek and Trimble County Generating Stations. The details will be laid out in the utility's environmental compliance plan, which will be submitted to the Kentucky Public Service Commission on Jan. 29. The $316 million plan is necessary to meet the environmental regulations required by the US Environmental Protection Agency, including the Coal Combustion Residuals Rule (CCR) that became effective late last year. The EPA's CCR Rule established new requirements for the disposal of the byproducts left over after coal is safely burned to make electricity. In order to make these necessary operational changes, LG&E will seek Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity from the KPSC to begin construction projects, and receive approval of the environmental compliance plan. Under the plan, LG&E will request approval for recovery of the costs to cap and close the ash ponds and build a process-water facility at the Mill Creek and Trimble County stations to meet the CCR Rule and additional mercury control systems to meet the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). LG&E expects the projects to cost $311 million to meet the CCR Rule and $5 million for the MATS rule. The EPA determined that coal combustion residuals are non-hazardous materials and can continue to be beneficially used to make certain authorized products and for specific uses. The CCR Rule additionally established new standards that are expected to require over the next three years commencing, or completing in some cases, the closure of ash ponds and some other on-site wet storage sites that contain coal byproducts.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Reaches $37,065 Settlement with THD At-Home Services
Jan 27 16
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached a $37,065 settlement with THD At-Home Services following a June 2015 compliance inspection that revealed alleged violations of the lead-based paint Renovation, Repair, and Painting (RRP) Rule at a project site in Arvada, Colorado. THD At-Home Services was the general contractor for the Colorado home renovation project, where prior testing confirmed the presence of lead-based paint. The settlement alleges that the company failed to ensure that waste debris and dust at the project site were properly contained and that the work area was fully cleaned of dust, debris, and residue in accordance with RRP Rule requirements. EPA's Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule provides important, front-line protection for children and others vulnerable to exposure to lead dust that can cause lead poisoning. EPA will continue to take steps to ensure that contractors comply with the rule's requirements to contain waste, control dust, and prevent exposure. The RRP Rule, issued under the authority of the Toxic Substances Control Act, requires that contractors that work on pre-1978 dwellings and child-occupied facilities are trained and certified in lead-safe work practices and that those work practices are used on jobsites. This ensures that renovation and repair activities that disturb surfaces with lead paint, like sanding or cutting walls or replacing windows, minimize the creation and spread of dangerous lead dust. The rule took effect on June 23, 2008.
Integrated Environmental Technologies Receives U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Approval to Add Norovirus to Master Label for Excelyte
Dec 17 15
Integrated Environmental Technologies Ltd. announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency approved an amendment to the company's master label for its Excelyte® disinfecting solution. The company's new EPA-approved label incorporates kill claims for adenovirus, norovirus, rhinovirus and rotavirus, which are considered non-enveloped viruses. These viruses have resulted in serious problems for chain restaurants, cruise ships, and other establishments operating in the food, health or hospitality industries. Non-enveloped viruses are more resistant to disinfectants than enveloped viruses, many of which are already listed on the Company's master label. EPA registered hospital disinfectants such as Excelyte® that have claims against non-enveloped viruses are capable of killing both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses on non-porous environmental surfaces. This group of viruses can cause serious gastrointestinal, stomach, respiratory and eye infections in humans who have been exposed. Norovirus is highly contagious and is spread through contaminated food, water and environmental surfaces. Norovirus infections have been an ongoing challenge in the food, healthcare and hospitality industries and recent outbreaks in chain restaurants and cruise lines have underlined the need to eradicate these viral infections. The company's amended EPA-approved label for Excelyte® will continue to include previously EPA-approved kill claims for: various pathogens including, but not limited to, Mycobacterium bovis (Tuberculosis), Salmonella enterica, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), H1N1 influenza virus (swine flu) and Respiratory Syncytial virus (RSV); hospital-acquired pathogens such as Clostridium difficile spores (C. diff) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) as well as a carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) known as Klebsiella pneumoniae (NDM-1); high-risk blood-borne pathogen human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); the food-borne pathogens Listeria monocytogenes and Escherichia coli (E. coli); and (v) Yeast, Candida albicans. Although the company is currently focused on selling Excelyte® to the oil and gas production industry, the amended EPA label will provide increased opportunities for the use of Excelyte® in the food, healthcare and hospitality industries. The Company continues to seek strategic partners to assist in the development, marketing and distribution of Excelyte® into these markets.
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