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Posted on: December 3, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an expanded partnership to implement and coordinate policies and programs that encourage water quality trading and other market-based approaches that provide benefits to the environment and economy. The Department and the Agency will identify opportunities to work collaboratively to help improve water quality trading programs across the country. For more details, click here to read the news release.
Source Water Protection Projects May Be Eligible for EPA Urban Waters Small Grants: Proposals Due 12/16
Posted on: November 26, 2013
Through its Urban Waters Small Grants, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency expects to award $1.6 million in federal funding to projects that aim to protect and restore urban waters, which may include source water protection efforts. Grants range in value from $40,000 to $60,000 and will be administered to projects taking place in 18 geographic areas corresponding with the Urban Waters Federal Partnership locations. Applicants with source water protection projects will need to ensure their efforts meet the basic eligibility requirements of the solicitation. Click here to learn more at EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants webpage.
Posted on: November 18, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for a three-year appointment to the National Drinking Water Advisory Council through December 15, 2016. The 15-member council advises the EPA Administrator on activities, functions, policies, and regulations required by the Safe Drinking Water Act. Nominations should be submitted to EPA’s Roy Simon, Designated Federal Officer for the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, at Simon.Roy@epa.gov with the subject line “NDWACResume2013.” Click here for the Federal Register notice.