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March 20, 2013 - The Potential Effects of Chemicals on Reproductive Health in Indian Country Webinar

Meeting Information:
Name: The Potential Effects of Chemicals Reproductive Health in Indian Country
Summary: This session will provide a brief overview from the tribal perspective on issues related to the potential impact of chemicals on reproductive health in Indian country. Tribal representatives will present the issue from their perspective. Senior researchers from the USEPA and NIH will focus on current and future research activities that address the unique vulnerabilities and exposures that may relate to reproductive health risks for tribal communities. In addition, researchers will provide an overview of the types of advanced technologies available to address reproductive health hazards, including the improved reproductive health test guideline, use of computational toxicology and work on the "virtual embryo". From NIH researchers, we will understand how the design of the National Children's Health Study seeks to capture information from tribal communities and examining different life stages beyond reproductive health and into children's risk and impacts on human social behavior.
Start Time: 03/20/2013 1:00 PM
Duration: 03:15
URL: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/chemsindiancountry/
Language: English

Audio Conference Details
Conference Number(s): 1 (866) 299-3188
Participant Code: 2025640546

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February 23, 2011 - Webcast to Assist Applicants with Applications Process for Environmental Community Grants (CARE)

EPA is making approximately $2 million available in 2011 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations and universities to help the public understand and reduce toxic risks from numerous sources. Since 2005, CARE has reached 78 communities in several states and territories. A recent evaluation by the National Association of Public Administration (NAPA) recognized the CARE program as a solid tested framework for engaging communities and other stakeholders.

EPA will award CARE cooperative agreements in two levels. Level I awards range from $75,000 to $100,000 each and will help establish community-based partnerships to develop local environmental priorities. Level II awards range from $150,000 to $300,000 each and will support communities that have established broad-based partnerships, have identified the priority toxic risks in the community, and are prepared to measure results, implement risk-reduction activities and become self-sustaining.

Please note that due to appropriation law concerns, until Congress provides separate authorization, EPA can only award CARE Level II cooperative agreements to applicants that have already received CARE Level I cooperative agreements.

Applications for the CARE assistance agreements are due by March 22, 2011, 4 p.m. EST. EPA will conduct three Webcasts to answer questions from prospective applicants about the application process on February 8 and 23, and March 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information about the CARE assistance agreements visit: http://www.epa.gov/care/

For the 2011 CARE Request for Proposals (RFP) visit:
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=vBDhNvSFC1tJvGM27mnGqt91tD9ZcjJP2TL2C6ZQ6P95LrQWdDHQ!1499805812?oppId=64453&mode=VIEW

News release:
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/a7b2ee8e45551c138525735900404444/55003c3dbc151cd98525781e0064080f!OpenDocument

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February 25, 2011 - Webinar on Air Pollution Prevention and Control (CAA 101)

REGISTER FOR CLEAN AIR ACT 101 WEBINAR TRAINING

WHO: Environmental Justice and Tribal Community Members and Organizations

WHAT: Webinar on Air Pollution Prevention and Control (CAA 101)

WHEN: February 25, 2011, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern Time

On Friday, February 25, EPA will host a webinar on air pollution prevention and control. The webinar is designed for community members who would like a better understanding of the Clean Air Act and the roles of state, local, and tribal agencies and EPA in air quality management. Clean Air Act 101 will cover topics such as:

Please join the CAA 101 webinar by registering in advance (at least 24 hours prior), using the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/824036753Exit Disclaimer. For questions, please contact Regina Chappell at chappell.regina@epa.gov, or (919) 541-3650.

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March 2, 2011 - Webcast to Assist Applicants with Applications Process for Environmental Community Grants (CARE)

EPA is making approximately $2 million available in 2011 to reduce pollution at the local level through the Community Action for a Renewed Environment (CARE) program. CARE is a community-based program that works with county and local governments, tribes, non-profit organizations and universities to help the public understand and reduce toxic risks from numerous sources. Since 2005, CARE has reached 78 communities in several states and territories. A recent evaluation by the National Association of Public Administration (NAPA) recognized the CARE program as a solid tested framework for engaging communities and other stakeholders.

EPA will award CARE cooperative agreements in two levels. Level I awards range from $75,000 to $100,000 each and will help establish community-based partnerships to develop local environmental priorities. Level II awards range from $150,000 to $300,000 each and will support communities that have established broad-based partnerships, have identified the priority toxic risks in the community, and are prepared to measure results, implement risk-reduction activities and become self-sustaining.

Please note that due to appropriation law concerns, until Congress provides separate authorization, EPA can only award CARE Level II cooperative agreements to applicants that have already received CARE Level I cooperative agreements.

Applications for the CARE assistance agreements are due by March 22, 2011, 4 p.m. EST. EPA will conduct three Webcasts to answer questions from prospective applicants about the application process on February 8 and 23, and March 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information about the CARE assistance agreements visit: http://www.epa.gov/care/

For the 2011 CARE Request for Proposals (RFP) visit:
http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=vBDhNvSFC1tJvGM27mnGqt91tD9ZcjJP2TL2C6ZQ6P95LrQWdDHQ!1499805812?oppId=64453&mode=VIEW

News release:
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/a7b2ee8e45551c138525735900404444/55003c3dbc151cd98525781e0064080f!OpenDocument

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March 9, 2011 - USEPA Tribal Science Priorities Process Webinar 11:00am - 12:30pm EST

Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EST

Webinar Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/177951251 Exit Disclaimer

Call in number 866-299-3188/Conference ID# 2025648322#

For more information on the National EPA-Tribal Science Council, please visit the Science in Indian Country web site found at: http://www.epa.gov/osp/tribes/tribes.htm.

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March 10, 2011 - USEPA Tribal Science Priorities Process Webinar 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

Thursday, March 10, 2011, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. EST

Webinar Link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/383246682 Exit Disclaimer

Call in number 866-299-3188/Conference ID# 2025648322#

For more information on the National EPA-Tribal Science Council, please visit the Science in Indian Country web site found at: http://www.epa.gov/osp/tribes/tribes.htm.

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March 10, 2011 - USEPA Tribal Science Priorities Process Webinar 2:00pm - 3:30pm EST

This is an announcement for a webinar that the STORET team will be holding on March 10th. This webinar is for tribal organizations ONLY.
If you are not a part of a tribal organization, and are interested in this type of training or webinar, please contact the STORET Helpdesk, or your regional STORET or monitoring contacts.

We apologize for the late notice, however, we will be recording this webinar, so tribes that are not able to attend will be able to view the webinar at a later time.

Please see the following URL for webinar logistics -- you must cut and paste this link into your browser. All EPA regions have also been notified of this webinar.

http://www.epa.gov/storet/download/Agenda_March_10_2011_WQXWeb_Webinar.pdf

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March 17, 2011: EPA's Office of Water is Accepting Comments on EPA's Retrospective Review Plan and Significant Regulations for Potential Review

President Obama recently issued Executive Order 13563, requiring each agency to develop a plan to periodically conduct a retrospective review of its regulations, and determine if they are ineffective, insufficient, or overly burdensome, and then revise or repeal as warranted.   In response, EPA is developing a review plan and a list of candidate regulations for potential review, and we would like to solicit your feedback on both.  In order to do so, the Office of Water is participating in two listening sessions to be held on March 14th and March 17th, 2011.

EPA will hold an Agency-wide Public Meeting on Monday March 14, 2011 from 9:30 a.m. until 4:45 p.m. to solicit feedback on the Agency's draft review plan and all EPA regulations.   The Office of Water will be hosting two water-specific listening sessions in the afternoon.  This public meeting will be held at the Hilton Arlington, 950 N. Stafford Street, Arlington, VA 22203.  Additional information is available at:  http://www.epa.gov/improvingregulations/   Registration information for the March 14th Public Meeting is available here:  http://improvingregulations.eventbrite.com/ Exit Disclaimer

The Office of Water will also solicit input from the public and hold a webinar listening session on water-specific significant regulations on March 17th,from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m., EST.  Additional information, including information on registering for this webinar, can be obtained by going to EPA's website http://www.epa.gov/improvingregulations/, or contact Keith Bartlett at Bartlett.Keith@epa.gov.

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/3ce60815f7fa5d508525783b005884fd!OpenDocument

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March 18, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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March 21, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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March 29, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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March 29, 2011 - EPA's Watershed Academy Sponsors 57th free Webcast Seminar: "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: Nitrate in Ground Water"

Join the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a webcast titled "Nitrogen and Phosphorus Pollution Series: Nitrate in Ground Water" on Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 1:00-3:00 pm (EST). This webcast will highlight an emerging issue of increased nitrate loading to ground water, a growing national concern. According to EPA's most recent data, public water systems using ground water as a drinking source serve over 300 million people nationwide. The total number of people drinking ground water increases when factoring in households supplied by private drinking water wells. Ground water can become contaminated by nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorous) leaching from the land surface into the ground water supply.

In a September 2010 report, "Nutrients in the Nation's Streams and Groundwater," the U.S. Geological Survey monitored and documented nitrate levels above 10 mg/L, which is the Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) set by the National Primary Drinking Water Regulations through the Safe Drinking Water Act, in over 20 percent of shallow household wells in agricultural areas. Additionally, from 1998 to 2008, the number of nitrate violations recorded at public water systems around the country has nearly doubled. Surface sources of drinking water are also at risk. For example, stormwater runoff can carry nutrients directly to rivers, lakes and reservoirs – some of which are used as drinking water supplies. Capital costs to remove nitrates from public water systems or to provide alternative water supplies for individual households can be very high, with some communities spending millions of dollars.

The webcast will provide a national overview of the nitrate in ground water issue and highlight a case study in Oregon's Southern Willamette Valley. This webcast is a second in a series of Watershed Academy Webcasts on the impacts of nutrients on water resources.

Participants are encouraged to download the presentation, which will be posted prior to the webcast. For more information on the webcast, including the presentation, information on speakers, and to register, visit www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts. More information on nitrates in drinking water can be found at http://water.epa.gov/drink/contaminants/basicinformation/nitrate.cfm.

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April 6, 2011 - Electronic Waste - EPA Environmental Enforcement Training Opportunities

What happens to the enormous amount of used electronic products and when do these products become a waste? Find out about the Agency's strategy for dealing with this emerging issue. Join Ann Stephanos of the Waste and Chemical Enforcement Branch, Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division, Office of Civil Enforcement for an informative presentation

Wed, Apr 6, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/935411232 Exit Disclaimer

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April 6, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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April 14, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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April 22, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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April 25, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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April 27, 2011 - Stormwater ? EPA Environmental Enforcement Training Opportunities

It is an Agency Initiative to prevent animal waste and raw sewage from contaminating our Nation’s waters. Join Mark Pollins of the Office of Civil Enforcement, and other members of the Stormwater Team, for a lively discussion of this important Initiative.

Wed, Apr 27, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/672037440 Exit Disclaimer

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April 29, 2011 - EPA Seeks Public Comments to Help Develop Management Practices for Recreational Vessels

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/1e5ab1124055f3b28525781f0042ed40/54b5c369f6425b638525784c005a1d55!OpenDocument

http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/lawsguidance/cwa/vessel/CBA/about.cfm

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May 2, 2011 - Webinar for Community Members on EPA's Proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants

WHO: Environmental Justice and Tribal Community Members and Organizations
WHAT: Webinar on EPA’s Proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for Power Plants
WHEN: Monday, May 2, 2011, 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern Time

EPA is hosting a webinar to assist environmental justice and tribal community members in understanding EPA’s proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants.

On March 16, 2011, EPA issued the proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, which would reduce emissions of toxic air pollutants from new and existing coal- and oil-fired electric utility steam generating units. This rule would reduce emissions of heavy metals (including mercury, arsenic, chromium, and nickel) and acid gases (including hydrogen chloride and hydrogen fluoride). At the same time, EPA also proposed to revise the new source performance standards (NSPS) for electric utility steam generating units. The proposed NSPS would set new standards for particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.

The May 2 webinar will provide an overview of the health impacts and benefits of the proposed Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, the proposed requirements, and procedures for public comment and public hearings.

To learn more about the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants, please register in advance (at least 24 hours prior) using the following link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/213080217. Exit Disclaimer

For questions, please contact Regina Chappell at chappell.regina@epa.gov, or (919) 541-3650.

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May 3, 2012 - EPA is Hosting a Web Conference on the Draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change

EPA is Hosting a Web Conference on the Draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change on May 3, 2012
EPA released the Draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change" on April 2, 2012 for a 45 - day public comment period. As part of ongoing efforts to continue the public outreach process, EPA is hosting a web-based conference on May 3, 2012, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. EDT. This web conference will provide an opportunity to pose clarifying questions to EPA on aspects of the draft 2012 Strategy document prior to the end of the public comment period on May 17, 2012. For more information on the draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change" and how to participate in the web conference, visit http://water.epa.gov/scitech/climatechange/2012-National-Water-Program-Strategy.cfm.

The draft strategy focuses on five key areas: water infrastructure, watersheds and wetlands, coastal and ocean waters, water quality, and working with Tribes.

To read or submit a comment on the draft "National Water Program 2012 Strategy: Response to Climate Change," visit: http://epa.gov/water/climatechange.


May 10, 2011 - Tribal Training Roadmap to Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution: Developing your CWA Section 319 Program Webcast

Registration is now open for EPA’s upcoming webcast, "Roadmap to Managing Nonpoint Source Pollution: Developing your CWA Section 319 Program," on May 10, 1-3pm Eastern time.

Registration URL:
http://mp118885.cdn.mediaplatform.com/118885/ml/mp/4000/5345/5417/6778/Lobby/default.htm Exit Disclaimer

This webcast will cover basic need-to-know information for developing a tribal Clean Water Section 319 program. This training will cover basics of the CWA Section 319 program, acquiring Treatment in a Manner Similar to a State (TAS), and basics of creating assessment reports and management plans. The tribal case study will feature a tribe who has recently completed the CWA Section 319 application process and successfully received funding. Management measures (MM) and Best Management Practices (BMPs) for water quality will also be discussed.

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May 17, 2011 - Saving Water & Energy - Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency

EPA's Watershed Academy is pleased to sponsor its 58th free Webcast Seminar. Webcast on Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Please register at: www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts

2 hour audio Webcast at:
Eastern: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mountain: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

"Saving Water & Energy - Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency" - by Veronica Blette, Chief, WaterSense Branch, US EPA Office of Wastewater Management, Jason Turgeon, Environmental Protection Specialist, Energy and Climate Unit, US EPA Region 1, and Wendy Wilson, Director, Water & Energy Programs for River Network.

Join us for a webcast on "Saving Water & Energy – Reducing Greenhouse Gases by Improving Efficiency." The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) has developed several programs in the water sector to help you and your
communities make small changes that can lead to big reductions in greenhouse gases. Listen into this webcast to learn
how US EPA’s WaterSense program can help you find and select water-efficient products that can help your wallet and the
environment. The webcast will also highlight actions that water and wastewater utilities can take to save water and
energy. Finally, the webcast will include information about how grassroots organizations are getting involved to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions in their communities.

The presentation will be posted in advance at www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts. Participants are encouraged to download
the presentation prior to the webcast. Also, Webcast participants are eligible to receive a certificate for their attendance.

2 hour audio Webcast at:
Eastern: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Central: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mountain: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Pacific: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

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May 24, 2011 - Stormwater Webinar - EPA's Proposed Construction General Permit

On April 25, 2011, EPA released the proposed Construction General Permit (CGP) regulating the discharge of stormwater from large and small construction activities. The CGP includes new requirements that implement the technology-based Effluent Limitation Guidelines and New Source Performance Standards, which were issued by EPA for the construction and development industry on December 1, 2009. The CGP also includes new water quality-based requirements for construction sites discharging stormwater to waters requiring additional pollutant control.

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May 25, 2011 - Bedbugs ? EPA Environmental Enforcement Training Opportunities

Technical and legal overview of the resurgence of Bedbugs in the United States, and EPA's role presented by Marcia Anderson, Environmental Specialist & Pesticides Inspector, PTSB, and Bruce Aber, Assistant Regional Counsel (ORC), USEPA, Region 2

Wed, May 25, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
Contact: Helene Ambrosino at 202- 564-2627 or ambrosino.helene@epa.gov for registration information.

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May 26,2011 - Tribal Consultation Webcast on Draft Clean Water Protection Guidance "Waters of the United States"

Please join us for a one-hour Webinar on May 26. You must register in advance to attend this webcast.

This webinar will provide background and details regarding EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer's Draft Clean Water Protection Guidance. There will be time for questions. The target audience for this webinar is tribal leaders or their designees, and interested tribal representatives.

Space is limited. Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/981245211 Exit Disclaimer

Title: Webinar: Tribal Consultation on Draft Clean Water Protection Guidance - Damaris Christensen
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Please note that notice of this webinar as part of a consultation notification letter was also hard-copied mailed to all federally-recognized tribal leaders this week.

For more information, please contact Damaris Christensen at christensen.damaris@epa.gov.

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June 1, 2011 - EPA's Role in Promoting Sustainability - EPA Environmental Enforcement Training Opportunities

Join Phil Page of the Policy and Program Evaluation Division, Office of Site Remediation Enforcement for a look at what the Agency can do in the fight for sustainability.

Wed, Jun 1, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/888599648 Exit Disclaimer

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June 1, 2011 - Webinars on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Strategy Development

Participate in one EPA’s webinars for tribes to learn more about and discuss the Strategy and its development.

June 1, 2-4 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/415291538 Exit Disclaimer

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements:
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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June 2, 2011 - Underground Injection Control Permitting Guidance for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities using Diesel Fuels Webcast

EPA is developing permitting guidance under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II wells for hydraulic fracturing activities that use diesel fuels in fracturing fluids. The Agency is holding technical webinars with specific audiences to gain information that will be used to help inform this guidance. This webinar is intended for tribal representatives to discuss the guidance and provide an opportunity for input. Space is limited. Please register at the following link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/436162619 Exit Disclaimer. For more information, please contact Sherri Comerford, at comerford.sherri@epa.gov.

Agenda:
2:00-2:40 – Underground Injection Control 101 and background on permitting guidance
2:40-4:00 – Participants provide input on key questions

EPA will be updating the EPA Tribal Portal with this information.

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June 2, 2011 - Webcast: Underground Injection Control Permitting Guidance for Hydraulic Fracturing Activities using Diesel Fuels

EPA is developing permitting guidance under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) for Underground Injection Control (UIC) Class II wells for hydraulic fracturing activities that use diesel fuels in fracturing fluids. The Agency is holding technical webinars with specific audiences to gain information that will be used to help inform this guidance. This webinar is intended for tribal representatives to discuss the guidance and provide an opportunity for input.

Space is limited.

Please register at the following link: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/436162619. Exit Disclaimer For more information, please contact Sherri Comerford, at comerford.sherri@epa.gov.

Agenda:
2:00 - 2:40 – Underground Injection Control 101 and background on permitting guidance
2:40 - 4:00 – Participants provide input on key questions

System requirements are as follows:

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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June 15, 2011 - Tribal Consultation Webcast/Teleconference - Draft Clean Water Protection Guidance re: Waters of the United States

Office of Water's acting Assistant Administrator will conduct the call. This call is in follow-up to the May 26, 2011, webinar that discussed the draft guidance in detail. For more information on the draft guidance, please visit http://water.epa.gov/lawsregs/guidance/wetlands/CWAwaters.cfm

All interested tribal representatives and consultation officials are welcome to participate on the call.
Teleconference time: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Teleconference call-in number: 1-866-299-3188
Conference code: 202 564 5066#

Protecting Waters of the United States (PDF) (13 pp, 568K,  About PDF)

For more information, please contact Damaris Christensen (christensen.damaris@epa.gov) or Felicia Wright (wright.felicia@epa.gov).

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June 15, 2011 - Guidance Development on Permitting the Use of Diesel Fuels in Hydraulic Fracturing

EPA is hosting a public informational webinar on June 15, 2011, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time to discuss and to solicit input on a guidance the Agency is developing to assist the Underground Injection Control Program in issuing permits for the use of diesel fuels in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. The webinar is open to the public, and all interested stakeholders are invited to attend. Stakeholders interested in attending the webinar are invited to pre-register at this website, https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/854776506, Exit Disclaimer at least three (3) days in advance. Pre-registering for the meeting will allow EPA to improve meeting planning.

The webinar will begin with a presentation by the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water on the Underground Injection Control program and possible approaches the Agency may recommend in a guidance for permitting the use of diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing activities related to oil and natural gas extraction. EPA will answer questions and take comments submitted by webinar attendees for the remainder of the webinar.

Persons who are successfully registered for the webinar via the website, https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/854776506, Exit Disclaimer may (1) submit questions and comments to EPA during the online registration process and during the webinar, or (2) submit written comments to hydraulic.fracturing@epa.gov by June 29, 2011. Due to time limits, EPA may not be able to answer every question submitted during the registration process and during the webinar. Persons wishing to contribute written comments to EPA regarding the development of permitting guidance for oil and gas hydraulic fracturing activities using diesel fuels may also send written comments to hydraulic.fracturing@epa.gov with the words "Diesel Fuels Guidance Comments" in the subject line by June 29, 2011. EPA will not provide individual responses to written comments received by email.

For more information and registration link, please see http://www.epa.gov/hydraulicfracturing.

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June 15, 2011 - Webinar Guidance Development on Permitting the Use of Diesel Fuels in Hydraulic Fracturing

If you are interested in this effort by EPA , and missed the tribes-only webinar on this topic on June 2nd, here is another opportunity to learn about and comment on the effort. EPA is hosting a public informational webinar on June 15, 2011, from 2:00 - 5:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time, to discuss and to solicit input on a guidance the Agency is developing to assist the Underground Injection Control Program in issuing permits for the use of diesel fuels in oil and gas hydraulic fracturing. The webinar is open to the public, and all interested stakeholders are invited to attend. Stakeholders interested in attending the webinar are invited to pre-register at this website, https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/854776506 Exit Disclaimer, at least three (3) days in advance. Pre-registering for the meeting will allow EPA to improve meeting planning.

The webinar will begin with a presentation by the EPA Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water on the Underground Injection Control program and possible approaches the Agency may recommend in a guidance for permitting the use of diesel fuels in hydraulic fracturing activities related to oil and natural gas extraction. EPA will answer questions and take comments submitted by webinar attendees for the remainder of the webinar.

Persons who are successfully registered for the webinar via the website, https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/854776506 Exit Disclaimer, may (1) submit questions and comments to EPA during the online registration process and during the webinar, or (2) submit written comments to hydraulic.fracturing@epa.gov by June 29, 2011. Due to time limits, EPA may not be able to answer every question submitted during the registration process and during the webinar. Persons wishing to contribute written comments to EPA regarding the development of permitting guidance for oil and gas hydraulic fracturing activities using diesel fuels may also send written comments to hydraulic.fracturing@epa.gov with the words "Diesel Fuels Guidance Comments" in the subject line by June 29, 2011. EPA will not provide individual responses to written comments received by email.

For more information and registration link, please see http://www.epa.gov/hydraulicfracturing.

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July 14, 2011 and July 27, 2011 - Consultation and Coordination on Office of Environmental Information (OEI) Draft Tribal Strategy

Comment period now open through August 3, 2011 on OEI's draft Tribal Strategy: Partnership to Improve Environmental Information and Decision-Making in Indian Country and Alaska Native Villages. The purpose of OEI’s Tribal Strategy is to maximize the quality and utility of information and analytical tools available for making well-informed decisions in Indian country and other tribal lands. OEI has mailed letters to tribal leaders informing them of this opportunity for review and comment on the Strategy and also to initiate consultation with interested tribes to obtain their feedback on this effort. Two webinars will be held this summer (July 14th (1 - 2:30 PM ET) and July 27th (2 - 3:30 PM ET) as part of the consultation process to obtain input from tribes. More details are included in the links below.

Click on the links below to access the documents associated with the draft Tribal Strategy:

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July 19, 2011 - Webinars on Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Strategy Development

July 19, 2-4 pm Eastern Daylight Time
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:
https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/915892355 Exit Disclaimer

Participate in one EPA’s webinars for tribes to learn more about and discuss the Strategy and its development.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

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August 3, 2011 - Reducing Pollution from Mineral Processing Operations - EPA Environmental Enforcement Training Opportunities

Reducing Pollution from Mineral Processing Operations, is part of OECA’s 2011-2013 National Enforcement Initiative. Join Van Housman of the Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division, Office of Civil Enforcement for a look at mineral processing and what the Agency is doing to reduce the resulting pollution.

Wed, Aug 3, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/638623032Exit Disclaimer

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August 16, 2011 - Webinar - Teleconference: Consultation and Coordination the Guidebook for Building Tribal Environmental Capacity

EPA's Office of International & Tribal Affairs is preparing to initiate consultation and coordination with federally-recognized tribes on a proposed, "Guidebook for Building Tribal Environmental Capacity" (Guidebook). The proposed Guidebook will impact EPA's management of Indian General Assistance Program (GAP) grant resources. This memo provides background information on this important initiative, presents our schedule for producing the Guidebook, and provides points-of-contact for you and your representatives to contact with questions and comments. EPA's timeline for the consultation and coordination period is Monday August 1 – Friday September 30, 2011.

This consultation and coordination process will be conducted in accordance with the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes.

All tribes are encouraged to participate. EPA is seeking comments from tribes as part of the consultation process until September 30, 2011. Tribes may submit comments to jones.luke@epa.gov or submit comments on-line at http://www.epa.gov/tribal/consultation/comments.htm.

Teleconference information:

Date: August 16 and August 30, 2011
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
Call-in Number:  866-299-3188
Conference code:  202 564 4013

Webinar Registration:

Tue, Aug 16, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/762615136 Exit Disclaimer

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/132201816 Exit Disclaimer

Click on the links below to access documents:

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August 16, 2011 - Question and Answer Webinars on the Recently Published Definition of Solid Waste (DSW) Proposal

http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/hazard/dsw/rulemaking.htm

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August 30, 2011 - Webinar - Teleconference: Consultation and Coordination the Guidebook for Building Tribal Environmental Capacity

EPA's Office of International & Tribal Affairs is preparing to initiate consultation and coordination with federally-recognized tribes on a proposed, "Guidebook for Building Tribal Environmental Capacity" (Guidebook). The proposed Guidebook will impact EPA's management of Indian General Assistance Program (GAP) grant resources. This memo provides background information on this important initiative, presents our schedule for producing the Guidebook, and provides points-of-contact for you and your representatives to contact with questions and comments. EPA's timeline for the consultation and coordination period is Monday August 1 – Friday September 30, 2011.

This consultation and coordination process will be conducted in accordance with the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes.

All tribes are encouraged to participate. EPA is seeking comments from tribes as part of the consultation process until September 30, 2011. Tribes may submit comments to jones.luke@epa.gov or submit comments on-line at http://www.epa.gov/tribal/consultation/comments.htm.

Teleconference information:

Date: August 16 and August 30, 2011
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
Call-in Number:  866-299-3188
Conference code:  202 564 4013

Webinar Registration:

Tue, Aug 16, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/762615136 Exit Disclaimer

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/132201816 Exit Disclaimer

Click on the links below to access documents:

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September 7, 2011 - Nanotechnology – EPA Environmental Enforcement Training Opportunities

Thousands of products use nano-materials in fabrics, cosmetics and sporting goods. How is the Agency dealing with these materials? Join Michael Bellot, Chief of the Chemical Risk and Reporting Enforcement Branch, Waste and Chemical Enforcement Division, Office of Civil Enforcement for an introduction to the "nano-revolution!"

Wed, Sep 7, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/403988768 Exit Disclaimer

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September 20, 2011 - Recreational Water Quality Criteria 2011 Stakeholder Webinar

EPA is conducting a webinar on selected presentations from the 2011 Stakeholder Meeting on EPA’s Development of New or Revised Water Quality Criteria. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, September 20, 2011 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm EDT. The purpose of the webinar is to obtain input from interested stakeholders who were unable to attend the face-to-face meeting in New Orleans in June 2011. EPA is specifically inviting tribes to participate in this broader outreach webinar. This may be of special interest to tribes who have been authorized to administer their water quality standards program. Participants will have an opportunity to provide feedback to EPA on the general direction and EPA’s evaluation and current thinking for the new or revised recreational water quality criteria.

For more information and to register for the webinar, go to the Stakeholder Engagement tab at http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/criteria/health/recreation/index.cfm.

DRAFT AGENDA
1:00-1:10 Participant Log on and Welcome
1:10-1:20 General Direction of the New Criteria
1:20-1:50 Epidemiological Studies – Status of EPA’s Evaluation and Current Thinking for New Criteria
1:50-2:20 Q&A
2:20-2:40 Analytical Methods – Status of EPA’s Evaluation and Current Thinking for New Criteria
2:40-3:10 Q&A
3:10-3:25 Site Specific Criteria –Status of EPA’s Evaluation and Current Thinking for New Criteria
3:25-3:45 Q&A
3:45-4:05 Expression of the Criteria – EPA’s Current Thinking for New Criteria
4:05 -4:25 Q&A
4:25-4:30 Wrap Up

The final agenda and presentations from the 2011 Stakeholder Meeting are available at http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/criteria/health/recreation/index.cfm. While the focus of the presentations for the webinar is on EPA’s Evaluation and Current Thinking, EPA will also be taking input on the research conducted to support the development of the criteria. The principal investigators for key research areas (i.e., epidemiological studies, analytical methods, and modeling) will be available to answer questions.

Recently Released Documents
The meeting summary for the 2011 Stakeholder Meeting has been posted in the Stakeholder Engagement tab at http://water.epa.gov/scitech/swguidance/standards/criteria/health/recreation/index.cfm.
For further information, email: rec_criteria@epa.gov.

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February 29, 2012 - USFWS/USBIA Webinar on the National Fish, Wildlife and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy for Tribes

Webinar - Wednesday, February 29, 2012
1:00 - 3:00 pm EST

The draft Strategy is available for public review and comment through March 5, 2012, at the web site  http://www.wildlifeadaptationstrategy.gov Exit Disclaimer 

If questions contact Devon Ryan dryan@fishwildlife.org or Christina Stringer Christina.Stringer@bia.gov


February 29, 2012 - Webinar on EPA's Proposed Rule to Reduce Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Anodizing Facilities

Webinar on U.S. EPA's Proposed Rule to Reduce Emissions from Chromium Electroplating and Anodizing Facilities February 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. ET

EPA invites tribal and environmental justice advocates and others to participate in a webinar on EPA's proposed amendments to the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Hard and Decorative Chromium Electroplating and Chromium Anodizing Tanks, which will take place on February 29, 2012 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

The purpose of the webinar is to provide information to participants about selected aspects of the proposed rulemaking, which will reduce emissions of hazardous air pollutants from chromium electroplating and anodizing facilities. Please note this will not be an opportunity to provide EPA with comments on the rule itself, but instead provides community and tribal audiences with an opportunity to better understand the proposed rule so they can submit more detailed comments for the official record.

Intended Audience: Environmental justice and tribal community members or organizations, though others are welcome to participate.

When: Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Time: 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. ET

Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/994462808 Exit Disclaimer

Conference Line: 1-866-299-3188; code: 919-541-5624 (limited to 125 participants, with community and tribal organizations having priority)


March 21, 2012 - Public Webinar on the New 2012 Construction General Permit

There is a limit to the number of participants (1,000), so registration is open on a first-come, first served basis.
You can register for the webinar at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/926808824 Exit Disclaimer

More information about these webinars is available on the NPDES training website at www.epa.gov/npdes/training.

 


March 28, 2012 - Understanding the Interconnection and Transmission Service Queues

Who Should Attend: Tribes interested in responding to utility-offered and/or interested in learning more about the competitive power market, utility staff, and other stakeholders.

Sponsors: WAPA, DOE -- Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, DOE - Tribal Energy Program, and EPA - Green Power Partnership Program.

Registration: There is no charge to participate in the webinars. However, you must register to join them. To register, go to www.repartners.org Exit Disclaimer and click on the Tribal Webinar Series icon.

Topics and Dates: Each of the webinars listed below will be presented from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain Time

 


April 18, 2012 - Tribal Webcast on Permitting Requirements for Pesticide Discharges to Waters of the United States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a webcast on April 18, 2012 for Tribal audiences to discuss the implications of a recent court decision on Clean Water Act (CWA) permitting requirements for pesticide discharges to waters of the United States. The EPA is the agency responsible for issuing these permits for discharges on all Indian Country lands in the U.S. except for those lands located within the State of Maine.

On October 31, 2011, EPA issued a final CWA National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Pesticide General Permit (PGP) for point source discharges from the application of pesticides to waters of the United States. This action was in response to a 2009 decision by the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals that found point source discharges of biological pesticides, and chemical pesticides that leave a residue, into waters of the U.S. require an NPDES permit under the Clean Water Act. The court's decision took effect (i.e., NPDES permits are required for such discharges) as of October 31, 2011.

Webcast Date and Time: Thursday, April 18, 2012, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Eastern.

Registration: This webcast is free of charge but all participants must register in advance; please click here to register: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/797450736 Exit Disclaimer

Webcast contact: Contact Prasad Chumble at chumble.prasad@epa.gov by April 11, 2012 if captioning accommodations are needed for this webcast, or if you have limited access or no internet connectivity.

Please contact EPA at pgp@epa.gov with general questions about the Pesticides General Permit (PGP).

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webcast via a unique login link. You may also be prompted to download GoToWebinar if you have not used the viewing software on your computer before. Please check with your system administrator to ensure your computer is not blocked from doing so.

System Requirements: ***Important ? Please check in advance to avoid technical difficulties.***

EPA will record and post an archived version of this presentation on the NPDES Training & Meetings website (http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/outreach.cfm?program_id=0&otype=1#pgp) shortly after the webcast.

Background Information to Prepare for the Webcast

EPA recently hosted webcasts on (1) a general overview of NPDES permitting of pesticide discharges and (2) Notice of Intent requirements for obtaining permit coverage under the PGP. If you have not viewed these prior webcasts, EPA recommends you view the archived versions of these webcasts,that are available at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/outreach.cfm?program_id=0&otype=1#pgp

EPA developed an interactive web tool to help potential permittees determine whether they need an NPDES permit for their pesticide applications, and, if so, their eligibility for and requirements under the PGP. That tool is available at: http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/pesticides/prtool.cfm

Additional information, including several targeted fact sheets providing background information on the PGP, are available on the PGP website at: www.epa.gov/npdes/pesticides.


 

May 10, 2012 - Certification and Training for Restricted Use Pesticides for Tribes in EPA Region 9

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am DST
Dial In: 866-299-3188
Conference Code: 6185158

http://www.epa.gov/oppfead1/safety/applicators/applicators.htm
Katy Wilcoxen, 415-947-4205 or wilcoxen.katy@epa.gov


 

May 21 - 22, 2012 - EPA STAR Black Carbon Kick-off Meeting and Webinar

To attend via webinar, visit:
https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/261054870 Exit Disclaimer
For more information about the meeting/webinar see:
http://www.epa.gov/ncer/events/#may2112


 

May 22, 2012 - Webinar: "Restore-Adapt-Mitigate: Responding to Climate Change through Coastal Habitat Restoration"

Information on how to register for the Web cast can be found at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/592039530 Exit Disclaimer


 

May 22, 2012 - EPA Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grant Competition Webinar

In an effort to solicit public input on the Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup (ARC) grant competition process, the Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization (OBLR) will host a strategic listening session via webinar on May 22, 2012.

These webinar will be structured discussions to get feedback on the ARC process and guidelines and incorporate, where possible, that feedback into the FY 13 ARC process.

Webinar Information

Dates: May 22, 2012
Time: 1-2:30 pm Eastern Time
Call In: 1-866-299-3188 Code: 2025661887#
Location: https://epa.connectsolutions.com/fy13-arc-2/

Because space is limited to 140 persons per session, please RSVP to Jeanette Mendes by Tuesday, May 21, 2012.

Additionally, should you have specific questions or ideas you would like to discuss, please forward them to Jeanette Mendes (mendes.jeanette@epa.gov) by Tuesday, Monday 21, 2012.

Possible feedback focus areas:

The FY12 ARC Guidelines can be found at http://epa.gov/brownfields/applicat.htm. Should you have any questions regarding this webinar series, please feel free to contact Jeanette Mendes at (202) 566-1887 or email Jeanette Mendes (mendes.jeanette@epa.gov).

 


May 24, 2012 - Webinar on How to Negotiate Your Contract with Waste Haulers

EPA is providing a webinar on May 24, 2012 1:00 to 2:30 pm Eastern Time for anyone who contracts out their solid waste services, including commercial entities, institutions, and governments. Learn tips from industry experts on how to write and negotiate an effective contract with refuse and recycling haulers, while keeping costs under control and increasing recycling. This webinar will present practical experiences on how to more effectively negotiate waste, recycling and composting contracts with haulers. Both speakers have reduced costs and significantly improved diversion rates. Register at: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/506158114. Exit Disclaimer

 


May 31, 2012 - Webinar on New Energy Use Assessment Tool for Water and Wastewater Systems

Providing safe drinking water is energy-intensive and electricity costs represent up to 60 percent of a water system's operating budget. Reducing energy consumption can reduce these costs. EPA has developed a free, downloadable, Excel-based energy use assessment tool to help water systems to analyze baseline energy consumption and cost and highlight areas of inefficiency to identify and prioritize energy improvement projects. A webinar on how to perform an energy use assessment at small- to medium-sized water and wastewater systems will be held Thursday, May 31, 2012 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. ET. Register for this webinar at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/334111822. Exit Disclaimer
Download the Energy Use Assessment Tool at: http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/sustain/energy_use.cfm.

 


 

June 14, 2012 - Free Webinar on Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine Regulations

This webinar summarizes EPA's National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) and changes EPA expects to propose by May 22, 2012, as well as compliance issues in rural Alaska and for sand and gravel mining, oil and gas production, and electric power production. Identical webinars will be presented on June 14 and 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Facilities with stationary emergency engines must track use to avoid exceeding limits on non-emergency use. Some non-emergency stationary engines will be subject to emission limits and stack testing in 2013; initial notifications were due August 2010 for diesel engines and February 2011 for gasoline and gas-fired engines (see http://epa.gov/region1/rice/).
Register for June 14 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/759945362 Exit Disclaimer; or for June 20 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/514296986. Exit Disclaimer You can also register for these webinars through EPA's national RICE webpages at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/area/arearules.html and http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/rice/ricepg.html.

 


 

June 14, 2012 - Webinar on Stormwater

EPA's Office of Wastewater Management is presenting a webinar on June 14, 2012 from 1 to 3:45 PM EDT on "Stormwater, Coal-Tar Sealcoat, and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons" (PAHs). The webinar will present information on the prevalence of PAHs from coal-tar-based sealcoat in the environment, and on the environmental and human health impacts. The webinar will also cover actions taken to address PAHs by a state and a city. Register for this webinar at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/245273552.Exit Disclaimer For more information and links to many more trainings on NPDES topics, see http://www.epa.gov/npdes/training.

 


 

June 14, 2012 - Webinar on Section 319 Agricultural Nonpoint Source Success Stories

EPA will host a Watershed Academy Webcast titled "Section 319 Agricultural Nonpoint Source Success Stories" on June 14, 2012, 1 -3 p.m. Eastern. The Section 319 Clean Water Act Nonpoint Source Management Program addresses diffuse sources of pollution such as runoff. This webcast will highlight agricultural nonpoint source success stories from Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin. See current Section 319 Nonpoint Source Success Stories at http://www.epa.gov/nps/success. Register at http://www.epa.gov/watershedwebcasts.

 


 

June 19, 2012 - NetDMR Training Webinar

NetDMR is a national tool to help you electronically file Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) to EPA or a state each month. Once registered in the secure Environmental Information Exchange Network, NetDMR allows NPDES permittees in participating states and tribes to electronically sign and submit their DMRs. NetDMR improves data quality and reduces costs for the regulated community and agencies. EPA will host two webinars on June 19th and June 21st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM each day, Eastern time, with different NetDMR topics covered on each day. On June 19, 2012, the webinar covers an introduction to NetDMR, how to create an account, and how to manage access, and on June 21st, data entry of DMRs, importing DMRs, and official copy of record. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/526770873. Exit Disclaimer For additional information on NetDMR, including a map showing where NetDMR is operating or planned, visit http://www.epa.gov/netdmr.

 


June 19, 2012 Internships and Training Programs for Operators

In our second workforce webinar, learn MORE about how associations, utilities & schools are partnering together to train the next generation of operators!

Featured Programs:

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
1:00-2:30 pm (ET)
Register for the webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/687263526 Exit Disclaimer


 

June 20, 2012 - Free Webinar on Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine Regulations

This webinar summarizes EPA's National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) and changes EPA expects to propose by May 22, 2012, as well as compliance issues in rural Alaska and for sand and gravel mining, oil and gas production, and electric power production. Identical webinars will be presented on June 14 and 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. Facilities with stationary emergency engines must track use to avoid exceeding limits on non-emergency use. Some non-emergency stationary engines will be subject to emission limits and stack testing in 2013; initial notifications were due August 2010 for diesel engines and February 2011 for gasoline and gas-fired engines (see http://epa.gov/region1/rice/).
Register for June 14 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/759945362 Exit Disclaimer; or for June 20 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/514296986. You can also register for these webinars through EPA's national RICE webpages at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/area/arearules.html and http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/rice/ricepg.html.

 


 

June 21, 2012 - NetDMR Training Webinar

NetDMR is a national tool to help you electronically file Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMRs) to EPA or a state each month. Once registered in the secure Environmental Information Exchange Network, NetDMR allows NPDES permittees in participating states and tribes to electronically sign and submit their DMRs. NetDMR improves data quality and reduces costs for the regulated community and agencies. EPA will host two webinars on June 19th and June 21st from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM each day, Eastern time, with different NetDMR topics covered on each day. On June 19, 2012, the webinar covers an introduction to NetDMR, how to create an account, and how to manage access, and on June 21st, data entry of DMRs, importing DMRs, and official copy of record. Register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/526770873. For additional information on NetDMR, including a map showing where NetDMR is operating or planned, visit http://www.epa.gov/netdmr.

 


 

June 25, 2012 - Free Webinar on Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine Regulations

This webinar summarizes EPA's National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) and changes EPA has proposed, as well as compliance issues in rural Alaska and for sand and gravel mining, oil and gas production, and electric power production. Identical webinars will be presented on each date. The previously announced June 14th webinar is full and oversubscribed. Please see web links for additional information regarding the June 14 webinar. The June 20th webinar is near capacity at this time. June 20 will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. June 25th and June 28th will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Facilities with stationary emergency engines must track use to avoid exceeding limits on non-emergency use. Some non-emergency stationary engines will be subject to emission limits and stack testing in 2013; initial notifications were due August 2010 for diesel engines and February 2011 for gasoline and gas-fired engines (see http://epa.gov/region1/rice/).
Register for:
June 25 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/650447050 or
June 28 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/772668218.
You can also register for these webinars through EPA's national RICE webpages at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/area/arearules.html and http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/rice/ricepg.html.

 


 

June 25, 2012 - Webinar on Proposed Guidance for Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Using Diesel Fuels

EPA plans to host a webinar for Tribal members on Monday, June 25, 2012, from 1 to 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on the proposed "Permitting Guidance for Oil and Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Using Diesel Fuels." The purpose of the webinar is to provide a forum for EPA and tribal representatives to discuss the proposed guidance during the comment period, which is open through July 9, 2012. EPA will provide information about the guidance and answer clarifying questions, and invites Tribal members to share input on the guidance.

To help EPA more fully address issues concerning Indian country, we encourage registrants to submit questions about the guidance in advance of the webinar, in addition to asking questions during the event. Please email questions to Sherri Comerford at Comerford.Sherri@epa.gov, using the subject line "Tribal Consultation Webinar Questions," by Wednesday, June 20, 2012. EPA will aim to address these questions during the webinar, in our presentation or at the beginning of the question-and-answer session.

Links to the guidance, a Federal Register notice with background on questions for which EPA has requested public comment, and instructions for submitting written comments are on the web at http://water.epa.gov/type/groundwater/uic/class2/hydraulicfracturing/hydraulic-fracturing.cfm.

Please register using this link: http://hfwebinar.eventbrite.com/ Exit Disclaimer

 


 

June 28, 2012 - Free Webinar on Reciprocating Internal Combustion Engine Regulations

This webinar summarizes EPA's National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for stationary reciprocating internal combustion engines (RICE) and changes EPA has proposed, as well as compliance issues in rural Alaska and for sand and gravel mining, oil and gas production, and electric power production. Identical webinars will be presented on each date. The previously announced June 14th webinar is full and oversubscribed. Please see web links for additional information regarding the June 14 webinar. The June 20th webinar is near capacity at this time. June 20 will be from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. June 25th and June 28th will be from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. Facilities with stationary emergency engines must track use to avoid exceeding limits on non-emergency use. Some non-emergency stationary engines will be subject to emission limits and stack testing in 2013; initial notifications were due August 2010 for diesel engines and February 2011 for gasoline and gas-fired engines (see http://epa.gov/region1/rice/).
Register for:
June 25 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/650447050 Exit Disclaimer or
June 28 at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/772668218 Exit Disclaimer.
You can also register for these webinars through EPA's national RICE webpages at http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/area/arearules.html and http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/rice/ricepg.html.

 


July 25, 2012 - Upcoming Opportunities to Learn More about the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Tribal Rule Implementation

TRI will be holding two webinars – one on July 25 and another on September 6 for tribes to: provide an introduction to the TRI Program, discuss the requirements under this new rule, review the various opportunities for tribal participation and input, and address any questions or concerns from tribal participants. Both webinars will cover the same material. The webinars will also provide an introduction to the TRI Data Exchange, which provides tribes the option to receive TRI data electronically.

TRI-Tribal Webinar #1
July 25 at 1PM EST
https://epa.connectsolutions.com/tri-tribal-webinar1/ Exit Disclaimer
Audio Dial-in: 866-299-3188, Conference Code: 2025660953

To join a webinar, navigate to the URL provided above and choose to enter as a Guest.
For audio, use the dial-in and conference code numbers provided above.

Please email Zach Scott (scott.zachary@epa.gov) of my staff if you plan to participate in one of these webinars. If you are unable to participate in either of these webinars, we will be posting the information on the TRI website: http://www.epa.gov/tri/

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August 9, 2012 - June 2012 Proposal to Revise the PM NAAQS - General Overview

Webinar for Communities
Topic: June 2012 Proposal to Revise the PM NAAQS - General Overview

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Eastern Time
Registration: To reserve your webinar seat, please visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/545919136.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will present an overview of the proposed revisions to the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for particulate matter (PM). Also, the EPA will outline:
. Proposed updates to PM monitoring requirements, including a proposed requirement for near-road PM2.5 measurements.
. Proposed revisions to the prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permitting program with respect to the proposed revisions in the standards.
. Expected implementation timeline for the proposed standards.

Following the presentation, the EPA will answer clarifying questions. Note that although the EPA is hosting the webinar during the public comment period, the webinar is not a means of providing comment on the proposed rule.
The webinar is open to environmental justice communities. Please feel free to forward this announcement to other environmental justice community members that may be interested in this webinar. For complete proposal information, including fact sheets, tables and maps, a list of issues on which EPA is specifically requesting comment, and technical support documents, see: http://www.epa.gov/air/particlepollution/actions.html.
If you have any questions about the proposed rule, please contact Beth Hassett-Sipple at hassett-sipple.beth@epa.gov.
Additional Information: To ensure your seat, please register for the webinar at least 24 hours in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the session. Please plan to join the webinar at least 10 minutes prior to the start time so that we may begin on time. In addition to joining the webinar through the computer link provided at registration, you will also need to call the toll free phone number and enter the access code (also provided when you register). The phone line will be muted during the presentation and open for questions once the presentation is over.
If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact Regina Chappell at (919) 541-3650 or email: chappell.regina@epa.gov.

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August 29, 2012 - Making the Financial Case for Green Cleaning

To register, contact: Erin_Mader@epa.go or newsletters@healthyschoolscampaign.org

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September 6, 2012 - Upcoming Opportunities to Learn More about the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Tribal Rule Implementation

TRI will be holding two webinars – one on July 25 and another on September 6 for tribes to: provide an introduction to the TRI Program, discuss the requirements under this new rule, review the various opportunities for tribal participation and input, and address any questions or concerns from tribal participants. Both webinars will cover the same material. The webinars will also provide an introduction to the TRI Data Exchange, which provides tribes the option to receive TRI data electronically.

TRI-Tribal Webinar #2
September 6 at 1PM EST
https://epa.connectsolutions.com/tri-tribal-webinar2/ Exit Disclaimer
Audio Dial-in: 866-299-3188, Conference Code: 2025660953

To join a webinar, navigate to the URL provided above and choose to enter as a Guest.
For audio, use the dial-in and conference code numbers provided above.

Please email Zach Scott (scott.zachary@epa.gov) of my staff if you plan to participate in one of these webinars. If you are unable to participate in either of these webinars, we will be posting the information on the TRI website: http://www.epa.gov/tri/

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September 13, 2012 - Webinar on Recruiting and Training Veterans for Careers in the Water Sector

EPA will host a webinar for water and wastewater operator certification programs and state drinking water and wastewater programs on recruiting and training veterans for careers in the water sector. Topics will include how VA programs can help veterans obtain operator certification and how states and utilities can employ veterans on a temporary basis at no cost. The webinar is part of a May 2012 memorandum of understanding (MOU) between EPA and the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Services to help connect veterans with disabilities to career opportunities in the water sector

Webinar: Recruiting & Training Veterans for Careers in the Water Sector
Date:
September 13, 2012
Time:
1:00 - 2:30 pm (ET)
Who should attend:
Water and wastewater operator certification programs; State drinking water and wastewater programs
Register:
 https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/766231606
 
For more information, contact Allison Watanabe at (202) 564-0128 or watanabe.allison@epa.gov, or Leah Tai at (202) 564-3259 or tai.leah@epa.gov.

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September 21, 2012 - Webinar and Conversation on EPA's Environmental Job Training Program

You are cordially invited to join Mathy Stanislaus, Assistant Administrator of the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for a Webinar and Conversation on EPA's Environmental Job Training Program on Friday, September 21st, 3:00 p.m. ET.

The webinar will highlight EPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Program that provides funding to recruit, train, and place unemployed individuals residing in waste-impacted communities with the skills needed to secure employment in the environmental field. In addition to the Assistant Administrator, participants will learn about the program from previous grantee and program leaders.

If you are able to attend, please register at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/483641288 Exit Disclaimer, by 3pm, Wednesday, September 19th. Upon receipt of your rsvp, you will receive a confirmation email with more details.

For more information on EPA's Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training Grant Program, please visit www.epa.gov/brownfields/job.htm

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October 4, 2012 - Virtual Academy Webinar: Water Quality Standards 101

Registration: Use the URL listed below to register. There is no registration fee for this course.
URL: https://horsleywittenevents.webex.com/mw0307l/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=horsleywittenevents&service=6&rnd=0.010665754496415158&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fhorsleywittenevents.webex.com%2Fec0606l%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3D

Webinar Section Archive:
. July 11, 2012 - EPA/NIEHS Children's Centers 2012 Webinar Series
. July 12, 2012 - Implementing Deep Retrofits: A Whole Building Approach
. July 12, 2012 - Brownfields 101-- Broad Overview of the Brownfields Grant Programs
. July 17, 2012 - Community Renewable Energy Success Stories: Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects
. July 18, 2012 - "Defining the Future" Initiative to achieve a more secure and sustainable electric sector in the United States, Billings, MT (listening session only)
. July 25, 2012 - Grid Reliability - Impacts to Tribal Renewable Projects
. July 25, 2012 - Upcoming Opportunities to Learn More about the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Tribal Rule Implementation

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October 30, 2012 - Webinar for Utilities on Recruiting and Training Veterans for Careers in the Water Sector

To register for the webinar go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/406067464 Exit Disclaimer

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November 8, 2012 - Introduction to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) for Communities

To register for the webinar go to https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/406067464 Exit Disclaimer

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November 29, 2012 - Discharge of Pesticides to Water - NPDES Pesticide General Permit (PGP) Webcast on Annual Reporting Requirements

This is just a placeholder. If you need to speak to someone about the webcast, please contact Pascal Mues, WRT-5, Phone: (415)-972-3768 mues.pascal@epa.gov

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December 4, 2012 - EPA Grant Award Process Webinar

EPA's Office of Grants and Debarment periodically hosts webinars for the EPA grants community. If you are interested in applying for EPA grants or are currently managing an EPA grant, please consider attending this webinar:

Grant Award Process Webinar
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 2:00-3:00 pm EST

Webinar Details:
The webinar will cover grants management topics, including: how to find and apply for grant opportunities; new FFATA reporting requirements; and preparing a proper budget detail. In addition, there will be a Q&A session during the second half of the webinar. If you have questions about the webinar or would like to register, please email GAD_OGDWEB@epa.gov with "Webinar" in the subject line.

 

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December 11, 2012 - EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs webcast for Tribes: Learning from Peers – Tribal Approaches to Reduce GHG Emissions and Address the Changing Climate

Learn How Tribes Are Confronting Climate Change, December 11

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, from 2:00-4:00 pm EST, EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs will host a webcast showcasing tribes that are implementing programs in energy efficiency, materials recycling, and climate change adaptation.

Learn how Gila River Indian Community and Choctaw Nation are reducing greenhouse gas emissions through recycling and energy efficiency audits, and learn how the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin is integrating climate change considerations into its overall decision-making and in its water management programs. Two of these tribes have implemented a variety of clean energy projects under EPA’s Climate Showcase Communities program: Gila River has completed a community-wide greenhouse gas inventory and developed programs for curbside recyc ling, energy-efficient lighting, and green buildings; Choctaw Nation is implementing a project to improve energy efficiency throughout its hospital system.

The webcast will also provide information about resources and funding ideas to help tribal governments design and implement climate change programs.

To sign up for this webcast, visit the webcast registration page Exit Disclaimer.

For more information, visit:

State and local officials interested in additional information about developing and implementing cost-effective climate and energy strategies that help further environmental goals and achieve public health and economic benefits may visit EPA’s State and Local Climate and Energy Program site.

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