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Oct. 16, 2014

Regional Administrator Susan Hedman announcing an EPA School Flag Program School

EPA welcomes Wisconsin school to air quality flag program

EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman welcomed St. Rita Elementary School in Caledonia, Wis., to the Agency’s School Flag Program. Each morning, eighth graders from the school raise a colored flag to alert faculty, parents and other students to the local air quality forecast, so they can adjust physical activities to reduce exposure to air pollution. More information>>

Aug. 19, 2014

Sheen visible along the north bank of the Ohio River.

U.S. EPA Coordinates Emergency Response to Duke Energy Ohio River Oil Spill

Aug. 19, 2014 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is serving as the Federal On-Scene Coordinator for the emergency response to an oil spill that occurred last night when approximately 3500 gallons of diesel fuel was released into the Ohio River from Duke Energy’s Beckjord power plant. Twenty-four hour operations are underway to contain and clean up oil along a 12 mile stretch of the Ohio River immediately upstream from Cincinnati. More information>>

August 6, 2014

Julia Dixon pictured with EPA and school officials.

Julia Dixon of Lake Forest, Ill. receives President's Environmental Youth Award

Julia Dixon was recognized on June 3, 2014 by U.S. EPA as one of ten President's Environmental Youth Award winners for her QR Code Preserve Trail Signs project. More information>>

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Open house about the Former Calumet and Hacla Power Plant Site (Houghton County, MI)

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Comment period closes on EPA's plans to issue a Class II injection well permit Core Energy, LLC (Otsego County, MI)

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  • EPA will hold two public meetings to explain its cleanup plan and answer your questions about the North Alcoa Site (East St. Louis, IL)
  • EPA will be holding two availability sessions to answer questions about the Charlevoix Municipal Well Superfund Site and provide an update on site activities (Charlevoix, MI)
Monday, Nov. 3, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed modification to Class II injection well permit to Michigan Geosearch, Inc. (Calhoun County, MI)

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014
Friday, Nov. 7, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed Class VI injection well permit to Archer Daniels Midland CCS#1. (Decatur, IL)

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed modification to Class II injection well permit to Jordan Development Company, LLC. (Bay County, MI)

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

EPA Region 5 will hold a formal public hearing on the proposed West Bay #22 UIC permit. (Jackson County, MI)

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

Comment period closes on EPA's proposal to assess a civil penalty against Ohio Department of Transportation for violations of the Clean Water Act

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Closing date for FY 2015 Tribal Air Funding proposals.

Monday, Nov. 24, 2014

Comment period closes on EPA's proposal to issue a Class II injection well permit on West Bay #22 to West Bay Exploration Company (Jackson Country, MI)

Sunay, Nov. 30, 2014

Public comment ends on Speedway Redevelopment Commission – Former Allison Plant 2 Parcel (Speedway, IN)

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014

Public hearing on draft permit for Veolia ES Technical Solutions LLC. (Sauget, IL)

Continuing Legal Education offered by Region 5's Office of Regional Counsel

EPA, Region 5, Office of Regional Counsel is an Approved Provider for Continuing Legal Education credits for calendar year 2014:
2014-2015 Training schedule for continuing legal education offered by EPA Region 5 Office of Regional Counsel (PDF) (3 pp, 86 K)

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