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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>>

Sunday, 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)

Comment period closes on the proposed draft Class II injection well permit to Core Energy, LLC (Otsego County, MI).

Monday, Dec. 8, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed draft Class II injection well permit to Breitburn Operating, LP (Kalkaska County, MI).

Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed Land Ban Exemption renewal to ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor, LLC (Porter County, IN).

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed draft Class II injection well permit to BreitBurn Operating, LP (Crawford County, MI).

Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014

Comment period closes for the Behr Dayton Thermal Systems VOC Plume Site (Montgomery County, OH)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Comment period closes on proposed clean up plan for Velsicol Burn Pit (Gratiot County, MI)

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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