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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>>

April 26, 2014

sunrise over Lake Michigan

Chicago receives two U.S. EPA grants to improve Lake Michigan water quality

Chicago received two GLRI grants totaling $1 million to protect water quality in Lake Michigan. The city will use $812,000 to install bioswales and permeable pavement in a parking area at Montrose Beach. This project will retain and filter over 4 million gallons of water each year and will reduce the discharge of untreated stormwater into Lake Michigan. The city will use $188,000 to install green infrastructure along Leland Avenue. This project will prevent almost 900,000 gallons of untreated stormwater from entering the city’s combined sewer system each year and will help prevent basement flooding in nearby homes. More information>>


Calendar
Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014

Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Workshop in Worthington, Minn.

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

State nutrient reduction strategies webinar

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed cleanup plan for the DuPont Natural Area and Buffer Zone (East Chicago, IN)

Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

Comment period closes on the EPA Region 5 public notice of its intent to file a Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) the Ohio Dept. of Transportation.

Tueday, Sept. 23, 2014

Public meeting for St. Regis Paper Co. Superfund Site (Cass Lake, MN)

Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Public meeting for Tittabawassee River floodplain proposed cleanup (Freeland, Mich.)

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Comment period closes on the EPA's proposal to re-issue a NPDES permit for the treated wastewater discharges from the Lower Sioux Indian Reservation Wastewater Treatment Facility. (Redwood County, Minn.)

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Comment period closes on the proposed cleanup plan for the Tittabawassee River floodplain (Freeland, Mich.)

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

Closing date for FY 2015 Tribal Air Funding proposals.

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 Training schedule for continuing legal education offered by EPA Region 5 Office of Regional Counsel (PDF) (4 pp, 86 K)

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