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March 20, 2015

Aerial view of derailed oil train

EPA Responds to Galena Train Derailment

EPA responded to the March 5 derailment of a BNSF oil train that occurred near Galena, Illinois. EPA cleaned up the spill on seasonal wetlands next to the railroad tracks, prevented oil from discharging into the Mississippi and Galena Rivers, and protected an adjacent wildlife refuge. Illinois EPA will oversee the ongoing cleanup. More information>>

March 5, 2015

Japanese knotweed an invasive species

EPA Awards Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants to Combat Invasive Species

EPA has awarded 15 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling more than $8 million for projects to combat invasive species in the Great Lakes basin. Since 2010, EPA has funded more than 80 GLRI projects totaling over $50 million to combat invasive species. More information>>

Dec. 17, 2014

Algal blooms in Lake Erie

EPA Awards Additional Funding to Expand Efforts to Target Harmful Algal Blooms

EPA has awarded additional Great Lakes Restoration Initiative funds totaling over $3.1 million to federal and state agencies to expand ongoing efforts to reduce harmful algal blooms in the western Lake Erie basin. More information>>

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Public meeting and open house about the Wedron Groundwater Site (Wedron, Ill.)

Friday, April 10, 2015

Comment period closes on proposed NPDES Hannahville Indian Community Wastewater Treatment Plant – Hannahville Indian Reservation (MI- 0057366-3)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Deadline to submit applications for Great Lakes Fish Monitoring and Surveillance Program RFA.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Comment period closes on proposed modification to a NPDES permit for the treated wastewater discharges from the Mille Lacs Wastewater Treatment Plant (Mille Lacs County)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Entries due for Do Your Share for Cleaner Air art contest open to K-12th grade students in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Art Contest Entry Form (PDF) (2 pp, 442K)

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.
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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