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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>>

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Comment period closes on the proposed draft Class II injection well permit to Trendwell Energy Corporation (Monroe County, MI).

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Workshop (Indianapolis, IN)

Monday, June 1, 2015

Comment period on proposed Consent Agreement and Final Order (CAFO) against Shell Pipeline Company, LP CWA-2015-0012 (Milwaukee, WI)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Comment period closes for proposed plan for North Shore Gas South Plant Former MGP (Lake County, IL)

Monday, June 8, 2015
Thursday, June 11, 2015

EPA will hold an open house and public meeting for the Ten Mile Drain Site (Macomb County, MI)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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

Friday, July 3, 2015

Comment period closes on proposed cleanup plan for Area 1 or OU5 at Kalamazoo River Project. (Kalamazoo & Allegan Counties, 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.
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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