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EPA Awards $65,000 to the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma to Improve and Protect Its Water Quality

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Comanche Tribe of Oklahoma $65,000 to provide continued support for the tribe’s water pollution control program. The funds will be used to take samples to assess surface water quality on tribal lands, compile data which may show changes over time and determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed. Sampling data will determine whether water quality standards are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the tribe’s water, and provide planning tools to improve the function and health of stream ecosystems.

The mission of the EPA is to protect public health and the environment. The EPA supports efforts to improve the quality of tribal land watersheds. This cooperative spirit supports work to protect water quality that ensures the health of watersheds that cross state and tribal boundaries.

EPA Awards the State of Oklahoma Over $240,000 to Reduce Exposure to Asbestos in Schools and State Buildings

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Oklahoma Department of Labor $242,322 to help reduce exposure to asbestos in schools and state buildings through compliance monitoring. The funds will be used by the ODOL to complete audit inspections in local schools during the upcoming school year. Asbestos inspections are a traditional method of encouraging compliance with the Asbestos in School Rule which is designed to protect the health of school children, other occupants, and local communities. The ODOL will also use the funds to verify asbestos abatement workers are properly trained and accredited.

EPA Awards Over $112,000 to the Peoria Tribe to Support Its Water Quality Program

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Peoria Tribe of Oklahoma $112,099 to provide continued support for the tribe’s water pollution control program. The funds will be used to take water samples to assess surface water quality on tribal lands, compile data which may show changes over time and determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed. Sampling data will determine whether water quality standards are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the tribe’s water and provide planning tools to improve the function and health of stream ecosystems.

EPA Awards $120,000 to the Ottawa Tribe to Support Its Water Quality Program

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Ottawa Tribe of Oklahoma $120,000 to provide continued support for the tribe’s water pollution control program. The funds will be used to take water samples to assess surface water quality on tribal lands, compile data which may show changes over time and determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed. Sampling data will determine whether water quality standards are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the tribe’s water and provide planning tools to improve the function and health of stream ecosystems.

EPA Awards Over $57 Million to the Texas Water Development Board to Support the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded $57,041,000 to the Texas Water Development Board to support the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program. The funds will be used by the state of Texas to provide loan assistance to eligible water systems for infrastructure improvements needed to ensure safe drinking water is available to Texas residents.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program was established under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Amendments of 1996 which authorizes the EPA to award capitalization grants to states, which in turn are authorized to provide low-cost loans and other types of assistance to public water systems to finance the costs of infrastructure projects needed to achieve or maintain compliance with SDWA requirements. States are also authorized to use a portion of their capitalization grants to fund a range of set-aside activities including source water protection, capacity development and operator certification. The program helps to ensure that the nation’s drinking water supplies remain safe and affordable, and that public water systems that receive funding are properly operated and maintained.

EPA Awards $110,000 to the Mescalero Apache Tribe to Support Its Water Quality Program

The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the Mescalero Apache Tribe of New Mexico $110,000 to provide continued support for the tribe’s water pollution control program. The funds will be used to take water samples on tribal lands and compile data which may show changes over time to determine if a more thorough watershed management program is needed. Sampling data will determine whether water quality standards are being met, note any changes in the quality or condition of the tribe’s water and provide planning tools to improve the function and health of stream ecosystems.


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