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EPA releases comparative maps

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of state dashboards and comparative maps that provide the public with information about the performance of state and EPA enforcement and compliance programs across the country. “Transparency and access to information at all levels helps to drive improvements in environmental performance,” said Cynthia Giles, […]

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EPA issues Toxics Release Inventory data for 2011

MEDIA RELEASE Toxic chemicals managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities operating in Hawaii slightly increased in 2011 when compared to 2010, according to the latest Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data available from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Community Right-to-Know data helps all of us remain aware of the types and amounts of […]

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EPA public hearings on proposed haze plan (June 1)

EPA public hearings on proposed haze plan (June 1)

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host two public hearings on the proposed Clean Air Act Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan for Hawaii – May 31 in Kahului, Maui and June 1 in Hilo. Regional haze is visibility impairment caused by the cumulative air pollutant emissions from numerous sources over a wide geographic area. […]

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EPA seeks proposals to reduce marine debris

EPA seeks proposals to reduce marine debris

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking project proposals to reduce land-based trash at the source, thus preventing trash from entering coastal runoff and becoming marine debris. The amount of funding available is approximately $280,000 and projects must occur in a coastal or estuarine watershed in U.S. EPA Region 9, which includes coastal […]

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EPA highlights Asthma Awareness Month in May

EPA highlights Asthma Awareness Month in May

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging Americans to take action against asthma by learning more about the disease and how it affects their families and communities. Nearly 26 million Americans, including more than 7 million children, are affected by this chronic respiratory disease, including low income and minority populations at the highest […]

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EPA fines three companies over cesspools

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has resolved federal Safe Drinking Water Act cases against the Jazmin Family Trust, GLACS LLC and Hula Daddy Kona Coffee with fines totaling $141,200 for failing to close their large capacity cesspools on the Big Island. “EPA remains steadfast in protecting Hawaii’s vital water resources,” said Jared Blumenfeld, […]

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EPA to adjust emission standards for Hawaii

EPA to adjust emission standards for Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Linda Lingle has announced that U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to make changes to proposed rules on emission standards for liquid fired process heaters and boilers that reflect the unique circumstances of Hawaii’s two island-based oil refineries. The EPA will create a regulatory subcategory that will appropriately reflect the industrial […]

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Starting with 2012 model year vehicles, the rules together require automakers to improve fleet-wide fuel economy and reduce fleet-wide greenhouse gas emissions by approximately five percent every year. NHTSA has established fuel economy standards that strengthen each year reaching an estimated 34.1 mpg for the combined industry-wide fleet for model year 2016.

DOT and EPA set new fuel economy standards for cars and light trucks

Starting with 2012 model year vehicles, the rules together require automakers to improve fleet-wide fuel economy and reduce fleet-wide greenhouse gas emissions by approximately five percent every year. NHTSA has established fuel economy standards that strengthen each year reaching an estimated 34.1 mpg for the combined industry-wide fleet for model year 2016.

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The DOH has received the EPA national PISCES Award for dedication and exceptional program management, creative outreach initiatives, and ability to exceed the ARRA Green Project Reserve requirements. Green projects include Hawai‘i County’s closure of large capacity cesspools (LCCs) in the Komohana Heights, Honoka‘a, and Queen Lili‘uokalani Village areas, which will enable compliance with the federal ban on LCCs

DOH receives EPA award for performance and innovation

The DOH has received the EPA national PISCES Award for dedication and exceptional program management, creative outreach initiatives, and ability to exceed the ARRA Green Project Reserve requirements. Green projects include Hawai‘i County’s closure of large capacity cesspools (LCCs) in the Komohana Heights, Honoka‘a, and Queen Lili‘uokalani Village areas, which will enable compliance with the […]

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K. Taniguchi, Ltd. reaches agreement with the EPA

K. Taniguchi, Ltd. reaches agreement with the EPA

MEDIA RELEASE (Hilo, Hawaii – June 26, 2009) – K. Taniguchi, Ltd., sister company of KTA Super Stores, agreed to pay a fine to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not meeting deadlines to phase out large capacity cesspools at its Puainako store site. “We believed the best solution was to work with Hawaii […]

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