EPA News


EPA and DOT Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) jointly finalized standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that will improve fuel efficiency and cut carbon pollution, while bolstering energy security and spurring manufacturing innovation. The final phase two standards were Read the full article…


EPA’s New Waste Tracking Feature

WASHINGTON – Building managers can now track energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions and waste together in Energy Star’s Portfolio Manager. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has unveiled a waste and materials tracking feature in its Energy Star Portfolio Manager, which is a free benchmarking and tracking tool for commercial Read the full article…


Congress Passes TSCA Bill

The Senate has passed the Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2576) the federal chemical control law, overhauling the Toxic Substances Reform Act ,updating the country’s standards for chemical safety, and giving the EPA new regulatory power over thousands of chemicals, including new ability to order testing. TSCA (toss-ka), the Toxic Read the full article…


EPA Releases Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This robust, online mapping tool provides the public, water system operators, state programs, and federal agencies with critical information to help them safeguard the sources of America’s drinking water. DWMAPS Read the full article…


Federal Agencies Launch Challenge to Improve Chemical Screening

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), and NIH’s National Toxicology Program (NTP) within the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) are announcing a new challenge that will award up to $1 million to Read the full article…


EPA and DOJ Settle with Gasoline Refiner to Reduce Emissions at Utah Facility

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice today announced a settlement with HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries (HollyFrontier Refining & Marketing LLC, Frontier El Dorado Refining, LLC, Holly Refining & Marketing Company-Woods Cross, LLC, and Navajo Refining Company, LLC) that resolves alleged Clean Air Act violations Read the full article…

Utah Facility

EPA Calls for the 21st Presidential Green Chemistry Award Nominations

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its request for nominations for its 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for companies or institutions that have developed a process or product that better protects public health and the environment. The program promotes environmental and economic benefits of using Read the full article…

Presidential Green Chemistry Award