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  1. City of Jerome, Idaho, settles wastewater permit violations with EPA

    SEATTLE, WA, Aug. 27, 2015 -- In a recent settlement between the City of Jerome, Idaho, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the city has agreed to upgrade its wastewater treatment plant to ensure that the facility has the capacity to handle future discharges. As a result, wastewater discharged into the Snake River, the J8 canal and other waters will be potentially cleaner going forward. The Clean Water Act requires that wastewater discharges comply with permitted limits for a variety of pollutants. Between April 2010 and July 2011, numerous discharges from the treatment plant exceeded permit limitations for biological oxygen demand , chlorine, total suspended solids , fecal coliforms, E.coli, pH, phosphorus , and dissolved oxygen.  "Wastewater treatment plants can contribute large amounts of pollution to our waterways, so it's critically important that the discharges are properly controlled and treated," said Ed Kowalski, director of EPA's Office of Compliance and Enforcement in Seattle. "This action will move us closer to our goal of removing the Snake River from the list of impaired waterbodies and ensuring clean water for drinking, fishing, swimming, and other activities for everyone in Idaho." The July 30, 2015, Consent Decree between Jerome and EPA sets forth actions that the city will take to settle numerous violations of its National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. To bring the wastewater discharges into compliance, the city has constructed an emergency storage pond that can hold 21 million gallons of wastewater. It will also make approximately $43 million in improvements to the wastewater treatment facility over the next six years. These upgrades will include adding two basins and increasing blower capacity in the membrane treatment area; adding a new sludge dewatering building; adding an aeration basin, pump station, blower building, and new yard piping; and increasing biotower ventilation. In addition, the City of Jerome will pay an $86,000 civil penalty to settle claims it was discharging wastewater in violation of its permits. See also: " Hecla Mining Company settles CWA violations near major Idaho river " " USGS analyzes Idaho groundwater data to optimize future aquifer monitoring " ###

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    Thu, 27 Aug 2015

  2. Mississippi Phosphates pleads guilty to CWA violations in Bayou Casotte

    Mississippi Phosphates Corp. recently pleaded guilty to a felony, which charged the company with a criminal violation of the Clean Water Act .

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    Thu, 20 Aug 2015

  3. Ohio EPA offers millions for water quality improvement projects across state

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is now accepting nominations from communities for water quality improvement projects seeking financial assistance from the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund for 2016.

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    Mon, 17 Aug 2015

  4. EPA announces CWA settlement with one of the nation's largest coal companies

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice recently announced that Arch Coal Inc., one of the nation's largest coal companies, has agreed to conduct comprehensive upgrades to their operations to ensure compliance with the Clean Water Act .

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    Fri, 7 Aug 2015

  1. NYC to improve water quality, stormwater management under new permit

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    Mon, 3 Aug 2015

  2. Struggle Continues over 'Waters of the U.S.' Regulation

    Now that the Obama Administration has issued its final "Waters of the U.S." rule, the question is whether the Republican-dominated Congress will be able to kill it. The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the 299-page regulation to clarify their jurisdictions under the CWA following Supreme ...

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    Sat, 1 Aug 2015

  3. Pueblo of Santa Ana gains federal authority to administer own water quality standards

    The Environmental Protection Agency has announced that the Pueblo of Santa Ana in New Mexico has gained authority to administer its own water quality standards and certification programs under the Clean Water Act .

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    Wed, 22 Jul 2015

  4. EPA announces settlement of CWA violations with Pan AM Railways

    Pan Am Railways has agreed to settle allegations from the Environmental Protection Agency for Clean Water Act violations at two of its railyards operating in the cities of Waterville, Maine, and East Deerfield, Mass.

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    Tue, 21 Jul 2015

  5. Navajo Tribal Utility Authority enters agreements to halt water pollution

    The Environmental Protection Agency and the Navajo Nation EPA have announced a pair of settlements with the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority to bring its wastewater treatment facility in Window Rock into compliance with the federal Clean Water Act and Navajo Nation Clean Water Act .

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    Tue, 7 Jul 2015

  6. WaterWorld Weekly - July 6, 2015

    States sue EPA over Clean Water Rule; BP settles with Gulf states for $18.7B; Crews complete construction on 10-mile Carlsbad desalination pipeline; WHO/UNICEF report shows lack of progress on sanitation

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  7. EPA to approve newest list of impaired waterways in California

    According to a new list of impaired waterways in California, more than 40,000 miles of the state's rivers and streams are currently threatened by pollution.

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    Fri, 3 Jul 2015

  8. EPA orders North Las Vegas to address CWA violations in Las Vegas Wash

    The Environmental Protection Agency has officially issued an order to the City of North Las Vegas, Nev., to immediately address federal Clean Water Act violations dealing with discharges of polluted water from its Water Reclamation Facility into the Las Vegas Wash.

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    Thu, 2 Jul 2015

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