EPA · lakes · pollution

EPA’s National Lakes Assessment Finds Nutrient Pollution is Widespread in Lakes

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the results of a national assessment showing that nutrient pollution is widespread in the nation’s lakes, with 4 in 10 lakes suffering from too much nitrogen and phosphorus.Excess nutrients can cause algae blooms, lower oxygen levels, degraded habitat for fish and other life, and lower water… Continue reading EPA’s National Lakes Assessment Finds Nutrient Pollution is Widespread in Lakes

environment · environmental monitoring · EPA

New Tools in Environmental Data Analysis

By Jessie Johnson There is a plethora of sources for environmental data, but it can often lead to a plethora of questions. How do you know where to go for the data? How can you visualize and interpret the data? The website I work on, Enforcement and Compliance History Online (ECHO), has been a resource… Continue reading New Tools in Environmental Data Analysis

EPA · septic systems

Fourth Annual Septic Smart Week Kicks Off September 19 

Announcing SepticSmart Week 2016! September 19-23, 2016 Each year, EPA holds SepticSmart Week with outreach activities to encourage homeowners and communities to care for and maintain their septic systems. During SepticSmart Week, EPA seeks to inform homeowners on proper septic system care and maintenance, assist local agencies in promoting homeowner education and awareness, and educate… Continue reading Fourth Annual Septic Smart Week Kicks Off September 19 

EPA · regulations · water quality

EPA Publishes Draft Aquatic Life Criteria for Copper in Estuarine/Marine Waters

EPA is soliciting public comment on draft aquatic life criteria for copper in estuarine/marine waters. The 2016 draft criteria incorporates a recently-developed saltwater biotic ligand model and the latest scientific information for estuarine/marine aquatic organisms. The model allows users to develop protective chronic and acute values based on site-specific water quality variables including temperature, dissolved… Continue reading EPA Publishes Draft Aquatic Life Criteria for Copper in Estuarine/Marine Waters

EPA · regulations · rules · US EPA · webinar

EPA Webinar on New Clean Water Rule August 27

A webinar will be held on Thursday, August 27 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm EST to provide more details about the final Clean Water Rule. This webinar will provide a review of the final rule, answer some commonly asked questions, and discuss what to expect as the rule is implemented.  In a historic step for… Continue reading EPA Webinar on New Clean Water Rule August 27