Tag: EPA

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA, or sometimes USEPA) is an agency of the US federal government, which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress. EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate. The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the President and approved by Congress. The current administrator is Gina McCarthy. EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the administrator is normally given cabinet rank.

Updates in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Software

Updates in Hydraulic and Hydrologic Modeling Software

Developers of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software have recently unveiled exciting new program updates and products to increase the efficiency and effectiveness. Dramatic decreases in model run times, thoughtful assembly of multiple information sources, and greater flexibility within hydrologic connectivity options demonstrate just a few ways these changes have improved

EPA Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

EPA Announces Winners of the 5th Annual Campus RainWorks Challenge

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the winners of its fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national college competition to engage the next generation to design solutions for stormwater pollution using green infrastructure. Student teams proposed designs that help aid innovative problem solving for their campus and community.

Stormwater is

Final U.S. GHG Inventory for 1990-2015 Available

Final U.S. GHG Inventory for 1990-2015 Available

The U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) is providing information to its stakeholders about EPA’s Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks (Inventory). The Inventory is an annual report that tracks U.S. greenhouse gas emissions and sinks by source category and economic sector, going back to 1990. Municipal

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Reader Profile: Aubrey L. Strause

Shortly after joining the Cumberland County Soil and Water Conservation District (CCSWCD) in Maine in May 2016 as the stormwater program manager and district engineer, Aubrey L. Strause, P.E., would come to help administer one of her largest and most visible projects and the first of its kind in the

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

The Way to a Swimmable Harbor

Nearly every workday for 20 years, John Kellett parked his car along Pratt Street and walked across the downtown pedestrian bridge over the Jones Falls River toward his office aboard a vintage Coast Guard vessel. The USCGC Taney, permanently moored at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, was the headquarters of the Baltimore

What’s Hot in Modeling Software

What’s Hot in Modeling Software

Developers of hydraulic and hydrologic modeling software have recently unveiled exciting new program updates and products to increase the efficiency and effectiveness. Dramatic decreases in model run times, thoughtful assembly of multiple information sources, and greater flexibility within hydrologic connectivity options demonstrate just a few ways these changes have improved

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

A few weeks ago we discussed the repeal of the Waters of the US rule, a policy that in 2015 expanded the types of waterways protected by the federal government to include smaller streams that drain into major rivers, bays, and drinking water sources.

On February 28, President Trump signed an executive

Invisible Tech

Invisible Tech

Innovations seem to come at us at all corners, and at an ever-escalating pace—cell phones, new fuel cars, new efficient heating, and appliances that seem to do everything but feed your pets a balanced diet and mow your lawn remotely. The truth is, some gadgets actually do perform those functions.

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