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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

January 2014 Newsletter

US EPA in the Pacific Southwest

Supporting a Healthy Environment
in the U.S.-Mexico Border Region

Border 2020 / Frontera 2020

EPA has awarded more than $460,000 in grants to fund seven environmental projects along the California and Arizona U.S-Mexico border. The projects include restoration of an important estuary, expansion of a municipal oil recycling program and several efforts to track air pollution in the region.

Food Waste Anaerobic Digestion -
A Tool Kit for Getting Permission to Digest

Northern California’s Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) is a pioneer in the field of food waste anaerobic digestion. In an effort to assist other waste agencies,  EPA provided a grant to HWMA to develop a tool kit that provides an overview of key permitting steps and regulatory requirements for anaerobic digesters processing wasted food.

Burn Cleaner to Improve Health

Today’s wood stove models feature improved safety and efficiency; they produce almost no smoke, minimal ash, and require less firewood.  Vouchers for new wood stoves were recently announced in Butte County, Calif. 

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Reducing Diesel Emissions in the West

West Coast Collaborative

The West Coast Collaborative (WCC) is an ambitious public-private partnership of federal, state, and local governments, the private sector, academia, and environmental groups committed to reducing diesel emissions and advancing clean air technologies and practices along the West Coast of North America.  The WCC recently announced the  2013 Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) grant recipients in western states.

Chevron Cited over Chemical Releases

EPA has filed formal notice against Chevron for failing to maintain equipment and for not responding adequately to chemical releases at its Richmond refinery, the site of a massive fire in 2012.

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