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Guam EPA to present at Merizo village public meeting on Nov. 22

November 18, 2019 (Tiyan, Guam) – On Friday, November 22, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will participate at a public village meeting hosted by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) at the Merizo Pier Park. The public village meeting is scheduled to take place from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Guam EPA will conduct a…
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Guam Recycles Day to celebrate America Recycles Day on November 14

November 13, 2019 (Tiyan, Guam) – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will celebrate America Recycles Day with a proclamation signing ceremony to highlight Guam’s recycling efforts and recycling rate. This year’s ceremony is themed as “Guam Recycles Day,” and is slated for Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 3:30 p.m. in the Cabinet Conference…
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Agent Orange Survivors of Guam founder assists with follow up sampling

October 4, 2019 – (Tiyan, Guam) – On Wednesday, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) Superfund Technical Assessment & Response Team (START) performed follow up soil sampling at off-base locations with the assistance of Agent Orange Survivors of Guam founder Brian Moyer. The follow up…
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GEPA and GWA addressing expired well permits

August 23, 2019 – (Tiyan, Guam) – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is in receipt of production well operating permit renewal applications from the Guam WaterWorks Authority (GWA). This morning, GWA submitted 94 renewal applications to Guam EPA. Agency records indicate 94 of the 120 GWA production wells are currently expired. All well…
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Four Guam EPA board members sworn in

Left to right: Lieutenant Governor Joshua F. Tenorio, Guam EPA Board Member Steven Philip Carbullido, Guam EPA Board Member Moñeka De Oro, Guam EPA Board Member Florida Sanchez, Guam EPA Board Chair Robert Perron, Guam EPA Board Secretary Arlene Acfalle, Governor Lourdes A. Leon Guerrero, Guam EPA Administrator Walter S. Leon Guerrero May 2, 2019…
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Guam EPA partnering with Ordot Chalan Pago Mayor’s Office for Earth Day shoreline cleanup

April 19, 2019 – (Tiyan, Guam) – In recognition of Earth Day 2019, the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) and the Ordot Chalan Pago Mayor’s Office is partnering up to perform a shoreline cleanup along Pago Bay on Monday, April 22, 2019. The entire agency personnel is participating in the shoreline cleanup. Normal operations…
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Save the date: Pacific Islands Environmental Conference is June 26, 2019

February 19, 2019 (Tiyan, Guam) – The Pacific Islands Environment Conference (PIEC) is a longstanding conference that rotates between the U.S. Pacific Territories – American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. PIEC 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of this event, which will be held on Guam June 23-28, 2019. The Guam…
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UPDATE: Additional Soil Sampling Conducted at Andersen Air Force Base

Danielle Coulombe, environmental scientist with Navy-contractor AECOM, weighs a soil sample on Andersen Air Force Base in Yigo, Dec. 4. Consistent with the resampling effort, soil samples will be sent to an independent off-island laboratory and tested for Agent Orange constituents. (U.S. Navy Photo) Danielle Coulombe, environmental scientist with Navy-contractor AECOM, scoops a soil sample…
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Guam EPA samples soils off-base for Agent Orange

Left to Right: John Columb, USEPA Superfund Technical Assistance and Response Team (START) Contractor from Weston Solutions Inc.;Harry Allen, USEPA START On Scene Coordinator; Amanda Wagner, USEPA START Contractor from Weston Solutions Inc. November 15, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA), along with officials from the United States Environmental Protection…
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Brian Moyer to Guam EPA: “I’m at your service, at your beck and call”

October 30, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) – Agent Orange Survivors of Guam founder, Brian Moyer, participated in an Agent Orange pre-investigation conference call this morning at 9:00 a.m. ChST. In the conference call, Moyer was joined by Executive Director of Military-Veterans Advocacy Inc., Commander J. B. Wells U. S. Navy (Retired) and officials from US EPA…
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Nimitz Hill Quonset Hut Drum Sampling Completed, Analysis to Follow

October 25, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) – United States Coast Guard Sector Guam (USCG Sector Guam) deployed its incident management division in response to the discovery of drums in a Quonset hut located in the NimitzHill/Lonfit area. Unitek Environmental Guam performed sampling at the site in the area, as contracted by USCG Sector Guam. The sampling…
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Guam EPA’s Karl Olson Retires After 22 Years of Service

Guam EPA’s Karl Olson Retires After 22 Years of Service May 4, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) — Guam EPA Environmental Health Specialist III Karl Olson has retired from service with the agency’s Pesticides Enforcement Program. In recognition and celebration of his retirement, a ceremony was held to honor Mr. Olson and to wish him a happy…
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to promote “Recognize. Retreat. Report.” on Guam

April 13, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) — Officials from the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are on island to conduct an explosives safety outreach program known as “3Rs: Recognize. Retreat. Report.” This is the result of collaboration between the Guam Environmental Protection Agency’s (Guam EPA) Green Parcels/Defense and State Memorandum of Agreement (GP-DSMOA) division…
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NEWS: Guam EPA Recognizes Radon Action Month, completes new radon lab installation

January 23, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) — The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) has completed the installation of its new radon testing laboratory. The lab features the latest in radon detection technology married with sustainable software and hardware enhancements that will bring Guam’s radon testing capability to the forefront and on par with our national counterparts. Proficiency performance…
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NEWS: Guam EPA reports 32.34% recycling rate – up 3.34 points

November 15, 2017 (Tiyan, Guam) — The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) reports a 32.34% recycling rate for all eligible discarded materials in calendar year 2016. This represents an increase of 3.34 percentage points to last year’s reported recycling rate of 29%. Data collection for the recycling rate has been analyzed and calculated based…
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Guam EPA Closed October 16 – 20, 2017

NOTICE – Guam EPA Closed for US EPA Region IX National Enforcement Training October 12, 2017 (Tiyan, Guam) — Personnel from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) will be on island from October 16 – October 20, 2017 to conduct National Enforcement Training for staff members from the Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam…
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UPDATE – Special Advisory for Toguan River and Bay in Umatac in effect

UPDATE – Special Advisory for Toguan River and Bay in Umatac in effect September 13, 2017 (Tiyan, Guam) — The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) reports that there is currently a bypass of partially treated sewage from GWA’s Umatac-Merizo Wastewater Treatment Plant. This bypass affects the Toguan River and Bay. As a result of…
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Guam EPA issues notice of violation, order of compliance and administrative penalty order to FSM Recycling Guam Inc.

May 25, 2017 (Tiyan, Guam) — The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) initiated a Solid Waste Management Facility Evaluation Investigation (SWMFEI) on May 17, 2017 on FSM Recycling Guam Incorporated (FSM). The SWMFEI was conducted in relation to a fire that occurred on the FSM facility on May 13, 2017. The SWMFEI concluded on…
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UPDATE: Special Advisory for the Toguan River and Bay in Umatac, May 4, 2017

May 4, 2017: UPDATE: Umatac-Merizo Wastewater Treatment Plant Guam EPA is reporting that the Umatac-Merizo Wastewater Treatment Plant bypass was suspended on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Partially treated discharge from the bypass was monitored by GWA. Refer to our weekly beach reports for updated advisories of our 44 recreational beaches on our Facebook page, Twitter account,…
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Public Record Summary Information on Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Guam UST Permitted Universe_Public_Record_July 7 2016