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Guam EPA samples soils off-base for Agent Orange

November 15, 2018 (Tiyan, Guam) – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA), along with officials from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) collected soil samples yesterday.Five-point composite samples were collected from five sample sub-sites in areas that were believed to have been exposed to Agent Orange. An area off of NCS road,along Route…
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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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Public Record Summary Information on Underground Storage Tanks (UST)

Guam UST Permitted Universe_Public_Record_July 7 2016

UST Facility Listing

Guam UST Permitted Universe_July 2016  

Guam EPA to host more than 120 people for emergency response training sessions

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) yesterday began a set of courses focusing on emergency response and hazardous materials for responders and government agencies. Classes include air monitoring, confined space training, safe transportation of hazardous material, and how to handle situations involving chlorine and other potentially hazardous materials. A total of 23 people attended…
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Guam EPA board of directors to meet Thursday, Sept. 18

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) board of directors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in the Agency’s Main Conference Room.The public is invited to attend this regular meeting. AGENDA: Call to Order, Approval of Agenda, Approval of Aug. 2014 Minutes, Administrator’s Report, New Business, Old Business (Adopt, Modify or Reject…
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Navy to host Restoration Advisory Board meeting

The U.S. Navy will host an Area-Wide Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) Meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Ballroom C at the Hyatt Regency Guam in Tumon. The topics to be discussed include: Orote Rifle and Pistol Range Draft Remedial Investigation Report Draft Five Year Review Report Land Use Control Sites Apra Harbor…
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Guam EPA requires GWA samples to be tested by certified drinking water lab

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today notified Guam Waterworks Authority (GWA) that drinking water samples being tested for Total Coliform and E. coli must be processed by a certified laboratory. Laboratories that test drinking water are required to meet and maintain certification requirements enforced by Guam EPA. This includes successfully completing standardized proficiency…
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Free family hiking, snorkeling and river walks at Connect with your Environment on Aug. 30

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) announced a free family and service learning activity being offered on Saturday, Aug. 30 by the Guam Nature Alliance. REGISTER ONLINE: Registration form The event is from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Aug. 30, in Piti. Activities include a river walk, free snorkeling tours and planting native…
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Update 3: Unified Command working to remove fishing vessel aground near Cocos Island

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) continues to lead the charge for environmental protection during response operations for the grounded fishing vessel near Cocos Island. Guam EPA is one of the three members that make up the Unified Command, which oversees response operations for the grounded fishing vessel. As the lead agency for oversight…
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Guam EPA declares ‘All Clear’ for Guam Community College

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) at noon today declared ‘All Clear’ for the Guam Community College’s (GCC) onsite water distribution system (OWDS), following several days of being under a Boil Water Notice period. The declaration follows two straight days of negative laboratory results of samples that were collected on Monday and Tuesday. Guam…
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Guam EPA asks residents to watch for “fish kill” incidents

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is asking residents to be on the lookout for fish kill incidents. This time of year low tides, combined with large rain events and low sea levels due to El Niño mean the likelihood of a fish kill event is higher than during other times of the year. A fish…
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