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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

UST Facility Listing

Guam UST Permitted Universe_July 2016  

Request for Proposals: Selection and Installation of Stormwater BMPs to control Bacteria Concentrations in Marine Waters

CWA §319 – Non-Point Source/TMDL Implementation Project GEPA-2016-2200-002 The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) wishes to notify the general public and other interested parties that Guam EPA is issuing a Request for Proposals (RFP) for environmental services to include the research and construction of Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the control of non-point…
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PUBLIC NOTICE – PUBLIC COMMENTING PERIOD Guam 2016 303(d) List of Impaired Waters

The Clean Water Act (CWA) requires states to provide every two years an assessment of the quality of all their waters [section 305(b)] and a list of those that are impaired or threatened [section 303(d)]. The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) hereby commences a thirty-day review and comment period ending 5 p.m. March 18,…
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Underground Storage Tanks RFP 2015-2200-002

Underground Storage Tanks RFP 2015-2200-002

Guam EPA to revise the Guam Water Quality Standards

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) wishes to notify the general public and other interested parties of Guam EPA’s intent to revise the Guam Water Quality Standards (GWQS) to incorporate new Recreational Water Quality Criteria as proposed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). The Public comment review period is now closed, and…
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RFP Publication Letter for “Environmental Service For Green Parcel”

February 10, 2015   Title:                             Environmental Service for Green Parcel  Type:                            Public Review and Comment Period Duration:                     30 calendar days Start Date:                   8 am, Monday, February 16th, 2015 End Date:                    4:30 pm, Thursday, March 19th, 2015 Contact Person(s):     Mr. Walter Leon Guerrero Contact Numbers:     300-4788 The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) wishes to notify the general public and other…
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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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