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Guam International Coastal Cleanup postponed to Sept. 28

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is advising the public that the International Coastal Cleanup has been postponed to ensure the safety of all participants. Guam’s Coastal Cleanup is coordinated by the Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management Program. The International Coastal Cleanup has been rescheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Saturday,…
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Guam EPA’s laboratory receives full recertification from U.S. EPA

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) recently received confirmation that the Agency’s drinking water laboratory received full recertification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA). The laboratory has been certified for total coliform and E. coli for another three years. The certification was received after an onsite inspection and evaluation by a U.S.…
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Guam EPA to list jellyfish calendar in weekly Beach Advisory

Residents asked to report jellyfish sightings The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will begin reporting the probability jellyfish will be near Guam’s shores in the weekly Beach Report. Although they can be present at any time, jellyfish are usually reported near Guam’s shores nine to 11 days after a full moon. In addition to…
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Guam EPA successfully completes $24,000 grant

Almost 80 receive emergency response training The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) recently successfully completed a $24,000 grant from the Department of Transportation. The grant provided training in hazardous materials response, the safe transport of hazardous materials and technical training for individuals responding to potentially hazardous situations. A total of 78 people attended the…
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Guam EPA featured on national solid waste website

Guam EPA featured on national solid waste website; Agency planning Sustainable Materials Management Conference for March 2014 Aug. 15, 2013 – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) and the 27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference (PIEC) were recently featured on the homepage of the Association of State and Territorial Solid Waste Management Officials (ASTSWMO). “This…
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Staff respond to small quantity spill

Guam EPA staff today responded to a small quantity oil spill at the intersection of Marine Corps Drive and Harmon Loop Road in Dededo. Just before 10 a.m. today, Guam EPA received a report of a small oil spill in Dededo from a transformer that fell off a truck. Staff from Guam EPA’s Hazardous Waste…
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Aluminum and plastic to be recycled during Liberation Day Parade

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA), with partners from the University of Guam’s Sea Grant Program, i*Recycle and the Mayors Council of Guam, today announced the plans to encourage the recycling of aluminum cans and plastic bottles during the 69th Liberation Day Parade on Sunday. Each permitted canopy along the parade route will receive…
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Guam EPA offices closed from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19

Guam EPA will have its monthly team-building activity from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 19. The Administration and Operations offices will be closed to the general public during this time. Guam EPA recognizes the importance of eliminating, as best as possible, any impact that this monthly closure will have on its customers. Any…
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Guam EPA and BSP to host summer camp

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Bureau of Statistics and Plans (BSP) is hosting the third Kika Clearwater’s Summer Camp. Registration is FREE for students entering into third through sixth grade. Spaces are limited and will be given on a first-come-first-serve basis. Students can only enroll in one of the 4-day camp…
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27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference begins

Guam EPA marked the opening day of the 27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference. The conference is coordinated every two years and hosted in an American Territory in the Pacific. The last time the conference was hosted in Guam was in 2005. The three-day PIEC began today at 8 a.m. and will conclude at 4:30 p.m.…
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Guam EPA staff to participate in PIEC

Offices closed from noon to 5 p.m. three days next week Guam EPA staff will be hosting and participating in the 27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference Wednesday, June 26 to Friday, June 28. The Administration and Operations offices will be closed to the general public from noon to 5 p.m. on those days. Guam EPA…
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Agenda for 27th PIEC announced

Guam EPA officially released the agenda for the 27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference (PIEC) today. To register for the conference visit RegOnline.com/PIEC2013. For more information about the PIEC email Tammy Jo Anderson Taft at TammyJoAnderson.Taft@epa.guam.gov.

Guam EPA to host 27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference in June

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) announced today it will be hosting the 27th Pacific Islands Environment Conference (PIEC) from June 26 to June 28 at the Hyatt Regency Guam. The PIEC is coordinated jointly by Guam EPA, the CNMI Division of Environmental Quality and the American Samoa EPA. The conferences is hosted every…
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April board meeting posted online

The April board of directors meeting is now fully posted on GUam EPA’s youtube channel. You can view the video here.

Guam EPA and the iRecycle Program partnering to host the first Great Recycling Roundup

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is partnering with the iRecycle Program to host the first Great Recycling Roundup in Guam. The Great Recycling Roundup will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Agana Shopping Center extra parking lot. Residents and organizations are encouraged to bring: aluminum plastics 1…
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Fact sheet released about how to keep your family safe

Guam EPA, as part of the Joint Information Center, is encouraging families to review the following fact sheet. The fact sheet can be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 9, 2013 7:15 P.M. Press Release No.JIC-04 JOINT INFORMATION CENTER RELEASES 2ND FACT SHEET: How Do I Protect My Family? The Joint Information Center has released…
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Fact sheet released about how to stay connected

The following release was issued at noon today by the Joint Information Center. Joint Information Center (JIC) releases first fact sheet: Be Informed Press Release No. JIC-No.2 Read the fact sheet. The Joint Information Center (JIC) has released Fact Sheet Number 1: Be Informed. It is important that members of our community be prepared for…
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JIC Providing Outreach Campaign and official information

The following release was issued at noon today by the Joint Information Center. Release No. JIC-01 (NOTE: The information in this and every release from the JIC will be provided to all media partners listed below, to all GovGuam and military call centers, to the Mayors of Guam for village dissemination, and to the consulate…
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Guam EPA to formally reestablish account with Mayors Council of Guam

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will be formally re-establishing a partnership with the Mayors Council of Guam to assist with cleanup efforts across the island. The media is invited to the signing of papers to re-establish the programs at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Small Conference Room at Adelup. The partnership…
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Guam EPA to clean up GCC firing range

Via GCC Press Release– Guam Community College has teamed up with the Guam Environmental Protection Agency to provide the island’s law enforcement entities with an environmentally safe firing range that will also protect the northern Guam lens aquifer. GCC has provided free firing range services to local and federal law enforcement agencies for the past…
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