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Board of Directors to meet

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2011 in the Main Conference Room in Tiyan. The agenda for the meeting is as follows: Call to Order Approval of Agenda Approval of December 2011 Minutes Confirmation of the Board Secretary Administrator’s Report Next Meeting Date/Adjournment For…
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Guam EPA responds to accident

Early this morning Emergency Responders from the Guam Environmental Protection Agency responded to a vehicle accident on Marine Corps Drive in Anigua. Two trucks were involved in the accident in front of the Governor’s Complex at Adelup. Guam EPA’s Hazardous Waste Program arrived on the scene and reported that diesel and oil were leaking from…
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Guam EPA brings legal counsel on board

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today welcomed new legal counsel, Roberta “Happy” Rons, to the Agency. Rons is an employee of the Attorney General of Guam, but has been detailed to Guam EPA. Rons will be working on updating and helping enforce Guam’s environmental laws, rules and regulations. Her first area of focus…
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Guam EPA offers training for Customs officers

Guam EPA offers training for Customs officers to prevent illegal pesticides from being imported The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) is working with the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency and U.S. EPA to train more than 40 Customs officers to detect and intercept illegal pesticides this week. The training sessions will focus the detection…
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U.S. EPA Issues Guam Toxics Inventory Data for 2010

Late yesterday afternoon, U.S. EPA released data about toxic chemicals in Guam. The report includes information about how toxic chemicals are managed, treated or released into the environment from facilities in 2010. It also compares the disposals and releases between 2008 and 2010. To read more about the report, click here.

Free snorkeling and craft workshops during the holidays

The Guam Environmental Education Committee is hosting various educational events this holiday season. The EEC Ready, Ready, Set, Snorkel event is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Family Beach in Piti past the Port Authority of Guam. The event is free and registration is not necessary. The event is open…
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Volunteers pull 122 tires from the Hagåtña Channel

Guam EPA and various partners finished the cleanup of the Hagåtña Channel in two days. Within that time, 122 tires along with multiple pieces of metal, concrete and even a carpet, were pulled from the channel. Residents are encouraged to keep tires and other types of debris out of the channel as they can pose…
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Hagåtña Channel cleanup organized by Guam EPA

Guam EPA will be leading a three-day cleanup at the Hagåtña Channel. The three-day cleanup will clear an estimated 100 tires from the channel. The dives will be conducted from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Wednesday, Nov. 30. Individuals intending to use the Hagåtña Boat Basin area…
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Comment period for extended: Guatali Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facility permit

Guam EPA extended the the commenting period for the proposed Guatali Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facility permit. The comment period will be extended by 15 working days and now ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Comments must be received by the Guam EPA Administrator by this time, or they will not be…
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Nature hike offered in Merizo

Guam Environmental Education Committee offers free nature hike at the Toguan River in Umatac and Merizo The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) as part of the Environmental Education Committee (EEC) is pleased to offer a free nature hike through the Toguan River. The EEC Nature Hike includes guided tours from 8 a.m. to 10…
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Guam EPA issues beach advisory

Guam EPA issues beach advisory and makes note to large amounts of stormwater runoff The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued the standard weekly beach report with an additional warning to residents venturing into Guams nearshore waters this weekend. According to the advisory, Guam EPA notes the large amount of stormwater runoff on…
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Pesticide Training announced

Guam EPA and GHRA partner to provide training opportunity and help community come into compliance with new Pesticide Regulations The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) and the Guam Hotel and Restaurant Association (GHRA) will offer workshops to train industry employees to prepare for compliance with Public Law 30-197. This public law approved Guams updated…
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Guam EPA hires PIO

Guam EPA brings Public Information Officer on board