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Guam Environmental Protection Agency

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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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April proclaimed as Earth Month

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today with the acting governor of Guam, Ray Tenorio, proclaimed April as Earth Month 2013. More than 60 people attended the proclamation signing this morning. Attendees also signed pledge cards identifying what they will do during April to protect the environment. The cards will be available for the…
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Guam EPA staff to participate in teambuilding; Offices closed from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5

Guam EPA will have its monthly team-building activity from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 5. 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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Board of Directors March mtg. canceled – rescheduled for April

The next regular meeting for the Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the Guam EPA Administration Office Building – Main Office Conference Room, 17-3304 Mariner Ave. Tiyan, Guam. The meeting scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013 was canceled due to…
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For the Love of Guam Earth Day 2013 contests announced

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today, as lead of the Environmental Education Committee, announced multiple contests offered as part of Earth Day 2013 activities. The contests include the following Hike for a Day: Hike for a total of 24 hours before Friday, April 12, 2013 and win a prize. This contest is open…
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Guam EPA releases fact sheet about reporting Tier II data

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency today released a fact sheet to assist entities that submit information for Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA) and Tier II requirements. The fact sheet includes Guam-specific information about the reporting and how to submit documents correctly in electronic or hard copy. The fact sheet can be…
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February Board Meeting online

Guam EPA has posted the February Board of Directors meeting online. The video can be found here. For more information about Guam EPA please contact the Agency.

Guam EPA issues letter to GRRP regarding permit application

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued a letter to Guam Resource Recovery Partners (GRRP) regarding their permit application for the Guatali Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWL). The letter states that the permit denial issued to GRRP on August 9, 2012, has been rescinded. GRRP has been given 120 days to address deficiencies…
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Guam EPA phone lines working; Public advised of Agency’s new numbers

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency today restored phone service for the Agency. The new phone numbers are (671) 300-4751, (671) 300-4752, and (671) 300-4753. Guam EPA will be releasing a complete staff listing with the udpated phone numbers after the completion of the switch between service providers. This should be completed in the next few…
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Monday meeting about RFP for pesticide training

Guam EPA will have a pre-conference meeting for the RFP 2013-2200-001 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in Guam EPA’s Main Conference Room. The meeting will focus on answering any questions individuals with interest in the RFP may have. For more information about the pre-conference meeting, please contact Betwin Alokoa at…
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Guam EPA issues NOV to Viba Recycling Inc.

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued a Notice of Violation and Administrative Penalty Order (NOV/OC) to Viba Recycling Inc. The NOV/APO is the result of diligent review by members of the agency following reports of the company having operated prior to the issuance of its solid waste permit. Guam EPA worked with…
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Guam EPA releases FOIA report

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency has released a copy of the 2012 Freedom of Information Act request report as required by the Attorney General of Guam. The report includes the following information. Number of requests for records received by Guam EPA in 2012: 27 Number of requests for records processed by Guam EPA in 2012:…
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Supermarket, restaurant owners invited to meeting about pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a meeting with local supermarket operators, distributors and restaurant owners about pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables. Representatives from supermarkets, distribution companies and restaurants are encouraged to attend the meeting from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013, in the main conference room of the Governor’s…
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Guam EPA continues to work on investigation

Guam EPA continues to investigate Viba Recycling and any potential violations committed in regards to their Solid Waste Processing and Storage permit. “Our Solid Waste Management Program has been actively looking into this matter and is working with our legal counsel to determine the the Agency’s next step regarding Viba’s permit,” said Guam EPA Administrator…
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Board to meet on Thursday, Feb. 21

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013 at 4 p.m. in the Guam EPA Administration Office Building – Main Office Conference Room, 17-3304 Mariner Ave. Tiyan, Guam. The public is invited to attend this regular meeting. The meeting will be followed with a special…
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Comment period continues

Guam EPA is still accepting comments for a permit application from Naval Facilities Engineering Command Marianas. The permit is for a Hazardous Waste Management Facility. The permit and all related documents are available at Guam EPA’s main office on Mariner Ave. in Tiyan. Public comments regarding this permit will be accepted until 5 p.m. Monday,…
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Guam EPA staff to participate in teambuilding; Offices closed from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, January 18

Guam EPA will hold its monthly team-building activity from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18. 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’s 2012 highlights and 2013 goals

Guam EPA has compiled highlights of the Agency’s work in 2012 and prepared a set of goals to complete in 2013. 2012 Highlights Guam EPA compiled highlights of work and accomplishments the agency is proud of completing in 2012 as the Guam EPA family strive for excellence in service: 1.Brought three staff into the Solid…
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Residents urged to watch out for Man of Wars

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with biologists from the Guam Department of Agriculture, are encouraging residents to be on the lookout for Pacific Man o’ War this weekend on all beaches. Man of War can be identified by a floating blue bubble with blue tentacles. Tentacles can reach six feet or longer. Man…
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