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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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Pesticide program assists in training

The Guam EPA Pesticide Enforcement Program recently assisted regional partners by offering training about pesticide law, enforcement options and strategic goals. Betwin Alokoa and Karl Olson of Guam EPA’s Pesticide Program traveled to Saipan and Rota in the CNMI to offer the training to environmental regulators and Customs officers. The pair covered various aspects of…
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Guam EPA encourages efficiency during holidays

During the holiday season, Guam EPA is encouraging all residents to reduce, reuse, recycle and be sustainable. To help, the Agency has complied the following list of tips for reducing and managing potential waste created during the holidays. Reduce Buy products with less plastic and packaging. Remember your canvas bag when going shopping. This reduces…
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Restoration Advisory Board to meet

The U.S. Navy area-wide Restoration Advisory Board (RAB)meeting will meet from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Napu Room in the Fiesta Resort Guam. The Navy will be discussing: Remedial investigation at Building 27 Boiler Facility, Ship Repair Facility – Naval Base Guam Environmental Restoration Program Update Additional information about…
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Guam EPA responds to oil spill

Guam EPA staff responded to a oil spill reported this morning at the Port Authority of Guam. The Agency’s response team is working in conjunction with the U.S. Coast Guard, representatives of the company involved and other government agencies. There is no immediate danger to anyone in the area or users of the Port at…
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Guam’s recycling rate measured for the first time

Island recycles more than 17% of discarded materials The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today released the first-ever calculated island-wide recycling rate. Guam’s recycling rate is 17.85%, meaning that more than 17% of all disposed materials including paper, metals, batteries, electronics, plastics and compostable materials are recycled. In total more than 29,000 tons of…
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Free family field trip and farm tour offered Friday, Dec. 7

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency, along with partners in the Environmental Education Committee, is offering a free family field trip program starting this month. The first second family field trip will be a farm tour from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7. The tour is free and will leave at 8:30 a.m.…
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Guam EPA Board to meet Dec. 20

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors will have their regular monthly meeting at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, in the Guam EPA Administration Office Building – Main Office Conference Room, 17-3304 Mariner Ave. Tiyan, Guam. The public is invited to attend this special meeting. The agenda is as follows: Call to Order,…
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Workshop about proper reporting offered

More than 50 people attended a free workshop last week hosted by U.S. EPA. The workshop focused on explaining the reporting requirements for facilities that manufacture, process or use toxic chemicals. The training focused on the federal Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). The TRI is a database with information from around the United States. It includes…
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More than 65 registered for water and wastewater exam

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will be offering the Water and Wastewater Operators Exam next month. As of today, more than 65 individuals are registered to take the exam. The tests will be offered on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. Those who submitted complete applications by Oct. 26, and meet the exam criteria, will…
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Tree planting event tomorrow

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) along with the Guam Department of Agriculture’s Forestry and Soil Resources Division, the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and volunteer groups are seeking volunteers for a tree planting event Saturday, Oct. 27. The tree planting events are open to the public and volunteers…
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Guam EPA to meet with federal counterparts about emergency planning and data management

Oct. 14, 2012 – The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) will be meeting with federal counterparts about the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) this week. The EPCRA program is a nationwide initiative to help communities plan for emergencies that may involve hazardous substances like petroleum-based products. The program includes multiple public information…
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Snorkeling event this weekend

The Guam Environmental Education Committee is hosting a free snorkeling event this weekend.. The EEC Ready, Ready, Set, Snorkel event is from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Merizo Pier in Merizo. The event is free and registration is not necessary. The event is open to all ages and abilities and…
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Guam EPA partners to plant trees at Tagachang

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Guam Department of Agriculture, Yona Mayor’s Office and Faith Presbyterian and Christian Reformed Church partnered to host a beach improvement and tree planting day with visiting marines from various ships. More than 30 marines assisted with the effort to clear overgrowth, plant native trees and repaint…
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Guam EPA upgrades record keeping equipment; monthly savings of $200

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) has upgraded the record keeping by procuring a professional-grade digital recorder. The recorder will be used for official Agency business including meetings of the Board of Directors, appeal hearings, public meetings and other activities of interest. “We estimate the Agency will save $200 a month by using this…
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Guam EPA receives grant to retrofit school buses

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) recently applied for and has received a $29,060 grant award from U.S. EPA through the State Clean Diesel Grant Program to help improve air quality from school bus emissions. The grant will be used to retrofit school buses with technology that reduces the exhaust particulate matter. These retrofits…
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Special meeting for Cyfred recessed until Oct. 1

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors will reconvene a Special Meeting at 4 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 in the Main Office Conference Room, 17-3304 Mariner Ave. Tiyan, Guam. The public is invited to attend this special meeting. The business to be transacted at this special meeting is: the Administrative Hearing on…
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Guam EPA to participate in teambuilding; Offices closed from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28

Guam EPA will hold its first monthly teambuilding activity from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28. The Administration and Operations offices will be closed to the general public during this time. Guam EPA recognizes that it’s important to eliminate, as best as possible, any impact that this monthly closure will have on its…
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