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Guam Environmental Protection Agency

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Staff learning about erosion control

Guam EPA staff are attending a week-long workshop about erosion control and sedimentation issues. The workshop is being hosted by the Guam Coastal Management Program – BSP. Instructors for the workshop are from the Center for Watershed Protection. Learn more about the center at their website www.cwp.org We will be posting links to the Guam…
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International Coastal Cleanup this weekend

Guam EPA is encouraging all residents to participate in the 18th annual Guam International Coastal Cleanup from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15. The cleanup is coordinated by the Guam Coastal Management Program, BSP. Volunteers are asked to bring a water bottle and wear sturdy shoes. Bags, gloves and data cards will…
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Guam EPA issues specific advisory for Toguan Bay given sewage overflow

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued the standard weekly beach report with a specific advisory regarding the Toguan River and Bay in Umatac. According to reports received today from the Guam Waterworks Authority, the sewage lagoon at the Umatac/Merizo Wastewater Treatment Plant began to overflow from the emergency spillway pipe into the…
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Agencies meet to discuss fish kill incidents in Guam waters

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency today met with natural resource partners to review and improve the protocol for response to reported “fish kill” incidents. The group included biologists and managers from Guam EPA, Guam Department of Agriculture, University of Guam’s Marine Lab, University of Guam Sea Grant, Bureau of Statistics and Plans Guam Coastal Management…
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Navy RAB meeting Wednesday evening

Guam EPA is encouraging the public to attend the Navy area-wide Restoration Advisory Board (RAB) meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at the Fiesta Resort in Tumon. The meeting will include information about the draft groundwater technical memorandum for the former building 3009 site, the draft work plan for the drainage outfall at…
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Guam EPA adopts B.P.Carbullido Elementary School

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) has been working this week to help B.P.Carbullido Elementary School prepare for the school year. “We are happy to help the school and continuing our long-standing relationship with the faculty and staff of B.P.Carbullido Elementary,” said Acting Guam EPA Administrator Peter Cruz. “Our staff has been working hard…
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Guam EPA issues decision on Guatali Landfill permit application

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today issued a response to public comments and a decision on the permit application for the Guatali Municipal Solid Waste Landfill (MSWL). After careful review of the permit application, Guam EPA has determined the application submitted by the Guam Resource Recovery Partners’ (GRRP) does not meet all the…
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Guam EPA files civil suit against Taitano property owners

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) and the Guam Attorney General’s Office today announced the government has filed a civil suit against Joseph S. Taitano and Rosalind Carmen C. Taitano in the Superior Court of Guam. The suit alleges the defendants own and operate an illegal dump in Yigo. The case states the defendants…
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Guam EPA unveils new logo

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) today announced the Agency has adopted a new logo. The Agency’s seal will remain for official use by the Administrator and Board of Directors. “Our new logo represents the living beauty of Guam including the hills, cliffs and beaches that compose our island’s landscape. It also includes the…
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Environmental Camp educates 51 students

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the Guam Coastal Management Program – Bureau of Statistics and Plans, recently concluded the second annual Kika Clearwater Summer Camp. The camp taught students about Guam’s natural resources and nonpoint source pollution. The camp was offered for three weeks and included hikes to southern Guam, the limestone…
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Guam EPA helps collect recyclables during Liberation Day parade

Guam EPA staff assisted in collecting aluminum cans and plastic bottles for recycling during the 2012 Liberation Day Parade. The Agency worked with volunteers from Guam Community College, the Boy Scouts and families to keep recyclables out of the trash. In total, more than 1,500 lbs. of cans and plastic bottles were recycled during the…
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More than 150 complete UST training

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) has completed the first Underground Storage Tank (UST) training. More than 150 students attended the class and received the mandatory certification to work with USTs. The training included information about preventing spills of hazardous substances and how to respond to UST-related situations. “This training is very important for…
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Volunteers needed for Sunday cleanup

Guam EPA, in partnership with the iRecycle program and as part of the Environmental Education Committee, is seeking volunteers to help recycle during and after the 68th annual Liberation Day parade. Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers are needed to help collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles during and after the parade. Interested individuals can sign in at…
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Guam EPA receives award

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) has been honored with the Gold Award for the Best Government of Guam Website by the Association of Government Accountants. The award recognizes sites that promote transparency and accountability in government. “Guam EPA will continue to provide information to the public about environmental law, the regulations we enforce…
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Board to meet July 19

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency Board of Directors will meet Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 4 p.m. in the Main Office Conference Room, 17-3304 Mariner Avenue, Tiyan, Guam. The public is invited to attend this regular meeting. The agenda is as follows: Call to Order Approval of Agenda Approval of June 2012 Minutes Administrator’s Report…
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UST operators training offered next week

Guam EPA will be offering mandatory training for individuals who own and/or operate Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) in Guam. Three, one-day trainings will be offered from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 10, 11 and 19. Registration is being accepted online at usttraining.com or at Guam EPA’s main office in Tiyan. The all-inclusive registration fee…
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Carrara appointed to Guam EPA Board

Last week Gov. Eddie Calvo appointed Steve Carrara as a general member of the Guam EPA Board of Directors. The appointment paperwork now goes to the Guam Legislature for confirmation. Carrara has a law degree from American University’s Washington College of Law ad a degree in economics from Columbia. He is currently General Counsel for…
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Pacific Island Environment Conference planning begins

Today Guam EPA staff began working with partners from U.S. EPA and the CNMI’s Division of Environmental Quality to plan the next Pacific Islands Environment Conference. The conference will be on Guam in 2013. “We are glad to work with our local and federal partners in this planning process,” said Guam EPA Administrator Eric Palacios.…
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Oil spill cleaned up

Today at 9:50 a.m. Guam EPA emergency responders were called to the scene of a small oil spill in the Harmon Industrial Park behind Kmart. Area businesses owners brought in three trucks of sand to absorb the oil. The sand was applied, and loaded into 55-gallon drums by a private contractor for disposal off island.…
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Guam EPA responds to fire

Guam EPA, in conjunction with the Guam Fire Department, the Yigo Mayor’s Office, and Office of Civil Defense and Homeland Security, continues to respond to a deep-seated fire in Yigo. Tuesday morning, Guam EPA was called to the scene of a deep-seeded fire near Route 15. Responders stated the fire was within a pile of…
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