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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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Dededo fire contained

The fire at Global Recycling Center in Dededo is contained and will continue to be monitored by the Guam Fire Department (GFD) and Guam EPA until it is completely extinguished. Guam EPA, GFD, Guam Homeland Security and the mayor’s office worked together during the initial response and will continue to do so. Excavators are being…
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Guam EPA and Guam Fire Department at scene of fire

Residents in Dededo are asked to shut their windows and doors until a fire at Global Recycling Center is put out. Guam EPA staff were at Global Recycling with visiting U.S. EPA officials this morning when a fire started at the facility. Additional Guam EPA staff responded and 911 was called at 12:52 p.m. Guam…
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Guam EPA lifts special advisory

Guam EPA has lifted the special advisory for Toguan River and Bay. The normal beach advisory remains in effect for Toguan Bay. Guam Waterworks Authority informed Guam EPA this morning that its usage of the overflow bypass system stopped at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8. “We thank GWA for providing the information about the…
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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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