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Guam Environmental Protection Agency

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Board meeting today

The Guam EPA Board of Directors will meet today at 4 p.m. in the Main Conference Room. The Agenda is as follows: I. Call to Order II. Approval of Agenda III. Approval of May 17, 2012 Minutes IV. Administrator’s Report V. Old Business: a) Proposed Rule Regarding Time of Board Meeting b) Taitano Case –…
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Staff participate in communications training

Management and staff of Guam EPA are participating in Crucial Conversation training throughout the week. The training focuses on handling complex problems and working through differences to find mutually-acceptable solutions. The training are being conducted by personnel from U.S. EPA.

Board of Directors to meet

The Guam EPA Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the Guam EPA Main Conference room. The room is in Guam EPA’s administration building at 17-3304 Mariner Ave. Tiyan (across from Untalan Middle School). The public is encouraged to attend this meeting. The agenda is as follows: Call to order…
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Guam EPA responds to fuel spill

Around 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon Guam EPA staff responded to a reported fuel spill at the Airport Mobil station located on Marine Corps Drive. The first government agency on the scene was the Guam Fire Department. GFD secured the site and placed absorbent sands on the area where the spill occurred. Responders estimated 25 gallons…
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Volunteers needed this weekend

As the final Earth Day 2012 events approach, Guam EPA is looking for volunteers to help with a few of the events. Please attend these events and volunteer if possible. – Nurturing Nature Cleanup – Volunteers are needed to help clear areas, plant coffee and other species, around the Island Girl Power clubhouse in Dededo…
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Youth Environmental Conference today

Guam EPA, with Environmental Education Committee partners Sea Grant and UnderWater World, will be offered today at the University of Guam. More than 45 students have registered for the conference. The event is for high school students and will focus on Guam’s water resources. For more information about this event contact Tammy Jo Anderson Taft…
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Guam EPA publishes 8-page insert

Guam EPA today released an eight-page insert about the Green Parcel Program and other programs. The insert was available in the Guam Pacific Daily News or read it online.

Palacios confirmed as Administrator

The Guam EPA Board of Directors voted yesterday to confirm Eric M. Palacios as the Administrator of Guam EPA. For more information about Palacios, visit our information page.

Volunteer events announced for Earth Day

Guam EPA, as a partner in the Environmental Education Committee, is seeking volunteers for the upcoming Earth Day events. Saturday, April 14 Gardening with Island Girl Power: Volunteers are needed to help Island Girl Power start a community garden at their clubhouse in Dededo for Earth Day 2012. Volunteers are asked to come from 11…
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Board of Directors to meet

The Guam EPA Board of Directors will meet at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the main Guam EPA conference room. Individuals requiring special accommodations, auxiliary aids or services shall contact and submit their request to Guam EPA by calling 475-1658/59/22 or emailing Maria.Duenas@epa.guam.gov.

Unique tour offered for Earth Day 2012

Guam EPA in partnership with NavFac Marianas is hosting a tour in Tumon this weekend and on Saturday, April 21. The tour will include information about how Guam was made, unique rock formations in Guam and areas where the Northern Guam Lens “seeps” into Tumon Bay. Spots are still available. Interested individuals should meet at…
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Governor proclaims Earth Month

Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo declared April to be Earth Month 2012 this morning. After signing the proclamation, he signed the Earth Day 2012 pledge and put it the nature tree. Trees and pledge cards will be at GWA, GPA and Payless locations throughout the month. For more information about Earth Month 2012 visit our Earth…
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Guam Pesticide Act Rules and Regulations to go into effect

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) Pesticides Enforcement Program will continue to enforce the recently approved Pesticide Rules and Regulations, including a provision that goes into effect this weekend. The new law requires all workers who handle pesticides, including antimicrobial pesticides like Lysol or other cleaners, to attend a Basic Training A class. Workers…
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Water and wastewater workshop completed

Yesterday, Guam EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Program presented certificates to the attendees of a five-day water and wastewater workshop offered this week. The workshop instructors were from the nonprofit group, the Hawaii Rural Water Association. The workshop was offered to prepare operators for the the Water and Wastewater Operator’s exam this Thursday, March 29.

Workshop for water and wastewater operators offered

Guam EPA’s Safe Drinking Water Program in partnership with U.S. EPA are offering a workshop for water and wastewater operators on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday March 7 to the 9, at the Guam Marriott Hotel in Tumon. The workshop aims to increase the knowledge of those working on Guam’s water and wastewater systems. The Safe…
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Workshop offered for water and wastewater system operators

The Guam Environmental Protection Agency (Guam EPA) in partnership with U.S. EPA and Guam Waterworks Authority is currently offering trainings this week about water and wastewater systems. The free, one day workshops are being offered to increase the skills and knowledge of those working on Guam’s water and wastewater systems. More than 45 people are…
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Free snorkeling event March 24 in Tumon

The Guam Environmental Education Committee’s Tasi Group is offering a free snorkeling event from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, at Ypao Beach in Tumon. The event is free and open to all ages and abilities. There is no need to preregister for the event. Dive masters, biologists and rescue divers will…
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Guam EPA celebrates 39 years

On March 3, 1973, Guam EPA officially started work and took up residence at the Harmon Plaza. The Agency will be honoring staff on Friday morning for their continued hard work and dedication.

Guam EPA seeks proposals for UST trainings

Request for Proposals RFP/Guam EPA 2200-002 Guam EPA is soliciting the services for the following: Persons with demonstrated knowledge and experience in developing and conducting training in Underground Storage Tank (UST) systems. These individuals must be familiar with UST operations, rules and regulations, and how to successfully meet local and federal mandates, primarily those set…
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Board of Directors to meet today

The Guam EPA Board of Directors will meet today at 4 p.m. in the Main Conference room. For more information call 475-1658/59.