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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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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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