LENEXA, KANSAS (February 20, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced further proposed revisions and flexibilities to the regulations for the management of coal combustion residuals (CCR), commonly known as coal ash, from electric utilities.

WASHINGTON DC (February 20, 2020) — The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will help rural water systems face the challenges of aging infrastructure, workforce shortages, increasing costs, limited management-capacity, and declining rate-bases. Through this MOA, USDA and EPA will conduct joint activities to help rural water systems continue to provide access to safe drinking water.

WASHINGTON DC (January 21, 2020) — As part of ongoing efforts to address conflicts between double-crested cormorants and wild and stocked fisheries, the Department of the Interior’s US Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is announcing an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) and soliciting public input on future management options.

DAVENPORT, IOWA (January 21, 2020) — Instructors from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Regions V and VII will be conducting a training class for flood-plain-management certification in the Quad City region January 28-31, 2020, 8:30AM-5PM, at Western Illinois University/Quad Cities Campus. The course, “Managing Flood-Plain Development Through the NFIP,” is being presented at no charge to registered participants.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 14, 2020) — Ducks Unlimited and its conservation partners applaud the announcement Tuesday by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds encouraging legislators to improve water quality and soil health by fully funding the Natural Resources and Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund.

LENEXA, KANSAS (January 13, 2020) — An Iowa City, Iowa, company that operates a limestone quarry has agreed to pay a civil penalty of $33,500 to settle alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identified the alleged violations when it conducted an inspection at the company’s quarry in April 2019.

LENEXA, KANSAS (January 8, 2020) — The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a settlement agreement with Selby Enterprises LLC of Moline, Illinois, for its alleged failure to provide proper lead-paint disclosure to tenants at two residential properties in Davenport, Iowa.

DES MOINES, IOWA (January 8, 2020) — The State of Iowa has once again chosen to ignore dangerous nutrient pollution in Iowa’s waters by refusing to adopt numeric nutrient criteria.