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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. Our staff are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts. In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management and computer specialists.

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U.S. EPA Announces $749,000 for UC Riverside to Research Reclaimed Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $749,631 to the University of California, Riverside to study the human and ecological health impacts of water reuse and conservation practices. University researchers will use the funds to measure levels of contaminants in vegetables irrigated with treated wastewater. Nationally, $3.3 million was awarded to five institutions nationwide for water reuse and conservation research

U.S. EPA Honors California Department of Water Resources for Helping Fight Climate Change

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is honoring the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) with a 2016 Climate Leadership Award for its innovation in helping fight climate change. DWR—one of just three awardees in California—received an Organizational Leadership Award for protecting the state’s water supply.

U.S. EPA awards $300,000 green technology contract to Oakland, Calif., small business

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $295,507 to Lucid Design Group, Inc., located in Oakland, to develop innovative technology to protect the environment. A total of about $2.4 million was awarded to eight small businesses nationwide; Lucid is the sole recipient in California.

EPA Top Water Official Tours Local Water Facilities Focusing on Sustainability

On Friday, February 26th, U.S. EPA Deputy Assistant Administrator for Water Joel Beauvais will end his California tour of several sustainable water facilities at the Oro Loma wastewater treatment and purification plant in San Lorenzo. His visit will focus on their innovative “horizontal levee” ecotone project, which is transforming a 10-acre weedy field to provide wastewater treatment, wet weather storage, shoreline habitat, and infrastructure protection from rising sea level

U.S. EPA Announces More than $182 Million for Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld announced more than $182 million in funding to California for investment in statewide improvements in local drinking water and wastewater infrastructure and the reduction of water pollution. Blumenfeld was joined by the City of Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall for the announcement at an event highlighting the $37 million in funding that is being used to expand the Carlsbad Water Recycling Facility and nearly double its capacity to generate water for non-potable uses like irrigation and industrial uses.

U.S. EPA to Announce Millions to Improve Local Water Infrastructure, Water Quality Statewide

Tomorrow, U.S. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld will be joined by City of Carlsbad Mayor Matt Hall to announce millions of dollars in funding to the state that will improve local water infrastructure and control water pollution statewide resulting in significant public health benefits.

U.S. EPA Honors 2015 Green Power Leaders in California

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its annual Green Power Leadership Awards to seven businesses across California. “These organizations demonstrate that green power is an affordable investment that provides reliable energy while fighting global warming.”

U.S. EPA Orders Kern County Public Water System to Reduce Arsenic in Drinking Water

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently settled with Arvin Community Services District (ACSD), located in Arvin, Calif., for arsenic violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act. ACSD has agreed to provide residents with alternative water until they are found to be in compliance and will pay a penalty of $14,750

U.S. EPA Awards $100,000 to Emeryville, Calif., Small Business to Develop Sustainable Green Technologies

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced $100,000 to Industrial Microbes located in Emeryville, Calif., to develop sustainable technologies that address environmental issues. A total of $1.9 million was awarded to 19 small businesses nationwide.

EPA and Tribal Workgroup Launch Toolkit to Support Tribal Green Building

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and its Tribal Green Building Codes Workgroup—which consists of representatives from tribal nations and federal agencies—announced a new toolkit designed to assist tribes to prioritize and implement healthy, green building policies and practices

EPA Administrator McCarthy joins San Francisco Bay agencies to celebrate nation’s largest solar energy...

On Wednesday, May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Bay Area agencies to celebrate the nation’s largest local government collaborative for solar power and launch the nation’s first federal solar partnership. Administrator McCarthy, the federal government’s point person for the battle against climate change, will be joined by Bay Area officials and solar industry executives at the West Winton Landfill in Hayward, a centerpiece of a regional solar partnership of 19 local agencies in four Bay Area counties involving 186 solar facilities for a total of 31 megawatts

Los Angeles #1 City in U.S. with Most Energy Star Building for Sixth Consecutive...

LOS ANGELES - April 14, 2014 - (RealEstateRama) -- Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the sixth annual list of the top 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings. The cities on this list demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits achieved by facility owners and managers when they apply a proven approach to energy efficiency to their buildings. Los Angeles ranks #1 for the sixth consecutive year with more than 443 Energy Star buildings. San Diego comes in at 15th place with 123 buildings and Riverside in 22nd place with 75 buildings

San Diego Center for Civic Engagement and U.S. EPA Award $45,000 in Grants for...

LOS ANGELES, CA - September 24, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The San Diego Center for Civic Engagement’s Opening the Outdoors initiative and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) U.S.-Mexico Border 2020 Program this month awarded $45,000 to the nonprofit group 4Walls International for the construction of a bi-national park space that will use trash pulled from the Tijuana River Valley and tributary canyons as building materials.

Southern California Landfill Recognized for Transforming Waste into a Green Community Asset

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 1, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Olinda Alpha Landfill for generating renewable energy from a local source while protecting the climate, providing energy savings and strengthening the economy

Northern California receives $2.6 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $2.6 million in brownfields grants to communities Northern California. Sacramento, Placer County, Nevada City, the Northcoast Environmental Center, Oroville Redevelopment Agency, the Esparto Unified School District and the Rancho Cordova Community Redevelopment Agency are all receiving funding through the Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants program.

U.S. EPA Provides $2.6 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties in Northern...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $2.6 million in brownfields grants to communities Northern California. Sacramento, Placer County, Nevada City, the Northcoast Environmental Center, Oroville Redevelopment Agency, the Esparto Unified School District and the Rancho Cordova Community Redevelopment Agency are all receiving funding through the Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants program.

U.S. EPA Provides $1.5 Million to Clean Up and Revitalize Contaminated Properties in Southern...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - April 21, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced $1,542,085 million in brownfields grants to the Southern California communities of Brea, LA County, Rialto and San Diego, all receiving funding through the Brownfields Assessment, Revolving Loan Fund, and Cleanup Grants program.

EPA Honors Green Building Challenge Winners

San Francisco, CA - October 13, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently honored innovative green building design ideas that reduce the environmental and energy impacts of buildings. These concepts aim to help architects and builders reduce more than 88 million tons of building-related construction and demolition debris sent to U.S. landfills each year and the climate impacts of buildings and building materials

U.S. EPA Names Top California Organizations Running on Their Own Green Power/ Green power...

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - July 27, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership recognized 20 partners from across the nation for generating the most green electricity on site. Eight of the organizations are located in California, listed below

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Says EPA Water Infrastructure Loan Could Help Millions in Orange County

Rep. Mimi Walters released the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inviting the Orange County Water District (OCWD) to apply for a Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan.