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Nov 30

EPA Announces New Funding Opportunities for Brownfield Technical Assistance and Research Grants

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on November 30, 2022 at 1:25 PM by Legislative Staff

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Requests for Applications for $57 million in funding that is available for two new Brownfields technical assistance opportunities: 

  • Brownfields Technical Assistance and Research cooperative agreements. 
  • Technical Assistance to Brownfields communities. 

Both grant funding opportunities will help provide technical assistance for expansion of community-driven planning for assessment, cleanup, and reuse of Brownfield sites across the country, while creating good-paying jobs and supporting local economies.  

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Apr 07

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces Public Listening Activities

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on April 7, 2021 at 4:14 PM by Legislative Staff

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced listening sessions and roundtables to obtain input on the Lead and Copper Rule Revisions (LCRR). The comment period ends on June 17, 2021. The impact of lead exposure, including through drinking water, is a public health issue of paramount importance. The goal of public engagement is to obtain further input on EPA's LCRR, including from individuals and communities that are most at-risk of exposure to lead in drinking water.

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