On October 9, 2014, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced it was launching a national dialogue with stakeholders on ways to prevent work-related illness caused by exposure to hazardous substances.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently funds 26 state and local tracking programs as a part of the National Environmental Public Health Tracking Network.
New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd recently announced that six community-based stormwater management projects have been chosen to receive more than $3 million in funding through the Green Infrastructure Grant program, which will be augmented by nearly $1 million in matching funds from the recipients.
EPA will review site clean ups and remedies at 20 Superfund Sites and oversee reviews at 4 Federal Facilities across New England this year by doing scheduled Five-Year Reviews at each site.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $1 million grant to the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) to conduct research on the effects of drought and extreme weather on the state’s water resources. The study will examine the conditions that contribute to the current drought, looking at the effect decreased water supply and unpredictable water quality have on agriculture, the environment, and the hydropower sector in both urban and rural settings.