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ADEQ Introduces Complaint App for Apple Users

Those carrying iPhones and iPads can now use a mobile app that allows users anywhere in the state to report environmental hazards directly from some smart phones. ADEQ introduced a similar app for Android users last year...

Comments Sought on Annual Air Quality Monitoring Plan

The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comments on its annual air monitoring network plan until July 13, 2015. The final plan will be submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for approval...

Five-year Regional Haze Report Completed

The ADEQ Air Division has finished the Five-year Regional Haze Report required by the federal Clean Air Act and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Regional Haze Rule. All states are required to submit periodic reports which evaluate progress towards meeting goals established for specified areas where visibility may be impacted by air pollution sources. The most recent data indicates that visibility impairment in Arkansas areas is decreasing more rapidly than originally scheduled, meaning further revision of the existing Arkansas plan is not needed at this time...

Hazardous Waste Management & Pollution Prevention Workshops Set

ADEQ is presenting six free 90-minute workshops on the proper storage and management of hazardous waste, the proper storage of universal waste, and basic best management practices to prevent pollution, reduce waste and energy, and operate more efficiently. The workshops will be held around the state between March and August...

Air Monitoring at Georgia-Pacific

Georgia-Pacific, in cooperation with Region 6 of the EPA, ADEQ, and ADH is voluntarily conducting an ambient air monitoring assessment for hydrogen sulfide in Crossett...

Deadline for EPA’s proposed regional haze plan for Arkansas extended

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its proposed regional haze Federal Implementation Plan for the state of Arkansas in April 2015. The original comment period was scheduled to close on May 16, 2015, but ADEQ and a number of stakeholders requested an extension because of the complex nature of the proposed plan and its accompanying documentation, and due to the magnitude of the potential impact of the proposed plan. EPA granted the requested 60-day extension and the new comment deadline is July 15, 2015...

The next Putting Green to Work lunch will feature the sustainability efforts of 2015 ENVY Award finalist Kraft Foods and is set for Oct. 15, 2015 in Fort Smith.

The City of Fayetteville was named the 2015 winner of the Arkansas Environmental Stewardship Award on April 24 after the monthly meeting of the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission at ADEQ’s headquarters in North Little Rock.

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