What's New at ADEQ?


Governor, ADEQ Director Announce Environmental Awards

The Aerojet Rocketdyne Solar Farm at East Camden and the Kraft-Heinz Co. food processing plant at Fort Smith were announced on Earth Day, April 22, as the 2016 winners of the ADEQ’s TECHe and ENVY Awards, respectively.

RFQ for Site Assessments and Remedial Investigations/ Actions

ADEQ announces a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from consultants interested in performing site assessments, remedial investigations, and remedial action plans at potentially environmentally contaminated sites in Arkansas.

Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles Training for Businesses May 31 – June 1 in Little Rock

ADEQ welcomes the Zero Waste Network to Little Rock to conduct a two-day training for businesses on Pollution Prevention and Lean Principles. The workshop will teach businesses methods for improving efficiency, eliminating waste and increasing the bottom-line. Pre-registration is required.

ADEQ Submits 305(b) Report and 303(d) List to EPA

ADEQ submitted the 2016 305(b) Integrated Water Quality Monitoring and Assessment Report to EPA on Friday, April 1, 2016. This report includes the 2016 303(d) Impaired Waterbodies List. The 305(b) report, 303(d) list, response to comments, and related documents may be viewed.

ADEQ and the Arkansas Public Service Commission Issue Joint Statement on the Clean Power Plan Stakeholder Process

The agencies issued the statement in response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court stay on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's plan. Members of the media can call 501-682-0821 for more information. All others can call 501-682-0555.

Go RED! Funding Available for Diesel Retrofits

ADEQ still has $171,041 left in GO RED! funding to help reduce diesel emissions across the Natural State. The emissions reduction program provides grants to eligible entities for replacement or retrofitting of diesel engines resulting in the reduction of engine emissions.

ADEQ Offering Training, Resources to NPDES Permittees to Comply with NetDMR rule

Beginning Dec. 21, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require all Arkansas NPDES permittees to submit discharge monitoring reports (DMRs) electronically using the web-based tool NetDMR. Permittees can complete reports that are specific to their permit limits and transfer them to the EPA through this secure internet application. ADEQ is offering weekly training classes and other assistance.

Air Monitoring at Georgia-Pacific

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

ADEQ offers free weekly hands-on, computer-based NetDMR training classes. Pre-registration is required.

Environmentally Speaking is a column addressing ways we can preserve and protect our environment.

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