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ADEQ Responds to EPA’s Regional Haze Rule

On August 31, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its final federal plan for implementing the Regional Haze Rule in Arkansas. State officials are pursuing options to contest the plan.

ADEQ’s C & H Pond Integrity Evaluation

ADEQ has selected Harbor Environmental and Safety to conduct drilling at C & H Hog Farm to assess the liner integrity of storage ponds. The Site Investigation Work Plan is available on ADEQ’s C&H Pond Integrity Evaluation website. ADEQ anticipates beginning the project as soon as possible with the understanding that there are many variables that will impact our timeframe. Once we have confirmed our schedule we will update the website.

EPA Research shows Diesel causes Corrosion in Fuel Storage Tanks

Owners and operators are urged to check their tank systems to prevent damage.

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

Beginning December 21, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require all Arkansas National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (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.

REGISTER NOW! Be part of the big picture of watershed protection at the 2016 Arkansas Watershed Conference October 27-28 in Eureka Springs.

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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