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November
EPA recognizes Columbus hospitality for energy efficiency and environmental leadership
News Release #04-OPA212, released 11/17/2004

EPA Cites M & M Drying for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA210, released 11/16/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Mule-Hide on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA209, released 11/16/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Nelson Paint on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA208, released 11/16/2004

EPA Region 5 enforcement highlights for FY2004
News Release #04-OPA211, released 11/15/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Lymtal on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA207, released 11/15/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Carbit Paint on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA206, released 11/15/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Viking Paints on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA205, released 11/15/2004

EPA reaches agreements with Tower Industries on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA204, released 11/10/2004

EPA cites Pharmacia for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA203, released 11/10/2004

EPA cites Youngstown Thermal Energy for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA202, released 11/10/2004

Sampling at Evansville soil contamination site to begin in late November
News Release #04-OPA201, released 11/10/2004

Grand Rapids Superfund site primed for new uses
News Release #04-OPA200, released 11/10/2004

EPA: Erler Industries agrees to EPA order to install air pollution control devices
News Release #04-OPA196, released 11/9/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Aexcel on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA195, released 11/4/2004

EPA cites Degussa Engineered Carbons for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA194, released 11/4/2004

EPA proposes cleanup plan for Celotex Superfund site; public meeting Nov. 9
News Release #04-OPA191, released 11/3/2004

EPA cites Spectro Alloys for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA193, released 11/3/2004

EPA cites ISG Cleveland for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA192, released 11/3/2004

EPA cites Pickens Plastics for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA190, released 11/2/2004

EPA cites Elyria Recycling for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA188, released 11/2/2004

EPA reaches $150,000 settlement with Ivan Zugalj resolving violations of lead-based paint disclosure rules
News Release #04-OPA189, released 1/1/2004

October

EPA intends to delegate authority to Wisconsin for federal drinking water rules
News Release #04-OPA187, released 10/28/2004

EPA Reaches agreement with Morgan Advanced Ceramics
News Release #04-OPA184, released 10/28/2004

John G. Shedd Aquarium designated a Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center
News Release #04-OPA182, released 10/28/2004

EPA cites Grainger for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA183, released 10/28/2004

Media Advisory: John G. Shedd Aquarium named Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center; Ceremony with EPA, Chicago DOE, Thursday, Oct. 28, 10 a.m.
News Release #04-OPA181, released 10/26/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Miller Compressing
News Release #04-OPA180, released 10/26/2004

EPA reaches agreement with 3M on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA179, released 10/26/2004

EPA cites Mercury Marine for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA178, released 10/26/2004

Media Advisory: EPA joins students from Kenwood Academy to sample Chicago River
News Release #04-OPA177, released 10/21/2004

EPA to hold open house on cleanup of former Koppers Wood-Treating site
News Release #04-OPA176, released 10/21/2004

EPA cites CSN for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA175, released 10/21/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Ashland Inc. on hazardous waste violations; includes $650,000 fine and cleanup order
News Release #04-OPA174, released 10/20/2004

EPA renews EDS permits
News Release #04-OPA172, released 10/18/2004

EPA cites GNW Aluminum for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA166, released 10/18/2004

EPA wraps up Griffith, Ind., Superfund cleanup; open house 3 to 5 p.m., Wed. Oct. 20
News Release #04-OPA170, released 10/13/2004

EPA awards Great Cities grant to Cleveland to assess lead hazards in homes
News Release #04-OPA168, released 10/13/2004

Media Advisory: Federal funding commitment announced for Great Lakes Asian Carp barrier construction
News Release #04-OPA169, released 10/12/2004

State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) Opens its Sixth Biennial Three-Day Run
News Release #04-OPA167, released 10/6/2004

EPA cites Cleveland Corp. for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA165, released 10/6/2004

EPA cites B&B Metals for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA164, released 10/6/2004

EPA cites Aluminum Recovery Technologies for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA163, released 10/6/2004

Media Advisory: EPA scientists share environmental research with practical applications
News Release #04-OPA161, released 10/5/2004

EPA reaches agreement with M.C. Aluminum America
News Release #04-OPA160, released 10/5/2004

EPA cites Allied Metal for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA159, released 10/5/2004

EPA notifies Citation Corp. of clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA158, released 10/5/2004

EPA wraps up $1.8 million Little Bay De Noc, Gladstone, Mich., cleanup
News Release #04-OPA154, released 10/4/2004

EPA cites BP Whiting refinery for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA157, released 10/4/2004

EPA cites Von Roll for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA156, released 10/4/2004

EPA cites Nufarm Americas for pesticide export violations
News Release #04-OPA155, released 10/1/2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: Gladstone, Mich., cleanup completed; briefing at Bay De Noc, Tues., Oct. 5, 11 a.m.
News Release #04-OPA153, released 10/1/2004

September

EPA awards $3.5 million to Indiana University to operate Great Lakes air monitoring network
News Release #04-OPA152, released 9/29/2004

EPA awards $39,288 in grants to three Wisconsin organizations for environmental education projects
News Release #04-OPA147, released 9/27/2004

Detroit River's "Black Lagoon" to be first Great Lakes Legacy Act cleanup
News Release #04-OPA151, released 9/27/2004

EPA orders Perma-Fix to comply with hazardous air-pollutant standards
News Release #04-OPA145, released 9/27/2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Administrator Leavitt in Alpena, Mich., to gather information on Great Lakes issues and restoration
News Release #04-OPA148, released 9/23/2004

EPA proposes Superfund National Priorities List sites in Danville, Ill., and Copley and Moraine, Ohio
News Release #04-OPA146, released 9/23/2004

EPA cites Cognis for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA144, released 9/23/2004

EPA cites Trialco for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA143, released 9/23/2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA To brief news media on its acid rain progress report released today
News Release #04-OPA142, released 9/22/2004

EPA awards $23,000 in environmental education grants to two Minnesota organizations
News Release #04-OPA141, released 9/22/2004

EPA awards $32,256 in environmental education grants to three Michigan organizations
News Release #04-OPA139, released 9/22/2004

EPA awards $28,570 in environmental education grants to four Indiana organizations
News Release #04-OPA127, released 9/22/2004

EPA awards $36,786 in environmental education grants to four Illinois organizations
News Release #04-OPA126, released 9/22/2004

EPA Reaches agreement with Superior Aluminum Alloys
News Release #04-OPA140, released 9/21/2004

EPA settles with Gas City for hazardous chemical reporting violations at 30 Illinois
gas stations

News Release #04-OPA137, released 9/20/2004

EPA cites J. L. French for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA136, released 9/20/2004

EPA Cites J & J Cores for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA135, released 9/20/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Aquascape Designs; includes $36,650 fine and sale stoppage
News Release #04-OPA134, released 9/16/2004

EPA changes smog classification for Detroit
News Release #04-OPA133, released 9/16/2004

EPA changes smog classification for Muskegon county, Michigan
News Release #04-OPA132, released 9/16/2004

EPA changes smog classification for LaPorte County, Indiana
News Release #04-OPA131, released 9/16/2004

EPA changes smog classification for Cass County, Michigan
News Release #04-OPA130, released 9/16/2004

Media Advisory: EPA Administrator Leavitt to hold press event in Muskegon, Mich., tomorrow
News Release #04-OPA129, released 9/15/2004

Media Advisory: EPA Administrator Leavitt to hold press event in Cassopolis, Mich., tomorrow
News Release #04-OPA128, released 9/15/2004

EPA names Eagan and Waseca, Minn., wastewater treatment plants among best-operated in region
News Release #04-OPA125, released 9/10/2004

EPA grant to fund Minnesota Department of Health asthma project
News Release #04-OPA124, released 9/10/2004

Hazardous chemical reporting roundup: EPA settles Avon, Ind., case; issues 4 new complaints
News Release #04-OPA105, released 9/8/2004

Grant award helps students monitor Upper Peninsula Superfund Site
News Release #04-OPA119, released 9/1/2004

August

EPA reaches agreement with Midwest Energy on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA123, released 8/31/2004

EPA announces public comment period for Cloquet Power Station permits
News Release #04-OPA122, released 8/30/2004

EPA to oversee additional soil removal at St. Regis Paper site
News Release #04-OPA118, released 8/26/2004

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Mike Leavitt will join Rep. Vernon Ehlers in a tour of Fish Ladder Park
News Release #04-OPA116, released 8/25/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Abbott Labs on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA115, released 8/25/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Beta Steel on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA114, released 8/25/2004

EPA MEDIA ADVISORY: Indiana Gov. Kernan and federal government to announce major environmental settlement in Gary
News Release #04-OPA112, released 8/19/2004

EPA cites Royster-Clark for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA111, released 8/18/2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Administrator Leavitt in Ashland, Wis., to gather information on Great Lakes issues and cleanup
News Release #04-OPA108, released 8/10/2004

EPA announces public comment period for Deer River power station permit
News Release #04-OPA107, released 8/09/2004

EPA names Breese, Ill. wastewater treatment plant among best-operated in region
News Release #04-OPA106, released 8/04/2004

EPA names Indiana wastewater treatment plants among best-operated in region
News Release #04-OPA103, released 8/04/2004

EPA update meeting on St. Regis Paper site August 12, 6 P.M.
News Release #04-OPA104, released 8/04/2004

JULY

EPA reaches agreement with Greener Pastures; Includes $25,000 fine and immediate sale stoppage
News Release #04-OPA102, released 7/29/2004

EPA cites Morgan Electro Ceramics for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA101, released 7/21/2004

EPA cites Intrametco for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA100, released 7/21/2004

EPA gives Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Southwest Michigan $1,147,593 watershed grant
News Release #04-OPA098, released 7/20/2004

EPA gives $1,289,904 watershed grant to Upper Sangamon River
News Release #04-OPA097, released 7/20/2004

EPA cites Grainger for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA096, released 7/20/2004

EPA cites Erler Industries for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA095, released 7/16/2004

EPA cites Lesaffre Yeast for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA094, released 7/16/2004

Peerless Plating Superfund Cleanup effective to date, monitoring to continue
News Release #04-OPA092, released 7/13/2004

Media briefing at Peerless Plating Superfund Site, Muskegon, Mich., July 12, 11 A.M.
News Release #04-OPA091, released 7/8/2004

Initial EPA-ordered removal of contaminated soil from St. Regis Paper Co. site complete
News Release #04-OPA090, released 7/1/2004

JUNE

Media advisory: EPA Administrator to Award Clean School Bus grant to Indiana
News Release #04-OPA088, released 6/30/2004

EPA plans to name Kenosha County Wisconsin as not meeting new, health-based soot standard
News Release #04-OPA087, released 6/29/2004

EPA issues list of Ohio counties it plans to name as not meeting new, Health-Based Soot Standard
News Release #04-OPA086, released 6/29/2004

EPA issues list of Michigan counties it plans to name as not meeting new, Health-Based Soot Standard
News Release #04-OPA085, released 6/29/2004

EPA issues list of Indiana counties it plans to name as not meeting new, Health-Based Soot Standard
News Release #04-OPA084, released 6/29/2004

EPA issues list of Illinois counties it plans to name as not meeting new, Health-Based Soot Standard
News Release #04-OPA083, released 6/29/2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to brief news media on areas it plans to name as not meeting new soot standard
News Release #04-OPA082, released 6/28/2004

Hazardous chemical reporting roundup: EPA settles cases in Milwaukee and Indiana; issues new complaints in St. Paul, Ashtabula
News Release #04-OPA080, released 6/24/2004

EPA cites Jupiter Aluminum for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA079, released 6/22/2004

EPA settles with American Progressive Circuits on hazardous waste violations
News Release #04-OPA077, released 6/18/2004

EPA cites Tower Industries for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA076, released 6/18/2004

EPA: Ohio now meets health-based sulfur dioxide standard
News Release #04-OPA075, released 6/18/2004

EPA announces 2004 Brownfields Grants; $10 million for Wisconsin
News Release #04-OPA074, released 6/15/2004

EPA Administrator Leavitt announces 2004 Brownfields Grants in Milwaukee, June 15, 9 A.M.
News Release #04-OPA073, released 6/14/2004

EPA Administrator Leavitt awards Clean School Bus Grants to two Michigan School Districts
News Release #04-OPA072, released 6/14/2004

Media Advisory: EPA Administrator to award Clean School Bus grants to two Michigan school districts
News Release #04-OPA071, released 6/10/2004

EPA reaches agreement with City of Detroit
News Release #04-OPA070, released 6/09/2004

EPA update meeting on St. Regis Paper Site June 8, 6 P.M.
News Release #04-OPA067, released 6/02/2004

EPA cites M & M Drying for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA069, released 6/02/2004

EPA reaches agreement with BP Chemicals
News Release #04-OPA068, released 6/01/2004

MAY

EPA seeks comments on permit renewal applications by EDS
News Release #04-OPA066, released 5/26/2004

EPA to demolish 150-foot smokestack at Aircraft Components site; final chemical cleanup under way
News Release #04-OPA065, released 5/24/2004

EPA awards Great Cities grant to Detroit to retrofit diesel-fueled garbage trucks
News Release #04-OPA064, released 5/20/2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA to award Great Cities grant to retrofit diesel-fueled garbage trucks
News Release #04-OPA063, released 5/19/2004

Clean Diesel the focus of EPA Administrator Leavitt and International Truck and Engine partnership
News Release #04-OPA061, released 5/13/2004

Media Advisory: EPA Administrator Leavitt to hold Clean Diesel press event with International Truck and Engine Corp.
News Release #04-OPA060, released 5/12/2004

EPA Administrator Leavitt and Minnesota Governor Pawlenty hold press event on EPA’s new clean air nonroad diesel rule
News Release #04-OPA059, released 5/12/2004

Media Advisory: EPA Administrator Leavitt and Minnesota Governor Pawlenty to hold press event tomorrow
News Release #04-OPA058, released 5/11/2004

Area governments and corporations honored for natural landscaping projects
News Release #04-OPA057, released 5/11/2004

EPA to hold public meeting on proposed Black Lagoon Dredging Project in Trenton
News Release #04-OPA051, released 5/4/2004

Lawn care tips for reducing pesticide use
News Release #04-OPA050, released 5/4/2004

University of Michigan designated best workplace for commuters
News Release #04-OPA052, released 5/3/2004

Soil cleanup begins at Cicero's Sterling Morton High School
News Release #04-OPA055, released 5/3/2004

APRIL

EPA cites Applied Composites for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA054, released 4/28/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Southwest General Health Center
News Release #04-OPA049, released 4/23/2004

EPA cites U.S. Steel for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA048, released 4/23/2004

EPA selects Minnesota youth for Presidential Environmental Youth Award
News Release #04-OPA047, released 4/22/2004

EPA cites Wabash Environmental Technologies for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA046, released 4/22/2004

EPA cites Degussa for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA045, released 4/22/2004

EPA cites Carmeuse Lime for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA044, released 4/21/2004

EPA cites Lehigh Cement for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA043, released 4/21/2004

EPA names Wisconsin counties that do not meet new 8-hour ground-level ozone standard
News Release #04-OPA041, released 4/15/2004

EPA names Michigan counties that do not meet new 8-hour ground-level ozone standard
News Release #04-OPA040, released 4/15/2004

EPA names Ohio counties that do not meet new 8-hour ground-level ozone standard
News Release #04-OPA039, released 4/15/2004

EPA names Indiana counties that do not meet new 8-hour ground-level ozone standard
News Release #04-OPA038, released 4/15/2004

EPA names Illinois counties that do not meet new 8-hour ground-level ozone standard
News Release #04-OPA037, released 4/15/2004

Get the facts before paying for air duct cleaning
News Release #04-OPA034, released 4/15/2004

EPA approves interim operating requirements for von Roll America incinerator
News Release #04-OPA032, released 4/8/2004

EPA cites eight companies for violation of Architectural Coating Rules
News Release #04-OPA033, released 4/7/2004

Bharat Mathur named as Acting Regional Administrator for U.S. EPA Region 5
News Release #04-OPA031, released 4/7/2004

Consent order to bring Michigan City water to most of Town of Pines; public meetings April 13
News Release #04-OPA030, released 4/7/2004

MARCH

Milwaukee agency receives $150,000 job training grant from EPA
News Release #04-OPA029, released 3/31/2004

Chicago agency receives $150,000 job training grant from EPA
News Release #04-OPA028, released 3/31/2004

Three Ohio cities receive job training grants from EPA
News Release #04-OPA027, released 3/31/2004

EPA cites Bombardier for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA025, released 3/26/2004

EPA reaches agreement with demolition contractors on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA024, released 3/26/2004

EPA: Agreement signed to address Hartford, Illinois, contamination and vapor problems; meetings March 25
News Release #04-OPA023, released 3/18/2004

EPA grants exemption to Romulus injection wells
News Release #04-OPA022, released 3/17/2004

EPA proposes Evansville Soil Contamination Site to Superfund National Priorities List
News Release #04-OPA021, released 3/8/2004

EPA settles with Stolle for hazardous chemical release reporting violations; Includes gear for Local Fire Department
News Release #04-OPA020, released 3/8/2004

Eleven EPA Region 5 businesses and organizations are recognized for energy efficiency
News Release #04-OPA019, released 3/5/2004

FEBRUARY

EPA issues notice to Wisconsin for deficiencies in its air permits program
News Release #04-OPA018, released 2/24/2004

Media Advisory: EPA to hold a two-day hearing in Chicago to take public comment on proposed rules
News Release #04-OPA017, released 2/23/2004

Proposed agreement with Johns Manville resolves NPL site issues
News Release #04-OPA016, released 2/11/2004

EPA cites 18 companies for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA015, released 2/11/2004

EPA settles with two Michigan companies for hazardous chemical inventory reporting violations
News Release #04-OPA014, released 2/10/2004

EPA reaches agreement with ISG Indiana Harbor on clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA013, released 2/4/2004

EPA proposes restoration plan for Cleveland property; invites public comment
News Release #04-OPA012, released 2/4/2004

EPA update meeting on St. Regis Paper Site Feb. 12, 6 P.M.
News Release #04-OPA011, released 2/3/2004

EPA cites Superior Aluminum Alloys for clean-air violations
News Release #04-OPA010, released 2/2/2004

EPA reaches agreement with Barrett Paving
News Release #04-OPA009, released 2/2/2004

JANUARY

Bush administration proposes major new funding for Great Lakes cleanup
News Release #04-OPA008, released 1/29/2004

MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Administrator Mike Leavitt to Announce Federal Funding for Great Lakes
News Release #04-OPA007, released 1/28/2004

EPA, DOJ and state of Wisconsin reach agreement with Ace Ethanol
News Release #04-OPA006, released 1/22/2004

EPA: Lucas County, Ohio, now meets health-based sulfur dioxide standard
News Release #04-OPA005, released 1/21/2004

EPA grants Clean Air Act authority to Fond du Lac Band
News Release #04-OPA004, released 1/20/2004

EPA: Minnesota student wins National Radon Action Month Poster contest
News Release #04-OPA003, released 1/13/2004

EPA orders Duluth and WLSSD to eliminate sewer overflows
News Release #04-OPA002, released 1/12/2004

EPA, Sierra Club settle with Walnutdale Farms on water pollution
News Release #04-OPA001, released 1/8/2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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