United States Environmental Protection Agency

Earth Overshoot Day marks the launch of 100 Days of Possibility leading to COP26

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 5:46am

OAKLAND, Calif., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 100 Days of Possibility is unveiled today, Earth Overshoot Day, by sustainability leaders Global Footprint Network and the Scottish EPA. The initiative features proven and scalable solutions that contribute to bringing humanity's Ecological Footprint in balance with the biological resources that the planet's natural ecosystems can sustainably regenerate.

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  • These responses also #MoveTheDate of Earth Overshoot Day.
  • OAKLAND, Calif., July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- 100 Days of Possibility is unveiled today, Earth Overshoot Day, by sustainability leaders Global Footprint Network and the Scottish EPA.
  • With a world still largely unprepared, and growing concerns about recent extreme weather events, representatives of national governments will gather 100 days from now at what has been deemed the last-chance summit for global climate action COP26 in Glasgow.
  • "Adopting one-planet prosperity as our true North has transformed the way our regulatory agency interacts with, and supports, our Scottish business community.

Continuous Composites Closes $17m Series A Financing

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 3:10pm

BRVCs mission closely aligns with the companys growth strategy, and access to B. Rileys full suite of investment banking solutions makes BRVC an ideal partner for Continuous Composites.

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  • BRVCs mission closely aligns with the companys growth strategy, and access to B. Rileys full suite of investment banking solutions makes BRVC an ideal partner for Continuous Composites.
  • This round of financing provides Continuous Composites with the growth capital to commercialize its proprietary Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D) product offerings, as well as advance and protect the companys expansive patent portfolio.
  • Tyler Alvarado, Continuous Composites CEO, commented, This round of financing provides us with the growth capital to address the extraordinary demand from our customers.
  • Continuous Composites Inc., headquartered in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, is disrupting manufacturing with its patented composites 3D printing technology, Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D).

Piedmont Natural Gas purchases compressed natural gas fueling station in Greer, S.C.

Friday, July 23, 2021 - 5:01pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Piedmont Natural Gas today announced its purchase of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Greer, S.C., from St. Louis-based Spire CNG Inc.

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  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Piedmont Natural Gas today announced its purchase of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Greer, S.C., from St. Louis-based Spire CNG Inc.
  • The facility is Piedmont's 12th CNG fueling station in the company's three-state service territory and its fourth in South Carolina.
  • "Compressed natural gas offers several advantages to traditional fuels, from fuel-cost savings to helping reduce vehicles' carbon footprints," said Philip Grigsby, senior vice president of ventures and business development at Piedmont Natural Gas.
  • To learn more about Piedmont's network of CNG fueling stations, natural gas vehicles and their benefits, visit piedmontng.com/vehiclesandfueling .

Aqua Pennsylvania Cuts Ribbon on State-of-the-Art Environmental Laboratory

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 8:38pm

Aqua Pennsylvania, an Essential Utilities company, today celebrated the official opening of its high-tech environmental laboratory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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  • Aqua Pennsylvania, an Essential Utilities company, today celebrated the official opening of its high-tech environmental laboratory with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • Aquas laboratory is certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and test results are accepted by each state for compliance testing.
  • Franklin, Crockett and Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca were joined at the ceremony by Montgomery County Commissioners' Vice Chair Ken Lawrence Jr., Lower Merion Township Commissioner Scott Zelov, representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, and employees who work in the laboratory.
  • Aqua Pennsylvania is a subsidiary of Essential Utilities Inc. and serves approximately 1.4 million people in 32 counties throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

DGAP-News: KoCoBox MED+ obtains approval as an electronic health record connector

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 2:10pm

CompuGroup Medical (CGM) has today received approval from gematik for KoCoBox MED+ as a connector for the electronic health record (so-called ePA - elektronische Patientenakte).

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  • CompuGroup Medical (CGM) has today received approval from gematik for KoCoBox MED+ as a connector for the electronic health record (so-called ePA - elektronische Patientenakte).
  • Following installation of the ePA upgrade, KoCoBox MED+ supports the electronic health record application and the digital convenience signature for all users who are connected to the telematics infrastructure via KoCoBox MED+.
  • Since the beginning of 2021, statutory health insurances have been providing their insured persons with an electronic health record ("ePA") and, consequently, digital access to their medical data.
  • Following testing of the functionality, stability and performance of the new features, the CGM connector KoCoBox MED+ has now received approval from gematik for the ePA functionality.

Yellow Corporation Receives EPA’s SmartWay Voluntary Emissions Reduction Program Designation for 17th Consecutive Year in a Row

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 5:15pm

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yellow Corporation (NASDAQ: YELL) is proud to announce that it has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for the companys annual emissions report from the agencys SmartWay voluntary emissions reduction program.

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  • OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yellow Corporation (NASDAQ: YELL) is proud to announce that it has received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval for the companys annual emissions report from the agencys SmartWay voluntary emissions reduction program.
  • The EPAs SmartWay program helps companies boost sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency.
  • Yellow is a Charter Partner of the EPAs award-winning program.
  • Partners rely upon SmartWay tools and approaches to track and reduce emissions and fuel use from goods movement.

HALO Smart Sensor 2.2 Wins Security Sales & Integration 2021 MVP Product Award for Air Quality Monitoring

Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 10:00am

The HALO Smart Sensor is an all-in-one device that includes vape and THC detection, gunshot detection, security for privacy areas with spoken key word and sound alerts, chemical detection, air quality monitoring, and a smart building manager.

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  • The HALO Smart Sensor is an all-in-one device that includes vape and THC detection, gunshot detection, security for privacy areas with spoken key word and sound alerts, chemical detection, air quality monitoring, and a smart building manager.
  • Poor indoor air quality and air filtering are of great concern with the return to work and school.
  • HALO will now monitor and send alerts based on Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) measurements and will report the Air Quality Index (AQI), based on the EPA's regulated standards for the indoor environment.
  • HALO will identify if the environment is in the danger zone for the spread of disease at the location of each sensor.

Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. Issues Voluntary Recall of Specific NEUTROGENA® and AVEENO® Aerosol Sunscreen Products Due to the Presence of Benzene

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 10:00pm

The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol products, specifically:

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  • The only sunscreen products impacted are aerosol products, specifically:
    NEUTROGENA Beach Defense aerosol sunscreen,
    NEUTROGENA Cool Dry Sport aerosol sunscreen,
    NEUTROGENA Invisible Daily defense aerosol sunscreen,
    NEUTROGENA Ultra Sheer aerosol sunscreen, and
    AVEENO Protect + Refresh aerosol sunscreen.
  • Out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all lots of these specific aerosol sunscreen products.
  • While benzene is notaningredient inany of oursunscreen products, it was detected in some samples of the impacted aerosol sunscreen finished products.
  • This press release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 regarding the voluntary recall of specific NEUTROGENA and AVEENO aerosol sunscreen products.

New Campaign Urges President Biden to Get RFS Costs Under Control

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 5:10pm

Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance costs are higher in 2021 than they have ever been.Year-to-date Argus RIN pricing data suggests that if an RFS course correction isnt made by President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan, costs across the refining sector this year could easily near $30 billion.

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  • Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) compliance costs are higher in 2021 than they have ever been.Year-to-date Argus RIN pricing data suggests that if an RFS course correction isnt made by President Biden and EPA Administrator Regan, costs across the refining sector this year could easily near $30 billion.
  • President Biden and Administrator Regan have tools to provide relief and keep RFS compliance from becoming an even bigger crisis.Through this campaign,we hope to showwhy their action and leadershipareneeded.
  • Amid these prices, some individual refineries faced quarter one (2021) RFS obligationsexceedingtheir entire annual RFS bills from prior years.
  • In just the first three months of 2021, reports saythey amassed a $350 million RFS liability .

Statement From New-Indy Catawba LLC

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 9:21pm

The filing is a procedural step to extend the EPA's May 13, 2021 order regarding hydrogen sulfide emissions until October 31, 2021.

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  • The filing is a procedural step to extend the EPA's May 13, 2021 order regarding hydrogen sulfide emissions until October 31, 2021.
  • Plannedadditional measures will improve consistency in operations and response tovariations in weather and other factors.
  • We will continue to cooperate with local, state, and federal authorities to address public concerns swiftly.
  • New-Indy Catawba mill executives and employees live and work here, and we remain eager and determined to do right by our community.