EPA Promotes Water Efficiency 3/22/2002



January 8, 2002


Site EPA recently announced a new on-line resource designed to facilitate and support smart growth activities. The site provides information on the environmental benefits of smart growth, government influence on development patterns, the federal role, sample smart growth policies, funding sources, networking opportunities, and technical tools and resources. Visit www.epa.gov/smartgrowth


January 8, 2002

6.  REPORT RELEASED: Protecting and Restoring America's Watersheds: 
Status, Trends and Initiatives in Watershed Management

This new interagency report published by EPA's Office of Water describes watershed-related activities - projects, programs,  and coordination efforts- implemented in the recent past.  It explores the successes of selected case studies and evaluates programs and partnerships representative of the larger national efforts underway to move stakeholders toward a watershed management approach.  To order copies, call the National Environmental Service Center for Environmental Publications 1-800-490-9198.  Ask for EPA Publication #840-R-00-001. The report is also posted on the Web at: www.epa.gov/owow/protecting



September 17, 2001
Comment on Draft Pesticide Registration Notice from EPA:


June 19, 2001
5.  EPA Releases 2000 Update on Nation's Fish Advisories:

EPA has released its annual update of the National Listing of Fish and Wildlife Advisories.  The 2000 list indicates a 7% rise in fish consumption advisories over 1999.  This increase generally reflects more extensive coverage by state monitoring programs, as well as improvements in data collection and monitoring methods.  Approximately 23% of the Nation's lake acreage and 325,500 river miles were under fish consumption advisories during all or part of 2000.  All Great Lakes (which are not included in the lake acreage figure) and their connecting waters were also under advisory, as were 71% of coastal waters, including 20 National Estuary Program sites.  To view the fact sheet, go to



June 12, 2001
EPA Improves Access To Local Water Quality Information



May 28, 2001
EPA Releases New Watershed Training Brochure

EPA's Watershed Academy has just published an updated EPA Watershed Training Opportunities brochure.  It includes descriptions of the Watershed Academy's training courses, publications, watershed management facilitation services, and web-based training, as well as other EPA training courses and educational materials.  This booklet updates an earlier version, published in 1998.

You may access the new EPA Watershed Training Opportunities online.
Hard copies of this booklet are also available by calling 800-490-9198; please provide the document number EPA 841-B-01-002 when ordering.



25 Apr 2001  

Index of Best Non-point Source Pollution Controls:


EPA recently drafted a list of what it considers the best non-point source materials available for both the public and professionals.  Many of these resources are available in electronic format.  To view the list visit www.epa.gov/owow/nps/bestnpsdocs.html#urban



25 Apr 2001

EPA Establishes Process to Evaluate Arsenic in Drinking Water Standard:



March 14, 2001  

EPA Releases Drinking Water Infrastructure Needs Survey



December 13, 2000

7.  EPA’s New Water Education Web Site www.epa.gov/adopt/education.html


A new EPA web site is now available for students and teachers looking for information on water-related environmental education programs. The site hosts a dizzying array of teacher resources including several excellent programs that teachers can utilize to introduce students to water conservation. The site also hosts information from several other federal agencies.


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