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    ADEQ Hearings/Permit Information

    ADEQ News Releases (including information about upcoming hearings)

    Public notices about permit hearings and meetings - Announcements of public hearings or meetings that have been scheduled to gather comments or provide citizens with information about specific permit issues.

    Permit notices not relating to hearings or meetings - Public notices concerning permit issues for which public comment is being sought or which may be of other interest to citizens – but which do not announce a public hearing or meeting. These may include notices of proposed permits or modifications, the granting of Interim Authority under pending permits, authorizations for Permit Variances and other matters.

    Mailing lists/listservs in use by various ADEQ divisions - Provides a link to subscribe to the following (and other) ADEQ mailing lists:
    Air Permits - Permit Changes
    Air Planning - Clean Diesel Funding
    Hazardous Waste Generator Reminders
    Arkansas Watersheds
    Solid Waste Division Newsletter
    Industrial Stormwater Permit Reminders
    Water Permits - (miscellaneous) ... (TOP)

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    Local Legislative Issues

    Get local news about Arkansas legislative issues at the Arkansas Citizens First Congress site. (TOP)

    News Articles in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (unless otherwise indicated by #) that may be of interest:


    8/24/14 Page 10 - Amazon destruction was ambarrassing - Peru fights gold fever with fire, military ...In just a few years, they have laid waste to more than 120,000 acres, leaving behind Amazonian deserts of pestilent orange craters that bleed into the rivers when it rains ...the destruction is multiplied by the miners' poisonous little companion: liquid mercury ...30 to 40 tons ... into the river each year ,..Exposure can cause neurological damage, birth defects, infertility and other health nightmares.

    8/21/14 - #Arkansas Times# Page 10 - Arkansas's carbon plan draws praise ...Energy efficiency is one of four areas in which states can meet EPA's proposed mandate...

    8/21/14 - Page 1V (River Valley & Ozark section) - Conway airport to open Sept. 1; grand opening set for Sept. 5 (1:30 pm). - Page 2V - Special election Sept. 9 will decide fate of Central Landing (i.e., old airport property).

    8/13/14 Page 1B - Class action granted in Exxon oil-spill suit ...lawsuit seeks either cancellation of the easements and removal of the pipeline from their property or a requirement that Exxon replace the pipeline.

    8/12/14 Page 1B - Mercury level high in fish tests ...advisory for Lake Ouachita.

    8/8/14 Page 1A - Pair heads bid to turn Little Italy into a city ...in the Lake Maumeklle watershed.

    8/6/14 - Park service focused on testing Big Creek ...repeated spikes in E coli ...after big rains ...assessment of E coli in the Buffalo River

    8/5/14 Page 2B - Joint meeting focuses on water sources - (Hot Springs offiicials) ...have asked for a 15.75 million gallon a day allocation from Lake Ouachita

    8/5/13 Page 6B - Aquifers in danger - ...since 2004, two Lake mead's worth of water have been drained from Colorado Basin aquifers (TOP)

    8/5/14 Page 7B - Just drop the line - ...attorney ...has asked the Arkansas Public Service Commissionto deny SWEPCO's permit application based on an unproven need.

    8/4/14 Page 1B - Team samples streams feeding Lake Maumelle

    8/3/14 - #Log Cabin Democrat# Page 1A - (Conway's) Airport grand opening set for Sept. 5

    8/3/14 - Rule aims to help clear air around Grand Canyon ...largest coal-fired power plant in the West ...could close in 2044...

    8/1/14 Page 4A - (LA water pipe break) ...hole in middle of sunset Boulevard ...56 by 41 foot crater

    7/31 Page 3A - Old pipe breaks, floods part of LA ...rupture of a nearly century-old water main ...20 million gallons of water ...(there are) 240,000 breaks a year...

    7/31/14 Page 2B - Arkansas Forestry Commission joined ...Southern Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal ...www.southernwildfirerisk.com

    7/30/14 Page 1B - Pipeline restarts south of Mayflower rupture - Pegasus pipeline ... southern section, all in Texas, ... was restarted on July 9

    7/27/14 Page 2A - Kudzu of South marches on North - As climate warms, the bane spreads

    7/27/14 Page 5A - Western states tap groundwater - (west) has lost ...16 cubic miles of fresh water

    7/27/14 Page 10V (River Valley Section) - Cave-closure order extended for five years; forest managers hopeful for cure of deadly bat disease - For more info: http://www.fs.usda.gov /detail/osfnf/notices/?cid=STELPRDB5213741

    7/27/13 Page 2G - N.Y. capital city nears oil-hub status - Bakken shale boom sends crude 1,800 miles (from North Dakota) to Albany terminals for shipping.

    7/27/14 Page 11A - ...schedules of politicians, mobile offices (senators), intern openings) (TOP)

    Alternate Auto fuels

    8/24/14 Page 2B - Natural gas station profits said modest - Little Rock's compressed natural gas station has not seen as much business ...as city officials had hoped...

    8/24/14 Page 3B - Awaiting repairs, fuel site sitting idle - The (NLR) city-owned compressed natural gas station at ...is out of service ...tractor-trailer struck the pump Aug. 15. (TOP)


    8/21/14 - #Arkansas Times# Page 28 - THE COLLEGE ISSUE 2014...
    - - Messages From The Presidents - Page 28
    - - Major Trends - Page 31
    - - In Demand Careers - Page 38
    - - The Case For An Associate's Degree - Page 43
    - - Guide to (Arkansas) Colleges and Universities - Page 44
    - - New Construction on Campus - Page 46
    - - What's New - Page 52
    - - Two Year College Update - Page 56
    - - Alternative options for your college fund - Page 58
    - - Financial Aid - Page 60
    - - Campus Safety - Page 63... (TOP)

    Outdoor Recreation

    8/24/14 - #Log Cabin Democrat# Page 4A - Conway dog park progressing nicely ...should be open by late fall...

    8/24/14 - #Log Cabin Democrat# Page3A - Please save the Camp Robinson special use area... (TOP)

    Government (History)

    8/1/14 Page 3B - Civil War Events: arkansascivilwar150.com/

    7/27/14 Page 4H - (editorial) The first session - Tomorrow is the 195th anniversary of the first meeting of the Arkansas legislature (TOP)

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