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  • Congressional Actions - - - - - - - - - - - Last updated 9/21/14
  • Lake Maumelle Watershed - - - - - - - - - Last updated 8/27/14
  • Mayflower Oil Spill - - - - - - - - - Last updated 8/13/14
  • Other Water Issues - - - - - - - - - Last updated 8/12/14
  • Food Safety - - - - - - - - - Last updated 9/21/14
  • Energy - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Last updated 8/30/14
  • Alternate Auto Fuels - - - - - Last updated 8/24/14
  • Cave Closure - - - - - - - - - - Last updated 7/27/14
  • Endangered Species - Invasive Species - - Last updated 9/21/14
  • Wildfire Risk - - - - - - - - - - - Last updated 7/31/14
  • Upcoming Hearings or Meetings

    ADEQ Public Events - Meetings

    Tuesday, October 28 - Advisory Committee of Petroleum Storage Tanks
    Tuesday, October 28 - Big Oak Sand and Gravel Mining Permit
    Wednesday, November 19 - Watershed Conference in Eureka Springs

    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:

    Congressional Actions

    9/21/14 Page 11A - Arkansas' congressional delegation actions
    The House and Senate are not scheduled to meet again until after the November election. ...Campaigns ...Mobile Offices (TOP)

    Lake Maumelle Watershed

    8/27/14 Page 4B - Watershed amendment approved - JPs unanimous in passing changes to zoning regulations ...The text of the amendment can be found ...co.pulaski.ar.us ...or at pulaskicounty.net/pdf/ZoningAmendmentLMWZ728.pdf

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

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

    Mayflower Oil Spill

    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.

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

    Other Water Issues

    9/21/14 Page 3B - ...judge ruled that measure asking voters to stop Hot Springs from using De Gray Lake as a supplemental water source will not be on the November ballot ...because it didn't include the phrase "Be it enacted by the people of."

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

    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 officials) ...have asked for a 15.75 million gallon a day allocation from Lake Ouachita (TOP)

    Food Safety

    9/21/14 Page 1G - Tyson leads two rivals in EPA violations

    9/21/14 Page 1G - Europe not ready to stomach chemicals on U.S. apples


    9/21/14 Page 2G - EPA urged to target leaking methane - Environmental groups ...including the Sierra Club ...

    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...

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

    Cave Closure

    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 (TOP)

    Endangered Species - Invasive Species

    9/21/14 Page 1H - The State of the Birds Report 2014 was released 9/9/14 and is available at www.stateofthebirds.org/

    8/27/14 - The Emerald Ash Borer has been found in Arkansas. The discovery may mean adding Arkansas to a federal quarantine that bars movement of firewood and nursery stock out of the quarantined area to slow the insect’s spread. For more info, go to www.emeraldashborer.info or www.arinvasives.org

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

    Wildfire Risk

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

    Last updated 10/02/2014

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