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New California law requires more detailed disposal reporting

New California law requires more detailed disposal reporting

From Waste Today. Recycling and waste management companies in California are now required to report waste disposal, organics and recycling data to the state’s waste management agency. AB 901 went into effect July 1, establishing the Recycling and Disposal Facility Reporting System law to require select businesses to report the types, quantities and destinations of materials that are disposed of, sold or transferred.

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Trump Lauds Environmental Progress Ahead of Clean Air Report

Trump Lauds Environmental Progress Ahead of Clean Air Report

From The Epoch Times. The administration has also broadened the scope of the Brownfields program, with 40 percent of communities receiving grants for the first time. The Brownfields program directs taxpayer funds to communities for the cleanup of contaminated sites.

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Brownfield sites offer development opportunities

Brownfield sites offer development opportunities

From Rochester Business Journal. Contaminated properties that were off-limits to developers are now seen as viable community projects, thanks to New York’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. Developers who clean up and reuse property with environmental contamination — better known as brownfields — not only qualify for state income tax credits, but the state also will officially release them from liability...

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To reduce waste, Palo Alto takes aim at demolition

To reduce waste, Palo Alto takes aim at demolition

From Palo Alto Online. In its latest bid to curb landfill-bound waste, Palo Alto is preparing to effectively ban contractors from demolishing entire buildings starting in July 2020.

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$8 Million in Supplemental Funds Made Available by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Brownfields Revolving Loan Grant Funds

$8 Million in Supplemental Funds Made Available by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Brownfields Revolving Loan Grant Funds

From JDSUPRA.com. On April 3, 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) approved additional funds in the amount of $8 million for fiscal year 2019. Those additional funds would supplement existing Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund (“RLF”) grantees who made a loan or subaward and have substantially depleted loan funds. While additional funds have been made available this fiscal year, those funds are supplemental funds for existing RLF grantees.

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Cleaning up our city with brownfield grants

Cleaning up our city with brownfield grants

From The Bakersfield Californian. A report titled “Unlocking Brownfields,” by the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals, noted: “Virtually every community in America is plagued by idle properties that lay abandoned for years due to fear of environmental contamination, unknown cleanup costs and potential legal liability issues. It is estimated that there could be as many as 1 million of these so-called ‘brownfield’ properties nationwide. 

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The cost benefits of green construction

The cost benefits of green construction

From PBCToday.co.uk. According to a growing body of research, ‘green construction’ can transform the way we live, work, play and learn. But what does it mean? The World Green Building Council says a green building is one that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment.

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Much of White House Infrastructure Request Centers on Environmental Changes

Much of White House Infrastructure Request Centers on Environmental Changes

From EHS Daily Advisor. Reforming environmental laws, rules, and policies occupies about a half of President Donald Trump’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America. Since moving into the White House, the administration has taken up the call to simplify and speed up the process of conducting environmental reviews of federal actions, including major infrastructure projects, as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Salvage incentive helps school system get lower demolition bids for flood-damaged campuses

Salvage incentive helps school system get lower demolition bids for flood-damaged campuses

Building demolition brings to mind knocking things down and creating big pile of debris. But there are dollars in that potential debris, and the Livingston Parish school system is using that to get lower bids for the work and save itself some money.

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NDA's Bejac Corporation Aides in California Fire Cleanup

NDA's Bejac Corporation Aides in California Fire Cleanup

Disaster struck California this year as devastating wild fires swept through towns and cities, leaving historic destruction in their wake. But the building began as soon as the fires were out. Bejac Corporation was on hand to help, working with trusted contractors and deploying Link-Belt machines to help hard hit areas move forward.

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