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House Committee OKs Fiscal 2017 EPA, Interior Spending Bill

The House Appropriations Committee voted 31-18 Wednesday to approve a spending bill that would provide $32.1 billion in fiscal 2017 funds for the Interior Department, Environmental Protection Agency, Forest Service, Indian Health Service and related agencies. The committee said Wednesday the FY 2017 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill includes $480 million to support the Payments …

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Navy Medicine Publishes Updated Zika Virus Guidelines for Staff

Navy Medicine posted an updated Zika virus mitigation guidance for U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps personnel on Thursday through a Navadmin message. The Navy said Friday the updated Navadmin requires installation commanders to implement the defense secretary’s guidance to control virus-carrying mosquitoes at Navy installations and in housing areas while installation commanding officers …

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NIH, EPA Award Grants to 5 Research Centers to Study Environmental Health Factors

The National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency have awarded five-year grants to five research centers to study how various environmental factors affect health in communities. NIH said Wednesday the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities and EPA’s National Center for Environmental Research funded the …

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GCN: EPA Develops Application Programming Interface to Address Data Collection Issues

Robin Thottungal, chief data scientist at the Environmental Protection Agency, said EPA has built an application programming interface in efforts to address issues in the data submitted by regulated facilities, GCN reported Friday. The issues begins with disjoint between information from regulated facilities and the format and type of data required. Amanda Ziadeh writes EPA …

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Army Corps of Engineers, Maldives Govt Map Laamu Atoll Environmental Sensitivity

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — on behalf of the U.S. Pacific Command — has partnered with Maldives’ defense force and environmental protection agency to develop an Environmental Sensitivity Index atlas for Laamu Atoll. The Army said Wednesday ESI maps aim to detail coastal resources that could be affected by an oil spill including birds, fish, shorelines, marshes, tidal flats and …

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Laurence Brewer Promoted to Full-Time US Chief Records Officer

Laurence Brewer, acting U.S. chief records officer since October 2015, will assume full-time duties as CRO of the U.S. government beginning May 1. Brewer will collaborate with agencies to manage government records and further the Managing Government Records Directive goals, the National Archives and Records Administration said Friday. “Laurence’s experience in …

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GSA Selects 4 Winning Teams on Earth Day Hackathon

The General Services Administration hosted an event Friday to encourage multiple teams of government employees, students and industry professionals to develop eco-friendly technology ideas. The Earth Day Hackathon took place at GSA’s headquarters in Washington and drew 49 participants from the public and private sectors, the agency said Friday. GSA awarded $3,750 in cash prizes to the competition’s …

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EPA, DOE Release 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department have released the list of awardees for the 2016 edition of Energy Star Partners of the Year. Both agencies have recognized 149 businesses from 35 states for its actions that worked to address energy-efficiency and environment protection, DOE said Tuesday. “Energy Star Partner of the …

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Howard Shelanski: Agencies’ Retro-Regulation Review Efforts Net $28B in 5-Year Savings

Howard Shelanski, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, has said the first of the 2016 biannual retrospective reviews of regulations that government agencies released have identified at least 50 new “lookback initiatives.” Shelanki wrote in a White House blog published Friday that such initiatives aim to update …

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