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March 24

Procurement Opportunities - Coliform Testing - Invitation for Bids
The Agency will contract with two laboratories located in each designated Coliform regions to perform Coliform analyses for public water supplies that participate in the Community Water Supply Testing Program.

March 4

Procurement Opportunities - EPA 406 Agency Lighting Retrofit - Invitation for Bids
The Agency is seeking the services of a vendor to replace all T-12 light fixtures in its main Springfield headquarters with T-10 lamps, and may also task the contractor with recycling/disposing of some, or all, of the T-12 lamps.

December 22

News Releases - Environmental Enforcement orders Now On IEPA Web Site: Information Now Readily Available To Public
All of the enforcement orders entered this year for environmental cases investigated and referred by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency are now conveniently available on the Agency’s web site, Director Renee Cipriano announced today.

December 15

News Releases - IEPA Asks Attorney General to Pursue Legal Action Over Manure Spill that Contaminated Creek in Bureau County
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has asked the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to take enforcement action following the release of livestock manure on a farm in Bureau County last week, when equipment being used to pump out a waste storage pit failed and sent livestock waste into an unnamed creek.

December 12

News Releases - Illinois EPA Releases New Data on Landfill Capacity
The available disposal capacity for landfills in Illinois is sufficient for the next 13 years, according to the most recent data from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

December 9

News Releases - City of Polo Receives Extension to Provisional Variance for Installation of New Unit in Treatment Process
The Illinois EPA has granted a request by the city of Polo (Ogle County) for an extension of a 45 day provisional variance granted to the rural community in November, allowing it to exceed limits for three components of its wastewater discharge while equipment for part of the plant’s secondary filtering process is replaced.

December 5

News Releases - Illinois EPA grants permit to Tazewell County Landfill, Inc.
Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano announced that the agency has granted a permit that will allow Tazewell County Landfill, Inc. to begin construction of currently undeveloped areas of an existing landfill into a municipal solid waste landfill unit in Tazewell County.

December 1

Procurement Opportunities - RFP EPA-402 Illinois Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program Assessors
The Environmental Protection Agengy's Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program is seeking the services of contractual laboratory assessors that meet NELAP qualifications. Proposals are due on January 6, 2004 at 2:00 p.m local time.

November 25

News Releases - South Pekin Granted 45 Day Provisional Variance from Some Discharge Limits to Repair Tornado Damage at Wastewater Treatment Plant Last Spring
South Pekin, in Tazewell County, has been granted a 45-day variance from limits on two components of the wastewater discharged from its sewage treatment plant, to allow the community to replace lagoon liners that were severely damaged by a tornado last May 10.
News Releases - Partners for Waste Paint Solutions Has a New Partner in Rock Island
Keim’s Paint Center in Rock Island is the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s newest Partner for Waste Paint Solutions, Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano announced today.

November 19

News Releases - IEPA Grants Provisional Variance from Some Permit Limits to City of Polo to Allow Installation of New Unit in Treatment Process
The Illinois EPA has granted a 45-day provisional variance to the rural community of Polo, in Ogle County, allowing it to exceed limits for three components of its wastewater discharge while equipment for part of the plant’s secondary filtering process is replaced.

November 18

News Releases - Five Grants To Improve Water Quality In Southwestern And Central Illinois Announced By Illinois EPA On Barge
Five organizations that are working to improve the quality of streams and lakes in Southwestern and Central Illinois will be awarded $50,000 grants from an environmental enforcement case settlement, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Renee Cipriano announced today.

November 17

News Releases - Second Annual Green Youth Awards On "America Recycles Day" Recognize Outstanding Environmental Projects By Illinois Young People
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Renee Cipriano today presented “Green Youth Awards” recognizing seven outstanding environmental protection and conservation projects by Illinois young people in a ceremony at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.

November 13

News Releases - IEPA Praises Freeport Brownfields Redevelopment Project As Model: ‘Tutty’s Crossing” Dedicated
Freeport was praised today for its leadership and persistence in working with state and local agencies, including Illinois EPA, in turning a former battery factory site posing an environmental hazard into a recreational and economic asset.
News Releases - Illinois EPA, Village of Wauconda Move to Terminate Village’s Exemption from Disinfection of Its Wastewater Discharge
The Village of Wauconda has asked the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to terminate a disinfection exemption it has held since 1990 that allows discharge of treated wastewater from its wastewater treatment plant into Fiddle Creek, a tributary of the Fox River, without first disinfecting the treated effluent.

November 3

News Releases - Hillsboro Gets Grant For Stormwater Wetland
Hillsboro, in Montgomery County, has been approved for a $37,500 grant for construction of a stormwater wetland that is designed to improve water quality by filtering runoff in the Lake Hillsboro watershed.
News Releases - $290,675 Grant Approved for Salt Creek Streambank Stabilization
Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano today announced approval of a $290,675 grant to the Cook County community of Elk Grove Village for water quality improvements in Salt Creek.
News Releases - Illinois EPA Grants Provisional Variance to General Electric Company
The Illinois EPA will grant General Electric’s request to allow their Mattoon Lamp Plant to store drums of old flashcubes and sand waste beyond the regulatory limit of 90 days.
News Releases - Illinois EPA Launches New Web Page For Special Projects
Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano has announced a new web page that may help communities identify environmentally related projects important to their residents.
News Releases - $131,458 Grant Continues Charleston Reservoir Improvements
A grant of $131,458 has been approved by Governor Blagojevich to continue improvements to water quality in the Side Channel Reservoir at Charleston (Coles County) by installing shoreline stabilization and a sediment retention basin to trap sediment before it enters the reservoir, Director Renee Cipriano has announced.
News Releases - $138,054 Grant To Evaluate Conservation Activities and Expedite Information Exchanges on Water Quality and Wildlife Habitat
Prairie Rivers Resource Conservation and Development, Inc. (RC&D) has been approved to receive a $138,054 grant to aid in evaluation of progress to date, and develop better methods of tracking and exchanging information on water quality improvement efforts, Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano has announced.
News Releases - $300,000 Grant to Northlake to Restore Wetlands, Slow Addison Creek Erosion
A $300,000 grant has been approved for the city of Northlake, in Cook County, to fund work restoring 1.29 acres of wetlands and stabilizing approximately 1,880 feet of Addison Creek shoreline.

October 30

News Releases - Governor Announces Kick-off Of His Statewide Clean School Bus Program To Provide Healthier Environment For Illinois School Children
As Children’s Health Month is observed, Governor Rod Blagojevich today announced the kick-off of his “Illinois Clean School Bus Program” to significantly reduce emissions from existing diesel-powered school buses.
News Releases - Governor Recognizes McLean County School District As First Participant In His Illinois Clean School Bus Program, Providing Cleaner Environment For School Children
In observation of Children’s Health Month, Governor Rod R. Blagojevich today recognized McLean County Unit District 5 for their participation in his Illinois Clean School Bus Program, and reducing emissions from their diesel-powered school bus fleet.

October 27

News Releases - State Enters Consent Orders for Ottawa Landfill
Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced the entry of two consent orders on October 24, 2003, in LaSalle County Circuit Court concerning the Brockman I landfill, located three miles southwest of Ottawa.

October 23

News Releases - Cleanup at Waverly Grain Elevator Complete
The removal of scrap metal and asbestos containing materials from the remains of the former Waverly Grain Elevator has been completed, Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Renee Cipriano announced today.

October 21

News Releases - Partners for Waste Paint Solutions Has a New Partner for Central Illinois
Building Resources Inc. (BRI) in Springfield is the newest member of Illinois EPA’s Partners for Waste Paint Solutions Program and will assist Central Illinois residents to rid their homes of unwanted or unused paints for beneficial reuse.

October 17

News Releases - Illinois EPA Asks Illinois Attorney General To Take Enforcement Action Over Asbestos-Contaminated Masonry Building Blocks
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency today requested that the Illinois Attorney General’s Office take enforcement action against a Missouri firm that shipped exterior decorative masonry building blocks containing asbestos, that were recently discovered in an Illinois school.

October 15

News Releases - State and Federal Agencies Take Aggressive Action in Hartford
The Illinois EPA and the U.S.EPA have instructed a group of oil companies to conduct a series of actions in order to resolve the numerous environmental problems caused by the gasoline leaks under north Hartford.

October 10

News Releases - Illinois EPA Director Urges Delaying Yard Waste Disposal In Aftermath of Garbage Hauler’s Strike
With concerns about the handling of accumulated garbage, Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano has issued a statement urging citizens to use good judgment in their handling of household wastes and recyclables and defer landscape waste disposal.

October 9

News Releases - Illinois EPA Extends Written Public Comment Period for Village of Wauconda Sewage Treatment Plant Permit Application
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Director Renee Cipriano announced today that the deadline for submitting written comments from the public on a permit sought by Wauconda to expand its sewage treatment plant has been extended from October 9 until October 31.
News Releases - Illinois EPA Makes Decision on Cleanup at New Jersey Zinc in DePue
Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano has issued a Record of Decision for the remedy of contaminated sediments in the South Ditch portion of the New Jersey Zinc/Mobil Chemical Superfund site in DePue.
News Releases - Illinois EPA Seeks Enforcement Action From Attorney General for Improper Asbestos Removal
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has requested that Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan seek enforcement action against the owner of Sully’s Irish Pub, located in Peoria, Illinois, resulting from the improper removal, handling and disposal of regulated asbestos-containing material generated during renovation activities within the building.

October 8

News Releases - IEPA Hosting "Green Schools" Workshops for Winnebago and Boone County Schools
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency is conducting a “Keeping Schools Healthy and Safe” workshop for school maintenance staff in Winnebago and Boone counties on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

October 6

News Releases - Illinois EPA Asks Attorney General To Enforce Against Asbestos Removal Violations
Improper removal, handling and disposal of asbestos-containing material discovered by Illinois EPA and Chicago Department of the Environment inspectors on Thursday in a renovation underway at a Chicago apartment building was referred to Attorney General Lisa Madigan for enforcement today.

October 3

News Releases - Illinois EPA completes restoration work at three Centralia landfills
Construction work to correct unstable conditions and other environmental hazards at three Centralia area landfills has now been completed, Illinois EPA Director Renee Cipriano announced today.

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