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ADEQ Recent Updates

Webinars and Virtual Meetings: • Drinking Water Stakeholder Meeting – Opportunity to Provide Feedback for ADEQ’s Drinking Water Program – Draft Capacity Development Strategy on August 5, 2021 from 8-10 a.m. –http://www.azdeq.gov/events/stakeholder-meeting-opportunity-provide-feedback-adeqs-drinking-water-program • Surface Water Quality Stakeholder Meeting on August 5, 2021 from 1-2 p.m. ADEQ will provide updates regarding evolving federal programs, the new state program,permit questions …

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Phoenix Water Utility Involved In Planned Forest Restoration Work Near Payson

By MELISSA SEVIGNY• JUL 29, 2021 Heavy rain this weekend led to flash flood warnings across much of Northern Arizona, especially in areas with recent wildfire scars. The close links between fire and flood concern water managers in the Phoenix Valley, who rely on the Salt and Verde watersheds for drinking water supplies. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke …

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New Interactive Maps and Resources Empower the Public and Policymakers to Act on Environmental Justice

July 29, 2021Contact InformationEPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON (July 29, 2021) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is publishing a new web resource with interactive maps and supporting materials that combine information on air pollution emitted by fossil fuel-fired power plants with key demographical data on nearby communities. The Power Plants and Neighboring Communities initiative …

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EPA Releases Preliminary Data for 2020 Toxics Release Inventory Reporting, Including First Ever Reporting on PFAS

July 29, 2021Contact InformationEPA Press Office (press@epa.gov) WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published preliminary Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data about chemical releases, chemical waste management, and pollution prevention activities that took place during 2020 at nearly 21,000 federal and industrial facilities across the country. The preliminary data released today includes the first-ever reporting …

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A drip-by-drip look at our wettest July

HENRY BREAN Arizona Daily Star There’s no way to sugarcoat this: Climate researcher Mike Crimmins is getting creamed in his own monsoon forecasting contest. The University of Arizona environmental science professor predicted Tucson would get just 1.85 inches of July rainfall in the online Southwest Monsoon Fantasy Forecasts game he helped launch last month. Instead, …

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WQARF Site ROD for the Park-Euclid Now Available

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) has issued the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Park-Euclid Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund (WQARF) site in Tucson, Arizona. The ROD is the final legal document that describes the site’s selected remedy. It includes a schedule as well as estimated cost to implement the remedy. It also …

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UST Reporting Now Available in myDEQ

Register for a myDEQ account today for UST Reporting, and you can:* Submit information for new tanks Notify ADEQ of temporary closures, modifications as well as ownership changes  Provide UST financial responsibility documentation (including UST insurance) Receive confirmation emails and reminders so you don’t miss a deadline Access your facility information, all on one dashboard …

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Despite monsoon rain, Arizona still grappling with consequences of drought

Arizona has faced down more than one natural disaster this summer, from a welter of wildfires to a record-smashing heat wave. The most serious peril can be summed up in one word, says a Pima County water policy manager: drought.  When a region suffers from drought, it means that precipitation—whether rainfall or snowfall—has been lower …

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