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Posted on Wednesday, January 15th, 2020 | Posted in iWR-1-20

NEIWPCC Commissioner Robert Varney will lead an international advisory board on environmental aspects of such issues as the forthcoming United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement. Varney is a former regional administrator of New England EPA.

The Peconic Estuary Program is seeking an intern to monitor Alewife in the Peconic River March 1–mid-May. Applications are due by February 1.

The stormwater permit that EPA Region 1 has issued for New Hampshire’s Great Bay could become a model for managing nonpoint-source pollution

Craft breweries in Maine are adopting sustainability, including water reuse, recycling, and processing of brew effluent to be friendly to local wastewater treatment systems.

The EPA has negotiated 3 settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits related to its municipal storm sewer system permits from Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Public comments on the settlement close on January 27.

Michigan is the latest state to sue PFAS manufacturers.