Not all news needs to be covered through an extended article. But it is still
important that you know about activities and decisions that may affect your business, communities and families. To help keep you informed, the Division of Compliance Assistance (DCA) routinely compiles a short listing of state and federal topics that we affectionately call SNIPS. If you have questions about these items or need environmental assistance, contact DCA at 800-926-8111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Public Notices for DAQ, DWM and DOW – Check this site for any public notices for the Division for Air Quality, Division of Waste Management and Division of Water.
- EPA Releases Stormwater Climate Change Tool – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Climate Adjustment Tool for the EPA’s Stormwater Management Model – a widely used, downloadable online stormwater simulation model. The Climate Adjustment Tool allows engineers and planners to evaluate the performance of water infrastructure while considering future climate change projections, such as more frequent high-intensity storms and changes in evaporation rates of seasonal precipitation, to determine the benefits of resiliency decisions to reduce local economic burden and protect communities.
- EPA Finalizes Updates to Air Standards for Future Wood Heaters – The EPA finalized standards for new residential wood heating appliances aimed at reducing emissions of fine particulate matter. The standards apply only to new residential wood heaters, hydronic heaters and wood-fired forced air furnaces.