SNIPSNot 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

  • EPA Approves New Climate-Friendly Refrigerants – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the options for refrigerants used in various kinds of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment in the United States that offer better climate protection without harming the ozone layer.
  • Nominations Open for EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award – For the second year in a row, the EPA is accepting nominations for the Rain Catcher Awards for excellence in the implementation of stormwater green infrastructure projects during the last 10 years (Jan. 1, 2005 – Jan. 1, 2015). Award categories are available for Municipal, Commercial, Tribal and Neighborhood/Community levels. Nominations are due to the agency by April 17, 2015.