Tag: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Coast Guard Conducts Oil Spill Exercise At Limetree Bay Refinery On St. Croix

CHRISTIANSTED — Coast Guard, federal and local emergency responders in cooperation Limetree Bay conducted an oil pollution response exercise for two days this week at the south shore refinery. The government-led exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program (PREP) required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990. “These exercises are […]

DPNR Says It Is Enforcing More Stringent Water Quality Standards This Week … Expect More Beach Failures

CHRISTIANSTED — The Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) advises all USVI public beach users of the policy adoption by DPNR of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established Beach Action Value (BAV) in future weekly Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) advisories. The new BAV threshold value for Enterococci Bacteria is set at […]

Environmental Health Specialists From States Head To Territory To Help With Restaurant Inspections

[ad name=”HTML-68″] [wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”] FAIRFAX, Va. — Environmental health specialists from Virginia are heading to the territory to help with hurricane-recovery efforts. Two teams are scheduled to head Sunday to the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix and return on Feb. 27. Five of the 12 specialists being deployed are from […]

EPA Announces Final Two Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Events on St. Croix

FREDERIKSTED — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is sponsoring the final two household hazardous waste drop off events on St. Croix this Friday and Saturday at the Home Depot from 8 a.m. to – 4 p.m. A free drop off site is also available at the Evelyn Williams Elementary School and it is open seven […]