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Congressman Boyle Announces $660K+ in Federal EPA Grants for Pennsylvania

June 23, 2017
Press Release
Boyle continues his fight for critical environmental funding in the face of Trump budget cuts and GOP attacks in Congress

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-13) announced three grant awards totaling $664,167 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will advance Pennsylvania’s drinking water safety, assist superfund community cleanup efforts, and help to improve water pollution mitigation.
 
“As a member of the House Budget Committee, I continue to fight the dangerous funding cuts proposed in President Trump’s budget – including a 31% cut to the EPA.  These three grants are great examples of how important the EPA is to local communities,” said Congressman Boyle.  “EPA funding is essential to local and state efforts to ensure the health and safety of our environment and, in turn, the prosperity of our communities.  This affects us all.”
 
Congressman Boyle has also introduced legislation to protect drinking water from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs including PFOA and PFOS).
 
The following EPA grants were awarded in Pennsylvania: 
 
$568,867 to the PA Dept of Environmental Protection- Pennsylvania Public Water System Supervision
This agreement provides support for and implementation of a public water system supervision program adequate to enforce the requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
$27,000 to the Darby Creek Valley Association- 
Technical Assistance Grant, Darby Creek Superfund Site
This project will enable the recipient to receive technical assistance from one or more technical advisors to interpret and review technical information related to the Lower Darby Creek Superfund site.  By interpreting, analyzing, and evaluating the information, the technical advisor(s) will aid the recipient in commenting more productively and effectively on remedial activities at the site.

$68,300 to The Pennsylvania State University- Watershed Modeling
Provides modeling support for the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) partnership to inform decision-making on the implementation of the most cost-effective, efficient, and targeted nutrient and sediment reduction actions.  Objectives include developing a plan for the next generation CB Watershed Model; developing and refining Bay Watershed Model calibration, verification and uncertainty tools; developing Bay Watershed Model application and analysis; and carrying out team and work group support.
 
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