Tuesday - March 28, 2017
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News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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Washington Governor's Award Goes to PSNM Volunteer
BREMERTON, Wash., March 24 -- The U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command issued the following news:

By Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Clifford L. H. Davis

Naval History and Heritage Command, Communication and Outreach Division

A museum volunteer with the Puget Sound Navy Museum (PSNM) has earned a 2017 Serve Washington Governor's Volunteer Service Award, officials with the governor's office recently announced.

The Serve Washington award recognizes Washington citizens for their dedication, time and talents to help others in their communities and will be presented on April 11 ... Show Full Article

State Department Issues Travel Alert on Peru
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- The U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs issued the following travel alert:

The State Department alerts U.S. citizens to the torrential rainfall that has triggered flooding and landslides in selected regions of Peru. Peru's meteorology service expects heavy rains to continue through the end of March and into April. The Government of Peru declared a state of emergency for the Carretera Central affecting various districts in multiple provinces, including in Lima province. The northern and central mountains have also been affected by the rains. U.S. citizens ... Show Full Article

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Arkansas Small Businesses
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 24 -- The Small Business Administration's Office of Disaster Assistance issued the following news release:

Small nonfarm businesses in 22 Arkansas counties and neighboring Missouri counties are now eligible to apply for low interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by drought in the following primary counties that began Jan. 24, 2017, announced Director Tanya N. Garfield of SBA's Disaster Field Operations Center - West.

Primary Arkansas counties: Baxter, Fulton, ... Show Full Article

Reclamation Increasing Releases Into Lower American River for Inflow Management
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 24 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation issued the following news release:

The Bureau of Reclamation is scheduled to incrementally increase releases below Nimbus Dam starting Monday at 8 a.m., from 5,000 cubic feet per second to 15,000 cfs by Tuesday at 10 a.m., to manage Folsom Reservoir inflow. Please be aware, operational adjustments will be made as necessary and may occur on short notice.

Folsom Reservoir, located 26 miles northeast of Sacramento, provides water for people, fish and wildlife, hydropower, and environmental and salinity-control ... Show Full Article

Peace Corps Celebrates 55th Anniversary in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal, March 24 -- The U.S. Embassy in Nepal issued the following news release:

U.S. Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz and Peace Corps Nepal Country Director Nelson Chase hosted a celebration today to commemorate the 55th anniversary of Peace Corps' arrival in Nepal. The event celebrated the work and contributions of over 3,750 American volunteers who lived, worked and served in communities throughout Nepal since 1962. Attendees included officials from the Ministries of Agricultural Development and Health, Nepalis whose lives were improved by the work of Peace Corps Volunteers and many ... Show Full Article

Lakes Farm Raised Catfish, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due To Possible Adulteration
WASHINGTON, March 24 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service has issued the following news release:

Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., a Dundee, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,695 pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The siluriformes (catfish) products were produced on March 14 through 17, 2017. The following products ... Show Full Article

Graduate School Unveils New 3D Metal Printer
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, March 24 -- The U.S. Air Force's 88th Air Base Wing issued the following news:

By Amy Rollins

Skywrighter Staff

The Air Force Institute of Technology at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has been utilizing additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, to build prototypes with polymers for more than 30 years. On March 16, its Graduate School of Engineering and Management unveiled a new state-of-the-art metal additive manufacturing system that enables AFIT to digitally fabricate aerospace metal parts. The Concept Laser M2 3D Metal Printer system ... Show Full Article