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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday July 14, 2019 ( 9 items )  

$106,441 Available in Cooperative Agreement for Freshwater Mussels Research in Arkansas
WASHINGTON, July 9 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for research on informing a conservation strategy for freshwater mussels in Buffalo River, Arkansas. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $106,441. The agency said the grant was associated with science and technology and other research and development. The funding is open to participating partners of the Great Rivers Cooperative Ecos  more

Additional Categories of FEMA Public Assistance Added to Arkansas Declaration
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, July 8 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The major disaster declaration for the State of Arkansas was amended to include additional Public Assistance (PA) Categories in areas affected by flooding and severe storms between May 21 and June 14. Conway, Crawford, Faulkner, Jefferson, Perry, Pulaski, Sebastian and Yell Counties were added for PA Categories C through G. These counties are alrea  more

Corps of Engineers Reminds Public of Workshops to Release Revised Greers Ferry Lake Master Plan
HEBER SPRINGS, Arkansas, July 9 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The drop-in workshops will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. July 17 at the Heber Springs Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane in Heber Springs, Ark., and from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. July 18 at the Fairfield Bay Lions Club, 365 Dave Creek Parkway, in Fairfield Bay, Ark. Anyone interested in the future of Greers Ferry Lake is invited to drop in anytime during the workshops. The Corps' master pla  more

Corps of Engineers: Noe Assumes Command Of Corps' Little Rock District
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, July 9 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: During a July 9 ceremony at the Witt Stephens Jr. Central Arkansas Nature Center in downtown Little Rock, Col. Eric M. Noe assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District. He assumed command from Col. Robert G. Dixon, who is retiring after 26 years of service in the U.S. Army. Little Rock District is responsible for a $500 million program annually. This includes civil   more

Department of Justice-Criminal Division: U.S. Military Dependent Sentenced to Prison for Attempted Voluntary Manslaughter, Other Charges Stemming From Assault of Several U.S. Airmen on Military Base in Japan
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Criminal Division issued the following news release: A Colorado man was sentenced to prison yesterday in connection with an attack on three U.S. Air Force airmen and resisting military police who attempted to restrain him. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Cody Hiland of the Eastern District of Arkansas and Colonel Kirk B. Stabler of the U.S. Air Force Office of Sp  more

Missouri U.S. Attorney: Former Arkansas State Senator Pleads Guilty to Bribery
SPRINGFIELD, Missouri, July 8 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri issued the following news release: A former Arkansas state senator pleaded guilty in federal court today to accepting multiple bribes in connection with a multi-district investigation spanning the Western District of Missouri and Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Jeremy Hutchinson, 45, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Arkansas Nuclear Power Reactor in Arkansas
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54152) involving the Arkansas Nuclear power reactor in Arkansas: FITNESS FOR DUTY - NON-LICENSED CONTRACT SUPERVISOR FAILED RANDOM SCREENING A non-licensed contract supervisor had a confirmed positive for a controlled substance during a random fitness-for-duty test. The employee's access to the plant has been terminated. The NRC Resident Inspector has been notified. Power Reactor Facility:   more

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $5.7 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 8 Airports in Arkansas
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants, the third allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. "This significant investment in airport improvements in Ar  more

USDA Extends Deadline to Report Spring-Seeded Crops for Twelve States
WASHINGTON, July 10 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Producers in States Impacted by Floods and Heavy Moisture Must Report by July 22 * * * The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is extending the deadline for agricultural producers in states impacted by flooding and heavy moisture. The new July 22 deadline applies to producers in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, O  more