Tuesday - February 25, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 10 items )  

Army Corps Awards Contract for Cape May City Beachfill Project
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Philadelphia District awarded a contract to Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company of Oak Brook, Ill. for $7.6 million to complete periodic nourishment of the Cape May Inlet to Lower Township (Cape May City) Coastal Storm Risk Management project. The project is a joint effort of the Army Corps' Philadelphia District, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the New Jersey Dep  more

Delaware River Basin Commission Releases Report on the State of the Delaware River Basin
WEST TRENTON, New Jersey, July 25 -- The Delaware River Basin Commission issued the following news release: Today, DRBC released its 2019 State of the Basin report, which provides an overview of the health of the water resources and key species of the Delaware River Basin, along with the factors that impact the Basin, primarily: pollution, climate change, and development. "This is our third such publication since 2004, which benchmarks conditions and tracks progress toward achieving key DRBC w  more

Department of Labor Investigation Finds New Jersey Contractor Exposed Employees to Lead and Other Hazards at Pennsylvania Worksite
FRENCHTOWN, New Jersey, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Scot Christopher Rule LLC for exposing workers to lead and other workplace hazards as the company renovated and remodeled a worksite in Easton, Pennsylvania. The company faces $104,637 in proposed penalties. OSHA initiated a follow-up inspection in Februar  more

FCC Enforcement Bureau Issues Memorandum Opinion Involving Qwest Communications
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The Federal Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau issued the text of the following memorandum opinion and order (Proceeding No. 18-33): In the Matter of CenturyLink Communications, LLC f/k/a Qwest Communications Company, LLC, Complainant Vs. Verizon Services Corp.; Verizon Virginia LLC; Verizon Washington, D.C., Inc.; Verizon Maryland LLC; Verizon Delaware LLC; Verizon Pennsylvania LLC; Verizon New Jersey Inc.; Verizon New York Inc.; Verizon New England Inc.; V  more

Natural Resources Conservation Service: Apply by August 30 for USDA's Agricultural Management Assistance in Northern New Jersey
SOMERSET, New Jersey, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service New Jersey office issued the following news release: * * * - Program provides opportunities for beginning and limited resource farmers * * * Carrie Lindig, State Conservationist for USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in New Jersey, has established the application period for the 2020 Agricultural Management Assistance (AMA) program for beginning and limited resource f  more

New Jersey U.S. Attorney: Bergen County Man Admits Defrauding Government By Exchanging Over $750,000 in Snap Benefits For Cash
NEWARK, New Jersey, July 25 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A Bergen County man admitted today that he stole more than $750,000 from the U.S. Government through a scheme to exchange government benefits for cash, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jamil Bader, 60, of Teaneck, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count   more

New Jersey U.S. Attorney: Four Chinese Nationals And Chinese Company Indicted For Conspiracy To Defraud The United States And Evade Sanctions
NEWARK, New Jersey, July 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Craig Carpenito, issued the following news release: A federal grand jury has charged four Chinese nationals and a Chinese company with violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), conspiracy to violate IEEPA and to defraud the United States; conspiracy to violate, evade and avoid restrictions of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Regulations (WMDPR); and conspiracy to launder moneta  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Advanced Infrastructure Design
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54160) involving Advanced Infrastructure Design, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - TROXLER GAUGE DAMAGED AT JOB SITE The following report was received from the Pennsylvania Bureau of Radiation Protection (PA DEP) via facsimile: "On July 10, 2019, a Troxler gauge was hit by a roller while on a job site at the Philadelphia Airport. The area was secured, and the PA DEP respond  more

U.S. Air Force, Botswana Forces Complete Final Training Exercise
GABORONE, Botswana, July 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Mary Junell More than 170 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from North Carolina, Alabama, and New Jersey traveled to Botswana to partner with approximately 300 Botswana Defense Force service members at Thebaphatswa Air Base, July 9-18, as part of Operation Upward Minuteman 2019. Upward Minuteman 2019 was a U.S. Africa Command exercise promoting the U.S. National Guard's State Partnership Program on the African Co  more

VA Enhances Research and Education Efforts Related to Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposure With Newly Restructured Research Hub
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) recently established the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pits Center of Excellence (AHBPCE) as part of its ongoing efforts to improve health care for Veterans. "VA is addressing Veterans concerns about the health effects of airborne hazards and burn pit exposure," said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. "Establishing this program through the center is a testament to  more