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Federal Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 26 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

Defense Contract Management Agency Pittsburgh Senior Leaders Mentor Employees in Developmental Program
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The Defense Contract Management Agency issued the following news: Senior leaders from the Defense Contract Management Agency Pittsburgh are doing their part to develop the next group of agency leaders. "DCMA Pittsburgh's Tier II Leadership Development Program is a group of aspiring leaders seeking to determine their potential while developing the skills and mindset to bring out the best in others," said Jason Digon, an Engineering and Analysis supervisor at  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

Department of Labor Investigation Results in Pennsylvania Country Club Paying $105,686 in Back Wages and Damages
INDIANA, Pennsylvania, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: Indiana Country Club - based in Indiana, Pennsylvania - will pay $52,843 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages, following a U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation that found minimum wage violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD investigators found that Indiana Country Club retained a portion of the tips earned by  more

DLA Distribution Chief of Staff Recognizes Local Air Force Veteran
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Ed Shank George Hemler was just 20 years old when he arrived at Laredo Air Force Base, Texas, in 1958. Drafted during the Korean War, the Pennsylvania native found himself far from home and facing an uncertain future. Little did he know the long-lasting effects his three-year tour would have, not only on his life, but on future generations. Having just been promoted  more

DLA Distribution Expeditionary--Whole of Government Logistics Enabler
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Cory Angell Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 hurricane with a storm surge well above normal high tide levels, swept across the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coasts in August 2005, with maximum sustained winds at landfall estimated at 140 miles per hour. There were many lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. One major lesson was that support supplies need to  more

DLA: New Crop of Army Food Trucks to Serve Up Healthy, Fast Meals for More Soldiers
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 19 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Nancy Benecki Going to a trendy food truck for a breakfast sandwich, a cheeseburger with "the works," or a fresh salad is something some civilians can do almost any time. Now, more U.S. Army soldiers who are at remote training locations on an installation will have the opportunity to get a fast yet nutritious meal from a nearby food truck, instead of leaving the base f  more

DLA: Troop Support Contracting Officer Makes Impact Through Process Improvement
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Mikia Muhammad An unexpected opportunity to take a Lean Six Sigma training class jumpstarted a Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support contracting officer's process improvement acumen and organizational impact. Robert Fagan, a contracting officer with Clothing and Textiles' heraldic team, led a continuous process improvement project with the potential to be replicated  more

EPA Approves Redesignation of the Washington, D.C. Area for Federal Ozone Air Pollution Standard
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the District of Columbia's request to redesignate the District to attainment for the 2008 federal ozone standard under the Clean Air Act. "Meeting the health-based air quality standards is one of this administration's top priorities because all Americans have the right to breathe clean air," said EPA Regional Administrator Co  more

EPA Funding to Maryland Will Support Regulation of Pesticides Use, Worker Protections
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $359,870 Pesticides Performance Partnership grant to the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA). The funding will support the state's enforcement of pesticide regulations, implement programs for certifying and training pesticide applicators, and improving agricultural worker protections. "This funding strengthens the   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

National Energy Technology Laboratory Conducts High-Tech Investigation of Rock Core From Marcellus Shale Test Well
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: A team of NETL researchers conducted a high-tech examination of a 139-foot core sample taken from a Marcellus shale test well in western Monongalia County, West Virginia -- research that could yield technologies and techniques to improve production efficiency and environmental performance throughout the Marcellus shale region. A rock core is a cylindrical sample  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Joins Oil and Gas Experts at National Conference
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: Representatives from NETL's Oil and Gas Program attended the 2019 Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) July 22-24 in Denver, connecting with other experts advancing the science and technology of unconventional resource development and exploration. Unconventional resources, which include supplies of oil and gas contained in shales and other tigh  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Shares Work With Federal Lawmakers at National Lab Day on the Hill
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL researchers highlighted the Lab's work to develop innovative technology solutions focused on flexibility and sustainability July 24 at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) 2019 National Lab Day on the Hill. Held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., National Lab Day on the Hill offers members of Congress, their staffers, DOE leaders and others an opportunit  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Technical Forum Spotlights Research of DOE's Ciesese Program
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: Six college students and two professors, who participated in a mentored training program at NETL sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and designed to encourage pursuit of careers in energy industries, presented the results of their summer research projects during a technical forum held this week in Morgantown, West Virginia. The individuals were part  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory: Anderson Testifies Before U.S. Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 26 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL Director Brian Anderson, Ph.D., appeared before the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Thursday to discuss how the Laboratory effectively develops innovative energy technologies that promote economic growth and competitiveness. The committee is chaired by U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is the ra  more

Naval Sea Systems Command Leaders Train at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center issued the following news: By Keegan Rammel First-line supervisors from across the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Warfare Centers gathered at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) for Propel training from July 15-19. Propel is a five-day interactive training course for new first-line supervisors that provides them with tools to interpret the workplace, utilize organizational resources, and take   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

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Delaware Business-Exec Sentenced for Amtrak Bribery Scheme
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Donald Scott Crothers, 45, of Milford, Delaware was sentenced to 18 months' incarceration and three years' supervised release by United States District Judge R. Barclay Surrick for his role in a federal program bribery scheme involving millions of dollars in contracts with the National R  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Eagleville Hospital Pays $2.85M to Resolve Allegations of Improper Billing for Detox Treatment
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William McSwain announced today that Eagleville Hospital, which provides substance use disorder treatment in Eagleville, Pennsylvania, has agreed to pay $2.85 million to the federal government to resolve allegations that the hospital violated the False Claims Act by submitting claims to Medicare, Medicaid, and the Federa  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Philadelphia-Based Pharmacy Owners Agree to Pay $400,000 to Resolve False Claims Act Liability
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, William M. McSwain, issued the following news release: United States Attorney William McSwain announced that the owners of E-Z Pharmacy II in Philadelphia have agreed to pay $400,000 to resolve liability under the False Claims Act. Darshan Bapa Inc., doing business as E-Z Pharmacy II, and Natverbhai Patel will together pay $400,000 to the federal government to resolve allegations that they violat  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: Scranton Funeral Home Director Sentenced to 15 Months' Imprisonment For Tax
SCRANTON, Pennsylvania, July 25 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, David J. Freed, issued the following news release: The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Al T. Hughes, age 60, of Scranton, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge James M. Munley to 15 months' imprisonment followed by a three-year term of supervised release and a $4,000 fine, for tax evasion. According to United States At  more

Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney: U.S. Citizen Sentenced to Prison for Leading International Counterfeit Currency Operation Headquartered in Uganda
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania, Scott W. Brady, issued the following news release: A U.S. citizen who resided in the Republic of Uganda, has been sentenced in federal court to six years and two months (74 months) in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $230,890 in restitution on his conviction of conspiracy to manufacture/pass/transfer/sell counterfeit currency, conspiracy to launder   more

PPG Coating Innovation Center Leader Explores National Energy Technology Laboratory Pittsburgh for Common Interests
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: NETL in Pittsburgh hosted a visit from researchers with the PPG Coatings Innovation Center, who learned about the Laboratory's work in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC), sensors and controls and advanced membranes and sorbents. The delegation, led by Stuart Hellring, Ph.D., was interested in exploring potential areas of common interest. PPG is a global supplier of p  more

U.S. Army War College Commandant Challenges Delayed Entry Program Students: How Will You Build Upon What You Have Learned?
CARLISLE BARRACKS, Pennsylvania, July 15 -- The U.S. Army War College issued the following news: By Robert Martin Army War College Commandant Maj. Gen. John Kem welcomed the USAWC distance class of 2019 today by guiding them to look back over the past two years, and recognize this moment as a transition point for their professional identity. You've been the expert in your units, but you're not the expert on everything, said Kem, to characterize the professional pivot. "You're no longer an inf  more

Wendy O'Sullivan Named Superintendent of Chesapeake Bay Office
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service issued the following news release: National Park Service (NPS) Northeast Regional Director Gay Vietzke has named Wendy O'Sullivan as the superintendent of the Chesapeake Bay Office, headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland. There she will oversee the NPS effort to manage and develop the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network and support the protection and restoration of the bay. O'Sullivan cu  more