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Federal Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 11 items )  

Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Fiscal Closeout Promotes Readiness, Supports Airmen and Families
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Funding runway lights at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas; replacing cooling towers at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio; renovating the iconic Air Force Academy chapel; and natural disaster recovery at Air Force installations around the globe. No fiscal year better illustrates the innovation and flexibility behind the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center's centralized management of the Ai  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Garrison, J.)
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency issued the following news release: The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that Army Cpl. Jerry M. Garrison, 21, of Lamar, Arkansas, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 7, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 14, 2019.) In late 1950, Garrison was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was r  more

EPA Approves Arkansas' Five-year Report for Regional Haze
DALLAS, Texas, Oct. 1 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently approved Arkansas' Regional Haze five-year report that found that the state is making reasonable progress towards preventing future visibility impairment caused by air pollution in the Upper Buffalo and Caney Creek Wilderness areas. "Arkansas's efforts to reduce emissions that cause regional haze are paying off," said EPA Regional Administrato  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 19-79 Toad Suck Ferry Lock (No 8) Tow Haulage Back in Service
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: TOW HAULAGE EQUIPMENT BACK IN SERVICE TOAD SUCK FERRY LOCK (No. 8) NM 155.9 MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM Tow haulage equipment at Toad Suck Ferry Lock (No. 8) NM 155.9 has been returned to service. Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@u  more

MKARNS Navigation Notice SWL 19-80 Toad Suck Ferry Lock (No 8) Resumes 24-Hour Operation
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: LOCK RESUMES 24 HOUR OPERATIONS TOAD SUCK FERRY LOCK (No. 8) NM 155.9 MCCLELLAN-KERR ARKANSAS RIVER NAVIGATION SYSTEM Toad Suck Ferry Lock (No. 8) NM 155.9 has resumed 24 hour operations. Questions or requests for additional information concerning this notice should be directed to the Little Rock District Office, at (501) 324-5739 or you may email CESWL-OP-OM@usace.army.mil. //signed// Kev  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Arkansas Nuclear One
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54306) involving the Arkansas Nuclear One, London, Arkansas: PART 21 REPORT - ITE/GOULD J20M COIL BLOCK RELAY "On October 1, 2019, the Arkansas Nuclear One (ANO) Site Vice President was notified of a defect on an ITE/Gould J20M Coil Block Relays which met the reporting criteria of 10 CFR 21.21. "ANO is making this non-emergency notification in accordance with 10 CFR 21.21(d)(3)(I) concerning a  more

Special Ozark Isle Youth Muzzleloader Deer Hunt Announced
MOUNTAIN HOME, Arkansas, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking applications from youth hunters who would like to participate in a special muzzleloader deer hunt Dec. 14 and 15 in Ozark Isle Park/Dry Run area at Bull Shoals Lake. Eight permits will be issued to hunter education graduates 15-years-old and under. Applicants must submit a completed application form, including their hunter education identification n  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Help Establish Career Technology Center to Serve Fort Smith, Arkansas Opportunity Zone
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1.4 million grant to the city of Fort Smith, Arkansas, to help build the Fort Smith Public Schools Career Technology Center (CTC) for training in advanced manufacturing, health care, and information technology. The EDA grant, to be locat  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests to Provide Infrastructure to An Existing Industrial Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas Opportunity Zone
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that the Department's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.15 million grant to the County of Hot Spring, Arkansas, to help improve an existing industrial park. The EDA grant, to be located in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act designated Opportunity Zone, will be matched with $770,000 in local funds, a  more

USDA Issues Packers and Stockyards Complaint Against Kyle Sorrels
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service issued the following news release: As part of its commitment to ensuring fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industries, on Sept. 18, 2019, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a complaint against Kyle Sorrels (Sorrels) of Arkansas, for alleged violations of the Packers and Stockyards (P&S) Act. An investigation by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service revealed tha  more

USDA Offers Low-Interest Loans for Agricultural Producers in Arkansas Impacted by Natural Disasters
STILLWATER, Oklahoma, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency - Oklahoma Field Office issued the following news release: * * * - Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Oklahoma Counties Also Available * * * Arkansas agricultural producers who lost property due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) physical loss loans. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers these low-interest loans to agricultural producers in Bax  more