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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 11 items )  

DLA: 'It's Been a Busy Year'
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Senior leaders from the director down to area managers gathered in Battle Creek, Michigan, Oct. 21-25 for the Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services Senior Leader Summit. DLA Disposition Services Director Mike Cannon said it was "a busy year, but they are all busy years" as he kicked off the event started with a State of the Command address. His remarks outlined how we  more

DLA: Leaders Focus on Culture, Safety During Summit
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Defense Logistics Agency Disposition Services leaders from around the world gathered at the Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center in Battle Creek, Michigan, focusing on the way ahead for the agency. The pinnacle of the October summit focused on workforce culture and safety. "It's a good culture, you have a lot of things going on in this organization," said Jay Richards from the De  more

EPA Administrator Wheeler Wraps Up Visit to Michigan
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: During U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Wheeler's visit to the Great Lakes State, he unveiled the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Action Plan III at Belle Isle, addressed the Detroit Economic Club, and participated in a Detroit water and sewage roundtable. "I was encouraged to see the incredible progress being made toward delivering cleaner water to Michigander  more

EPA Announces New 5-Year Plan to Accelerate Restoration of the Great Lakes
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Region 5 Administrator and Great Lakes National Program Manager Cathy Stepp unveiled an updated and aggressive action plan under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI Action Plan III will guide the actions of federal agencies and their many partners over the next 5 years to protect and restore th  more

EPA Invites 38 New Projects to Apply for Water Infrastructure Loans to Improve Water Quality
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Projects will provide water infrastructure upgrades for 24 million Americans and will create almost 200,000 jobs * * * At an event held today in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that 38 new projects in 18 states are being invited to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans. Together, the  more

Fargo, N.D. Invited to Apply for EPA Water Infrastructure Financing for Project That Will Help Manage Stormwater Flooding
FARGO, North Dakota, Oct. 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - EPA Invites 38 New Projects to apply for loans that will provide water infrastructure upgrades for 24 million Americans and create up to 190,000 jobs * * * At an event held today in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that 38 new projects in 18 states are being invited to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Inno  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Former Senior UAW Official Pleads Guilty to Taking $123,000 in Bribes and Kickbacks
DETROIT, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: Jeffery Pietrzyk, a former high-level official in the UAW's General Motors Department, pleaded guilty today to conspiring with other UAW officials to engage in honest services fraud by taking over $123,000 in bribes and kickbacks from UAW vendors and contractors and to conspiring to launder the proceeds of the scheme announced U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneide  more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: September Milk Production
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Dairy herds in Michigan produced 927 million pounds of milk during September, up 3.8 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Regional Director of USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The daily rate per cow was 72.2 pounds, up 1.7 pounds from September 2018. The dairy herd was estimated at 428,000  more

President Donald J. Trump Announces Appointment of Individuals to Be Members of President's Council of Advisors on Science, Technology
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued the following news release: Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the appointment of the following individuals to be Members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: Catherine P. Bessant of North Carolina Dario Gil of New York Sharon Hrynkow of Virginia H. Fisk Johnson of Wisconsin Attiganal Sreeram of Michigan Shane Wall of Oregon K. Birgitta Whaley of California  more

Salt Lake City Invited to Apply for EPA Water Infrastructure Project Funding That Will Reduce Nutrient Pollution
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - EPA Invites 38 new projects to apply for loans that will provide water infrastructure upgrades for 24 million Americans and create up to 190,000 jobs * * * At an event held today in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that 38 new projects in 18 states are being invited to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Inn  more

U.S. Commerce Department Announces $13 Million to Support U.S. Manufacturers
WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced $13 million in U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grants to support 11 Trade Adjustment Assistance Centers (TAACs) that help manufacturers affected by imports adjust to increasing global competition and to create jobs. The TAACs, which each service multiple states, are located in California, Colorado,   more