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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 18 items )  

$300,000 Funding Available for Environmental Education in EPA Region Five
WASHINGTON, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it expects to award up to four discretionary grants for environmental education in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $300,000 with a ceiling of $100,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with environment. The agency description of the grant states: "The purpose of the Environmental Education Local Gra  more

Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency: Soldier Accounted For From Korean War (Tobin, W.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 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 Sgt. Walter H. Tobin, Jr., 22, of Glen Lake, Michigan, killed during the Korean War, was accounted for Aug. 5, 2019. (This identification was initially published Aug. 9, 2019.) In late 1950, Tobin was a member of Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, 31st   more

DLA: Ergonomics Impacts Workforce Health
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Are you a desk jockey? A cubicle farmer? Like many of us, does the majority of your working life involve staring at laptop and desktop computer screens, fingers tap-tapping on a keyboard or muting and unmuting conference calls? A desk job can be a thoroughly sedentary existence, if we allow it. Between sitting in cars during the daily commute, to sitting at desks, to sitting f  more

DLA: Expo Offers Tips for Health and Recreation
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Some employees who attended had the chance to exercise and everyone learned about fitness opportunities at the Sports & Fitness Expo conducted Nov. 7 in the Palm Garden Room. The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Fitness Center staff hosted more than 135 people at the event, which Fitness Center Manager Martha Kerns called "a great opportunity for all employees to participate in   more

DLA: Information Technology Analyst Learns Software Development, Best Practices at Microsoft
REDMOND, Washington, Nov. 5 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Defense Logistics Agency employees like Rick Boesen, whose position as an information technology project analyst includes acquisition elements, are engaging with and learning from industry partners through the Defense Department's Training with Industry Program. The program provides a professional development opportunity to help Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act-certif  more

DLA: Veterans Day Program Focuses on Building History, Suicide Prevention
BATTLE CREEK, Michigan, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: The Hart-Dole-Inouye Federal Center's Veterans Day program took place today with James Doelling, director of the Battle Creek, Michigan V.A. Medical Center serving as guest speaker. Doelling has been at the helm of the Medical Center for a year. Overseeing the health care needs of 45,000 Veterans in 22 Michigan counties. DLA Disposition Services Director Mike Cannon welcomed   more

Environment & Natural Resources: Michigan Company, Its Owner Sentenced for Illegally Storing Hazardous Waste
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division issued the following news release: Electro-Plating Services Inc. (EPS), located in Madison Heights, Michigan, was sentenced in federal court in Detroit to five years of probation, and was ordered to pay restitution of $1,449,963.94 joint and several with Gary Sayers to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Sayers, EPS's owner, was sentenced to one year in prison followed by three years of  more

Environment & Natural Resources: Settlement Reached With Dow Chemical Co. to Restore Natural Resources in Three Mid-Michigan Counties
WASHINGTON, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division issued the following news release: * * * - Restoration to Natural Areas, Increased Fishing and Hiking Opportunities and a Greenway along the Tittabawassee River Included; Settlement Also Provides for at Least $5 Million in Additional Projects to be Solicited from the Public * * * Under a proposed settlement announced today by the United States, the State of Michigan and the Saginaw Chippewa Indi  more

EPA Announces $188,000 Grant to Advance Great Lakes Education in Michigan
LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 4 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $188,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grant to Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) to educate students and train educators about Great Lakes environmental issues. EGLE's Next Generation Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support Project will support of the goal of educating our yout  more

EPA Awards $30,000 for Pesticide Awareness Outreach in Rural Michigan
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Nov. 6 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Award part of $1.5 million in competitive grants nationwide * * * The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Migrant Legal Aid will receive a $30,000 grant to provide three audience-specific presentations and distribute bilingual pocket guides on worker protection standards to migrant workers and families located in the Michigan   more

EPA Selects Flint-based Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village for $30,000 Grant to Reduce Lead Exposure Through Nutrition Education
FLINT, Michigan, Nov. 7 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: * * * - Award part of $1.5 million in competitive grants nationwide * * * The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that Flint, Michigan-based Sylvester Broome Empowerment Village (SBEV) will receive a $30,000 grant to identify and understand how socioeconomic conditions and cultural barriers impact food selection and lead exposure among Flint residents. In total, EPA is award  more

Family Dollar to Resolve EEOC Disability Discrimination Lawsuit
DETROIT, Michigan, Nov. 6 -- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issued the following news release: * * * - Retail Giant Failed to Employ Man Due to Disability, Federal Agency Charged * * * Family Dollar Stores of Michigan, LLC, a retailer with discount stores throughout Michigan, will pay $25,000 and provide other relief to settle a federal disability-discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the agency announced today. According to the  more

Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan November Crop Production
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Michigan producers are anticipating disappointing corn and soybean crops in 2019, according to Marlo Johnson, Director, USDA NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. The November Crop Production Report is based on conditions as of November 1, 2019. Some highlights of the report follow: * Michigan corn yield is down 2 bu  more

Great Lakes Regional Field Office: Michigan Potato Production
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: Michigan's 2019 potato crop is forecast to be 19.5 million hundredweight (cwt), up 6 percent from a year ago, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Regional Office. Planted acres, at 49,000, decreased 1,000 acres from last year. Harvested acres, at 47,500, were down 500 from 2018. Av  more

Justice Department: Florida Businessman Charged With Tax Fraud
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: * * * - Allegedly Used Business Funds to Pay for Use of His Yacht and Other Personal Expenses, Also Failed to Pay Employment Taxes to the IRS * * * A federal grand jury indicted a Hillsboro Beach, Florida, businessman today for tax evasion, employment tax fraud, and other tax crimes, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department's Tax Division. According   more

Mich. U.S. Attorney Birge Announces Project Safe Neighborhoods Funding to Reduce Violence in Seven West Michigan Communities
GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan, Nov. 4 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan, Andrew Byerly Birge, issued the following news release: * * * - Local law enforcement leaders have decided to use the funds to support violence prevention programs, community engagement and alternative opportunities for those who might otherwise take part in violence * * * United States Attorney Andrew Birge announced today that the Department of Justice awarded a total of over $340,000 to seven local c  more

Mich. U.S. Attorney: Settlement Reached With Dow Chemical Co. to Restore Natural Resources in Three Mid-Michigan Counties
MIDLAND, Michigan, Nov. 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Matthew Schneider, issued the following news release: Under a proposed settlement announced today by the United States, the State of Michigan and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, The Dow Chemical Company will implement and fund an estimated $77 million in natural resource restoration projects intended to compensate the public for injuries to natural resources caused by the release of hazardous sub  more

NASS - Great Lakes Regional Field Office: USDA to Collect Final 2019 Crop Production and Crop Stocks Data
EAST LANSING, Michigan, Nov. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - Great Lakes Regional Field Office issued the following news release: As the 2019 growing season officially comes to an end, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will contact producers nationwide to gather final year-end crop production numbers and the amount of grain and oilseed they store on their farms. At the same time, NASS will su  more