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Federal Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 11 items )  

EPA Recognizes Ashland, Wis., for Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water and Drinking Water Infrastructure
ASHLAND, Wisconsin, Nov. 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the City of Ashland, Wis., with an AQUARIUS award for the city's private lead service line (LSL) replacement project, one of 25 drinking water infrastructure projects honored for excellence and innovation within the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) programs. These exemplary projects showcase water quality improvements a  more

EPA Recognizes the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District for Excellence and Innovation in Clean Water Infrastructure
MADISON, Wisconsin, Nov. 18 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), Madison, Wis., with a Performance and Innovation in the SRF Creating Environmental Success (PISCES) award for the rehabilitation of Pumping Station 15, one of 30 clean water infrastructure projects honored for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (  more

FEC: Wisconsin Special Election Reporting - 7th District (2020)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Election Commission issued the following reporting litigation document: Wisconsin has scheduled special elections to fill the 7th congressional district House seat vacated by Representative Sean Duffy. The Special Primary Election will be held on February 18, 2020, and the Special General Election will be held on May 12, 2020. Participating candidates must file additional reports in connection with these elections. Quarterly filing PACs and party committees t  more

Fed Issues Enforcement Action With Former Employee of East West Bank
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following news release: * * * - Announces Termination of Enforcement Actions With Markesan State Bank, Banco Espirito Santo and Espirito Santo E Comercial De Lisboa, Inc. * * * The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the execution of the enforcement action listed below: Consent prohibition against Thang Nguyen, former employee of East West Bank, Pasadena, California, following the Board's allegations that he misappropriated funds   more

Rural Development - Wisconsin Office: USDA Invests in the Expansion of Rural Education and Health Care Access in 21 Wisconsin Counties
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, Nov. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Wisconsin office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that USDA is investing $42.5 million in 133 distance learning and telemedicine projects in 37 states and two U.S. territories. USDA is providing the funding through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. These investments will benefit   more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Decision Involving Wisconsin Central
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following decision (Docket No. FD 36346) entitled "Wisconsin Central Ltd. Operation Exemption Hallett Dock No. 5 in Duluth, Minn.": Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL), a rail carrier,/1 filed a petition seeking an exemption under 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10502 from the prior approval requirements of 49 U.S.C. Sec. 10901 to operate a rail/water dock facility in Duluth, Minn., known as Hallett Dock No. 5 (the D  more

Surface Transportation Board Issues Environmental Review Involving Wisconsin Central
WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Surface Transportation Board issued the following environmental review (Docket Nos. AB-303 and AB-1290X) entitled "Wisconsin Central Ltd. Abandonment Exemption in Wood County, Wisconsin and Wisconsin Rapids Railroad, L.L.C. Discontinuance Exemption in Wood County, Wisconsin": In this proceeding, Wisconsin Central Ltd. (WCL), and Wisconsin Rapids Railroad, LLC (WRR) (jointly Applicants), filed a petition for exemption under 49 U.S.C.  more

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.7 Million to Two Airports in Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, Nov. 22 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Department of Transportation will award $6.7 million in airport infrastructure grants to two airports in the state of Wisconsin. With this announcement, the Trump Administration has invested a historic $10.8 billion in more than two thousand American airports across the United States for safety   more

USDA Invests in Drinking Water Quality and Wastewater Management for Over 7,400 Rural Residents and Businesses in Four Wisconsin Counties
STEVENS POINT, Wisconsin, Nov. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development - Wisconsin office issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director Frank Frassetto announced that the department is investing $635 million in 122 projects to improve water systems and wastewater handling services in rural communities in 42 states. USDA is funding the projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. "These inv  more

Vice President Pence Issues Remarks at Fincantieri Marinette Marine
MARINETTE, Wisconsin, Nov. 20 -- The White House issued the following remarks by Vice President Mike Pence at Fincantieri Marinette Marine: THE VICE PRESIDENT: It really is great to be with all of you today and with some great public servants, especially my great friend, a great ally of this administration, Congressman Mike Gallagher. Thank you for your leadership and for your service to this country. (Applause.) But to Mayor Steve Genisot, and especially Dario Deste, Jan Allman, and standing   more

Wisconsin Air National Guard Airman 'ACEs' Munitions Systems Apprentice Course
SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, Texas, Nov. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force (82nd Training Wing) issued the following news: A native of Black Earth, Wisconsin, completed the 363rd Training Squadron's munition systems apprentice course in high fashion by achieving perfect scores on all coursework, earning the distinction of being an ACE student. The munitions systems apprentice course consists of seven blocks of training over 37 academic days of instruction. Topics covered during training include munitions o  more