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Federal Tipoffs Involving Pennsylvania Newsletter for Sunday January 12, 2020 ( 12 items )  

BLS Issues Philadelphia Area Employment for November 2019
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Mid-Atlantic Regional Information Office issued the following news release: * * * - Area's Rate of Employment Growth Slower than the National Average * * * Total nonfarm employment for the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Statistical Area stood at 3,011,300 in November 2019, up 29,000, or 1.0 percent, over the year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. During the  more

DLA: Committing to Health: Tips for Workplace Wellness
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Jan. 9 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news on Jan. 6: With the start of a new year, talk of resolutions to improve eating and exercise habits, reduce stress and many other goals is standard. But what about improving overall wellness in the workplace, where most employees spend nearly one-third of their waking hours each year? Megan Ward, a purchasing agent for the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support's Industrial   more

FEMA Approves $6.5 Million for Virginia Mitigation Projects
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing funding for the Commonwealth of Virginia for mitigation projects through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program. FMA provides funding to states, territories, federally-recognized tribes and local communities for projects and planning that reduce or eliminate long-term risk  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory Project Validates Geologic Storage of CO2 to Boost Energy Production, Reduce Carbon Footprint
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Jan. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: The carbon footprint created by industry and other human activity in Big Sky Country -- the area stretching across the Great Plains and into Canada -- can be reduced using technology pioneered by NETL and partners at a leading research university. Work completed as part of the NETL-backed Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership demonstrates not only the ability   more

National Energy Technology Laboratory-Supported Petra Nova Project Celebrates Three Years of Sustainable Operation
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Jan. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: The world's largest operating post-combustion carbon dioxide (CO2) capture system Petra Nova celebrates its third anniversary Jan. 10, 2020. The project, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and administered by NETL, is demonstrating how carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies can economically support the flexibil  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory: DOE Announces Nearly $6.3 Million For University Training, Research for Fossil Energy Applications
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Jan. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and NETL have announced approximately $6.3 million in federal funding for research and development projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002193, University Training and Research for Fossil Energy Applications. This FOA will encompass two separate university programs, each wi  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory: DOE Awards $25 Million to Improve Natural Gas Operations
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and NETL have selected 16 projects to receive nearly $25 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects to advance natural gas infrastructure technology development. DOE's Office of Fossil Energy will provide federal funding for these projects. These projects aim to develop tools, methods, and technologies to cost-effectiv  more

Public Invited to Appeal or Comment on Flood Maps in Montour County
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing updates to the Flood Isnurance Rate Map (FIRM) for the Borough of Danville and the Townships of Cooper, Liberty, Mahoning, Mayberry, Valley, and West Hemlock in Montour County, Pennsylvania and is inviting community stakeholders to participate in a 90-day appeal and comment period. The   more

USDA Invites Input on Agricultural Conservation Easement Program Rule
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania, Jan. 7 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Pennsylvania office issued the following news release: USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP is USDA's premier conservation easement program, helping landowners protect working agricultural lands and wetlands. The rule - now available on the Federal Register - takes  more

VA IG Issues Oversight Report Summary on Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection of Veterans Integrated Service Network 4
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9 -- The Department of Veterans Affairs' Office of Inspector General issued the following oversight report (No. 19-06871-59) summary on "Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection of Veterans Integrated Service Network 4: VA Healthcare, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania": Summary: This Comprehensive Healthcare Inspection Program provides a focused evaluation of the leadership performance and oversight by the Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 4, covering leadership and organizational r  more

Virginia Man Arrested After TSA Catches Him With Loaded Handgun at Philadelphia International Airport Checkpoint
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Jan. 6 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: A Virginia man was arrested by police after Transportation Security Administration officers at Philadelphia International Airport detected a 9 mm handgun loaded with 16 bullets in the man's carry-on bag this morning (Jan. 6). It was not a good way for him to start the new year. TSA contacted the Philadelphia Police Department, which respond  more

Washington & Jefferson College Reps. Visit National Energy Technology Laboratory Morgantown
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, Jan. 10 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: Members of Washington & Jefferson College of Energy Policy and Management visited NETL Morgantown Wednesday Jan. 8 to tour various facilities on campus and familiarize themselves with the Lab's mission along with the tools and technologies being pursued to accomplish it. The W&J Center for Energy Policy and Management brings together scientists, industry leaders  more