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Federal Tipoffs Involving Michigan Newsletter for Sunday January 19, 2020 ( 8 items )  

$1 Million Available in Cooperative Agreement for Great Lakes Restoration in 8 States
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced that it expects to award up to 10 cooperative agreements for the restoration of Great Lakes in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $1 million with a ceiling of $200,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with environment. The funding is open to state,   more

BLS Issues Women Earnings in Michigan for 2018
CHICAGO, Illinois, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics - Midwest Regional Information Office issued the following news release: In 2018, Michigan women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median usual weekly earnings of $811, or 82.2 percent of the $987 median usual weekly earnings of their male counterparts, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Assistant Commissioner for Regional Operations Charlene Peiffer noted that the 2018 women's-to-men  more

Corps of Engineers: Safety Hazards Peaked During Great Lakes High Water
DETROIT, Michigan, Jan. 14 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release on Jan. 13: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around Great Lakes structures and to be aware of safety hazards resulting from high water levels. Many accidents and incidents near harbor structures occur during the turbulent weather seasons of fall and winter, but higher than normal water levels pose safety threats year round. The lakeshore   more

Michigan-based Food Manufacturer Agrees to Stop Production After Repeated Food Safety Violations
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Food and Drug Administration issued the following news release: U.S. District Judge Sean F. Cox entered a consent decree of permanent injunction between the U.S. and Home Style Foods, Inc., and the company's owner, Michael J. Kowalski, and quality manager, Juan Valesquez. Home Style Foods, Inc., a Michigan-based food manufacturer, has agreed to discontinue selling food products until the company complies with federal regul  more

NNSA Administrator Attends Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at University of Michigan
WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Part of nationwide effort to recruit next generation of nuclear security professionals * * * The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Lisa E. Gordon-Hagerty attended the Nuclear Security Enterprise Day at the University of Michigan Jan. 14 and spoke   more

Pine River Area High School Graduate Reports for Duty as Newest Forest Service District Ranger
CADILLAC, Michigan, Jan. 16 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's U.S. Forest Service unit - Huron-Manistee National Forests - issued the following news release: Scott Peedle has reported for duty as the new Cadillac/Manistee District Ranger for the Huron-Manistee National Forests. From his office in Manistee, Peedle will oversee natural resources and administrative operations throughout the district. A native of Michigan, Peedle graduated from Pine River Area High School in Le Roy in 1992.  more

Soo Locks Closed for Planned Seasonal Repairs and Maintenance
DETROIT, Michigan, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Detroit District issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, announces the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., are closed to navigation until March 25. The Corps will use this time to perform critical maintenance on the lock structures. "The Soo Locks are vital as a single point of passage for shipping from the upper to lower Great Lakes," said Lt. Col. Greg Turner, district engineer. "M  more

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in Detroit Area Car Wash Operator Paying $83,741 in Back Wages and Damages
DETROIT, Michigan, Jan. 17 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Super Car Wash Systems & Holdings LLC - based in Royal Oak, Michigan - has paid $83,741 in back wages and damages to 60 current and former employees at nine Detroit metro-area car wash locations. WHD investigators found the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair  more