Thursday - October 1, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday March 01, 2020 ( 11 items )  

EPA: Approval, Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans, West Virginia
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, Feb. 26 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule, published in the Federal Register on Feb. 25, entitled: "Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; 2019 Amendments to West Virginia's Ambient Air Quality Standards". The rule was issued by Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. * * * The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is approving a state implementation plan (SIP) revision submitted by the State of W  more

FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Issues Statement on Requirements for Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following statement by Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel: Re: Competitive Bidding Procedures and Certain Program Requirements for the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction (Auction 904), AU Docket No. 20-24; WC Docket No. 19-126; WC Docket No. 10-90. Last fall, I joined Senator Manchin in West Virginia. We crisscrossed the Mountain State at the peak of its autumn glory. The towns we stopped in were small, all proud of thei  more

Loaded Handgun Stopped at Yeager Airport Checkpoint
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Feb. 27 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Man said he forgot that he had his loaded gun with him * * * A Huntington, West Virginia, man was stopped by Transportation Security Administration officers at Yeager Airport (Feb. 25), when they detected a 9 mm handgun loaded with five bullets in his carry-on bag. TSA officials notified the Yeager Airport Police, who responded to  more

NASS - West Virginia Field Office: 2019 Farm Numbers and Land in Farms
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Feb. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - West Virginia Field Office issued the following news release: The number of farms in West Virginia totaled 22,900 in 2019, down 500 farms from 2018. The total land in farms was 3.50 million acres, down 0.1 million acres from 2018. The average farm size was 153 acres, down 1 acre from 2018. The West Virginia number of farms in the $1,000 - $9,999 economic sales class totaled 16,  more

NASS - West Virginia Field Office: January Red Meat Production
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Feb. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - West Virginia Field Office issued the following news release: Commercial red meat production during January 2020 totaled 800,000 pounds. This was up 15 percent from January 2019. Commercial red meat production is the carcass weight after slaughter including beef, veal, pork, and lamb and mutton. Individual commodity production is total live weight of commercial slaughter. Comme  more

NASS - West Virginia Field Office: Value of Production of 2019 Crops
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, Feb. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - West Virginia Field Office issued the following news release: Corn for grain value of production totaled $26.02 million in 2019, an increase of 27 percent from $20.47 million in 2018. The marketing year average price received per bushel for corn was $4.15, up $0.07 per bushel from $4.08 per bushel in 2018. The value of all hay production totaled $101.95 million in 2019, a 12 pe  more

Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Hosts Risk Governance and Credit Workshops in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 -- The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Comptroller of the Currency issued the following news release: The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) will host two workshops at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Charleston, West Virginia, April 14 and 15, for directors of national community banks and federal savings associations supervised by the OCC. The Risk Governance workshop on April 14 combines lectures, discussion, and exercises to provide practical information for di  more

President Trump Amends West Virginia Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 -- The White House issued the following news release: Today, President Donald J. Trump made additional disaster assistance available to the State of West Virginia by authorizing an increase in the level of Federal funding for Public Assistance projects undertaken in the State of West Virginia as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of June 22-29, 2016. Under the major disaster declaration issued for the State of West Virginia on   more

SBA Expands Services for Women Entrepreneurs in West Virginia
WASHINGTON, Feb. 29 -- The Small Business Administration issued the following news release: * * * - Applications accepted through March 23, 2020 * * * The U.S. Small Business Administration is accepting grant applications for a new Women's Business Center in West Virginia. This expansion of SBA services is part of the agency's priority to open more doors for women entrepreneurs and increase access to resources in socially and economically disadvantaged communities. "This new grant opportun  more

U.S. Department of Labor Extends Emphasis Program to Reduce Risks Of Amputation in West Virginia's Manufacturing Industry
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania, Feb. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an initiative to have agency inspections focus on reducing workplace hazards that can lead to amputation injuries for workers in West Virginia's manufacturing industry. The initiative extends OSHA's National Emphasis Program (NEP) on amputations, an   more

U.S. Department of Labor, PJ Dick Inc. Partner to Promote Worker Safety During Construction at West Virginia University Project
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, Feb. 26 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and PJ Dick Inc. have partnered to promote worker safety during the construction of Reynolds Hall - the future home to the new John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University - in Morgantown, West Virginia. The partnership will focus on  more