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Federal Tipoffs Involving West Virginia Newsletter for Sunday March 22, 2020 ( 6 items )  

Enhanced Funding Option Through USDA Partnership Program Aims to Increase Flexibility and Delivery of Conservation Innovation
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, March 19 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service West Virginia office issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will invest up to $50 million in fiscal year 2020 to fund a unique, partner-led approach to addressing natural resource concerns at local, regional, and landscape scales. Through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program's (RCPP) Alternati  more

EPA: Air Plan Approval for West Virginia
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, March 21 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposed rule, published in the Federal Register on March 20, entitled: "Air Plan Approval; West Virginia; Redesignation and Maintenance Plan for the West Virginia Portion of the Steubenville Sulfur Dioxide Nonattainment Area". The proposed rule was issued by Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. DATES: Written comments must be received on or before April 20, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT  more

EPA: Approval, Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans for West Virginia
SPRINGFIELD, Virginia, March 19 -- The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a rule, published in the Federal Register on March 17, entitled: "Approval and Promulgation of Air Quality Implementation Plans; West Virginia; Infrastructure Requirements for the 2015 Ozone Standard". The rule was issued by Cosmo Servidio, Regional Administrator, Region III. DATES: This final rule is effective on April 16, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joseph Schulingkamp, Planning & Implementation Bra  more

NASS - West Virginia Field Office: 2019 West Virginia Honey Production
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, March 21 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service - West Virginia Field Office issued the following news release: Honey production in 2019 from producers with five or more colonies totaled 222,000 pounds, unchanged from 2018. There were 6,000 producing colonies in 2019, unchanged from 2018. Yield per colony averaged 37 pounds, unchanged from 2018. Honey stocks on December 15, 2019, were reported at 47,000 pounds, up 9,000 pounds  more

NASS - West Virginia Field Office: February Red Meat Production
CHARLESTON, West Virginia, March 21 -- 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 February 2020 totaled 500,000 pounds. This was up 10 percent from February 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. Co  more

National Energy Technology Laboratory: K-12 STEM Education, Outreach Team Assist Science Bowl, Community Events in February
PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, March 17 -- The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory issued the following news: The K-12 STEM Education and Outreach Team at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) led several Science Bowl competitions in West Virginia and Pennsylvania and facilitated collaboration between organizations and community partners in February. Also during the month, several of the Lab's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) Ambassadors visit  more