Newsroom: Press Release Archive: December 2011

December 30, 2011
ADEQ Issues a PM2.5 HPA for the Phoenix Metro Area for Saturday and Sunday, December 31 - January 1
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is issuing a High Pollution Advisory (HPA) for Saturday, December 31, 2011 and Sunday, January 1, 2012 due to elevated levels of fine particulate matter (PM-2.5).
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December 23, 2011
ADEQ Issues a PM2.5 HPA for the Phoenix Metro Area for Saturday and Sunday, December 24 - 25
Yule logs will need to remain dark this Christmas holiday weekend. No Burn Day restrictions will be in effect Saturday and Sunday due to deteriorating air quality conditions.
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December 23, 2011
Arizona Files Request to Intervene in Lawsuit Involving the EPA
State Demands Seat at the Table with Special-Interest Groups Who Want to Unilaterally Dictate a Plan for Arizona
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Arizona Attorney General’s Office announced today that the State has filed a request to intervene in a lawsuit between a group of special-interest plaintiffs and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding the implementation of a plan to address visibility issues in some of the State’s national parks and wilderness areas.
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December 19, 2011
Administrative Counsel Parke, 11 other ADEQ Employees Honored for Stellar Work during Annual Awards Ceremony
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality Administrative Counsel Bret Parke received the Director's Excellence Award and a number of other agency employees were also honored for their outstanding job performances during 2011 at ADEQ's annual awards event at its Phoenix headquarters.
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December 15, 2011
ADEQ Officials Announce $7,500 Brownfields Grant to Inspect Lead Paint on Water Tower in City of Somerton
Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials announced today that a $7,500 grant has been awarded to the City of Somerton to determine if lead paint flaking from a water tower is creating environmental health risks for a nearby site expected to be developed into a community park.
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December 5, 2011
ADEQ, Pima County Parks and Recreation Plan Water Quality Testing Event for Students at Agua Caliente Pond
The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality and Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division announced today that they will co-sponsor a Tucson water quality testing event on Dec. 12 from 10 a.m. until noon for 44 third-graders of Safford K-8 Magnet School at the natural spring and pond of Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road.
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