30 Aug '17, 11pm

Administrator Pruitt Meets With Hurricane Harvey Responders and Officials in Texas

Administrator Pruitt Meets With Hurricane Harvey Responders and Officials in Texas

Addressing Fuel Shortages: The Clear Air Act allows EPA Administrator Pruitt, in consultation with Energy Secretary Perry, to waive certain fuel requirements to address shortages that occur as a result of the storm. If Administrator Pruitt determines that extreme and unusual fuel supply circumstances exist in a state or region as a result of the hurricane, a temporary waiver can help ensure an adequate supply of gasoline is available in the affected area, particularly for emergency vehicles. EPA has an experienced team standing by to expedite handling of fuel waiver requests by the states. Monitoring Public Water Systems: Water systems can be severely impacted during hurricanes due to storm surge, flooding, or loss of power. EPA Region 6 has developed a tracking system for us to identify systems in the storm’s pathway. Over 4,000 public drinking water systems have been pot...

Full article: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/administrator-pruitt-mee...

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