EPA awards $1.6 million grant to Oklahoma agency - KSWO, Lawton, OK- Wichita Falls, TX: News, Weather, Sports. ABC, 24/7, Telemundo -

EPA awards $1.6 million grant to Oklahoma agency

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1.6 million to the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality to help with environmental permitting, enforcement and facility inspections.

EPA officials announced Friday that the Performance Partnership Grant also will be used to perform outreach and education and accreditation of training providers. It also will help with the certification of firms and individuals performing lead-based paint abatement activities.

The agency says under traditional environmental program grants, states receive funds to implement the water, air, waste, pesticides and toxic substances programs.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Powered by Frankly