OWRB Plans in-Depth Study for Basin 51

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Basin 51 is a “hot spot” in water resources terminology.  This watershed basin includes the area between Yukon and Watonga and is in the crosshairs for water shortage.

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ACOG Awards $2.5 Million for Bike-Ped Projects, Announces Second Round of Funding

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The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013-2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding. TAP is a federal funding source in the MAP-21 legislation dedicated for bicycle and pedestrian projects. ACOG was allocated approximately $2.8 million for the 2013-2014 funding cycle.

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Earthquakes Discussed at Logan County Town Hall Meeting

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Over five hundred citizens at a Town Hall meeting last week had a chance to talk to the experts concerning the earthquakes in their neighborhoods.  Dr. Austin Holland from the Oklahoma Geological Survey and Tim Baker from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission both fielded questions from a packed Waterloo Baptist Church in Logan County.

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May 28th Commuter Corridors Study Webinar Recording Now Available

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Everyone can now access the recording of the Association of Central Oklahoma Governments’ Wednesday, May 28th webinar conducted as part of the Central Oklahoma Commuter Corridors Study to evaluate the feasibility of regional transit. Additionally, the presentation used is now available for download.

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EPA Annouces Funding for Municipalities

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EPA is providing technical assistance grants to develop an integrated planning approach to meeting Clean Water Act requirements.

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EPA Seeks to Enhance Transparency in Hydraulic Fracturing

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The EPA has issued an advance notice of proposed rulemaking concerning fracking operations in the oil and gas industry.

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9-1-1 System in Central Oklahoma to Celebrate 25 Years of Service; Dispatchers to be Recognized

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Join us this Friday as we honor the region’s emergency dispatchers. Public safety dispatchers provide a critical service to the Central Oklahoma region and all emergency personnel while performing their duties with integrity, quality, accountability and respect. Calltakers are the first people “on the scene” of every crime, fire and medical emergency.

Event notice:
Who: The 9-1-1 Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (9-1-1 ACOG) celebrated National Telecommunicator Week, recognizing the work of the region’s 9-1-1 dispatchers.
What: Honoring 9-1-1 ACOG’s Telecommunicator of the Year and regional Dispatchers with 25 years of service, and celebrating 9-1-1 ACOG’s 25th Anniversary
Where: 21 E. Main Street, Suite 100, in Bricktown.
When: Friday, May 16 @1:30 p.m.

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Three ACOG Communities Make CWSRF Project Priority List

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The Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) will hold a public meeting to receive comments on the Draft FY 2015 Intended Use (Strategic) Plan and Draft FY 2015-19 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Project Priority List on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at 10:30AM at 3800 North Classen Boulevard, Oklahoma City. To date, 10 proposed projects have been placed on the FY 2015 Fundable portion of the Project Priority List for an anticipated funding amount of nearly $45.5 million. Additional projects may be added or modified throughout the year, as funds are available. Under state law, eligible borrowers include any duly constituted, existing political subdivision of the state including counties, cities, towns, municipalities, sewer districts, public trusts or authorities, and state agencies.

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May 2014 is Bike Month in Central Oklahoma

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May is National Bike Month, a chance for communities and organizations across the country to showcase the health, economic, social, and anti-congestion benefits of bicycling, and to encourage new people to give it a try. The most popular element of Bike Month is National Bike to Work Day, which encourages people to trade their vehicles for active commutes. Friday, May 16th, Oklahoma City will be among 43 of the largest 51 cities in the U.S. who will host events this year.

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