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.
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After two days of being away from their homes, authorities allowed residents back into their neighborhoods in some of the hardest hit areas, including around Briarwood Elementary.