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IPEP will be holding QEP and EPI written exam sessions on Wednesday, October 1st at WEFTEC in New Orleans, Louisiana. Exam sessions will be held from 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

The $75 QEP Written Exam application fee and $35 EPI Written Exam application fee will be waived for WEFTEC attendees.

Want to take your exams at the conference? The submission deadline for new QEP/EPI applications is September 10th. Download applications here.

Already approved to sit for the exams? Call us today to register!


IPEP is coming to WEFTEC!  Find details and registration information at weftec.org.  Interested in taking your exams at the conference?  Call us today!

EPA Honors 2014 Energy Star Partners of the Year


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 127 organizations for their commitment to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Find the list of winners under various categories in the EPA news release here.

Rule Proposed to Clarify Protection Under the CWA for Streams and Wetlands


The EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed a new federal rule that would clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. The proposed rule, subject to public comment, would make clear which “waters” will be covered by the Act’s pollution prevention and cleanup programs.
The proposal provides that under the CWA, most seasonal and rain-dependent streams are protected. In addition, wetlands near rivers and streams are protected under the act. Here is the link to the official press release from EPA.

MEGA Symposium, 2014

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The 2014 ‘MEGA Symposium’, which focuses on power plant pollutant control is to be held from Aug 19-22 in Baltimore, MD. Four key industry players – the U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and the Air & Waste Management Association will participate, among others. The focus will be on state-of-the-art methods for reducing SOx, NOx, CO2, particulate, mercury, and acid gases, and techniques to manage associated impacts on liquid effluents. To learn more, visit the webpage here.