Imperial Valley News
El Centro, California - The Imperial County Board of Supervisors applauds Congressman Juan Vargas, as well as Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, for their efforts to ensure that the president’s fiscal year 2017 budget request included funding for the Calexico West port expansion project and Salton Sea restoration efforts.
El Centro, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors announced the appointment of Crystal Duran as the County Librarian to replace retiring current County Librarian Connie Barrington. Ms. Duran will join the County of Imperial on March 4, 2016.
Imperial County Air Pollution Control District to Apply for California Air Resources Board Grant; Gives Update on EPA Visit
Imperial, California - Today, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors approved the Imperial County Air Pollution Control Officer Brad Poiriez’s request to submit a grant application to the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Carl Moyer Program for $329,999 and authorized utilization of DMV Surcharge Funds to provide the required matching funds. In addition to the grant application approval, Air Pollution Control Officer Poiriez reported to the Board on the recent visit of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation Janet McCabe.
Washington, DC - Hormel Foods Corporation, a Tucker, Georgia. establishment, is recalling approximately 450 pounds of beef products that may be contaminated with extraneous materials, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
FDA seeks $5.1 billion total for FY 2017, including funds to implement food safety law, improve medical product safety and quality
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is requesting a total budget of $5.1 billion to protect and promote the public health as part of the President’s fiscal year (FY) 2017 budget – an eight percent increase over the enacted budget for FY 2016. The overall request includes a net increase of $14.6 million in budget authority and $268.7 million in user fees for initiatives tied to several key areas, including the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA) and efforts to improve medical product safety and quality.
Washington, DC - Under the President’s leadership, we have turned our economy around and created 14 million jobs. Our unemployment rate is below five percent for the first time in almost eight years. Nearly 18 million people have gained health coverage as the Affordable Care Act has taken effect. And we have dramatically cut our deficits by almost three-quarters and set our Nation on a more sustainable fiscal path.