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4 Broadcaster Press May 1, 2018 www.broadcasteronline.com Funding Available To Support Training And Continuing Education Regarding Opioid Addiction In South Dakota DENR Receives Final Approval From EPA For Water Quality Report PIERRE – The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) received final approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2018 Integrated Report for Surface Water Quality Assessment. The report, required under the federal Clean Water Act, is due to EPA by April 1 of every even numbered year. DENR submitted the report to EPA for final approval on March 30, 2018. South Dakota was the only EPA Region 8 state to meet the federal deadline. The department public noticed the draft report and considered all comments received prior to submitting it to EPA for final approval. “I am very proud of our dedicated staff in DENR who worked extra hard to meet the federal deadline for submitting this report,” said DENR Secretary Steve Pirner. “Because the report is the driver for many of our efforts to improve water quality in South Dakota, we want to thank EPA Region 8 for its timely review and approval so we can continue moving forward.” The report contains an assessment of the surface water quality of South Dakota’s waters and a list of impaired waters that require total maximum daily load development. The report also provides information about the state’s water quality monitoring and pollution control programs, a list of pollutants causing violations of water quality standards and a description of the process South Dakota uses to prioritize total maximum daily load development under the National 303(d) Program Vision. The 2018 report lists 152 waterbodies or waterbody segments needing a total maximum daily load. Of those listed, 90 are stream and river segments and 62 are lakes that occasionally violate specific water quality standards. Most stream impairments are caused by total suspended solids and E. coli bacteria. Most lake impairments are caused by mercury in fish tissue and excessive algae. Many lakes and streams in South Dakota met other water quality standards evaluated during this 2018 assessment. During the 2018 reporting cycle, states were required to use EPA’s “Assessment and Total Maximum Daily Load Tracking and Implementation” (ATTAINS) system to develop integrated report information. ATTAINS is a webbased interface that provides states with a mechanism to record, manage and report all applicable water quality information. Reporting tools available in ATTAINS provide EPA and the public with a method to review results. The ATTAINS report tool is available at: https://www.epa.gov/ waterdata/assessment-and-total-maximum-daily-loadtracking-and-implementation-system-attains. A copy of the 2018 Integrated Report is available by visiting DENR’s website at http://denr.sd.gov/ documents/18irfinal.pdf, by phone at 1-800-438-3367 or by email to Paul Lorenzen at Paul.Lorenzen@state.sd.us. PIERRE, S.D. – The Department of Social Services (DSS) will be providing grant funds to support South Dakota organizations and agencies seeking to deliver continuing education or training to professionals in combatting the opioid epidemic. Funding of up to $250,000 will be divided among South Dakota organizations, including tribal entities, to support planning and hosting training events regarding opioid use and misuse. The effort is supported by South Dakota’s State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis, a federal grant provided through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The funding supports a comprehensive array of prevention, treatment and recovery services based on the needs of each state. “It is imperative we continue to be proactive as a state by providing professionals with knowledge about opioid use and misuse,” said Department of Social Services Secretary Lynne Valenti. “These dollars will allow organizations, agencies and professionals to tailor the training to the needs of their organizations.” Training supported by this opportunity includes, but is not limited to, best practices for prescribing opioids, case management for individuals affected by opioid use, overdose prevention, and education and awareness related to opioid use/misuse. Eligible applicants include South Dakota organizations or associations that provide direct services and support to individuals affected by opioid abuse or misuse, as well as those that offer training and education to professionals who treat or work with at-risk individuals. Applications are due to the Division of Behavioral Health no later than May 25, 2018. Applications are available at dss. sd.gov/. For more information about behavioral health services related to addiction, or to find a behavioral health provider in your area, contact DSS, Division of Behavioral Health at 605-773-3123, toll-free at 1-855-878-6057 or online at dss.sd.gov/behavioralhealth/community/ Gov. Daugaard Appoints Costello and Judson To Economic Development Board PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Pat Costello and Matt Judson to serve on the Board of Economic Development. Costello, vice president of Schoeneman’s in Sioux Falls, and Judson, president of First National Bank in Pierre, replace Greg Heineman and Tony Klein. “Greg and Tony have served a combined total of almost 45 years on the Board of Economic Development. Greg was appointed in 2003 by Gov. Mike Rounds, while Tony was an original member of the board, appointed by Gov. George S. Mickelson in 1987. In fact, we recognized Tony a couple weeks ago at the GOED Conference for his 31 years of service to South Dakota as a board member,” said Gov. Daugaard. “Pat Costello and Matt Judson have both served for many years in different capacities to further economic development in South Dakota. It’s a pleasure to welcome them to the board,” Gov. Daugaard added. The Board of Economic Development was created by Gov. Mickelson in 1987 to help administer funds to spur economic development and job creation. In its first 30 years, the Board has approved and funded more than $245 million REDI (Revolving Economic Development & Initiative) Fund loans for projects totaling $1.2 billion which have allowed for the creation of nearly 33,000 jobs across South Dakota. The two appointments were effective as of April 15, 2018. For more information about the Board of Economic Development, visit boardsandcommissions.sd.gov. Gov. Daugaard Touts Early Results Of New Grants For Grads Housing Program PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard today released early results of the recently launched South Dakota Housing Development Authority Grants for Grads program, which aims to assist recent graduates in purchasing their first home in South Dakota. In the first three months of the program’s existence, 97 new homeowners have taken advantage of the program, a result that the Governor has touted as highly encouraging. “We’re thrilled with the initial response and look forward to more recent graduates choosing to stay in the state or move here with this program,” Gov. Daugaard said. “There are so many reasons to settle down in South Dakota, and receiving support for your dream homebuying experience is just one of the many.” The “Grants for Grads” program launched at the beginning of 2018 and is open to first-time homebuyers who: •Meet certain income requirements •Are purchasing a primary residence in South Dakota •Have not owned a home in the past three years •Select a home with a purchase price of $250,200 or less •Have earned an accredited associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degree within the past 60 months. Grants for Grads is available for a limited time through participating lenders, with per-beneficiary assistance at five percent of the loan amount. In order to apply for the program, participants must contact a lender to schedule an appointment. View a list of Grants for Grads participating lenders here: sdhda.org/ homeownership/first-time-homebuyer/lender-list.html. 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Grass or weeds grow taller than 6 inches on any developed lot or any lot on a block that is comprised of 50% or more developed lots. 2. Grass or weeds grow taller than 12 inches on any undeveloped lot. Exception: Portions of property used specifically for agricultural purposes, including but not limited to, flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and the growing of crops as well as property that is unable to be mowed due to topographical or wetland features shall be exempt from divisions (1) and (2) above. No property shall be exempt from the noxious vegetation prohibition above. Lot in violation of City ordinance will be tagged and assessed an administrative fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for the first offense with the fee increasing by 20 dollars ($20.00) of every additional offense with each calendar year. If all the grass and weed have not been cut in the time allowed, the City will cut the grass and or weeds and bill the property owner for the cost of mowing plus a $25.00 service fee. 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