Oct. 29-Nov. 4, 1999

Time to think of holiday sharing
EPA fines University

U.Va. to host public forum with alumni about the future of the Internet age
Former dean Raymond J. Nelson receives U.Va.'s Thomas Jefferson Award
U.Va.'s foster families fill the breach for children in need

Conference explores ways to internationalize universities

Winston, Weaver 'rapt' up Film Festival
Sigourney Weaver on motherhood and other roles
Sharing digital resources to help teachers use technology in class
Hot Links - President's Office
Film, panelists explore 'digital divide' in computer access
After Hours - arborist Jerry Brown
U.Va. well on its way to ringing in the Year 2000 without a systems glitch
Off the Shelf - recently published books
Digital prints on display Nov. 1-29
CEO of Pew Trusts to give talk Nov. 3

Time to think of holiday sharing

Join U.Va.'s "Holiday Sharing" program in bringing food and gifts to more than 100 families in the Charlottesville area this holiday season. To help sponsor a family or to donate goods, call Madison House at 977-7051 before Nov. 19.

EPA fines University

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has fined U.Va. $29,989 for failing to develop and keep on site an oil spill prevention plan for its above-ground oil tanks. The EPA discovered U.Va.'s violation during an inspection in September.

According to University officials, U.Va. does have a general plan for spill prevention and recovery procedures, but it does not meet the specific federal requirements. EPA requires a detailed, certified plan for each tank and location.

There are more than 40 storage tanks at U.Va., with about 20 of them above ground, totaling 99,600 gallons. They store oil or gasoline, used by various departments for such purposes as heating, fuel for emergency generators and motor fuel for buses and other state vehicles.

U.Va.'s Office of Environmental Health & Safety is taking the lead on developing the required plans, in collaboration with Facilities Management.


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