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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

A regulatory body of the U.S. federal government responsible for environmental health and well-being. Its writes and enforces regulations within the parameters set up by law. It is charged with protecting water, air, land, and endangered species, as well as with the handling of hazardous waste. For example, the EPA administers legislation requiring registration of all pesticides sold in the U.S. The EPA was established in 1970.

EPA

See Environmental Protection Agency.
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The states' arguments that they would in fact see an environmental advantage from EPA rules, Roberts told Milkey, ``strikes me as sort of spitting out conjecture on conjecture, the sort that we disapprove of.
IREM fully supports the reasoning EPA has used to not require this testing.
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But it also marked a sharp departure from the litigation-ridden and loophole-laden procedures of the Clean Air Act, under which each state prepared its own plan for the EPA, one pollutant at a time, to regulate emissions within state boundaries.
While the chemical and petroleum industries were very busy putting the skids on the EPA, they also where working in Congress.
EPA is currently overhauling its registration requirements for antimicrobial products.
The EPA particularly wants to hear about the possibility of establishing separate regulations for very small medical waste incinerators that are usually located in rural areas, and would appreciate information on the availability, cost, and performance of alternative methods of waste disposal.
So, armed with the EPA booklet, I called my local utility, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC), last September, and was sent a copy of its test results for 1989.
EPA released its updated Top 10 Retail Partners list today, which recognizes the nation's largest green power purchasers within the retail category.
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EPA requirements under chemical and pesticide regulatory statutes (Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act 1972; Toxic Substances Control Act 1976), and similar global equivalents, that chemical manufacturers and pesticide registrants provide the U.