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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.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A U.S.government agency established in 1970 to coordinate all federal activities relative to safeguarding the nation's air, water, and land from dangerous substances.Its oversight includes research, monitoring, standard setting, and enforcement matters.

The EPA Web site at www.epa.gov offers information regarding all programs, educational tools, enforcement actions,and current and pending legislation.

The most significant programs from a real estate perspective are the
• Clean Water Act
• Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA)
• Resource Conservation and Recovery Act

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Championing balance between human activity and environmental protection, the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) of Victoria, Australia, sought an interiors fitout solution for their new workplace that would demonstrate how industry and environment could coexist in harmony.
The local environmental protection authority is investigating the incident.
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Western Australia's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) suggested the sanction of the AAMC's broadening mining proposal to mine iron ore in Pilbara.
According to the country's Environmental Protection Authority, the project was scrapped due to the "uncertainty" about the environmental effects off the coast of New Zealand.
Helal Al-Riashi, deputy director of the Epidemiological Surveillance Department in the Environmental Protection Authority, said, "No laws specify the work of those people because they remove pollution.
The Minister's approval follows a favourable recommendation by the Environmental Protection Authority ("EPA"), as announced on 16 August 2011, and a determination in April 2011 by the Commonwealth Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities that the JHEP was not a "controlled action" and would not require further approval under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 ("EPBC Act").
NEW YORK, July 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Capital Gold Corporation (NYSE AMEX: CGC; TSX: CGC) is pleased to announce that on June 18, 2010, the Mexican environmental protection authority, PROFEPA (Procuraduria Federal Proteccion al Ambiente), awarded a Clean Industry Certificate to one of the Company's wholly owned subsidiaries, Minera Santa Rita, in recognition of its management of the El Chanate gold mine in Sonora, Mexico.
Based on the independent review and discussions with the Environmental Protection Authority, Standard & Poor's believes there will be no impediment to the Authority issuing the operating license.

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