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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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Nuneaton Chamber of Trade has organised the get-together so that business people can hear about the major developments and schemes planned for the town centre during the next three years.
Friends of the Earth Cymru has written to the National Assembly asking for assurances that it will not have its planning powers over major developments taken away by the UK Parliament.
The region as a whole needs to be clear about the costs and benefits of major developments - a simple idea that has never become the practice in the Los Angeles County metropolitan area.
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