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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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This week, an agency statement said, "Once the digitization effort is completed, there will be greater access to EPA collections for both EPA employees and the public."
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"Most of this cost will be borne by the owners of the properties (private and public entities) and those potentially responsible for the contamination," the EPA said in a 2004 report.
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A draft of the new general duty clause said, "All chemical facilities handling extremely hazardous chemicals have a general duty to identify hazards that may result from releases caused by terrorist or other criminal activity using appropriate assessment techniques, to design and maintain a secure facility; and to minimize the consequences of releases that do occur." EPA Deputy Administrator Linda Fisher discussed this draft in a May 2002 presentation entitled "Proposal for Chemical Security Legislation," according to the documents.
One concern is that the EPA proposal appears to assume that the auto industry's success in meeting new fuel-tank emissions standards can be replicated across the board in marine fuel tanks as well as tanks for off-road vehicles (e.g., tractor mowers) and power tools, or even portable jerry cans.
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State scrap tire regulators from the EPA regions hosting the conference, as well as those from other EPA regions, are expected to attend.
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