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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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Implementing agency : Scottish Environment Protection Agency,
Among others, Secretary Environment Protection Agency Sindh Baqaullah Unnar, Dr Altaf Ali siyal from Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, Dr Ismail Zardari and Waqar Hussain Phulpoto also addressed the participants of the seminar.
The chemical leak on the River Almond, in Perthshire, is now being probed by The Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency are probing the incident, which left stricken fish strewn along a stretch of the river bank.
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The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Hyderabad organized a seminar on the 'World Environment Day' at local hotel here on Monday.
SUKKUR -- The Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Sukkur, visited various parts of city on Thursday and checked the fitness of different vehicles.
Environment Minister Mark H Durkan today announced that he intends to start a debate on the need for an independent environment protection agency.
Lochhead said yesterday a crown exemption meaning military bases in Scotland are not subject to regulation on radioactivity by the Scottish Environment Protection Agency would be removed.
Experts from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) then launched a detailed probe of the area.
Despite the measures, the Environment Protection Agency admitted yesterday: "It will be some time before it is resolved and the River Almond is returned to normal.
Its client list has included the Department of Defense, the Utah and Pennsylvania Departments of Corrections, the Chicago Aviation Authority, the Maryland Department of Transportation, the Environment Protection Agency, and the US Department of Transportation.

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