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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.
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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

The Complete Real Estate Encyclopedia by Denise L. Evans, JD & O. William Evans, JD. Copyright © 2007 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Several owners of the brick kilns pleaded in the petitions that the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) ordered shutting down their kilns on the pretext of causing air pollution.
Sindh Environment Protection Agency officials and local fishermen representatives were also present on the occasion.
The environmental pollution caused by the kilns is a big challenge for the the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) which remained unable to take action against the owners of the bricks kilns.
Karachi -- The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Balochistan has sealed some factories after issuing notices to a number of industries in Hub and Lasbela District on violation of environmental laws.
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA) on Wednesday ordered the closure of two steel mills for breaking environmental laws, according to alocal media outlet.Pak-EPA issued an environment protection order (EPO) under the Pakistan Environment Protection Act 1997 to Siddiqui Steel Mill and Zia Steel Mill, in which it is also mentioned that the agency will also take action against the remaining units for breaking environmental laws.
The provincial Environment Protection Agency director-general issued an official notification on Saturday banning the use and production of plastic bags all over the province, renewing the department's efforts to implement the ban in more effective manner and in the interests of defending the environment and the public health.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency issued flood alerts for the Aberdeen area, Caithness and Sutherland, Dundee and Angus, Moray and Speyside, Perthshire and Orkney.
Further, Ramesh said that steps to set up a National Environment Protection Agency modelled on the US Environment Protection Agency are underway.
The chemical leak on the River Almond, in Perthshire, is now being probed by The Scottish Environment Protection Agency.
The report, Radioactivity in Food and the Environment 1998 - published jointly by MAFF, tel:0171 238 6476, and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, tel:0178 645 7700 - says that natural radionuclides are by far the most important source of exposure in the average diet of consumers.
Director Environment Protection Agency Shaukat Hayat said that Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 every year.

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