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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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Recommendation: In order to more effectively determine the extent of air emissions from animal feeding operations, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency should provide stakeholders with information on the additional data that it plans to use to supplement the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study.
Its no big surprise that the environmentally friendly Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington is buying renewably generated "green power," but the appearance on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) annual top 10 list of schools like the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois is more eye-opening.
Environmental Protection Agency Science Advisory Board Perfluorooctaneic Acid Review Panel.
Environmental Protection Agency, Code of Federal Regulations, 40CFR761, http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/pcb/laws.html (2003) [Accessed (11-9-2005)].
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' Clear Air Delivery Rate Web site at www.cadr.org can help people determine effective models, as can operational ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency. Other considerations include energy cost--look for Energy Star certified items--and the unit's noise level when operating on high speed.
Indeed, the Bush Environmental Protection Agency continues to fund radical "environmental" organizations, groups that carry out political attacks on the administration.
"In other words, it would seem the only way the Environmental Protection Agency can coerce participation in waste site cleanup is through lawsuits," equity analyst William Witt of Morgan Stanley wrote in December.
In August 1996, the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) was signed into law and directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess the risks of pesticides to infants and children consistently and explicitly as part of risk assessments generated during its decision making process, including the setting of standards to protect public health and the environment.
Miltner of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency says that he values the USGS' work on this project but that translating those results into specific policies or changes in industrial or agricultural practices is a long-term process.
In the three decades or so since the Environmental Protection Agency, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, and other agencies were formed, industry has become adept both at weighing down the rulemaking process with years of preliminaries and at challenging regulations once promulgated.
Environmental Protection Agency pose a threat to their business--and may also make boating a more hazardous pastime.
The Environmental Protection Agency offers seven suggestions to improve indoor air quality.

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