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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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Some officials from Yemen's Environmental Protection Authority suspect that the National Committee for Atomic Energy possesses sophisticated equipment that could check for radiation.
Melbourne, Australia, Oct 11, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Pluton Resources Limited (ASX:PLV) advises that it has been notified by the Western Australian Government's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that it will assess the company's Irvine Island iron ore project with a Public Environmental Review (PER).
The Yemeni Environmental Protection Authority alleges that most of Yemen's recycling plants aren't committed to observing environmental regulations.
The report, which was carried out by independent international environmental experts AECOM, with the full visibility of the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and its expert panel, looked at a range of potential exposure pathways and determined their potential risk to the local community.
As reported previously, the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia has recommended approval under Part IV of the State Environmental Protection Act for both the port and rail developments.
On May 9 this year, the Minister for Environment approved the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) formally delegating its powers to three independent delegates to reassess Roe 8 as a result of the Supreme Court of Western Australia's decision in December 2015, which determined the previous assessment invalid.
As reported previously, Crosslands' application for approval under Part IV of the State Environmental Protection Act is currently being considered by the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia.
Community feedback and further environmental work will help to refine the design before applications are lodged by the Transport Agency with the Environmental Protection Authority at the end of this year.
Perth, Australia, Mar 15, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - Murchison Metals Limited (ASX:MMX) (PINK:MUMTF) is pleased to advise that the Environmental Protection Authority of Western Australia (EPA) has recommended approval of the proposed Oakajee Port & Rail (OPR) terrestrial iron ore port development and associated rail infrastructure in the State's mid-west region.
Perth, Australia, Aug 18, 2010 - (ABN Newswire) - Australian resources company Bauxite Resources Limited (ASX:BAU) (PINK:BXRDF) advises it has referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for assessment a proposal for a two million tonne per annum (Mtpa) mining operation on privately owned farmland north of Bindoon, Western Australia (The Referral).
Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the Liberal National Government was well placed to continue significant work in managing the State's natural environment with the leadership shown by the Department of Parks and Wildlife, Department of Environment Regulation and the Office of the Environmental Protection Authority.

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