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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

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Major developments in 2009: Continued emphasis on integrated offering of brokerage and consulting services.
A new environmental awareness developed after the 1960s, affecting cities' ability to respond to this growing "urban crisis." Amid declining financial resources for infrastructure construction and repair, Melosi notes that the major developments during this period included "the changing focus on purely biological forms of pollution to chemical/industrial pollutants and pollution from municipal sewers," (p.
They follow and comment on a sequence of major developments in the history of medical learning and teaching over a span of nearly four hundred years (3).
Friends of the Earth Cymru has written to the National Assembly asking for assurances that it will not have its planning powers over major developments taken away by the UK Parliament.
CONTROVERSIAL proposals to fast-track planning applications for major developments such as ports, airports and power stations were announced today.
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We also have the power to review major developments that will affect the whole region.
Major developments in law court form reflect historical changes in the justice system itself.
After discussing several major developments in Al-Si-Mg alloy research over the past 60 years, Chamberlain noted: "By 1964 we were well aware of the contributory effects of hydrogen gas pickup on castings, what solidification rate is, what modification was doing, what heat treatment we should be getting to achieve the published properties.
But local councillor Keith Linnecor (Lab, Oscott) has called for an urgent traffic assessment to be carried out due to major developments in the area.

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