U.S. Environmental Protection Agency


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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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(10.) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Notice to Manufacturers, Formulators, Producers and Registrants of Pesticide Products on Minimum Risk Pesticides Exempted under FIFRA Section 25(b) Pesticide Registration (PR).
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (1986), "Guidelines for carcinogen risk assessment," Fed Regist 51 (185):33994-34003, September 24, 1986.
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Major organization : U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
Alas, in their haste to condemn public interest groups who wish the government would adhere to the letter and spirit of that law, Barrow and Conrad (2006) incorrectly characterized objections by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) and the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to two scientists nominated in December 2004 to sit on a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) advisory panel evaluating the risk of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (EWG and CSPI 2004).
The initiative has been conceived and initially organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with enthusiastic financial and logistical support from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
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