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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

A governmental agency whose mission is to protect the natural environment by enacting and enforcing regulations concerning conditions that could otherwise adversely affect public health, such as the release of pollutants.
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Coast Guard began working with the EPA, the Louisiana state government, and private industries to identify and recover spilled oil along the coast.
They've done considerable amount of characterization,'' EPA project manager Michael Feeley said of the soil surveys.
In a recent poll commissioned by the American Lung Association, 77 percent of respondents trust the EPA to set clean air standards.
IREM fully supports the reasoning EPA has used to not require this testing.
The positive effects will cumulate over time as the newer, cleaner-burning engines replace the older ones that have been powering America's off-road equipment during the previous decades, according to the EPA news release.
Hybrid motor and lean burn fuel vehicles: Pursuant to EPA '05 Section 1341(a), adding Sec.
The plaintiffs, including the Pesticide Action Network, United Farm Workers of America and Natural Resources Defense Council, filed suit saying the EPA allegedly failed to respond to their 1998 petition to recognize the special needs of farmworkers' children when setting pesticide tolerance levels, as required by the 1996 federal Food Quality Protection Act.
Each year, EPA distributed pollution "allowances" to power plants for each ton of sulfur dioxide emitted that collectively added up to the national cap.
But the EPA backed off on the legislative route as well.
Session 3 on Playground and Soil Amendment Issues will be moderated by Todd Marvel, Illinois EPA.
In March 2002 the QIG returned to find that sweetheart deals accounted for "1 out of every 5 dollars of the $1 billion" the EPA awarded in 1999 and 2000.