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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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The safe disposal requirements went into effect in 1993, so scrap recycling companies with "institutional memory or scrap veterans on staff have probably become familiar with what the EPA requires.
The right dose differentiates a poison." It's a lesson the residents of Times Beach probably wish the EPA had learned decades ago.
Closing the libraries will reduce or eliminate the EPA scientists' access to tens of thousands of unique documents, Orzehoskie says.
We urge EPA to stick with their proposal not to require such notification.
The EPA '05 includes a number of provisions on hybrid and electric cars.
EPA, "What You Need to Know About Mercury in Fish and Shellfish," March 2004, www.cfsan.fda.gov/~dms/admehg3.html
as a wood preservative, the EPA recently released a preliminary risk assessment for penta that supports the chemical's registration eligibility.
While experts disagree on whether insurers' environmental burdens will increase in the near term, with more than a thousand contaminated sites on the EPA's list, there's no doubt that Superfund liabilities will continue to dog the insurance industry.
In 1997, the EPA had promulgated the first national air-quality standard for fine particle pollution, along with tough new ozone standards.
EPA may reduce monetary penalties if it believes a project will cut pollution significantly and goes beyond what is required by EPA regulations.
The American Petroleum Institute vehemently opposed EPA regulation of plant security under the Clean Air Act.