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Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA), independent agency of the U.S. government, with headquarters in Washington, D.C. It was established in 1970 to reduce and control air and water pollutionpollution,
contamination of the environment as a result of human activities. The term pollution refers primarily to the fouling of air, water, and land by wastes (see air pollution; water pollution; solid waste).
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, noise pollutionnoise pollution,
human-created noise harmful to health or welfare. Transportation vehicles are the worst offenders, with aircraft, railroad stock, trucks, buses, automobiles, and motorcycles all producing excessive noise. Construction equipment, e.g.
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, and radiationradiation
, term applied to the emission and transmission of energy through space or through a material medium and also to the radiated energy itself. In its widest sense the term includes electromagnetic, acoustic, and particle radiation, and all forms of ionizing radiation.
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 and to ensure the safe handling and disposal of toxic substances. The EPA engages in research, monitoring, and the setting and enforcement of national standards. It administers the Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, popularly called "Superfund," an act aimed at restoring toxic waste sites by making the responsible parties finance their cleanup. It also issues statements on the impact of operations of other federal agencies that are detrimental to environmental quality, and it supports the antipollution activities of states, municipalities, and public and private groups.
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Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA)
Established in 1970 to consolidate the U.S. federal government’s environmental regulatory activities under the jurisdiction of a single agency, the mission of the EPA is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment. The EPA ensures that federal environmental laws are enforced fairly and effectively.
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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Address:1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Ariel Rios Bldg
Washington, DC 20460

Phone:202-564-4700
Web: www.epa.gov
Established: 1970. Description:EPA's mission is to protect human health and to safeguard the natural environment - air, water, and land - upon which life depends. Provides leadership in environmental science, research, education and assessment. Works with other federal agencies, state and local governments, and Indian tribes to develop and enforce regulations under existing environmental laws. EPA also works with industries in voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.

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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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When contacted, Environment Protection Agency (EPA) officials added that the brick kilns emit more smoke than any other normal factory because here burning process takes long time to solidify the bricks from mud and low quality coal is used in the process which causes more pollution.
Lasbela of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) informed them that the Lasbela Chamber has always been in contact with Environment Protection Agency (EPA), Balochistan and the member Industries in connection with the total compliance of Environmental Laws as a result of this coordination started from the year of 2009-2010 awareness was created amongst the business community of Lasbela District by way of lectures and seminars and consultation facilitation, more than 50 % industries obtained the NOC from Environment Protection Agency (EPA) Balochistan thus came under the compliance.
"The National Environment Protection Agency is broadly - I stressed the word 'broadly' because systems are different - National Environment Protection Agency is broadly modelled according to the US Environment Protection Agency, and the main mandate of NEPA would be to ensure compliance, would be to ensure that the standards and stipulation under which we grant environmental approvals and environmental clearances are actually being adhered to," Ramesh added.
In this regard, Environment Protection Agency (EPA), as per direction of Chairperson Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, Sitara Ayaz, would write a letter to Ulema for awareness of tree plantation.
'The owners of the steel mills seem to have broken the seals placed on the gates by Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (Pak-EPA.
ISLAMABAD:The Gilgit-Baltistan Environment Protection Agency reported increased trend of air pollution with the concentrations of Particular Matter (PM) and Nitrogen Oxide crossing dangerous level in winter season.
But the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and Scottish Natural Heritage have objected to the plans.
Professor James Curran, former chief scientist for the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, said: "There's no reason why we can't use packaging that is 100 per cent reusable and safe.
Experts from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (Sepa) then launched a detailed probe of the area.
According to the daily Ambient Air Quality Report of the federal capital recorded by the Pakistan Environment Protection Agency (PAK-EPA), 'Air quality is considered satisfactory, and air pollution poses no risk.

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