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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.

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.

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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Perth, Australia, Mar 31, 2010 - (ABN Newswire) - Bauxite Resources Limited (ASX:BAU) (PINK:BXRDF) advises that in December 2009 it referred to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for assessment its proposal to mine 1.
Environment Minister Albert Jacob has welcomed the findings of an independent legal and governance review of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
The Chittering Shire President has advised BRL that the Company's proposed Stage 2 ramp up extractive bauxite quarrying activities have now progressed and advanced to a "mining" stage and would in its view fall under a higher regulatory regime than the Local Shire Council and the relevant statutory authorities would now be the Western Australian State Mining Act, the Department of Mines and Petroleum, Department of Environment and Conservation and the Environmental Protection Authority.
Mr Jacob said he approved the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) formally delegating its powers to assess the proposal under the Environmental Protection Act 1986.
Mr Carbon's qualifications and direct industry experience in the private sector include 5 years in the Alumina industry and this combined with outstanding credentials in the WA environmental sector as the former and longest standing Chairman and Chief Executive of the WA Environmental Protection Authority as well other senior roles in both federal, state and overseas governments are a compelling combination that will make him an invaluable addition to the BRL board.
It will be done through a deal with Sri Jayawardenepura University and the Marine Environmental Protection Authority to guarantee sustainable fisheries and tourism.
The Alliance which was formed this month will progress with preparing the consents and reports needed to support the Transport Agencys application to lodge an application with the Environmental Protection Authority at the end of the year.
Independent legal and governance auditors will be appointed to undertake a thorough assessment of the policies and procedures of the Environmental Protection Authority, Environment Minister Albert Jacob announced today.
The latest report by the Environmental Protection Authority on the use of 1080 in New Zealand provides further reassurance to the public that the poison is safe and is being used responsibly, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
Executing Agency National Environmental Protection Authority (NEPA), Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Livestock (MAIL), Ministry of Energy and Water (MEW) and the Ministry of Rural Reconstruction and Development (MRRD)
Dr James Limerick has been appointed to the board of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

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