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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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THE need to drive forward major developments when the economic upturn begins has prompted the Government to put forward a consultation paper to extend time limits for implementation of planning permissions.
These funds will finance major developments both nationally and globally.
It is important that the council gets this right because the major developments are certain to attract new visitors and business to the city."
and other major developments in the Middle East and Europe.
He will work on major developments and projects across the region.
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The three newsletters are being targeted to private practice attorneys and insurance company and other corporate counsel and are designed to offer a "comprehensive briefing" on major developments in insurance law for each of the three states, including the latest court decisions, new filings and complaints, jury verdicts, out-of-court settlements, pending and enacted legislation, and current insurance department actions.
The major developments to be considered are an application by developers Watkin Jones on behalf of Book People for a distribution and call centre at Parc Menai, Bangor; the WDA's application for the pounds 9m Centre for Advanced Software Technology at Parc Menai and Morbai's application for a retail development at the former St David's Hospital site, Bangor.

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