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  Pesticides | US EPA
Suspension of Registrations Under FIFRA - Information to assist EPA and state enforcement staff in their efforts to ensure that suspended pesticide products are not being illegally marketed.
EPA concludes that atrazine does not adversely affect amphibian gonadal development.
Clarification for Ion Generating Equipment -- EPA issued a Federal notice which clarifies the Agency's position on the classification of machines that generate ions of silver (such as silver ion generating washing machines) or other substances for express pesticidal purposes.
www.epa.gov /pesticides   (319 words)

  EPA: ORD: NCER: Small Business Innovation Research
EPA awards firm-fixed-price Phase I contracts of up to $70,000 and the period of performance is typically 6 months.
EPA also offers up to $120,000 and 1 additional year as Phase II Options for firms with third party financing for accelerating commercialization or for technologies accepted into an EPA technology verification testing program.
EPA announced the award of more than $2.6 million to 34 small companies for 38 projects to develop new technologies, including nanotechnologies, to control and monitor air pollution, treat wastewater, manage hazardous waste, improve recycling, and ensure safe buildings and drinking water security.
es.epa.gov /ncer/sbir   (560 words)

  Eicosapentaenoic (EPA)
EPA is a precursor of the series-3 prostaglandins, the series-5 leukotrienes and the series-3 thromboxanes, which are anti-artherogenic and antithrombogenic.
EPA may play some therapeutic role in those with cystic fibrosis to reduce disease severity and may similarly play a role in type 2 diabetics in retarding the progression of diabetic nephropathy.
The mean microalbuminuria of the EPA group was significantly lower than that of the control group after four months, and this significant difference persisted for the remaining two months of the trial.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/eic_0104.shtml   (1205 words)

 The Transition to Ultra-Low-Sulfur Diesel Fuel: Effects on Prices and Supply - 2. Efficiency and Cost Impacts of ...
The EPA also stated that other advanced diesel engine technologies—such as waste-gated turbochargers, air-to-air after-coolers, advanced combustion chamber design, and electronic controls— could be used to help meet the 2004 emission standards.
Although the EPA states that implementation of cooled EGR will achieve most of the necessary emission reductions and that increases in fuel consumption are expected due to pumping losses, they believe that advanced turbochargers, advanced combustion chamber design, and electronic controls will also be used to overcome losses in efficiency.
Although the EPA agrees that the technology is promising, it has serious concerns about compliance issues, because truck drivers may forgo refilling the urea tanks in an effort to save on operating costs.
www.eia.doe.gov /oiaf/servicerpt/ulsd/chapter2.html   (2121 words)

 Budget of the United States Government, FY 2006
To support the Human Capital initiative, EPA is implementing a multi-level performance appraisal system, and identifying mission critical occupations; however, further work is needed to implement its workforce planning strategy at the local level and reduce skill gaps in mission critical areas.
Chaired by the EPA Administrator, one of the primary assignments of the Task Force is to convene a regional collaboration of States, local communities, Tribes, regional bodies, and other groups regarding policies, strategies, and priorities for the environmental health of the Great Lakes.
EPA formally launched the collaboration on December 3, 2004, convening over 400 regional leaders and stakeholders that publicly pledged to support an intergovernmental partnership to protect the Great Lakes ecosystem.
www.whitehouse.gov /omb/budget/fy2006/epa.html   (3279 words)

 The Raw Story | Fraud, misconduct at EPA-used water quality analysis labs has 'put all of us at risk'
EPA OIG found evidence of both, according to its report, along with “suspicious condition[s] or practice[s],” such as altered signatures on reports, no maintenance records on instruments, and numerous quality control failures.
EPA OIG has not done national or statewide checks on lab misconduct to measure the extent of fraud or the likelihood of danger to people, the report said.
However, his is the reason given by EPA in the report for its reluctance to follow all of OIG’s 10-point recommendation plan—that because fraud has never been tied to any cases of disease, it doesn’t justify all the protective measures.
www.rawstory.com /news/2006/Fraud_1010.html   (850 words)

  EPA to reissue order vs. plant - The Boston Globe
That company's denials became more insistent as the EPA finished four years of intense study on the bay in July 2002 and said that PGandE had to reduce its water usage by about 95 percent to protect fish.
The EPA estimated it would cost about $100 million to develop a cooling system that would recycle water.
EPA finished the technical analysis last month and re issued the same permit, saying its science was sound.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/12/11/epa_to_reissue_order_vs_plant   (784 words)

 FDA/CFSAN - Questions and Answers about Dioxins
EPA is working with other parts of the government to look for ways to further reduce dioxin levels entering the environment and to reduce human exposure to them.
EPA made assumptions about things like whether exposures to workers in a factory are the same as exposures from food, and whether the higher doses received by factory workers for a short time tell us what would happen at the lower doses we get from diet over a long time.
For example, EPA made assumptions about how mixtures of chemicals behave in the body, about how data from animal studies and limited observations in groups of humans might relate to the general population, and about whether certain individuals in the population might be particularly sensitive to the exposure.
www.cfsan.fda.gov /~lrd/dioxinqa.html   (7140 words)

 NRDC: EPA Won't Restrict Toxic Herbicide Atrazine, Despite Health Threat
The EPA has decided not to limit one of the nation's most widely used weed-killers, a chemical that, according to several recent studies, threatens human health and the environment.
The October 2003 decision -- which the EPA was required to make under a court-approved consent decree reached with NRDC in 2001 -- will allow Syngenta, the main manufacturer of atrazine, and other companies to continue to sell the chemical in the United States with no significant restrictions.
The EPA has found that atrazine is toxic to some species in water at levels as low as 2.16 parts per billion (ppb).
www.nrdc.org /health/pesticides/natrazine.asp   (1220 words)

 AAAS R&D Funding Update on R&D in EPA FY 2007 House Appropriations - May 17
EPA’s RandD is managed by its Office of Research and Development (ORD), which funds both RandD at EPA laboratories around the country and external RandD, mostly at universities.
EPA proposed to eliminate congressional earmarks in the FY 2007 request, but they make a comeback in the House appropriation to the tune of $30 million, down slightly from $33 million in 2006.
Although EPA is the major environmental regulatory agency in the federal government, many other agencies have environmental responsibilities related to research, resource stewardship, and economic management of the environment, so EPA is a relatively small funding source for environmental RandD.
www.aaas.org /spp/rd/epa07h.htm   (1233 words)

 National Center for Environmental Research (NCER) |ORD|US EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing research that uses existing data sources of environmental (ambient), exposure, biological and/or health-related data to develop indicators that reliably signal the impact of changes in environmental conditions, management approaches or policies on human health.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing development and evaluation of innovative approaches to quantitatively detect pathogens or toxigenic cyanobacteria or the identified high priority cyanotoxins: microcystins, anatoxin-a, and cylindrospermopsins, in drinking water.
EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program today announced the award of nearly $3 million to 13 companies to support their work in seven key environmental areas: nanotechnology, monitoring of air emissions, pollution prevention, hazardous waste management, water treatment, homeland security, and innovation in manufacturing.
es.epa.gov /ncerqa   (1394 words)

 EPA: Help   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
EPA Information Resources (http://www.epa.gov/epahome/resource.htm) contains links to many EPA information resources including libraries and information centers, hotlines and clearinghouses, dockets, publications, newsletters and listservs, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) office, environmental quality, databases and software, test methods and models, and Frequently Asked Questions.
EPA Reference Dose Tracking Report (http://ace.orst.edu/info/nptn/tracking.htm) is a semiannual report prepared by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Pesticide Programs.
EPA Region III Risk-Based Concentration Table (http://www.epa.gov/reg3hwmd/risk/index.htm) is used by Region III toxicologists to screen sites not yet on the NPL, respond rapidly to citizen inquiries, and spot-check formal baseline risk assessments.
iaspub.epa.gov /sor/help$.startup   (4192 words)

 The EPA Report on Second Hand Smoke (SHS) - The Facts
Note: Although the official date of this report is December, 1992, it is commonly referred to as the EPA '93 study, probably because it became widely available in '93.
Fact: Although the EPA declared ETS was a Class A carcinogen with an RR of 1.19, in analysis of other agents they found relative risks of 2.6 and 3.0 insufficient to justify a Group A classification.
EPA's conduct raises several concerns besides whether a relative risk of 1.19 is credible evidence supporting a Group A classification.
www.davehitt.com /facts/epa.html   (1774 words)

 OCA: Take Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Despite receiving over 50,000 letters from citizens, Congress, and EPA's own scientists opposing the proposed rule, on January 24, the EPA notified the Associated Press, saying they are on the threshold of approving the proposal and allowing chemical testing on children.
The EPA is expected to publish the rule in the Federal Register in the next few days.
The EPA is on the threshold of publishing a rule that does not follow this mandate, and therefore, by doing so, the agency must know it must forgo a portion of its budget.
www.demaction.org /dia/organizations/oca/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=1532   (711 words)

EPA & NOAA Join Forces To Enhance and Extend Air Quality Forecasts - EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) marked World Asthma Day by announcing a partnership to jointly develop a forecasting tool which will enhance the ability to predict air quality in our communities.
EPA is supporting hundreds of events across the country to help Americans learn more about environmental asthma triggers and ways to prevent asthma attacks.
EPA Launches Compliance Tool for Builders - On May 1, Administrator Christie Whitman unveiled a new EPA-funded Construction Industry Compliance Assistance Center, the first of two centers to be announced this month.
www.lkgeorge.org /nicholeporter1/EPA.htm   (281 words)

 EPA Libraries
The EPA libraries are located in each of 10 regions of the country, at EPA headquarters in Washington, D.C. and at various EPA laboratories specializing in certain aspects of environmental protection.
EPA's goal is to achieve greater efficiencies by streamlining EPA's physical library collections and moving toward a new model focused on providing electronic delivery of library services.
EPA is continuing this process by digitizing all unique documents created by the Agency with priority being given to those documents housed in the libraries that are closing.
www.ucsusa.org /scientific_integrity/interference/epa-libraries.html   (2235 words)

EPA will be looking for projects that significantly impact children's environmental health issues through research; indicators; capacity building; regulatory and policy innovations; education and outreach; and interventions.
EPA's energy performance rating system, which is available through Portfolio Manager, will rate the energy efficiency of your K-12 school buildings on a scale from 1 to 100.
EPA is accepting input from organizations and individuals on the draft tool until May 5, 2005.
www.cefpi.org /epa.html   (1862 words)

 Victoria's water environment
EPA encourages industry to take responsibility for improving its environmental performance, by using tools such as environmental management systems, environment improvement plans, environmental guidelines and cleaner production.
EPA helps to protect Victoria's water environments through mechanisms including environmental laws, policies and regulatory controls, and by working in partnership with Victorian communities, including businesses, government, individuals and groups.
EPA is involved in programs aimed at understanding and protecting our bays, coasts and oceans, including Beach Report.
www.epa.vic.gov.au /Water   (773 words)

 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Hunt settles clean air violations for $49 million
EPA issues demand for Midland dioxin sampling data
EPA Deputy Administrator Marcus Peacock offers his insights on helping achieve EPA's mission.
www.epa.gov   (268 words)

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