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  1. An examination of the Environmental Protection Agency risk assessment principles and practices: a brief commentary on section 4.1.3 of the EPA March 2004 Staff Paper.

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    Mundt, K A

    2006-01-01

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a Staff Paper that articulates current risk assessment practices. In section 4.1.3, EPA states, "... effects that appear to be adaptive, non-adverse, or beneficial may not be mentioned." This statement may be perceived as precluding risk assessments based on non-default risk models, including the hormetic--or biphasic--dose-response model. This commentary examines several potential interpretations of this statement and the anticipated impact of ignoring hormesis, if present, in light of necessary conservatism for protecting human and environmental health, and the potential for employing alternative risk assessment approaches.

  2. EPA Proposes to Cancel Some Uses of an Insecticide Commonly Used for Residential, Industrial and Commercial Purposes/The agency found unacceptable risks to human health when sprayed indoors

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to cancel certain uses of the insecticide propoxur after preliminary human health assessment found risks from certain applications.

  3. EPA Releases the First of Four Preliminary Risk Assessments for Insecticides Potentially Harmful to Bees

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a preliminary pollinator risk assessment for the neonicotinoid insecticide, imidacloprid, which shows a threat to some pollinators. EPA's assessment, prepared in collaboration wit

  4. An analysis of the new EPA risk management rule

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    Loran, B.; Nand, K.; Male, M.

    1997-08-01

    Due to increasing public concern of risks from handling highly hazardous chemicals at various facilities, a number of state and federal regulatory agencies, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and recently the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have enacted regulations requiring these facilities to perform accidental risk analysis and develop process safety and risk management programs. The regulatory requirements to be fulfilled are described; the major components involved are a Process Hazard Analysis, a Consequence Analysis, and a Management Program. The performance of these analyses and the development of a management program for 21 facilities operated by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, treating drinking water supplies with chlorine, is discussed. The effectiveness of the EPA risk management rule in achieving risk reduction is critically analyzed; it is found that, while the rule increases the worker and public awareness of the inherent risks present, some of the analytical results obtained may have a limited practical application.

  5. EPA`s program for risk assessment guidelines: Quantification issues

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    Dourson, M.L.

    1990-12-31

    The quantitative procedures associated with noncancer risk assessment include reference dose (RfD), benchmark dose, and severity modeling. The RfD, which is part of the EPA risk assessment guidelines, is an estimation of a level that is likely to be without any health risk to sensitive individuals. The RfD requires two major judgments: the first is choice of a critical effect(s) and its No Observed Adverse Effect Level (NOAEL); the second judgment is choice of an uncertainty factor. This paper discusses major assumptions and limitations of the RfD model.

  6. Statutory complexity disguises agency capture in Citizens Coal Council v. EPA

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    Mullen, R.

    2007-07-01

    In Citizens Coal Council v. EPA, an en banc panel for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals considered a challenge to EPA regulations promulgated pursuant to the Clean Water Act (CWA). The EPA promulgated the regulations in an attempt to incentivize coal companies to remine once abandoned mine sites. Petitioners, two nonprofit environmental organizations, claimed that the regulations violated the Clean Water Act and Administrative Procedure Act by allowing coal companies to remine without adhering to any enforceable pollution limitations. The EPA countered that more remining would improve water quality at abandoned sites. The Sixth Circuit rejected Petitioners' claims, finding that the EPA's regulations were reasonably consistent with the CWA's goal of restoring the integrity of the nation's waters. In so holding, the court struggled to understand the meaning of the CWA's complex procedural and technical language, and allowed the EPA to justify the rule based on the CWA's broad statement of purpose. Such superficial judicial review sets a dangerous precedent in environmental law, because it exacerbates the risk of agency capture. A captured agency promulgates regulations that benefit-industry, not the environment. Without the judiciary acting as a meaningful check against agency capture, the public loses a valuable tool in the fight against major-industrial polluters like the domestic coal industry. Citizens Coal Council therefore stands as a cautionary tale, a warning sign that the judiciary may be unable to identify agency capture where the regulations at issue are promulgated pursuant to a complex statute like the Clean Water Act.

  7. DSSTox EPA Integrated Risk Information System Structure ...

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database was developed and is maintained by EPA's Office of Research and Developement, National Center for Environmental Assessment. IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances found in the environment. The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of sciences. IRIS chemical files contain descriptive and quantitative information in oral reference doses and inhalation reference concentrations and hazard identification, oral slope factors, and oral and inhalation unit risks for carcinogenic effects.

  8. 76 FR 50726 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA Strategic...

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    2011-08-16

    ... AGENCY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA Strategic Plan... compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA.... Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific...

  9. 77 FR 58127 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA ICR No. 2104...

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    2012-09-19

    ... AGENCY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA ICR No. 2104... compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA... submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of...

  10. 40 CFR 13.22 - Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is the creditor... COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.22 Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency. (a... through salary offset, EPA will first provide the employee with the opportunity to pay in full the...

  11. 40 CFR 13.22 - Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is the creditor... COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.22 Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency. (a... through salary offset, EPA will first provide the employee with the opportunity to pay in full the...

  12. 40 CFR 13.22 - Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is the creditor... COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.22 Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency. (a... through salary offset, EPA will first provide the employee with the opportunity to pay in full the...

  13. 40 CFR 13.22 - Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is the creditor... COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.22 Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency. (a... through salary offset, EPA will first provide the employee with the opportunity to pay in full the...

  14. 40 CFR 13.22 - Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is the creditor... COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.22 Salary offset when EPA is the creditor agency. (a... through salary offset, EPA will first provide the employee with the opportunity to pay in full the...

  15. Survey of EPA and Other Federal Agency Scientific Data Management Policies and Guidance, 2009

    EPA Science Inventory

    The purpose of this study is to compile and assess internal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientific data management (SDM) policies and guidance. Additionally, this study examines SDM policies and guidance from other Federal Agencies engaged in science and technology, an...

  16. EPA ACTIVITIES TO PREPARE FOR REGULATORY AND RISK ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS OF GENOMICS INFORMATION

    EPA Science Inventory

    Genomics will have significant implications for risk assessment and regulatory decision making. Since 2002, the U.S. EPA has undertaken a number of cross-Agency activities to further prepare itself to receive,interpret and apply genomics information for risk assessment and regul...

  17. EPA Proposes Revisions to its Risk Management Program to Improve Chemical Process Safety and Further Protect Communities and First Responders

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to improve chemical process safety, assist local emergency authorities in planning for and responding to accidents, and

  18. Approaches to cancer assessment in EPA's Integrated Risk Information System

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    Gehlhaus, Martin W.; Gift, Jeffrey S.; Hogan, Karen A.; Kopylev, Leonid; Schlosser, Paul M.; Kadry, Abdel-Razak

    2011-07-15

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program develops assessments of health effects that may result from chronic exposure to chemicals in the environment. The IRIS database contains more than 540 assessments. When supported by available data, IRIS assessments provide quantitative analyses of carcinogenic effects. Since publication of EPA's 2005 Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment, IRIS cancer assessments have implemented new approaches recommended in these guidelines and expanded the use of complex scientific methods to perform quantitative dose-response assessments. Two case studies of the application of the mode of action framework from the 2005 Cancer Guidelines are presented in this paper. The first is a case study of 1,2,3-trichloropropane, as an example of a chemical with a mutagenic mode of carcinogenic action thus warranting the application of age-dependent adjustment factors for early-life exposure; the second is a case study of ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, as an example of a chemical with a carcinogenic action consistent with a nonlinear extrapolation approach. The use of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling to quantify interindividual variability and account for human parameter uncertainty as part of a quantitative cancer assessment is illustrated using a case study involving probabilistic PBPK modeling for dichloromethane. We also discuss statistical issues in assessing trends and model fit for tumor dose-response data, analysis of the combined risk from multiple types of tumors, and application of life-table methods for using human data to derive cancer risk estimates. These issues reflect the complexity and challenges faced in assessing the carcinogenic risks from exposure to environmental chemicals, and provide a view of the current trends in IRIS carcinogenicity risk assessment.

  19. EPA Issues Draft Risk Assessment for Chemical used in Spray Adhesives, Dry Cleaning and Degreasing /Assessment indicates risks to workers and consumers

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U. S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) released for public comment and peer review a draft risk assessment for 1-Bromopropane (1-BP) used in spray adhesives, dry cleaning (including spot cleaners) applications, and degre

  20. Science, policy, and trends of metals risk assessment at EPA: how understanding metals bioavailability has changed metals risk assessment at US EPA.

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    Reiley, Mary C

    2007-08-30

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Office of Water have made significant changes in the approaches taken to assessing metals in the aquatic environment. Over the last 20 years, the Office of Water has progressed through a variety of metals assessment tools from total recoverable metal to the biotic ligand model. These changes were initially driven by the recognition that the total metals criteria were out of date and that emerging science would make it possible to address bioavailability more thoroughly. More recent drivers are expectations that the agency ensure the criteria are protective of endangered species and that the agency can bring the best available science to conducting total maximum daily loads (TMDLs) for waters not meeting uses because of metal contamination. Changes have included: moving from total recoverable metals concentration to dissolved metals and the development of dissolved metal to total metal translator guidance, the development of water effect ratios (WERs) guidance, and most recently incorporation of the biotic ligand model (BLM) into criteria derivation for aquatic life protection (USEPA, 2007a. Aquatic Life Ambient Freshwater Quality Criteria-Copper 2007 Revision. EPA-822-R-07-001. http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/criteria/copper/index.htm.). On March 8, 2007, the agency published its Framework for Metals Risk Assessment (USEPA, 2007b. Framework for Metals Risk Assessment. EPA 120/R-07/001. http://www.epa.gov/osa/metalsframework.) discussing the state of the science for the persistent bioaccumulative, and toxic nature of metals and the considerations of this science that will impact many programs. This paper provides a brief insight to these agency activities.

  1. EPA to Hold Public Hearing in Washington, D.C. on Risk Management Program Proposed Rule

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Tomorrow, Tuesday March 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing on the proposed Risk Management Program (RMP) rule. The hearing will be held at EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and will provide the o

  2. Revisions to US EPA Superfund Risk and Dose Assessment Models and Guidance - 13403

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    Walker, Stuart A.

    2013-07-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Superfund program's six Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) and Dose Compliance Concentration (DCC) internet based calculators for risk and dose assessment at Superfund sites are being revised to reflect better science, revisions to existing exposure scenarios and new scenarios, and changes to match up more closely with the EPA chemical regional screening level calculator. A revised version of the 1999 guidance document that provides an overview for the Superfund risk assessment process at radioactively contaminated sites, 'Radiation Risk Assessment At CERCLA Sites: Q and A', is being completed that will reflect Superfund recommended guidance and other technical documents issued over the past 13 years. EPA is also issuing a series of fact sheets in the document 'Superfund Radiation Risk Assessment: A Community Tool-kit'. This presentation would go over those changes that are expected to be finished by this spring. (authors)

  3. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION (ETV) PROGRAM: MERCURY CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program evaluates the performance of innovative air, water, pollution prevention and monitoring technologies that have the potential to improve human health and the environment. This techn...

  4. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION (ETV) PROGRAM: ARSENIC TREATMENT TECHNOLOGIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program evaluates the performance of innovative air, water, pollution prevention and monitoring technologies that have the potential to improve human health and the environment. This techn...

  5. Statement of Intent between EPA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA)

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This page contains a Statement of Intent between EPA and the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) to exchange information, training and experience on chemical safety and the 2015-2016 Rolling Work Plan of activities to implement the Statement of Intent.

  6. EPA Honors 2015 Green Power Leaders/Agency recognizes achievements in helping to fight climate change

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces its annual Green Power Leadership Awards, recognizing 22 Green Power Partners and three renewable energy suppliers across the country-including Apple, Microsoft, TD Bank, In

  7. Review of the scientific basis for EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency's) school asbestos hazard program, with recommendations to state health officials

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1984-10-01

    The basis for the school asbestos hazard program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is reviewed. Risk of disease following asbestos exposure is discussed. For industrial exposures, lung cancer risks cluster between 1 and 10 percent per fiber year per milliliter. For mesothelioma, estimates range from 0.01 to 0.06 percent. For nonoccupational exposure, lung cancer risks range from 2 to 40 per million exposed persons. Mesothelioma risks range from 2 to 100 per million. The indirect quantitative risk assessment of EPA for asbestos associated cancers due to exposures at schools in early life is discussed. As of May, 1982, approximately 8,600 schools contain friable asbestos and approximately 2 to 6 million students and 100,000 to 300,000 teachers, administrators, and other staff are potentially exposed to airborne asbestos in these schools.

  8. Pesticides: EPA's formidable task to assess and regulate their risks

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    Not Available

    1986-01-01

    Most of the 50,000 pesticide products registered for use today have not been fully tested and evaluated in accordance with current testing requirements. These tests are required to determine a pesticide's potential for causing chronic effects in humans. At its current pace, EPA's reassessment and reregistration efforts will extend into the 21st century due to the magnitude and complexity of the tasks involved. Until EPA completes this effort, the health and environmental risks and benefits associated with older pesticides and their uses will not be fully known. EPA's review has been affected by data not being readily available and the competing demands on EPA resources. EPA's reregistration effort is further complicated by the need for an efficient mechanism to obtain test data on the effects of some inert ingredients and by the apparent legal inconsistencies that prohibit the use of a cancer-causing pesticide while, under other circumstances, allowing the use of the same pesticide.

  9. 77 FR 7143 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA ICR No. 2104.04

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    2012-02-10

    ... AGENCY Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA ICR No. 2104... Reduction Act (PRA) (44 ] U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a... review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on specific aspects of the proposed...

  10. THE EPA REMOTE SENING ARCHIVE: A UNIQUE AGENCY RESOURCE

    EPA Science Inventory

    Often environmental issues need to have a historical perspective, to look back into the past.
    Remotely sensed imagery is one way to see the land and what happened in a previous time. The EPA is often responsible to look into the past to facilitate a better future for the envi...

  11. GENOMIC IMPLICATIONS FOR EPA REGULATORY AND RISK ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its Interim Policy on Genomics in June 2002. The policy acknowledges that genomics data and analyses will significantly impact many areas of scientific research as well as human health and ecological assessments. Further, the inter...

  12. EPA Reduces Health Risk from Radon in New Mexico

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (April 8, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $221,158 to the New Mexico Environment Department. The state will use the funds to protect residents of New Mexico-particularly school-age children-from harmful

  13. Scientific issues in the U.S. EPA Framework for Metals Risk Assessment.

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    Bradham, Karen; Wentsel, Randall

    2010-01-01

    This article on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency document, "Framework for Metals Risk Assessment" (U.S. EPA, 2007a) was presented at the "Health Risk Assessment of Essential Metals" Workshop held at the University of Ottawa in May 2008. This article discusses the basic principles included in the Framework for Metals Risk Assessment and outlines how these principles need to be considered in human health and ecological risk assessment practices. Recognizing that metals present unique risk assessment issues, the article includes discussion of the various scientific issues related to metals assessments, such as environmental chemistry, bioavailability, bioaccumulation, and essentiality.

  14. Compounding conservatisms: EPA's health risk assessment methods

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    Stackelberg, K. von; Burmaster, D.E. )

    1993-03-01

    Superfund conjures up images of hazardous waste sites, which EPA is spending billions of dollars to remediate. One of the law's most worrisome effects is that it drains enormous economic resources without returning commensurate benefits. In a Sept. 1, 1991, front page article in The New York Times, experts argued that most health dangers at Superfund sites could be eliminated for a fraction of the billions that will be spent cleaning up the 1,200 high-priority sites across the country. Even EPA has suggested that the Superfund program may receive disproportionate resources, compared with other public health programs, such as radon in houses, the diminishing ozone layer and occupational diseases. Public opinion polls over the last decade consistently have mirrored the public's vast fear of hazardous waste sites, a fear as great as that held for nuclear power plants. Fear notwithstanding, the high cost of chosen remedies at given sites may have less to do with public health goals than with the method EPA uses to translate them into acceptable contaminant concentrations in soil, groundwater and other environmental media.

  15. Report: EPA Needs an Agency-Wide Plan to Provide Tribal Solid Waste Management Capacity Assistance

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #11-P-0171, March 21, 2011. EPA cannot determine whether its efforts are assisting tribal governments in developing the capacity to manage solid waste or reduce the risks of open dumps in Indian country.

  16. US EPA: A USER AGENCY PERSPECTIVE ON POLAR SATELLITE OBSERVATIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Agency uses satellite sensor observations in its work on measuring, monitoring and modeling the environment and human health. It generates observations in collaboration with states, local and regional governments, tribes and others, and is a consumer of observations from a v...

  17. US EPA Environmental Justice Research Roadmap: Cross Agency Research Priority

    EPA Science Inventory

    Consideration of how to assess the health risk of mixtures and to characterize cumulative risk have long been challenges in toxicology and public health. The 1994 White House Executive Order (EO) 12898 Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice (EJ) in Minority Populations...

  18. U.S. EPA Superfund Program's Policy for Risk and Dose Assessment

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    Walker, Stuart

    2008-01-15

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Superfund Remediation and Technology Innovation (OSRTI) has primary responsibility for implementing the long-term (non-emergency) portion of a key U.S. law regulating cleanup: the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, CERCLA, nicknamed 'Superfund'. The purpose of the Superfund program is to protect human health and the environment over the long term from releases or potential releases of hazardous substances from abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. The focus of this paper is on risk and dose assessment policies and tools for addressing radioactively contaminated sites by the Superfund program. EPA has almost completed two risk assessment tools that are particularly relevant to decommissioning activities conducted under CERCLA authority. These are the: 1. Building Preliminary Remediation Goals for Radionuclides (BPRG) electronic calculator, and 2. Radionuclide Outdoor Surfaces Preliminary Remediation Goals (SPRG) electronic calculator. EPA developed the BPRG calculator to help standardize the evaluation and cleanup of radiologically contaminated buildings at which risk is being assessed for occupancy. BPRGs are radionuclide concentrations in dust, air and building materials that correspond to a specified level of human cancer risk. The intent of SPRG calculator is to address hard outside surfaces such as building slabs, outside building walls, sidewalks and roads. SPRGs are radionuclide concentrations in dust and hard outside surface materials. EPA is also developing the 'Radionuclide Ecological Benchmark' calculator. This calculator provides biota concentration guides (BCGs), also known as ecological screening benchmarks, for use in ecological risk assessments at CERCLA sites. This calculator is intended to develop ecological benchmarks as part of the EPA guidance 'Ecological Risk Assessment Guidance for Superfund: Process for Designing and Conducting Ecological Risk

  19. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) oxidant model: description and evaluation plan

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    Schere, K.L.; Fabrick, A.J.

    1985-09-01

    The U.S. EPA Regional Oxidant Model (ROM) and NEROS data base are described. The model incorporates a comprehensive description of the physical and chemical processes thought to be important to tropospheric O3 production on 1000-km scales. The data base employed for the first application of the ROM was collected during the summers of 1979 and 1980 in the Northeast U.S. It contains meteorological and air-quality data from regular monitoring networks and from enhanced networks or special field-project measurements during that period. The evaluation procedure that will be used to determine the ROM performance on this data base is outlined. A number of episodes will be simulated from the period July 23 through August 16, 1980, for which performance statistics will be developed. The evaluation of any given day within an episode will proceed in two distinct stages. The first stage will focus on model performance for an individual model realization, irrespective of all other realizations. Model realizations for a given day are functions of the possible flow fields that existed for the day. The second stage will attempt to evaluate model performance using the full probabilistic abilities of the ROM that consider all realizations concurrently. The focus of the evaluation will be on O3. The exact pathway through the evaluation study will be determined by the resources available at the time.

  20. EPA Administrator and San Francisco Bay Area government agencies celebrate nations largest solar energy partnership

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    SAN FRANCISCO - Today, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined Bay Area agencies to celebrate the Regional Renewable Energy Procurement Project (R-REP), the nation's largest solar energy government collaboration and the launch of the Federal Agg

  1. 78 FR 33839 - Access by United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Contractors to Information Claimed...

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    2013-06-05

    ... and II and APPS, will begin on June 10, 2013. DATES: EPA will accept comments on this Notice through June 10, 2013. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeffrey Kimes, Environmental Protection Agency, 1595... found in 40 CFR Parts 79, 80, 85, 86, 89-92, 94, 1033, 1039, 1042, 1043, 1045, 1048, 1051, 1054,...

  2. Customer perceptions of agency risk communication.

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    Fisher, A; Chen, Y C

    1996-04-01

    A government agency commissioned a baseline study of how its customers view the agency's risk information. The 70% response rate to a mail survey allows analysis by subgroups representing customers' primary interests. Although this agency traditionally has been responsible for ensuring plant and animal health at the farm gate (or where imported), responses emphasized emerging customer concerns about the environment and human health. Customers think many risk communication activities are important, but that the agency is not especially effective in conducting those activities. Customers are moderately satisfied with much of the risk information they receive, although many have little contact from or interaction with the agency. Customers identified other sources they use, which suggest potentially effective channels for this agency's risk messages. The study provides a baseline for measuring change in the agency's risk communication effectiveness. It also can be a model when other organizations plan their own risk communication evaluations.

  3. EPA Workshop on Epigenetics and Cumulative Risk ...

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Agenda Download the Workshop Agenda (PDF) The workshop included presentations and discussions by scientific experts pertaining to three topics (i.e., epigenetic changes associated with diverse stressors, key science considerations in understanding epigenetic changes, and practical application of epigenetic tools to address cumulative risks from environmental stressors), to address several questions under each topic, and included an opportunity for attendees to participate in break-out groups, provide comments and ask questions. Workshop Goals The workshop seeks to examine the opportunity for use of aggregate epigenetic change as an indicator in cumulative risk assessment for populations exposed to multiple stressors that affect epigenetic status. Epigenetic changes are specific molecular changes around DNA that alter expression of genes. Epigenetic changes include DNA methylation, formation of histone adducts, and changes in micro RNAs. Research today indicates that epigenetic changes are involved in many chronic diseases (cancer, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, mental health disorders, and asthma). Research has also linked a wide range of stressors including pollution and social factors with occurrence of epigenetic alterations. Epigenetic changes have the potential to reflect impacts of risk factors across multiple stages of life. Only recently receiving attention is the nexus between the factors of cumulative exposure to environmental

  4. U.S. EPA authority to use cumulative risk assessments in environmental decision-making.

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    Alves, Sarah; Tilghman, Joan; Rosenbaum, Arlene; Payne-Sturges, Devon C

    2012-06-01

    Conventionally, in its decision-making, the U.S. EPA has evaluated the effects and risks associated with a single pollutant in a single exposure medium. In reality, people are exposed to mixtures of pollutants or to the same pollutant through a variety of media, including the air, water, and food. It is now more recognized than before that environmental exposure to pollutants occurs via multiple exposure routes and pathways, including inhalation, ingestion, and dermal absorption. Moreover, chemical, biologic, radiologic, physical, and psychologic stressors are all acknowledged as affecting human health. Although many EPA offices attempt to consider cumulative risk assessment and cumulative effects in various ways, there is no Agency-wide policy for considering these risks and the effects of exposure to these risks when making environmental decisions. This article examines how U.S. courts might assess EPA's general authority and discretion to use cumulative risk assessment as the basis for developing data in support of environmental decision-making, and how courts might assess the validity of a cumulative risk assessment methodology itself.

  5. How information resources are used by state agencies in risk assessment applications - Illinois

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    Olson, C.S.

    1990-12-31

    The Environmental Protection Agency of the State of Illinois (Illinois EPA) has programs in water, air, and land pollution and water supplies paralleling those of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The organization is part of a tripartite arrangement in which the Pollution Control Board is the judicial arm, the Department of Energy and Natural Resources is the research arm, and the Illinois EPA is the enforcement arm. Other state agencies are also concerned with various aspects of the environment and may do risk assessments for chemicals. Although there are various risk assessment activities, both formal and informal, in our agency and in others, this paper will discuss only recent initiatives in water quality criteria.

  6. EPA Awards Oklahoma over $1.2 million to Reduce Water Contamination Risk in Underground Tanks

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (June 30, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recently awarded the Oklahoma Corporation Conservation Commission $459,000 to respond to petroleum leaks from underground storage tanks (UST). The agency will also receive $

  7. Notification: Fiscal Year 2015 Risk Assessment of EPA's Purchase Card and Convenience Check Programs

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OA-FY15-0064, August 26, 2015. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office oflnspector General (OIG) plans to begin the preliminary research phase ofauditing the agency's purchase card and convenience check programs.

  8. Consumer Specialty Products Association Letter and EPA Response re: Minimum Risk Pesticide Exemption Petition

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The Consumer Specialty Products Association petitioned EPA to exclude from the minimum risk pesticide exemption pesticides claiming to control “pests of significant public health importance” and require registration. View the petition and EPA's response.

  9. Webinar Presentation: EPA Actions to Reduce Children's Health Risks from Environmental Factors

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This presentation, EPA Actions to Reduce Children's Health Risks from Environmental Factors, was given at the NIEHS/EPA Children's Centers 2015 Webinar Series: The Significance of Children’s Environmental Health Research Through Collaboration.

  10. Failure of EPA`s IEUBK model to identify children at risk from lead exposure

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    Coomes, R.M.

    1996-12-31

    Modeled blood lead concentrations derived from EPA`s Integrated Exposure Uptake Biokinetic Model LEAD99 (Model) were compared to measured blood lead concentrations for two populations of children living in Colorado mining communities. The study areas were Clear Creek and California Gulch. Both studies presented paired blood lead level measurements and environmental media lead concentrations. The data for this paper were obtained from the Colorado Department of Health and publicly-available submissions made to EPA Region VIII. EPA has used the Model to identify soil lead concentrations that are protective of individual children.

  11. EPA, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in Atlanta, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and Local Partners Announce the Proctor Creek Trash Free Waters Community Workforce Program

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA News Release: EPA, the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability in Atlanta, Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and Local Partners Announce the Proctor Creek Trash Free Waters Community Workforce Program

  12. EPA Adds Sites to National Priorities List to Reduce Risk to Public Health and Environment

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five and proposing to add eight hazardous waste sites to the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL). These are sites with known or threatened hazardous waste releases

  13. EPA Seeks Input on Modernizing the Risk Management Plan (RMP) Rule

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites small businesses, governments, and not-for-profit organizations to participate as Small Entity Representatives (SERs) for a Small Business Advocacy Review (SBAR) Panel. This panel w

  14. A comparison of radiological risk assessment models: Risk assessment models used by the BEIR V Committee, UNSCEAR, ICRP, and EPA (for NESHAP)

    SciTech Connect

    Wahl, L.E.

    1994-03-01

    Radiological risk assessments and resulting risk estimates have been developed by numerous national and international organizations, including the National Research Council`s fifth Committee on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiations (BEIR V), the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR), and the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP). A fourth organization, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has also performed a risk assessment as a basis for the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). This paper compares the EPA`s model of risk assessment with the models used by the BEIR V Committee, UNSCEAR, and ICRP. Comparison is made of the values chosen by each organization for several model parameters: populations used in studies and population transfer coefficients, dose-response curves and dose-rate effects, risk projection methods, and risk estimates. This comparison suggests that the EPA has based its risk assessment on outdated information and that the organization should consider adopting the method used by the BEIR V Committee, UNSCEAR, or ICRP.

  15. Risk Communication, Metacommunication, and Rhetorical Stases in the Aspen-EPA Superfund Controversy.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stratman, James F.; And Others

    1995-01-01

    Explores the relationship between current theoretical definitions of risk communication, the unique national role that EPA plays in defining health and environmental risks, and possible explanations for EPA's inability to persuade Aspen, Colorado, to accept a cleanup plan. Explores ownership messages conveyed through metacommunication conflict…

  16. EPA underestimates, oversimplifies, miscommunicates, and mismanages cancer risks by ignoring human susceptibility.

    PubMed

    Finkel, Adam M

    2014-10-01

    If exposed to an identical concentration of a carcinogen, every human being would face a different level of risk, determined by his or her genetic, environmental, medical, and other uniquely individual characteristics. Various lines of evidence indicate that this susceptibility variable is distributed rather broadly in the human population, with perhaps a factor of 25- to 50-fold between the center of this distribution and either of its tails, but cancer risk assessment at the EPA and elsewhere has always treated every (adult) human as identically susceptible. The National Academy of Sciences "Silver Book" concluded that EPA and the other agencies should fundamentally correct their mis-computation of carcinogenic risk in two ways: (1) adjust individual risk estimates upward to provide information about the upper tail; and (2) adjust population risk estimates upward (by about sevenfold) to correct an underestimation due to a mathematical property of the interindividual distribution of human susceptibility, in which the susceptibility averaged over the entire (right-skewed) population exceeds the median value for the typical human. In this issue of Risk Analysis, Kenneth Bogen disputes the second adjustment and endorses the first, though he also relegates the problem of underestimated individual risks to the realm of "equity concerns" that he says should have little if any bearing on risk management policy. In this article, I show why the basis for the population risk adjustment that the NAS recommended is correct-that current population cancer risk estimates, whether they are derived from animal bioassays or from human epidemiologic studies, likely provide estimates of the median with respect to human variation, which in turn must be an underestimate of the mean. If cancer risk estimates have larger "conservative" biases embedded in them, a premise I have disputed in many previous writings, such a defect would not excuse ignoring this additional bias in the

  17. Guide to Considering Children's Health When Developing EPA Actions: Implementing Executive Order 13045 and EPA's Policy on Evaluating Health Risks to Children

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Recommendations on integrating children's health considerations into EPA's Action Development Process (ADP). Also how to identify economically significant actions, disproportionate risk, and developing the Analytical Blueprint.

  18. Analysis of 70 Environmental Protection Agency priority pharmaceuticals in water by EPA Method 1694.

    PubMed

    Ferrer, Imma; Zweigenbaum, Jerry A; Thurman, E Michael

    2010-09-03

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 1694 for the determination of pharmaceuticals in water recently brought a new challenge for treatment utilities, where pharmaceuticals have been reported in the drinking water of 41-million Americans. This proposed methodology, designed to address this important issue, consists of solid-phase extraction (SPE) followed by liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC/MS-MS) using triple quadrupole. Under the guidelines of Method 1694, a multi-residue method was developed, validated, and applied to wastewater, surface water and drinking water samples for the analysis of 70 pharmaceuticals. Four distinct chromatographic gradients and LC conditions were used according to the polarity and extraction of the different pharmaceuticals. Positive and negative ion electrospray were used with two MRM transitions (a quantifier and a qualifier ion for each compound), which adds extra confirmation not included in the original Method 1694. Finally, we verify, for the first time, EPA Method 1694 on water samples collected in several locations in Colorado, where positive identifications for several pharmaceuticals were found. This study is a valuable indicator of the potential of LC/MS-MS for routine quantitative multi-residue analysis of pharmaceuticals in drinking water and wastewater samples and will make monitoring studies much easier to develop for water utilities across the US, who are currently seeking guidance on analytical methods for pharmaceuticals in their water supplies.

  19. EPA's Response to Health Risks from Dioxin and Related ...

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    On May 21, 2010, the updated EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments report was released for external peer review and public comment. This report was renamed after interagency comments from the original report title of EPA's Response to

  20. EPA Announces Availability of Clean Diesel Grants for Communities Across the Country/Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of $13.5 million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. Local governments, tribal agencies and no

  1. RISK ASSESSMENT ANALYSES USING EPA'S ON-LINE SITE-SPECIFIC TRANSPORT MODELS AND FIELD DATA

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA has developed a suite of on-line calculators and transport models to aid in risk assessment for subsurface contamination. The calculators (www.epa.gov/athens/onsite) provide several levels of tools and data. These include tools for generating commonly-used model input param...

  2. POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF GENOMICS ON EPA REGULATORY AND RISK ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Gallagher, Kathryn and William Benson. In press. Potential Impacts of Genomics on EPA Regulatory and Risk Assessment (Abstract). To be presented at the EPA Science Forum: Healthy Communities and Ecosystems, 1-3 June 2004, Washington, DC. 1 p. (ERL,GB R991).

    Advances in ge...

  3. DSSTox EPA Integrated Risk Information System Structure-Index Locator File: SDF File and Documentation

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database was developed and is maintained by EPA's Office of Research and Developement, National Center for Environmental Assessment. IRIS is a database of human health effects that may result from exposure to various substances fou...

  4. EPA Moves to Cancel the Insecticide Flubendiamide/Products cause risk to aquatic animals and environments manufacturers fail to comply with the terms of the registration

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a notice of intent to cancel all Bayer CropScience, LP and Nichino America, Inc., flubendiamide products that pose a risk to aquatic invertebrates that are important to the heal

  5. Comments on the Draft U.S. EPA Document Toxicological Review of Inorganic Arsenic: In Support of the Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The Organic Arsenical Products Task Force (OAPTF) hereby submits the appended list of materials from the scientific literature on inorganic arsenic for inclusion in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) docket maintained in support of the Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Report (Report)

  6. MEDIA ADVISORY: EPA Administrator joins San Francisco Bay government agencies to celebrate nations largest solar energy partnership

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    SAN FRANCISCO - On May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Alameda County to recognize the largest collaborative in the nation among government agencies to site renewable energy at their facilities. Administrator McCarthy, the federal

  7. EPA Public Notice: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Reviews Cleanup at Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Superfund Site

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is conducting its third five-year review of the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. Superfund Site, located in the city of Saratoga Springs, Saratoga County, New York. This review seeks to confirm that the cleanup acti

  8. 77 FR 46089 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA's ENERGY STAR...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-08-02

    ... Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the... this action are participants in EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial and Industrial Sectors. Title: Information Collection Activities Associated with EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the Commercial...

  9. Blue Book: EPA Radiogenic Cancer Risk Models and Projections for the U.S. Population

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This document presents EPA estimates of cancer incidence and mortality risk coefficients pertaining to low dose exposures to ionizing radiation for the U.S. population, as well as their scientific basis.

  10. Report: EPA's Fiscal Year 2015 Purchase Card and Convenience Check Program Assessed as Low Risk

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #16-P-0124, March 29, 2016. We determined the EPA's purchase card and convenience check program for FY 2015 to be at a low risk for illegal, improper or erroneous purchases and payments due to strengthened internal controls.

  11. Report: EPA Can Improve Implementation of the Risk Management Program for Airborne Chemical Releases

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #09-P-0092, February 10, 2009. EPA can improve its program management and oversight to better assure that facilities covered by the Clean Air Act’s Risk Management Program submit or re-submit an RMP.

  12. 40 CFR 13.23 - Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is not the... CLAIMS COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.23 Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor... period. (4) Unless the employee has consented in writing to the salary deductions or signed a...

  13. 40 CFR 13.23 - Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is not the... CLAIMS COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.23 Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor... period. (4) Unless the employee has consented in writing to the salary deductions or signed a...

  14. 40 CFR 13.23 - Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is not the... CLAIMS COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.23 Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor... period. (4) Unless the employee has consented in writing to the salary deductions or signed a...

  15. 40 CFR 13.23 - Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is not the... CLAIMS COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.23 Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor... period. (4) Unless the employee has consented in writing to the salary deductions or signed a...

  16. 40 CFR 13.23 - Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Salary offset when EPA is not the... CLAIMS COLLECTION STANDARDS Administrative Offset § 13.23 Salary offset when EPA is not the creditor... period. (4) Unless the employee has consented in writing to the salary deductions or signed a...

  17. The future direction of ecological risk assessment in the United States: reflecting on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's "Examination of risk assessment practices and principles".

    PubMed

    DeMott, Robert P; Balaraman, Anita; Sorensen, Mary T

    2005-01-01

    As part of an agency evaluation of the development of risk assessment tools, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) issued a staff paper in March 2004 describing the current state of practices and policies regarding risk assessment from the agency's perspective. The staff paper provided a rationale for the agency's positions regarding technical topics frequently the subject of comments or complaints. Considerations relevant to ecological risk assessment were included, primarily in a single chapter focused on this topic. This commentary highlights four technical issues important to the advancement of ecological risk assessment practice and discusses how some of the points raised by the U.S. EPA in the staff paper have significance to ecological risk assessors. Discussion regarding incorporating population- and community-level analysis into risk assessments and the apparent reluctance of the U.S. EPA to adopt advances in this area is provided. Also, continuing inconsistencies in the body weight scaling of toxicity values between human health and ecological risk assessment practices are discussed. Ideas for refining the calculation of exposure point concentrations for ecological receptors and the progression between screening steps and comprehensive risk assessment are also discussed.

  18. EPA`s program for risk assessment guidelines: Cancer classification issues

    SciTech Connect

    Wiltse, J.

    1990-12-31

    Issues presented are related to classification of weight of evidence in cancer risk assessments. The focus in this paper is on lines of evidence used in constructing a conclusion about potential human carcinogenicity. The paper also discusses issues that are mistakenly addressed as classification issues but are really part of the risk assessment process. 2 figs.

  19. AN OVERVIEW OF THE U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S SMALL SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER AT THE EPA TEST AND EVALUATION FACILITY IN CINCINNATI, OHIO

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) landmark Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996 promised to bring and provide safe drinking water to all Americans. Since that time many have not understood or appreciated EPA involvement in the research and development (...

  20. Notification: Audit of EPA's Processes for Managing Background Investigations of Privileged Users and Taking Action to Remediate Weaknesses in Agency's Information Security Program

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OA-FY17-0139, Feb 15, 2017.The EPA OIG plans to begin preliminary research on an audit of EPA's processes for managing background investigations of privileged users and taking action to remediate weaknesses in agency's info security program.

  1. EPA Releases Final Risk Assessment for Chemical used for Paint and Coating Removal

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. EPA released the final risk assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical commonly used to remove paint and other coatings. The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have

  2. 75 FR 16821 - Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-02

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program AGENCY: Office of the Chief Information... Risk Sharing Program authorizes qualified Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to underwrite and...

  3. Confidential Financial Disclosure Form for Environmental Protection Agency Special Government Employees (EPA Form 3110-48)

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA uses the Confidential Financial Disclosure Form to determine whether there is a conflict of interest or the appearance of a lack of impartiality with regard to the topic under review by the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel.

  4. Wed. May 13, Hayward, Calif. -- EPA Administrator McCarthy joins San Francisco Bay Area agencies to celebrate nations largest solar energy partnership

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    SAN FRANCISCO - On Wednesday, May 13, U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will join Bay Area agencies to celebrate the nation's largest local government collaborative for solar power and launch the nation's first federal solar partnership. Administ

  5. EPA APPROACH TO EVALUATION OF INDICATORS FOR ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development (ORD) is continuing research efforts initiated by the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) on ecological indicator development. An ORD Ecological Indicators Working Group has been form...

  6. A FRAMEWORK FOR THE USE OF GENOMICS DATA AT THE EPA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Four year ago, the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) paper Potential Implications of Genomics for Regulatory and Risk Assessment Applications at EPA identified four areas of oversight likely to be influenced by genomics data. These were the prioritization of contaminant...

  7. EPA Takes Action to Reduce Exposure to TCE in Art and Crafts Spray Fixatives

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - After the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) assessment of trichloroethylene or TCE showed risk, the sole manufacturer of a fixative product using TCE voluntarily withdrew it from the marketplace. The EPA is now taking action

  8. 76 FR 9780 - Notification of Deletion of System of Records; EPA Parking Control Office File (EPA-10) and EPA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-22

    ... AGENCY Notification of Deletion of System of Records; EPA Parking Control Office File (EPA-10) and EPA Transit and Guaranteed Ride Home Program Files (EPA-35) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is deleting the systems of records...

  9. Overview of risk assessment in new EPA epidemiology studies

    EPA Science Inventory

    Since 2003, the Office of Research and Development of the US Environmental Protection Agency has conducted a series of epidemiology studies of water quality and health effects among beach goers at beaches across the United States. These studies are designed to establish associati...

  10. Perspective on the use of LNT for radiation protection and risk assessment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    PubMed

    Puskin, Jerome S

    2009-08-21

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bases its risk assessments, regulatory limits, and nonregulatory guidelines for population exposures to low level ionizing radiation on the linear no-threshold (LNT) hypothesis, which assumes that the risk of cancer due to a low dose exposure is proportional to dose, with no threshold. The use of LNT for radiation protection purposes has been repeatedly endorsed by authoritative scientific advisory bodies, including the National Academy of Sciences' BEIR Committees, whose recommendations form a primary basis of EPA's risk assessment methodology. Although recent radiobiological findings indicate novel damage and repair processes at low doses, LNT is supported by data from both epidemiology and radiobiology. Given the current state of the science, the consensus positions of key scientific and governmental bodies, as well as the conservatism and calculational convenience of the LNT assumption, it is unlikely that EPA will modify this approach in the near future.

  11. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) activities related to sources of ground-water contamination

    SciTech Connect

    Black-Coleman, W.

    1987-02-01

    The report contains a listing of EPA programs and activities, as of October 1986, that address 33 sources of potential ground-water contamination. The information on each activity is presented in a matrix format that is organized by type of contamination source. The following information is presented for each program and activity listed: title, lead office, contact person, type of activity (study, regulation, guidance, strategy, etc.) status, and a summary of the activity. The 33 sources of ground-water contamination are discussed in the 1984 EPA Office of Technology report: Protecting the Nations Ground Water from Contamination.

  12. Estimated risks of radon-induced lung cancer for different exposure profiles based on the new EPA model.

    PubMed

    Chen, Jing

    2005-04-01

    Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas. When inhaled, radon can cause mutations that lead to lung cancer. Some new epidemiologic studies indicate that indoor radon is a public health problem. The BEIR VI report outlined its preferred two risk models for the combined effects of smoking and exposure to radon progeny, and listed the estimated risk to ever-smokers and never-smokers of both sexes due to lifetime exposure. However, exposures for shorter periods of time are of practical interest since exposure to elevated levels of radon may occur and end at any age. This study aims to produce practical tables of lifetime relative risks for exposures between any two age intervals from 0 to 110, and for various radon concentrations found in homes from 100 to 1,000 Bq m(-3). The calculations are based on the risk model developed recently by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA's risk model is a single model that gives risk values midway between those obtained from the two BEIR VI preferred models. The detailed tables provide a clearer view of the age groups at higher risk and the effect of exposure duration. The results will help radiation protection practitioners to better communicate indoor radon risk to members of the public.

  13. EPA awards $467,000 brownfields grant to Solano County Water Agency

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Solano County Water Agency, in collaboration with the Westside Sacramento Integrated Water Management Group, will receive $467,378 in federal grant funds to assess con

  14. ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RISKS: Information on EPA’s Draft Reassessment of Dioxins

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2002-04-01

    basis that the source animals had unusually high levels of dioxin exposure . However, the analysis does not explain why the ratios (and thus the overall...sensitive to dioxin exposure , and newborns may also be more vulnerable to certain effects. Some individuals or groups of individuals may be exposed to...of dioxin exposure . 4. Reviewers thought EPA identified important “special populations” of highly exposed individuals and suggested that the agency

  15. Meet EPA Scientist Michael Nye, Ph.D.

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Michael Nye, Ph.D., is a social scientist who studies natural risk, socio-demographic change and sustainable behavior. Prior to joining EPA, he worked for the UK Environment Agency in flood risk management and emergency preparedness

  16. POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS OF GENOMICS FOR REGULATORY AND RISK ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS AT EPA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Benson, W.H., K. Gallagher and K. Dearfield. In press. Potential Implications of Genomics for Regulatory and Risk Assessment Applications at EPA (Abstract). To be presented at the SETAC Fourth World Congress, 14-18 November 2004, Portland, OR. 1 p. (ERL,GB R1002).

    Advance...

  17. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) airborne gamma spectrometry system for environmental and emergency response surveys

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cardarelli, John, II; Thomas, Mark; Curry, Timothy

    2010-08-01

    The EPA Airborne Spectral Photometric Environmental Collection Technology (ASPECT) Program provides airborne ortho-rectified imagery, video, chemical and now radiological information directly to emergency response personnel via a commercial satellite link onboard the aircraft. EPA initiated the ASPECT Gamma Emergency Mapper GEM Project in 2008 to improve its airborne gamma-screening and mapping capability for monitoring any ground-based gamma contamination. This paper will provide an overview of the system, which can be configured to carry six 2"x4"x16" NaI(Tl) detectors and two 3"x3" LaBr3(Ce) detectors or eight 2"x4"x16" NaI(Tl) detectors. The paper will provide an overview of the analysis of gamma radiation spectra, system limitations, and emergency response applications.

  18. Toward Guidelines for Population-level Ecological Risk Assessment: Results of a U.S. EPA Risk Assessment Forum Workshop

    EPA Science Inventory

    The choice of levels of biological organization reflected in ecological risk assessment (ERA) is receiving increasing attention. Most ERAs conducted for chemicals by the U.S. EPA, and indeed by most organizations worldwide, focus on organism-level attributes (e.g., survival, gro...

  19. Review of technical justification of assumptions and methods used by the Environmental Protection Agency for estimating risks avoided by implementing MCLs for radionuclides

    SciTech Connect

    Morris, S.C.; Rowe, M.D.; Holtzman, S.; Meinhold, A.F.

    1992-11-01

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed regulations for allowable levels of radioactive material in drinking water (40 CFR Part 141, 56 FR 33050, July 18, 1991). This review examined the assumptions and methods used by EPA in calculating risks that would be avoided by implementing the proposed Maximum Contaminant Levels for uranium, radium, and radon. Proposed limits on gross alpha and beta-gamma emitters were not included in this review.

  20. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency's inhalation RFD methodology: Risk assessment for air toxics

    SciTech Connect

    Jarabek, A.M.; Menache, M.G.; Overton, J.H.; Dourson, M.L.; Miller, F.J.

    1989-01-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has advocated the establishment of general and scientific guidelines for the evaluation of toxicological data and their use in deriving benchmark values to protect exposed populations from adverse health effects. The Agency's reference dose (RfD) methodology for deriving benchmark values for noncancer toxicity originally addressed risk assessment of oral exposures. The paper presents a brief background on the development of the inhalation reference dose (RFDi) methodology, including concepts and issues related to addressing the dynamics of the respiratory system as the portal of entry. Different dosimetric adjustments are described that were incorporated into the methodology to account for the nature of the inhaled agent (particle or gas) and the site of the observed toxic effects (respiratory or extrarespiratory). Impacts of these adjustments on the extrapolation of toxicity data of inhaled agents for human health risk assessment and future research directions are also discussed.

  1. EPA Recognized for Research on Reducing Risks to Drinking ...

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Technical Brief Threat Ensemble Vulnerability Assessment (TEVA) among finalists for Edelman Award On February 7, 2008, the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS ® of Hanover, MD) announced that a TEVA Research project is one of six finalists vying for this year’s prestigious Franz Edelman Award. The project is called “Reducing Security Risks in American Drinking Water Systems.” Edelman Award Information This is the thirty-seventh year of the Edelman competition. Every year, the competition recognizes outstanding operations research-based projects that transform companies, entire industries, and people’s lives. Operations research uses advanced analytical methods to make optimal decisions in order to solve complex problems. The winner of the award will be announced in mid-April 2008. Past Edelman Award finalists include Travelocity; IBM; Merrill Lynch; the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; and Georgia Tech. The winning team for 2007 reduced both patient suffering and health care costs from the treatment of prostate and breast cancer. The Edelman competition attests to the contributions of operations research in the profit and nonprofit sectors. It is estimated that the cumulative dollar benefits from Edelman finalist projects between 1984 and 2006 reached the $100 billion mark. TEVA Research Program The TEVA research program has focused on reducing the security risks to drinking water systems. Ad

  2. A PERSPECTIVE FROM U.S. EPA: UNCERTAINTY, SENSITIVITY, AND PARAMETER ESTIMATION IN MULTIMEDIA EXPOSURE AND RISK ASSESSMENT MODELING

    EPA Science Inventory

    Since its amalgamation as a Federal Agency over 30 years ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has undertaken many activities contributing to the international community's collective foundation for modern, multimedia environmental modeling. A key component of its c...

  3. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION (ETV) PROGRAM: ARSENIC MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program evaluates the performance of innovative air, water, pollution prevention and monitoring technologies that have the potential to improve human health and the environment. This technology ...

  4. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA), ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION (ETV) PROGAM: RESIDENTIAL NUTRIENT REDUCTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) program evaluates the performance of innovative air, water, pollution prevention and monitoring technologies that have the potential to improve human health and the environment. This technology ...

  5. 75 FR 52326 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; EPA's Light-Duty...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-08-25

    ... have practical utility; (ii) Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the... vehicles from the surveillance recruitment for operation of on-board diagnostics (OBD) systems. The...

  6. RESEARCH IN EPA'S NATIONAL EXPOSURE RESEARCH LABORATORY (NERL) TO REDUCE UNCERTAINTIES IN CHILDREN'S EXPOSURE/RISK ASSESSMENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    The US EPA has pledged to increase its efforts to provide a safe and healthy environment for children by ensuring that all EPA regulations, standards, policies, and risk assessments take into account special childhood vulnerabilities to environmental toxicants. To help explain...

  7. RESRAD for Radiological Risk Assessment. Comparison with EPA CERCLA Tools - PRG and DCC Calculators

    SciTech Connect

    Yu, C.; Cheng, J. -J.; Kamboj, S.

    2015-07-01

    The purpose of this report is two-fold. First, the risk assessment methodology for both RESRAD and the EPA’s tools is reviewed. This includes a review of the EPA’s justification for 2 using a dose-to-risk conversion factor to reduce the dose-based protective ARAR from 15 to 12 mrem/yr. Second, the models and parameters used in RESRAD and the EPA PRG and DCC Calculators are compared in detail, and the results are summarized and discussed. Although there are suites of software tools in the RESRAD family of codes and the EPA Calculators, the scope of this report is limited to the RESRAD (onsite) code for soil contamination and the EPA’s PRG and DCC Calculators also for soil contamination.

  8. EPA Order 5700.7A1: EPA's Policy for Environmental Results under EPA Assistance Agreements

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This order establishes Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policy for addressing environmental results under EPA assistance agreements, including results that advance EPA’s environmental and human health mission.

  9. 40 CFR 63.13 - Addresses of State air pollution control agencies and EPA Regional Offices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 10 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Addresses of State air pollution... PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES General Provisions § 63.13 Addresses of State air pollution control...

  10. 40 CFR 63.13 - Addresses of State air pollution control agencies and EPA Regional Offices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 10 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Addresses of State air pollution... PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES General Provisions § 63.13 Addresses of State air pollution control...

  11. 40 CFR 63.13 - Addresses of State air pollution control agencies and EPA Regional Offices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 9 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Addresses of State air pollution... PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES General Provisions § 63.13 Addresses of State air pollution control...

  12. 40 CFR 63.13 - Addresses of State air pollution control agencies and EPA Regional Offices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 10 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Addresses of State air pollution... PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES General Provisions § 63.13 Addresses of State air pollution control...

  13. 40 CFR 63.13 - Addresses of State air pollution control agencies and EPA Regional Offices.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 9 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Addresses of State air pollution... PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL EMISSION STANDARDS FOR HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS FOR SOURCE CATEGORIES General Provisions § 63.13 Addresses of State air pollution control...

  14. EPA Form 5770‑5: United States Environmental Protection Agency Fellowship Certification

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Used by applicants who are current or prospective employees of a regional, State, or local environmental pollution control or regulatory agency.This form is used only by those applicants who are either present or prospective employees of a regional, State.

  15. EPA'S COASTAL 2000 PROGRAM, NORTHEAST COMPONENT - AGENCIES FROM MULTIPLE STATES COLLECTING COMPARABLE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA: IT WORKS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Coastal 2000 is an environmental monitoring program initiated by the US Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Research and Development in 2000. The goal is to monitor selected ecological indicators in the nation's estuarine waters and produce an assessment of the health of ...

  16. Assessment of potential risk levels associated with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reference values.

    PubMed Central

    Castorina, Rosemary; Woodruff, Tracey J

    2003-01-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) generally uses reference doses (RfDs) or reference concentrations (RfCs) to assess risks from exposure to toxic substances for noncancer health end points. RfDs and RfCs are supposed to represent lifetime inhalation or ingestion exposure with minimal appreciable risk, but they do not include information about the estimated risk from exposures equal to the RfD/RfC. We used results from benchmark dose modeling approaches recently adopted for use in developing RfDs/RfCs to estimate the risk levels associated with exposures at the RfD/RfC. We searched the U.S. EPA Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) database and identified 11 chemicals with oral RfDs and 12 chemicals with inhalation RfCs that used benchmark dose modeling. For assessments with sufficient model information, we found that 16 of 21 (76%) of the dose-response models were linear or supralinear. We estimated the risk from exposures at the established RfDs and RfCs for these chemicals using a linear dose-response curve to characterize risk below the observed data. Risk estimates ranged from 1 in 10,000 to 5 in 1,000 for exposures at the RfDs, and from 1 in 10,000 to 3 in 1,000 for exposures at the RfCs. Risk estimates for exposures at the RfD/RfC values derived from sublinear dose-response curves ranged from 3 in 1,000,000,000 to 8 in 10,000. Twenty-four percent of reference values corresponded to estimated risk levels greater than 1 in 1,000; 10 of 14 assessments had points of departure greater than the no-observed-adverse-effect levels. For policy development regarding management of cancer risks, the U.S. EPA often uses 1 in 1,000,000 as a de minimis risk level. Although noncancer outcomes may in some instances be reversible and considered less severe than cancer, our findings call into question the assumption that established RfD and RfC values represent negligibly small risk levels. PMID:12896853

  17. CHARACTERISTICS OF ORGANIC EMISSIONS FROM HAZARDOUS WASTE INCINERATION PROCESSES UNDER THE NEW EPA DRAFT RISK BURN GUIDANCE: MEASUREMENT ISSUES

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA's recently published draft Risk Burn Guidance recommends that hazardous waste combustion facilities complete a mass balance of the total organics (TOs) that may be emitted from the combustor. TOs, consisting of three distinct fractions (volatile, semivolatile, and nonvolatile...

  18. CHARACTERIZATION OF ORGANIC EMISSIONS FROM HAZARDOUS WASTE INCINERATION PROCESSES UNDER THE NEW EPA DRAFT RISK BURN GUIDANCE: MEASUREMENT ISSUES

    EPA Science Inventory

    The paper discusses measurement issues relating to the characterization of organic emissions from hazardous waste incineration processes under EPA's new risk burn guidance. The recently published draft quidance recommends that hazardous waste combustion facilities complete a mass...

  19. The use and acceptance of Other Scientifically Relevant Information (OSRI) in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program.

    PubMed

    Bishop, Patricia L; Willett, Catherine E

    2014-02-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP) currently relies on an initial screening battery (Tier 1) consisting of five in vitro and six in vivo assays to evaluate a chemical's potential to interact with the endocrine system. Chemical companies may request test waivers based on Other Scientifically Relevant Information (OSRI) that is functionally equivalent to data gathered in the screening battery or that provides information on a potential endocrine effect. Respondents for 47 of the first 67 chemicals evaluated in the EDSP submitted OSRI in lieu of some or all Tier 1 tests, seeking 412 waivers, of which EPA granted only 93. For 20 of the 47 chemicals, EPA denied all OSRI and required the entire Tier 1 battery. Often, the OSRI accepted was either identical to data generated by the Tier 1 assay or indicated a positive result. Although identified as potential sources of OSRI in EPA guidance, Part 158 guideline studies for pesticide registration were seldom accepted by EPA. The 93 waivers reduced animal use by at least 3325 animals. We estimate 27,731 animals were used in the actual Tier 1 tests, with additional animals being used in preparation for testing. Even with EPA's shift toward applying 21st-century toxicology tools to screening of endocrine disruptors in the future, acceptance of OSRI will remain a primary means for avoiding duplicative testing and reducing use of animals in the EDSP. Therefore, it is essential that EPA develop a consistent and transparent basis for accepting OSRI.

  20. US Environmental Protection Agency procedures and policies to estimate risk of injury to the male reproductive system

    SciTech Connect

    Francis, E.Z. )

    1989-01-01

    Risk assessment, as defined by the National Academy of Sciences in 1983, is comprised by the following components: hazard identification, dose-response assessment, exposure assessment, and risk characterization. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed risk assessment guidelines which follow the NAS format for Program Offices to follow in evaluating the potential adverse effects of environmental agents on humans. Guidelines have been published in the Federal Register on cancer, mutagenicity, developmental toxicity, chemical mixtures, and exposure. Proposed guidelines are expected to be published shortly on female and male reproductive toxicity.

  1. Overview of the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) electrostatic particulate research and development program

    SciTech Connect

    Plaks, N.

    1984-11-01

    The U.S. EPA's particulate research and development program, divided between an in-house laboratory effort and extramural work at various research institutes, makes use of electrostatics in most of the work associated with stack or ducted emissions. Research facilities which offer a large degree of flexibility and capability are described. Significant work currently underway, making use of electrostatics, includes: (1) smooth large-diameter discharge electrodes (9-10 mm), that have been evaluated in 1/3- and 10-MW pilot units; (2) the multistage electrostatic precipitator (ESP), consisting of several two-stage ESPs in series, each using cold-pipe prechargers and collectors with large diameter electrodes; (3) the E-SOX process, combining the multistage ESP with a spray dryer in an existing ESP, for simultaneous SO2 and fly ash removal (including injections of soda ash and lime slurry droplets); and (4) electrostatically augmented fabric filtration with fly ash (including spray drying by-product material).

  2. EPA Library Network Communication Strategies

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    To establish Agency-wide procedures for the EPA National Library Network libraries to communicate, using a range of established mechanisms, with other EPA libraries, EPA staff, organizations and the public.

  3. EPA Administrator Kicks Off Energy Star Day with Event Streamed to Thousands of Students Across the Country/Agency encourages public commitment to saving energy

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will kick off Energy Star Day by sitting down with local school children to discuss how they can make a difference in protecting the environment from clima

  4. Youth Risk Assessment in Complex Agency Practice

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    Groner, Mark R.; Solomon, Jean

    2007-01-01

    Advancements in the delivery of community-based services and tight utilization management of high-cost treatment options result in youths with serious behavior problems receiving intervention in lower levels of care than was true ten or fifteen years ago. This shift in where services tend to be delivered necessitates enhancement of risk assessment…

  5. SCIENCE CAREERS AT EPA: AN EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE

    EPA Science Inventory

    The Environmental Protection Agency has 30 years of history protecting the environment and human health. The scientists at EPA have different backgrounds and experiences that contribute to the creativity of research and development of risk assessment techniques. An overview o...

  6. EPA Announces Voluntary Cancellation of Certain Methomyl Uses

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the manufacturers of the insecticide methomyl have agreed to cancel some uses and limit use on certain crops to reduce risks to drinking water.

  7. EVALUATION OF SOIL WASHING TECHNOLOGY: RESULTS OF BENCH SCALE EXPERIMENTS ON PETROLEUM FUELS CONTAMINATED SOILS - EPA/600/S2-91/023

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through its Risk Reduction Engineering Laboratory's Release Control Branch has undertaken research and development efforts to address the problem of leaking underground storage tanks (USTs). Under this effort, EPA is currently eva...

  8. Computational toxicology as implemented by the U.S. EPA: providing high throughput decision support tools for screening and assessing chemical exposure, hazard and risk.

    PubMed

    Kavlock, Robert; Dix, David

    2010-02-01

    Computational toxicology is the application of mathematical and computer models to help assess chemical hazards and risks to human health and the environment. Supported by advances in informatics, high-throughput screening (HTS) technologies, and systems biology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA is developing robust and flexible computational tools that can be applied to the thousands of chemicals in commerce, and contaminant mixtures found in air, water, and hazardous-waste sites. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) Computational Toxicology Research Program (CTRP) is composed of three main elements. The largest component is the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT), which was established in 2005 to coordinate research on chemical screening and prioritization, informatics, and systems modeling. The second element consists of related activities in the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) and the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). The third and final component consists of academic centers working on various aspects of computational toxicology and funded by the U.S. EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. Together these elements form the key components in the implementation of both the initial strategy, A Framework for a Computational Toxicology Research Program (U.S. EPA, 2003), and the newly released The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Strategic Plan for Evaluating the Toxicity of Chemicals (U.S. EPA, 2009a). Key intramural projects of the CTRP include digitizing legacy toxicity testing information toxicity reference database (ToxRefDB), predicting toxicity (ToxCast) and exposure (ExpoCast), and creating virtual liver (v-Liver) and virtual embryo (v-Embryo) systems models. U.S. EPA-funded STAR centers are also providing bioinformatics, computational toxicology data and models, and developmental toxicity data and models. The models and underlying data are being made publicly

  9. Human health risk assessment database, 'the NHSRC toxicity value database': Supporting the risk assessment process at US EPA's National Homeland Security Research Center

    SciTech Connect

    Moudgal, Chandrika J.

    2008-11-15

    The toxicity value database of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Homeland Security Research Center has been in development since 2004. The toxicity value database includes a compilation of agent property, toxicity, dose-response, and health effects data for 96 agents: 84 chemical and radiological agents and 12 biotoxins. The database is populated with multiple toxicity benchmark values and agent property information from secondary sources, with web links to the secondary sources, where available. A selected set of primary literature citations and associated dose-response data are also included. The toxicity value database offers a powerful means to quickly and efficiently gather pertinent toxicity and dose-response data for a number of agents that are of concern to the nation's security. This database, in conjunction with other tools, will play an important role in understanding human health risks, and will provide a means for risk assessors and managers to make quick and informed decisions on the potential health risks and determine appropriate responses (e.g., cleanup) to agent release. A final, stand alone MS ACESSS working version of the toxicity value database was completed in November, 2007.

  10. 78 FR 13872 - Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal); EPA...

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    2013-03-01

    ... AGENCY Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2233.06 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The... request (ICR), ``EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal)'' (EPA ICR No. 2233.06, OMB Control No. 2040-0272),...

  11. THE US EPA WORKSHOP ON RESEARCH AND RISK ASSESSMENT FOR ARSENIC

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency sponsored an international Workshop on Research and Risk Assessment for Arsenic at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, West Virginia, from May 31 to June 2, 2006. This special issue of Toxicology and Applied Pharma...

  12. 75 FR 61481 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission of EPA ICR No. 2078.01 to OMB for Review and...

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    2010-10-05

    ... the market. Maintaining the value of this brand requires ensuring products labeled with the ENERGY... source of the data so as to protect confidentiality. Finally, Partners that wish to receive recognition... by the PA, and submitting the PA. EPA processes and approves applications for EPA recognition...

  13. Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The Guidelines for Carcinogen Risk Assessment provide EPA staff with guidance for developing and using risk assessments. They also provide basic information to the public about the Agency's risk assessment methods.

  14. EPA Honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leading the Way on Energy Efficiency and Acting on Climate Agency recognizes 128 partners including some in Maryland Area

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2015) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 organizations today for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy

  15. EPA Honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leading the Way on Energy Efficiency and Acting on Climate Agency recognizes 128 partners including some in Delaware Area

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2015) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 organizations today for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy

  16. EPA Honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leading the Way on Energy Efficiency and Acting on Climate Agency recognizes 128 partners including some in Greater Philly Area

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON, DC (April 6, 2015) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 organizations today for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy

  17. UMTRA Project remedial action planning and disposal cell design to comply with the proposed EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards (40 CFR Part 192)

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-01-01

    The Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project involves stabilizing 24 inactive uranium mill tailings piles in 10 states. Remedial work must meet standards established by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Remedial action must be designed and constructed to prevent dispersion of the tailings and other contaminated materials, and must prevent the inadvertent use of the tailings by man. This report is prepared primarily for distribution to parties involved in the UMTRA Project, including the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and states and tribes. It is intended to record the work done by the DOE since publication of the proposed EPA groundwater protection standards, and to show how the DOE has attempted to respond and react in a positive way to the new requirements that result from the proposed standards. This report discusses the groundwater compliance strategies now being defined and implemented by the DOE, and details the changes in disposal cell designs that result from studies to evaluate ways to facilitate compliance with the proposed EPA groundwater protection standards. This report also serves to record the technical advances, planning, and progress made on the UMTRA Project since the appearance of the proposed EPA groundwater protection standards. The report serves to establish, document, and disseminate technical approaches and engineering and groundwater information to people who may be interested or involved in similar or related projects. 24 refs., 27 figs., 8 tabs.

  18. National radiation exposures and risks caused by implementing EPA`s proposed revised national primary drinking water regulations

    SciTech Connect

    Morris, S.C.; Rowe, M.D.; Holtzman, S.; Meinhold, A.F.

    1993-05-01

    This report estimates risks to workers and the public associated with treatment processes and their associated waste products that would be mandated under proposed regulations of radium, radon, and uranium in drinking water. Three scenarios were examined: (1) all wastes flushed to the sanitary sewer; (2) all wastes disposed on land; (3) similar to (2) but radon removal by granulated activated carbon rather than packed tower aeration. Risks considered included accidental injury and cancer. Worker risks for both scenarios I and II were estimated to be 0.025 and 0.01 deaths per year of operation for radium-226 and radium-228, respectively. Worker risks for uranium were estimated to be 0.13 deaths/year of operation for scenario I and 0.5 deaths/year of operation for scenario II. Worker risks for radon removal were estimated to be 1.7 deaths/year of operation for scenario I and 2.2 deaths/year of operation for scenario II. Risks to the public for scenarios I and II for radium-226 were 4 {times} 10{sup {minus}4} and for radium-228 were 9 {times} 10{sup {minus}5} deaths/year of operation. Risks to the public for scenarios I and II for uranium were 7.3 {times} 10{sup {minus}2} and 2 {times} 10{sup {minus}4}, respectively. Risks to the public for scenario I and II for radon were 24 deaths/year of operation and for scenario III were nil. Public risks were quantified only for people exposed during a year of operation. For example, effects of public exposures in future years via groundwater contamination associated with landfill of treatment waste were not considered.

  19. Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 2): Anchor Chemicals Superfund Site, Town of Oyster Bay, Nassau County, NY, September 29, 1995

    SciTech Connect

    1996-02-01

    This Record of Decision (ROD) documents the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA`s) selection of the remedial action for the Anchor Chemical Superfund Site (the `Site`). EPA, in consultation with the State of New York, has determined that the Achor Chemical Superfund Site does not pose a significant threat to human health or the environment and, therefore, further remediation is not appropriate. This determination is based on the findings of the Remedial Investigation and the baseline Risk Assessment. The risks posed by the Site are within EPA`s acceptable risk range and therefore do not pose a threat to human health or the environment.

  20. An Approach to Using Toxicogenomic Data in U.S. EPA Human Health Risk Assessments: A Dibutyl Phthalate Case Study (Final Report, 2010)

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA announced the availability of the final report, An Approach to Using Toxicogenomic Data in U.S. EPA Human Health Risk Assessments: A Dibutyl Phthalate Case Study. This report outlines an approach to evaluate genomic data for use in risk assessment and a case study to ...

  1. An Approach to Using Toxicogenomic Data in U.S. EPA Human Health Risk Assessments: A Dibutyl Phthalate Case Study (Final Report)

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA announced the availability of the final report, An Approach to Using Toxicogenomic Data in U.S. EPA Human Health Risk Assessments: A Dibutyl Phthalate Case Study. This report outlines an approach to evaluate genomic data for use in risk assessment and a case study to ...

  2. 75 FR 1770 - An Approach to Using Toxicogenomic Data in U.S. EPA Human Health Risk Assessments: A Dibutyl...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-13

    ... Research and Development (ORD). Toxicogenomics is the application of genomic technologies (e.g... environment. Currently, EPA provides no guidance for evaluating and incorporating genomic data into risk... the phthalates. The final report includes the development of exploratory methods for analyzing...

  3. ISSUES THAT MUST BE ADDRESSED FOR RISK ASSESSMENT OF MIXED EXPOSURES: THE EPA EXPERIENCE WITH AIR QUALITY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Issues that Must be Addressed for Risk Assessment of Mixed Exposures: The EPA Experience with Air Quality

    Daniel L. Costa, Sc.D.

    Abstract
    Humans are routinely exposed to a complex mixture of air pollutants in both their outdoor and indoor environments. The wide...

  4. ACTIVITIES TO DEVELOP AN INTERIM GUIDANCE FOR MICROARRAY-BASED ASSAYS FOR REGULATORY AND RISK ASSESSMENT APPLICATIONS AT EPA

    EPA Science Inventory

    Abstract for presentation. Advances in genomics will have significant implications for risk assessment policies and regulatory decision making. In 2002, EPA issued its lnterim Policy on Genomics which stated that such data may be considered in the decision making process, but tha...

  5. 75 FR 22790 - Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Candidates for EPA's Advisory...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-30

    ... AGENCY Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Candidates for EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council) EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION:...

  6. 77 FR 6797 - Request for Nominations of Experts for EPA Science Advisory Board Scientific and Technological...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-09

    ... AGENCY Request for Nominations of Experts for EPA Science Advisory Board Scientific and Technological Achievement Awards Committee AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The EPA... service on an SAB Committee to make recommendations on EPA's Scientific and Technological...

  7. THE IDEA IS TO USEMODIS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE CURRENT LIMITED LANDSAT CAPABILITY, COMMERCIAL SATELLITES, ANDUNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAV), IN A MULTI-STAGE APPROACH TO MEET EPA INFORMATION NEEDS.REMOTE SENSING OVERVIEW: EPA CAPABILITIES, PRIORITY AGENCY APPLICATIONS, SENSOR/AIRCRAFT CAPABILITIES, COST CONSIDERATIONS, SPECTRAL AND SPATIAL RESOLUTIONS, AND TEMPORAL CONSIDERATIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA remote sensing capabilities include applied research for priority applications and technology support for operational assistance to clients across the Agency. The idea is to use MODIS in conjunction with the current limited Landsat capability, commercial satellites, and Unma...

  8. United States Environmental Protection Agency: Use of risk assessment and risk management methodologies. Master's thesis

    SciTech Connect

    Lamuro, R.J.

    1992-09-30

    Make a full investigation of the policy implications and appropriate uses of risk assessment and risk management in regulatory programs under various Federal laws to prevent cancer and other chronic health effects which may result from exposure to hazardous substances. This is the primary mission of the Risk Assessment and Management Commission (Risk Commission). The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 (CAAA), created the Risk Commission reflecting Congress' concern over agency use of risk assessment and risk management techniques and methodologies to implement federal laws protective of human health. The Risk Commission is to consider: methods for measuring and describing risks of chronic health effects from hazardous substances; methods to reflect uncertainties associated with estimation techniques, and whether it is possible or desirable to develop a consistent risk assessment methodology or a consistent standard of acceptable risk for various federal programs.

  9. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency radiogenic risk projections: uncertainty analysis.

    PubMed

    Pawel, David J

    2013-01-01

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its estimates of cancer risks due to low doses of ionizing radiation for the U.S. population, as well as their scientific basis. For the most part, these estimates were calculated using models recommended in the recent National Academy of Sciences' (BEIR VII) report on health effects from low levels of ionizing radiation. The new risk assessment includes uncertainty bounds associated with the projections for gender and cancer site-specific lifetime attributable risks. For most cancer sites, these uncertainty bounds were calculated using probability distributions for BEIR VII model parameter values, derived from a novel Bayesian analysis of cancer incidence data from the atomic bomb survivor lifespan study (LSS) cohort and subjective distributions for other relevant sources of uncertainty. This approach allowed for quantification of uncertainties associated with: 1) the effect of sampling variability on inferences drawn from the LSS cohort about the linear dose response and its dependence on temporal factors such as age-at-exposure, 2) differences in the radiogenic risks in the Japanese LSS cohort versus the U.S. population, 3) dosimetry errors, and 4) several other non-sampling sources. Some of the uncertainty associated with how risk depends on dose and dose rate was also quantified. For uniform whole-body exposures of low-dose gamma radiation to the entire population, EPA's cancer incidence risk coefficients and corresponding 90% uncertainty intervals (Gy) are 9.55 × 10 (4.3 × 10 to 1.8 × 10) for males and 1.35 × 10 (6.5 × 10 to 2.5 × 10) for females, where the numbers in parentheses represent an estimated 90% uncertainty interval. For many individual cancer sites, risk coefficients differ from corresponding uncertainty bounds by factors of about three to five, although uncertainties are larger for cancers of the stomach, prostate, liver, and uterus. Uncertainty intervals for many, but not all

  10. Pesticide/Food Risk Greatest under Age Six.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Raloff, J.

    1989-01-01

    Summarizes the Natural Resources Defense Council's report that cancer risks from pesticides are higher than Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) criteria for children. Describes some responses of the EPA on the report. (YP)

  11. 76 FR 82296 - Pyrethrins/Pyrethroid Cumulative Risk Assessment; Extension of Comment Period

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    2011-12-30

    ... AGENCY Pyrethrins/Pyrethroid Cumulative Risk Assessment; Extension of Comment Period AGENCY... announced the availability of EPA's cumulative risk assessment for the pyrethroids. Based on this assessment... of concern. Because this cumulative risk assessment uses a number of very conservative...

  12. The EPA Children's Environmental Health Yearbook Supplement.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Children's Health Protection.

    Through their environments, children are exposed to a wide variety of substances that provide a risk to children's health. This report provides information to the public on the work of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to children's health protection, summarizing initiatives undertaken since the publication of "The EPA…

  13. The EPA Children's Environmental Health Yearbook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Children's Health Protection.

    Through their environments, children are exposed to a wide variety of substances that pose a risk to their health. This yearbook provides information to the public on the activities of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to protect children from environmental hazards, including the latest information on the unique threats of environmental…

  14. 77 FR 39699 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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    2012-07-05

    ... of Management and Budget (OMB). Before submitting the ICR, titled: ``Soil Fumigant Risk Mitigation..., soil fumigant registrants, state and tribal lead agencies, and EPA. Title: Soil Fumigant Risk... ensure that risk mitigation measures necessary for reregistration eligibility for certain soil...

  15. 78 FR 22540 - Notice of Public Meeting/Webinar: EPA Method Development Update on Drinking Water Testing Methods...

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    2013-04-16

    ... AGENCY Notice of Public Meeting/Webinar: EPA Method Development Update on Drinking Water Testing Methods...: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water, Standards and Risk Management Division's Technical Support Center (TSC)...

  16. 46 CFR 308.551 - War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo, Form MA-321.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo... EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE War Risk Cargo Insurance Iv-General § 308.551 War risk insurance... American War Risk Agency or MARAD....

  17. 46 CFR 308.551 - War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo, Form MA-321.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo... EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE War Risk Cargo Insurance Iv-General § 308.551 War risk insurance... American War Risk Agency or MARAD....

  18. 46 CFR 308.551 - War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo, Form MA-321.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo... EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE War Risk Cargo Insurance Iv-General § 308.551 War risk insurance... American War Risk Agency or MARAD....

  19. EPA-DOT Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    National Memorandum of Understanding Between the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA Publication #EPA-420-F-00-020 and EPA-DOT Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Transportation Conformity.

  20. EPA Alternative Dispute Resolution Contacts

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The success of EPA's ADR efforts depends on a network of talented and experienced professionals in Headquarters offices and EPA Regions. For Agency-wide ADR information, please contact the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Center.

  1. Ways to Collaborate with EPA

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA has multiple ways for the public to engage with the Agency's innovative solutions and technologies, including cooperative research and development agreements, internships, student competitions, and EPA databases developers can use to make mobile apps.

  2. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) evaluation of the gyroscopic wheel cover device under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. Technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Syria, S.L.

    1983-06-01

    This report announces the conclusions of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluation of the Gyroscopic Wheel Cover under the provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The evaluation of the Gyroscopic Wheel Cover device was conducted upon the application of Simmer Wheels, Incorporated. The device is a mechanical assembly which replaces each of the standard wheel covers on a vehicle. The device is claimed to improve fuel economy, handling and braking characteristics, and the life of the brakes and tires.

  3. EPA Adds Five Hazardous Waste Sites to Superfunds National Priorities List and Proposes an Additional Seven

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding five hazardous waste sites that pose risks to human health and the environment to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). A separate action includes a proposal to ad

  4. The EPA Comptox Chemistry Dashboard: A Web-Based Data Integration Hub for Toxicology Data (SOT)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Computational Toxicology Program integrates advances in biology, chemistry, and computer science to help prioritize chemicals for further research based on potential human health risks. This work involves computational and data drive...

  5. The EPA CompTox Chemistry Dashboard - an online resource for environmental chemists (ACS Spring Meeting)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Computational Toxicology Program integrates advances in biology, chemistry, and computer science to help prioritize chemicals for further research based on potential human health risks. This work involves computational and data drive...

  6. Biota Modeling in EPA's Preliminary Remediation Goal and Dose Compliance Concentration Calculators for Use in EPA Superfund Risk Assessment: Explanation of Intake Rate Derivation, Transfer Factor Compilation, and Mass Loading Factor Sources

    SciTech Connect

    Manning, Karessa L.; Dolislager, Fredrick G.; Bellamy, Michael B.

    2016-11-01

    The Preliminary Remediation Goal (PRG) and Dose Compliance Concentration (DCC) calculators are screening level tools that set forth Environmental Protection Agency s (EPA) recommended approaches, based upon currently available information with respect to risk assessment, for response actions at Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) sites, commonly known as Superfund. The screening levels derived by the PRG and DCC calculators are used to identify isotopes contributing the highest risk and dose as well as establish preliminary remediation goals. Each calculator has a residential gardening scenario and subsistence farmer exposure scenarios that require modeling of the transfer of contaminants from soil and water into various types of biota (crops and animal products). New publications of human intake rates of biota; farm animal intakes of water, soil, and fodder; and soil to plant interactions require updates be implemented into the PRG and DCC exposure scenarios. Recent improvements have been made in the biota modeling for these calculators, including newly derived biota intake rates, more comprehensive soil mass loading factors (MLFs), and more comprehensive soil to tissue transfer factors (TFs) for animals and soil to plant transfer factors (BV s). New biota have been added in both the produce and animal products categories that greatly improve the accuracy and utility of the PRG and DCC calculators and encompass greater geographic diversity on a national and international scale.

  7. Assessing Cumulative Impact and Risk - Approaches at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a mission and regulatory mandate to protect human health and the environment. EPA’s primary role is to implement environmental laws by developing and enforcing national regulation. Cogent to the goals of this workshop, key envi...

  8. 78 FR 37806 - Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-06-24

    ... AGENCY Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's WaterSense Program (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency has submitted an information collection request (ICR), ``EPA's...

  9. U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY'S ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH STRATEGY

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) has recently released a research strategy to guide its program to improve ecosystem risk assessment and risk management, which is one of the Agency's higheset priority search areas (http://www.epa.gov/ORD/WebPubs/fmal/eco.pdf). It is...

  10. Approaches for describing and communicating overall uncertainty in toxicity characterizations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) as a case study.

    PubMed

    Beck, Nancy B; Becker, Richard A; Erraguntla, Neeraja; Farland, William H; Grant, Roberta L; Gray, George; Kirman, Christopher; LaKind, Judy S; Jeffrey Lewis, R; Nance, Patricia; Pottenger, Lynn H; Santos, Susan L; Shirley, Stephanie; Simon, Ted; Dourson, Michael L

    2016-01-01

    Single point estimates of human health hazard/toxicity values such as a reference dose (RfD) are generally used in chemical hazard and risk assessment programs for assessing potential risks associated with site- or use-specific exposures. The resulting point estimates are often used by risk managers for regulatory decision-making, including standard setting, determination of emission controls, and mitigation of exposures to chemical substances. Risk managers, as well as stakeholders (interested and affected parties), often have limited information regarding assumptions and uncertainty factors in numerical estimates of both hazards and risks. Further, the use of different approaches for addressing uncertainty, which vary in transparency, can lead to a lack of confidence in the scientific underpinning of regulatory decision-making. The overarching goal of this paper, which was developed from an invited participant workshop, is to offer five approaches for presenting toxicity values in a transparent manner in order to improve the understanding, consideration, and informed use of uncertainty by risk assessors, risk managers, and stakeholders. The five approaches for improving the presentation and communication of uncertainty are described using U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) as a case study. These approaches will ensure transparency in the documentation, development, and use of toxicity values at EPA, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and other similar assessment programs in the public and private sector. Further empirical testing will help to inform the approaches that will work best for specific audiences and situations.

  11. EPA Releases Internal Report on Gold King Mine Response

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the findings of an internal review of the agency's response to the Gold King Mine incident. Led by five EPA personnel from multiple EPA regions and Headquarters, the reviewer

  12. Notification: Evaluation of EPA Efforts to Protect Tribal Communities From Risks Related to Underground Storage Tanks

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY16-0013, March 8, 2016. The EPA OIG plans to begin preliminary research on the EPA’s work related to Underground Storage Tank and Leaking Underground Storage Tank programs in Indian country.

  13. Report: Improvements Needed by EPA to Reduce Risk in Employee Hiring Process

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #15-P-0253, August 3, 2015. Without verification of prior employment or references, the potential exists that the EPA will not hire the best possible staff, or will hire an employee based on false statements.

  14. EPA'S FIELD DEMONSTRATION OF INNOVATIVE CAPPING TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE RISK MANAGEMENT OF CONTAMINATED SEDIMENTS

    EPA Science Inventory

    Research on capping technologies is directed at assessing the effectiveness of innovative capping materials, factors that control contaminant release at the sediment-water interface, installation of cap, resuspension mechanism, and gas ebullition. U.S. EPA's Land Remediation and ...

  15. ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH IN THE US EPA'S OFFICE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

    EPA Science Inventory

    Endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) are receiving increasing media and scientific attention. Concerns about these chemicals stem from the possibility of serious human and wildlife effects and environmental persistence. The US EPA Office of Research and Development's National ...

  16. Report: Enhanced EPA Oversight Needed to Address Risks From Declining Clean Air Act Title V Revenues

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #15-P-0006, October 20, 2014. Weaknesses in the EPA's oversight of Title V revenues and expenditures jeopardize program implementation and, in turn, compliance with air regulations for many of the nation's largest sources of air pollution.

  17. Bottom-up risk regulation? How nanotechnology risk knowledge gaps challenge federal and state environmental agencies.

    PubMed

    Powell, Maria C; Griffin, Martin P A; Tai, Stephanie

    2008-09-01

    Nanotechnologies have been called the "Next Industrial Revolution." At the same time, scientists are raising concerns about the potential health and environmental risks related to the nano-sized materials used in nanotechnologies. Analyses suggest that current U.S. federal regulatory structures are not likely to adequately address these risks in a proactive manner. Given these trends, the premise of this paper is that state and local-level agencies will likely deal with many "end-of-pipe" issues as nanomaterials enter environmental media without prior toxicity testing, federal standards, or emissions controls. In this paper we (1) briefly describe potential environmental risks and benefits related to emerging nanotechnologies; (2) outline the capacities of the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, and the Resources Conservation and Recovery Act to address potential nanotechnology risks, and how risk data gaps challenge these regulations; (3) outline some of the key data gaps that challenge state-level regulatory capacities to address nanotechnologies' potential risks, using Wisconsin as a case study; and (4) discuss advantages and disadvantages of state versus federal approaches to nanotechnology risk regulation. In summary, we suggest some ways government agencies can be better prepared to address nanotechnology risk knowledge gaps and risk management.

  18. INSIDE EPA RESEARCH

    EPA Science Inventory

    The article discusses air pollution research at the U.S. EPA, and particularly AEERL's role in that research which, in some areas, predates the Agency's. EPA's engineering research programs are shifting from an initial focus on sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide pollution control ...

  19. Ohio EPA Teachers Kit.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Environmental Protection Agency, Columbus.

    In an effort to provide teachers in Ohio with assistance in environmental education, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has produced this teachers kit. It is designed to describe what the Ohio EPA is doing to protect Ohio's air, land, and water. The background information provides an historical account of some of the events that have…

  20. EPA Challenges & Prizes

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA is a government leader in tapping the power of contributions from the public to help solve difficult problems that affect the environment and public health. Prize competitions allow federal agencies to pay only for successful solutions.

  1. EPA Communications Stylebook: Introduction

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This stylebook is intended to help you, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff, to prepare and review communications in various media with a clear and consistent voice, substantive content, standardized format, and effective audience targeting.

  2. RESULTS OF THE SEPTEMBER 1997 DOE/EPA DEMONSTRATION OF MULTIMETAL CONTINUOUS EMISSION MONITORING TECHNOLOGIES

    EPA Science Inventory

    In September 1997, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) co-sponsored a demonstration of several multimetal continuous emission monitos (CEMs). The demonstration, performed at the EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Air P...

  3. Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-26

    ... [Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ] Part XIV Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Ch. I EPA-HQ-OA-2007-1172 EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0169 EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0166 EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0052 Spring 2010 Regulatory Agenda...

  4. Funding Agencies Rarely Tend to Risk Their Money

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Rapisarda, Andrea

    Complexity science is for sure a challenging interdisciplinary field of research which will provide new useful perspectives and novel tools for a more efficient participatory society in the next years. Groundbreaking discoveries and innovation are the results of the interplay of many different factors which emerge in a nonlinear and often unpredictable complex way from the fruitful bottom-up mixing of different disciplines. This fact, however, although advocated by many, is unfortunately very rarely fostered and put in practice. Nowadays, funding agencies, often forgetting that research means working at the edge of human knowledge and can be also unsuccessful, rarely tend to risk their money in unconventional proposals regarding complexity. They are more inclined to support scientists, projects, and ideas that have a well settled successful past and operate within well established and more conventional fields of research. This is certainly not a good policy for promoting innovative results. As stigmatized in a recent editorial by Nature (Take more risk, 528, 8/2015), such policies stimulate a conservative and not very efficient behavior, which discourage young scientists and force them to a scientific conformism. The same happens for careers. Today it is not easy for a scientist in complex systems to get a permanent job...

  5. 46 CFR 308.8 - War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. 308.8 Section 308.8 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE General § 308.8 War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. Standard form MA-355...

  6. 46 CFR 308.8 - War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. 308.8 Section 308.8 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE General § 308.8 War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. Standard form...

  7. 46 CFR 308.8 - War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. 308.8 Section 308.8 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE General § 308.8 War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. Standard form MA-355...

  8. 46 CFR 308.8 - War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. 308.8 Section 308.8 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE General § 308.8 War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. Standard form MA-355...

  9. Which Governmental Agencies are Involved in Rat and Mouse Control?

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA works with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and various other state and local agencies and institutions to provide to the public information and tools for controlling rodents and the risks they may pose.

  10. Aggregating data for computational toxicology applications: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACToR) System.

    PubMed

    Judson, Richard S; Martin, Matthew T; Egeghy, Peter; Gangwal, Sumit; Reif, David M; Kothiya, Parth; Wolf, Maritja; Cathey, Tommy; Transue, Thomas; Smith, Doris; Vail, James; Frame, Alicia; Mosher, Shad; Cohen Hubal, Elaine A; Richard, Ann M

    2012-01-01

    Computational toxicology combines data from high-throughput test methods, chemical structure analyses and other biological domains (e.g., genes, proteins, cells, tissues) with the goals of predicting and understanding the underlying mechanistic causes of chemical toxicity and for predicting toxicity of new chemicals and products. A key feature of such approaches is their reliance on knowledge extracted from large collections of data and data sets in computable formats. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a large data resource called ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) to support these data-intensive efforts. ACToR comprises four main repositories: core ACToR (chemical identifiers and structures, and summary data on hazard, exposure, use, and other domains), ToxRefDB (Toxicity Reference Database, a compilation of detailed in vivo toxicity data from guideline studies), ExpoCastDB (detailed human exposure data from observational studies of selected chemicals), and ToxCastDB (data from high-throughput screening programs, including links to underlying biological information related to genes and pathways). The EPA DSSTox (Distributed Structure-Searchable Toxicity) program provides expert-reviewed chemical structures and associated information for these and other high-interest public inventories. Overall, the ACToR system contains information on about 400,000 chemicals from 1100 different sources. The entire system is built using open source tools and is freely available to download. This review describes the organization of the data repository and provides selected examples of use cases.

  11. Comparison of EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) test house data with predictions of an indoor-air-quality model

    SciTech Connect

    Sparks, L.E.; Jackson, M.D.; Tichenor, B.A.

    1988-07-01

    An easy-to-use indoor-air-quality (IAQ) model is described. It is multi-compartmented and based on a well-mixed mixing model. Sources and sinks are allowed in each compartment. A menu-driven fill-in-the-form user interface controls program flow and is used to obtain data from the user. On-screen graphical output is provided. The model estimates the effects of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), air cleaning, room-to-room air movement, and natural ventilation on pollutant concentrations. Experiments conducted in the EPA test house using moth crystal cakes for model verification are described. The agreement between small chamber emission factors, model predictions, and test house data is very good. Predicted weight loss of the moth crystal cakes was within 5% of the measured weight loss. Predicted room concentrations of p-dichlorobenzene are within 20% of the measured values. Future directions for model development and experimental studies are discussed.

  12. How EPA Assesses Chemical Safety

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA's existing chemicals programs address pollution prevention, risk assessment, hazard and exposure assessment and/or characterization, and risk management for chemicals substances in commercial use.

  13. Report: Congressionally Requested Information on EPA Utilization of Integrated Risk Information System

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #13-P-0127, January 31, 2013. 85 percent of the EPA survey respondents reported that they have used IRIS as their primary source for cancer values and 81 percent have used IRIS as their primary source for non-cancer values.

  14. EPA Awards $400K to University of North Carolina Wilmington for Chemical Exposure Research in Estuaries and Marine Ecosystems

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    ATLANTA - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $4 million in funding to six universities to study the ecological impacts of manufactured chemicals, leading to better chemical risk assessments and decisions for prote

  15. Investigating Impact Metrics for Performance for the US EPA National Center for Computational Toxicology (ACS Fall meeting)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Computational Toxicology Program integrates advances in biology, chemistry, and computer science to help prioritize chemicals for further research based on potential human health risks. This work involves computational and data drive...

  16. Chemical Risk Assessment: Selected Federal Agencies’ Procedures, Assumptions, and Policies

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2001-08-01

    attention to neurotoxicity (because many pesticides work through this mechanism) and, more recently, to endocrine disrupting effects (those affecting...EPA developed its Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program, which focuses on providing methods and procedures to detect and characterize endocrine ...Risk Assessment Procedures 84 Office of Pesticide Programs 85 Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics 90 Office of Emergency and Remedial Response

  17. 75 FR 59716 - Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-09-28

    ... Urea: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)'' [EPA/ 635/R... AGENCY Draft Toxicological Review of Urea: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of public...

  18. PRIMARY PARTICLES GENERATED BY THE COMBUSTION OF HEAVY FUEL OIL AND COAL: REVIEW OF RESEARCH RESULTS FROM EPA'S NATIONAL RISK MANAGEMENT RESEARCH LABORATORY

    EPA Science Inventory

    Researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Office of Research and
    Development (ORD) have conducted a series of tests to characterize the size and composition of primary particulate matter (PM) generated from the combustion of heavy fuel oil and pulverize...

  19. Four Kentucky Organizations Receive EPA Honors as 2015 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management, Acting on Climate The agency recognizes 128 partners in 33 states including DIRECTV, The Home Depot, Staples, and Verizon

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    04/06/15 - ATLANTA, GA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states, including four in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, with the Energy Star's Partner of th

  20. EPA Honors 2015 Energy Star Partners of the Year for Leadership on Energy Efficiency, Acting on Climate / The agency recognizes 128 partners in 33 states including DirecTV, Staples, and Verizon

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 128 businesses and organizations in 33 states with the Energy Star's Partner of the Year award for their commitment to saving energy and pr

  1. 46 CFR 308.8 - War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... companies or groups of domestic insurance companies authorized to do a marine insurance business in any... 46 Shipping 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. 308.8... INSURANCE General § 308.8 War risk insurance underwriting agency agreement. Standard form MA-355...

  2. 76 FR 27315 - EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Invitation to a Session on Public Involvement in EPA Advisory...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-05-11

    ... AGENCY EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Invitation to a Session on Public Involvement in EPA Advisory Activities Supported by the SAB Staff Office AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The EPA Science Advisory Board (SAB) Staff Office announces a public session on...

  3. 75 FR 33615 - Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (EPA...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-14

    ... AGENCY Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments (EPA/600/R-10/038A) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Listening Session. SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a listening session to be held on July 9, 2010, during the public...

  4. Supplement to the 1986 EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) air-quality criteria for lead - Volume 1, addendum (pages A1-A67). Draft report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1989-03-01

    The 1986 U.S. EPA document Air Quality Criteria for Lead (EPA-600/8-83/028 aF-dF) evaluated in detail the latest scientific information concerning sources, routes, and levels of lead (Pb) exposure and associated health effects and potential risks. An Addendum (1986) to that document focuses on additional, newer studies concerning the effects of lead on cardiovascular function and on early physical and neurobehavioral development. The present Supplement to the above materials evaluates further still newer information emerging in the published literature concerning (1) lead effects on blood pressure and other cardiovascular endpoints and (2) the effects of lead exposure during pregnancy or early postnatally on birth outcomes and/or the neonatal physical and neuropsychological development of affected children. The evaluations contained in the Supplement and the 1986 Criteria Document and Addendum are to serve as scientific inputs to decisionmaking with regard to review and revision, as appropriate, of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for Lead.

  5. Contributions by Wave Propagation Laboratory to EPA's (Environmental Protection Agency's) complex-terrain model-development project. Technical memo

    SciTech Connect

    Eberhard, W.L.

    1986-12-01

    The Wave Propagation Laboratory (WPL) participated in the Environmental Protection Agency's Complex Terrain Model Development Project, whose objective is development of numerical air-quality models valid in complex terrain. Particular attention was given to impaction of elevated plumes on high terrain during stable (nocturnal) conditions. WPL operated a plume-mapping lidar, acoustic sounders (some with Doppler capability), sonic anemometers, a tethered sonde, and crosswind optical anemometers. Measurements were usually displayed in real time for experimental guidance and later processed with quality assurance for quantitative analysis. A synopsis of data acquisition and archiving is given for each experiment, including a review of the results of scientific analyses already completed.

  6. Filter extraction and Ames bioassay results for EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) particulate samples. Final report September 1983-May 1984

    SciTech Connect

    Warner-Selph, M.A.

    1984-08-01

    This report describes filter extractions and Ames bioassay of filter extracts performed for the Emission Control Technology Division of Environmental Protection Agency. Eight sets of particulate-loaded filters were provided to SwRI by the sponsor. The filters were soxhlet-extracted in methylene chloride, and the extracts were dried and weighed. The organic extracts were analyzed using the Ames bioassay at Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR), formerly Southwest Foundation for Research and Education. The data were analyzed using linear and non-linear regression methods.

  7. 46 CFR 308.551 - War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo, Form MA-321.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... domestic insurance companies authorized to do a marine insurance business in any State of the United States... 46 Shipping 8 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo... EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE War Risk Cargo Insurance Iv-General § 308.551 War risk...

  8. 46 CFR 308.551 - War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo, Form MA-321.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 8 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false War risk insurance clearing agency agreement for cargo, Form MA-321. 308.551 Section 308.551 Shipping MARITIME ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION EMERGENCY OPERATIONS WAR RISK INSURANCE War Risk Cargo Insurance General § 308.551 War risk...

  9. Aggregating Data for Computational Toxicology Applications: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource (ACToR) System

    PubMed Central

    Judson, Richard S.; Martin, Matthew T.; Egeghy, Peter; Gangwal, Sumit; Reif, David M.; Kothiya, Parth; Wolf, Maritja; Cathey, Tommy; Transue, Thomas; Smith, Doris; Vail, James; Frame, Alicia; Mosher, Shad; Cohen Hubal, Elaine A.; Richard, Ann M.

    2012-01-01

    Computational toxicology combines data from high-throughput test methods, chemical structure analyses and other biological domains (e.g., genes, proteins, cells, tissues) with the goals of predicting and understanding the underlying mechanistic causes of chemical toxicity and for predicting toxicity of new chemicals and products. A key feature of such approaches is their reliance on knowledge extracted from large collections of data and data sets in computable formats. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a large data resource called ACToR (Aggregated Computational Toxicology Resource) to support these data-intensive efforts. ACToR comprises four main repositories: core ACToR (chemical identifiers and structures, and summary data on hazard, exposure, use, and other domains), ToxRefDB (Toxicity Reference Database, a compilation of detailed in vivo toxicity data from guideline studies), ExpoCastDB (detailed human exposure data from observational studies of selected chemicals), and ToxCastDB (data from high-throughput screening programs, including links to underlying biological information related to genes and pathways). The EPA DSSTox (Distributed Structure-Searchable Toxicity) program provides expert-reviewed chemical structures and associated information for these and other high-interest public inventories. Overall, the ACToR system contains information on about 400,000 chemicals from 1100 different sources. The entire system is built using open source tools and is freely available to download. This review describes the organization of the data repository and provides selected examples of use cases. PMID:22408426

  10. Human Health Risk Assessment Calculator. In: SMARTe20ll, EPA/600/C-10/007

    EPA Science Inventory

    This calculator is aimed at supporting a human health risk assessment. Risk scenarios can be built by combining various health effects, exposure pathways, exposure parameters, and analytes. Scenario risk are calculated for each exposure pathway and analyte combination. The out...

  11. Overview of ozone human exposure and health risk analyses used in the U.S. EPA's review of the ozone air quality standard.

    SciTech Connect

    Whitfield, R. G.

    1999-03-04

    This paper presents an overview of the ozone human exposure and health risk analyses developed under sponsorship of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These analyses are being used in the current review of the national ambient air quality standards (NAAQS) for ozone. The analyses consist of three principal steps: (1) estimating short-term ozone exposure for particular populations (exposure model); (2) estimating population response to exposures or concentrations (exposure-response or concentration-response models); and (3) integrating concentrations or exposure with concentration-response or exposure-response models to produce overall risk estimates (risk model). The exposure model, called the probabilistic NAAQS exposure model for ozone (pNEM/03), incorporates the following factors: hourly ambient ozone concentrations; spatial distribution of concentrations; ventilation state of individuals at time of exposure; and movement of people through various microenvironments (e.g., outdoors, indoors, inside a vehicle) of varying air quality. Exposure estimates are represented by probability distributions. Exposure-response relationships have been developed for several respiratory symptom and lung function health effects, based on the results of controlled human exposure studies. These relationships also are probabilistic and reflect uncertainties associated with sample size and variability of response among subjects. The analyses also provide estimates of excess hospital admissions in the New York City area based on results from an epidemiology study. Overall risk results for selected health endpoints and recently analyzed air quality scenarios associated with alternative 8-hour NAAQS and the current 1-hour standard for outdoor children are used to illustrate application of the methodology.

  12. Health risk assessment of heavy metals and bacterial contamination in drinking water sources: a case study of Malakand Agency, Pakistan.

    PubMed

    Nawab, Javed; Khan, Sardar; Ali, Sharafat; Sher, Hassan; Rahman, Ziaur; Khan, Kifayatullah; Tang, Jianfeng; Ahmad, Aziz

    2016-05-01

    Human beings are frequently exposed to pathogens and heavy metals through ingestion of contaminated drinking water throughout the world particularly in developing countries. The present study aimed to assess the quality of water used for drinking purposes in Malakand Agency, Pakistan. Water samples were collected from different sources (dug wells, bore wells, tube wells, springs, and hand pumps) and analyzed for different physico-chemical parameters and bacterial pathogens (fecal coliform bacteria) using standard methods, while heavy metals were analyzed using atomic absorption spectrophotometry (AAS-PEA-700). In the study area, 70 % of water sources were contaminated with F. coliform representing high bacterial contamination. The heavy metals, such as Cd (29 and 8 %), Ni (16 and 78 %), and Cr (7 %), exceeded their respective safe limits of WHO (2006) and Pak-EPA (2008), respectively, in water sources, while Pb (9 %) only exceeded from WHO safe limit. The risk assessment tools such as daily intake of metals (DIMs) and health risk indexes (HRIs) were used for health risk estimation and were observed in the order of Ni > Cr > Mn > Pb > Cd and Cd > Ni > Pb > Mn > Cr, respectively. The HRI values of heavy metals for both children and adults were <1, showing lack of potential health risk to the local inhabitants of the study area.

  13. EPA Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1993-01-01

    The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Chemistry Laboratory (ECL) is a national program laboratory specializing in residue chemistry analysis under the jurisdiction of the EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs in Washington, D.C. At Stennis Space Center, the laboratory's work supports many federal anti-pollution laws. The laboratory analyzes environmental and human samples to determine the presence and amount of agricultural chemicals and related substances. Pictured, ECL chemists analyze environmental and human samples for the presence of pesticides and other pollutants.

  14. EPA Prioritizes Texas Site to List of Contaminated Areas

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (April 6, 2016) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the El Dorado Chemical Company site in near San Antonio, Texas, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to public he

  15. EPA Adds Contaminated Site in N. M. to Priorities List

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (April 6, 2016) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the Lea and W. Second Street Groundwater Plume site in Roswell, New Mexico, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to public

  16. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): RMP

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) database. RMP stores the risk management plans reported by companies that handle, manufacture, use, or store certain flammable or toxic substances, as required under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). FRS identifies and geospatially locates facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to RMP facilities once the RMP data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/enviro/facility-registry-service-frs.

  17. Louisiana Tech Student Wins EPA Fellowship Grant

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (April 1, 2015) A student from Louisiana Technical University in Ruston, La., was awarded a research fellowship grant by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA issued fellowship grants to students pursuing environmental science

  18. Guidelines for Neurotoxicity Risk Assessment

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    These Guidelines set forth principles and procedures to guide EPA scientists in evaluating environmental contaminants that may pose neurotoxic risks, and inform Agency decision makers and the public about these procedures.

  19. EPA Proposes to Add Washington Parish, LA, Creosote Site to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites, Two hazardous waste sites added, six proposed nationally

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    (DALLAS - March 24, 2015) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, LA, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people's health and

  20. EPA Seeks Input for Potential Rule Banning or Restricting the Use of Trichloroethylene (TCE) as a Commercial Degreaser, Spotting Agent in Dry Cleaning, and in Certain Consumer Products

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations from individuals who represent small businesses, small governments, and small not-for-profit organizations to provide input to a federal panel that will explore risk

  1. EPA Seeks Input for Potential Rule Banning or Restricting the Use of N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP) and Methylene Chloride for Use in Paint and Coating Removal

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking nominations from individuals who represent small businesses, small governments, and small not-for-profit organizations to provide input to a federal panel that will explore risk

  2. Teachers Unions at Risk of Losing "Agency Fees"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Antonucci, Mike

    2016-01-01

    For 50 years, American education policy has often danced to the tune of labor realities. "Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association" is a case that awaits hearing by the U.S. Supreme Court that could dramatically change this picture. The case, if decided for the plaintiffs, could end the practice of "agency" fees--money…

  3. 77 FR 427 - EPAAR Clause for Compliance With EPA Policies for Information Resources Management

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    2012-01-05

    ... AGENCY 48 CFR Part 1552 EPAAR Clause for Compliance With EPA Policies for Information Resources Management AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: EPA will amend the EPA... to update terminology and Web site links related to EPA policies for information resources...

  4. EPA Proposes Stronger Standards for People Applying the Pesticides with the Greatest Risk/ Improved training and minimum age requirements for certified applicators will help protect people and the environment.

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Washington- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing stronger standards for pesticide applicators who apply restricted-use pesticides. These pesticides are not available for purchase by the general public, require special

  5. Fundamental changes to EPA's research enterprise: the path forward.

    PubMed

    Anastas, Paul T

    2012-01-17

    Environmental protection in the United States has reached a critical juncture. It has become clear that to address the complex and interrelated environmental challenges we face, we must augment our traditional approaches. The scientific community must build upon its deep understanding of risk assessment, risk management, and reductionism with tools, technologies, insights and approaches to pursue sustainability. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized this need for systemic change by implementing a new research paradigm called "The Path Forward." This paper outlines the principles of the Path Forward and the actions taken since 2010 to align EPA's research efforts with the goal of sustainability.

  6. 76 FR 21349 - Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Advisory...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-04-15

    ... AGENCY Science Advisory Board Staff Office; Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis (Council) EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION:...

  7. EPA ETV Program for Vapor Intrusion

    EPA Science Inventory

    TITLE: EPA Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program Douglas W. Grosse Senior Environmental Engineer U.S. EPA, Office of Research and Development National Risk Management Research Laboratory National Risk Management Research Laboratory Environmental Technology A...

  8. Current Status of EPA Verification Program for EPA Protocol Gases

    EPA Science Inventory

    Accurate compressed gas calibration standards are needed to calibrate continuous emission monitors (CEMs) and ambient air quality monitors that are being used for regulatory purposes. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established its traceability protocol to ensure that c...

  9. The EPA's Human Exposure Research Program for Assessing Cumulative Risk in Communities

    EPA Science Inventory

    Communities are faced with challenges in identifying and prioritizing environmental issues, taking actions to reduce their exposures, and determining their effectiveness for reducing human health risks. Additional challenges include determining what scientific tools are available...

  10. Access State Websites | ECHO | US EPA

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    State environmental agencies often maintain additional information about compliance and enforcement (beyond what is reported to EPA systems). Access direct links to state enforcement and compliance data.

  11. EPA Protocol Gas Verification Program

    EPA Science Inventory

    Accurate compressed gas calibration standards are needed to calibrate continuous emission monitors (CEMs) and ambient air quality monitors that are being used for regulatory purposes. US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established its traceability protocol to ensure that co...

  12. EPA Collaboration with South Korea

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA, the Ministry of Environment of Korea, and partner agencies in both countries cooperate to strengthen environmental governance, improve air and water quality, and reduce exposure to toxic chemicals.

  13. Integrated risk information system (IRIS)

    SciTech Connect

    Tuxen, L.

    1990-12-31

    The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) is an electronic information system developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) containing information related to health risk assessment. IRIS is the Agency`s primary vehicle for communication of chronic health hazard information that represents Agency consensus following comprehensive review by intra-Agency work groups. The original purpose for developing IRIS was to provide guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This original purpose for developing IRIS was to guidance to EPA personnel in making risk management decisions. This role has expanded and evolved with wider access and use of the system. IRIS contains chemical-specific information in summary format for approximately 500 chemicals. IRIS is available to the general public on the National Library of Medicine`s Toxicology Data Network (TOXNET) and on diskettes through the National Technical Information Service (NTIS).

  14. Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-12-20

    ... [The Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions] Part XV Environmental Protection Agency Semiannual Regulatory Agenda ] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY 40 CFR Ch. I EPA-HQ-OA-2007-1172 EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0169 EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0166 EPA-HQ-OAR-2010-0052 EPA-HQ-OW-2010-0728...

  15. NASA's Agency-Wide Strategy for Environmental Regulatory Risk Analysis and Communication

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Scroggins, Sharon

    2008-01-01

    NASA's Agency-wide.resource for identifying and managing risks associated with changing environmental regulations Goals of the RRAC PC: 1) Proactively. detect, analyze and communicate environmental regulatory risks to NASA Programs and facilities; 2) Communicate with regulators and participate in the mitigation of such risks; and 3) Provide centralized support on emerging regulations to NASA HQ Environmental Management Division. When significant regulatory changes are identified, timely communication is essential. Communication of changing requirements to the regulatory stakeholders - NASA Programs and Facilities. Communication of potential issues to management and, when appropriate, back to the regulating agency.

  16. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) evaluation of the Cyclone-Z device under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. Technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Syria, S.L.

    1983-01-01

    This document announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the Cyclone-Z device under the provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The evaluation of the Cyclone-Z device was conducted upon receiving an application from the marketer. The device is claimed to improve fuel economy and driveability and to reduce exhaust emissions. EPA fully considered all of the information submitted by the applicant. The evaluation of the Cyclone-Z device was based on that information, EPA's engineering judgement, and its experience with other air bleed devices.

  17. DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF POPULATION MODELS TO SUPPORT EPA'S ECOLOGICAL RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESSES FOR PESTICIDES

    EPA Science Inventory

    As part of a broader exploratory effort to develop ecological risk assessment approaches to estimate potential chemical effects on non-target populations, we describe an approach for developing simple population models to estimate the extent to which acute effects on individual...

  18. Superfund Record of Decision (EPA Region 9): Agriculture Street Landfill, Operable Units 4 and 5, New Orleans, LA, September 2, 1997

    SciTech Connect

    1997-01-01

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that no remedial actions are necessary to ensure the protection of human health and the environment on two of the five operable units that define the Agriculture Street Landfill Superfund Site (site) in New Orleans, Louisiana. EPA`s rationale for this decision is that previous actions have addressed all risks posed by this portion of the site and that no further action is necessary for this operable unit.

  19. 78 FR 52962 - 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-08-27

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT 60-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing... Collection Title of Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk- Sharing Program. OMB Approval Number... housing finance agencies (HFAs). Under this program, HUD provides full mortgage insurance on...

  20. 78 FR 64145 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-25

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing..., 2013. A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency... Secretary to implement risk sharing with State and local housing finance agencies (HFAs). Under this...

  1. 78 FR 65696 - 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing Program

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-01

    ... URBAN DEVELOPMENT 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk-Sharing... Collection Title of Information Collection: Housing Finance Agency Risk- Sharing Program. OMB Approval Number... with State and local housing finance agencies (HFAs). Under this program, HUD provides full...

  2. EPA Form 5700‑52A: United States Environmental Protection Agency Minority Business Enterprise/Woman Business Enterprise Utilization under Federal Grants and Cooperative Agreements

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    MBE/WBE utilization is based on 40 CFR Part 33. EPA Form 5700-52A must be completed by recipients of Federal grants, cooperative agreements, or other Federal financial assistance which involve procurement of supplies, equipment, construction, etc.

  3. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) evaluation of the Super-Mag Fuel Extender under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. Technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Ashby, H.A.

    1982-01-01

    This document announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the 'Super-Mag Fuel Extender' device under provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. On December 10, 1980, the EPA received a written request from the Metropolitan Denver District Attorney's Office of Consumer Fraud and Economic Crime to test at least one 'cow magnet' type of fuel economy device. Following a survey of devices being marketed, the Metropolitan Denver District Attorney's Office selected the 'Super-Mag' device as typical of its category and on April 13, 1981 provided EPA with units for testing. The EPA evaluation of the device using three vehicles showed neither fuel economy nor exhaust emissions were affected by the installation of the 'Super-Mag' device. In addition, any differences between baseline test results and results from tests with the device installed were within the range of normal test variability.

  4. EPA Proposes New Rules to Reduce Potent Greenhouse Gas Emissions/The agency also recognizes 12 supermarkets for using more climate friendly refrigerants

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy joined private and public sector leaders for a second annual White House roundtable discussion about the progress made and new steps taken to curb emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), potent gre

  5. TOXICOLOGICAL BASIS FOR DRINKING WATER RISK ASSESSMENT

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is charged with protecting human health and the environment. Environmental protection decisions are often guided by risk assessments that are used to develop regulatory policy and other related guidance. Historically, in environmen...

  6. How information resources are used by federal agencies in risk assessment application: Rapporteur summary

    SciTech Connect

    Fenner-Crisp, P.

    1990-12-31

    The application of information available for risk assessment from the federal perspective is described. Different federal agencies conduct varying degrees of hazard evaluation, and some also generate empirical data. The role of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry in hazard assessments of potential public health impacts of Superfund sites includes identification of the 275 most significant substances. ATSDR is responsible for preparing toxicological profiles. ATSDR also identifies data gaps and needs critical to adequately assessing human health impacts.

  7. Agency communication, community outrage, and perception of risk: Three simulation experiments

    SciTech Connect

    Sandman, P.M. ); Miller, P.M. ); Johnson, B.B. ); Weinstein, N.D. )

    1993-12-01

    Three experimental studies were conducted employing hypothetical news stories to compare the effects on reader risk perceptions of two situations: when agency communication behavior was reported to be responsive to citizens' risk concerns, vs. when the agency was reported to be unresponsive. In the first two experiments, news stories of public meeting filled with distrust and controversy led to ratings indicating greater perceived risk than news stories reporting no distrust or controversy led to ratings indicating greater perceived risk than news stories reporting no distrust or controversy, even though the risk information was held constant. This effect appeared clearly when the differences in meeting tone were extreme and subjects made their ratings from their recall of the stores, but it was much weaker when the differences were moderate and subjects were allowed to go back over the news stories to help separate risk information from conflict information. In the third experiment, news stories about a spill cleanup systematically varied the seriousness of the spill, the amount of technical information provided in the story, and the agency behavior and resulting community outrage. The outrage manipulation significantly affected affective and cognitive components of perceived risk, but not hypothetical behavioral intentions. Seriousness and technical detail had very little effect on perceived risk. 42 refs., 4 tabs.

  8. 75 FR 4810 - Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments

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    2010-01-29

    ... AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA... EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov... Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies...

  9. 75 FR 16787 - Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-04-02

    ... AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA... EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov... Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies...

  10. 75 FR 14593 - Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-26

    ... AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA... EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov... Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies...

  11. 75 FR 11882 - Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-03-12

    ... AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA... EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov... Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal agencies...

  12. Overview of EPA Pesticide Laboratories and Methods

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA operates two pesticide laboratories that provide a variety of technical services to the Agency, other federal and state agencies, tribal groups and other organizations.The labs develop methods and procedures.

  13. EPA Update on Recent Volkswagen Announcement

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a letter sent to vehicle manufacturers notifying them that the agency is adding to its confirmatory testing additional evaluations designed to look for potential defeat devic

  14. Inputs to the Pulp and Paper Industry October 2011 Residual Risk Assessment

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has to conduct risk assessments on each source category subject to MACT standards and determine if additional standards are needed to reduce residual risks.

  15. Development of An Analytic Approach to Determine How Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Is Used by Non-EPA Decision Makers (Final Contractor Report)

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA announced the availability of the final contractor report entitled, Development of an Analytic Approach to Determine How Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Is Used By Non EPA Decision Makers. This contractor report analyzed how ...

  16. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) evaluation of the POWERFuel Extender System under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. Technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Syria, S.L.

    1983-08-01

    The evaluation of the POWERFuel Extender System was conducted upon the application of the manufacturer. The device is claimed to improve fuel economy and driveability and to reduce exhaust emissions and required engine maintenance. The device is classified by EPA as a vapor-air bleed device. EPA fully considered all of the information submitted by the applicant. The evaluation of the POWERFuel Extender System was based on that information and on EPA's experience with other similar devices. Although, in theory, the introduction of alcohol and water could have a favorable effect on an engine's cleaniness, power and maintenance requirements and could even allow some vehicles to use lower octane fuel, data were not submitted to substantiate that the POWERFuel Extender System could cause these benefits.

  17. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) evaluation of the P. S. C. U. 01 device under section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. Technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Syria, S.L.

    1983-08-01

    This document announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the 'P.S.C.U. 01' device under the provisions of Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The evaluation of the P.S.C.U. 01 was conducted upon the application of Dutch Pacific, Incorporated. The device is comprised of several mechanical and electrical components and is intended to generate steam and deliver it to the combustion chamber via an inline catalyst. The device is claimed to improve fuel economy and to reduce exhaust emissions. The P.S.C.U. 01 is classified by EPA as a Vapor bleed device.

  18. Report: Weak Management of a Climate Change Services Contract Creates Risk EPA Did Not Receive Services for Which It Paid

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #14-P-0272, May 30, 2014. The EPA awards millions of federal dollars to contractors every year. It must have robust oversight and management controls in place to prevent waste and unnecessary spending.

  19. Report: EPA Is Documenting How It Addresses Time-Critical Public Health Risks Under Its Superfund Authority

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #16-P-0059, December 9, 2015. We found that the EPA can provide documentation that imminent and substantial endangerment threats to public health at Superfund time-critical removal sites have been addressed.

  20. 78 FR 68058 - Next Generation Risk Assessment: Incorporation of Recent Advances in Molecular, Computational...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-11-13

    ... Systems Biology [External Review Draft] AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of... Systems Biology '' (EPA/600/R-13/214A). The original Federal Register notice announcing the public comment..., computational, and systems biology data can better inform risk assessment. This draft document is available...

  1. 77 FR 22312 - Access by EPA Contractors to Confidential Business Information Related to the Greenhouse Gas...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-04-13

    ... AGENCY Access by EPA Contractors to Confidential Business Information Related to the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: EPA's Office of... to EPA under the Greenhouse Gas Reporting ] Program that may be designated or claimed as...

  2. 75 FR 77636 - Public Information Exchange on EPA Nanomaterial Case Studies

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    2010-12-13

    ... AGENCY Public Information Exchange on EPA Nanomaterial Case Studies AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Meeting to Receive Comments and Questions and To Provide Information on EPA Nanomaterial Case Studies and Their Purpose SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a public meeting...

  3. 40 CFR 147.501 - EPA-administered program-Class II wells and Indian lands.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... AGENCY (CONTINUED) WATER PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) STATE, TRIBAL, AND EPA-ADMINISTERED UNDERGROUND INJECTION... subpart. Injection well owners and operators, and EPA shall comply with these requirements. (b)...

  4. Engaging Communities in Research on Cumulative Risk and Social Stress-Environment Interactions: Lessons Learned from EPA's STAR Program

    PubMed Central

    Korfmacher, Katrina Smith; Cory-Slechta, Deborah A.; Jimenez, Maria; Symanski, Elaine; Carr Shmool, Jessie L.; Dotson-Newman, Ogonnaya; Clougherty, Jane E.; French, Robert; Levy, Jonathan I.; Laumbach, Robert; Rodgers, Kathryn; Bongiovanni, Roseann; Scammell, Madeleine K.

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Studies have documented cumulative health effects of chemical and nonchemical exposures, particularly chronic environmental and social stressors. Environmental justice groups have advocated for community participation in research that assesses how these interactions contribute to health disparities experienced by low-income and communities of color. In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a request for research applications (RFA), “Understanding the Role of Nonchemical Stressors and Developing Analytic Methods for Cumulative Risk Assessments.” Seven research projects were funded to help address this knowledge gap. Each engaged with communities in different ways. We describe the community engagement approaches of the seven research projects, which ranged from outreach through shared leadership/participatory. We then assess the experiences of these programs with respect to the community engagement goals of the RFA. We present insights from these community engagement efforts, including how the grants helped to build or enhance the capacity of community organizations in addition to contributing to the research projects. Our analysis of project proposals, annual grantee reports, and participant observation of these seven projects suggests guidelines for the development of future funding mechanisms and for conducting community-engaged research on cumulative risk involving environmental and social stressors including: 1) providing for flexibility in the mode of community engagement; 2) addressing conflict between research timing and engagement needs, 3) developing approaches for communicating about the uniquely sensitive issues of nonchemical stressors and social risks; and 4) encouraging the evaluation of community engagement efforts. PMID:27688822

  5. Engaging Communities in Research on Cumulative Risk and Social Stress-Environment Interactions: Lessons Learned from EPA's STAR Program.

    PubMed

    Payne-Sturges, Devon C; Korfmacher, Katrina Smith; Cory-Slechta, Deborah A; Jimenez, Maria; Symanski, Elaine; Carr Shmool, Jessie L; Dotson-Newman, Ogonnaya; Clougherty, Jane E; French, Robert; Levy, Jonathan I; Laumbach, Robert; Rodgers, Kathryn; Bongiovanni, Roseann; Scammell, Madeleine K

    2015-12-01

    Studies have documented cumulative health effects of chemical and nonchemical exposures, particularly chronic environmental and social stressors. Environmental justice groups have advocated for community participation in research that assesses how these interactions contribute to health disparities experienced by low-income and communities of color. In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a request for research applications (RFA), "Understanding the Role of Nonchemical Stressors and Developing Analytic Methods for Cumulative Risk Assessments." Seven research projects were funded to help address this knowledge gap. Each engaged with communities in different ways. We describe the community engagement approaches of the seven research projects, which ranged from outreach through shared leadership/participatory. We then assess the experiences of these programs with respect to the community engagement goals of the RFA. We present insights from these community engagement efforts, including how the grants helped to build or enhance the capacity of community organizations in addition to contributing to the research projects. Our analysis of project proposals, annual grantee reports, and participant observation of these seven projects suggests guidelines for the development of future funding mechanisms and for conducting community-engaged research on cumulative risk involving environmental and social stressors including: 1) providing for flexibility in the mode of community engagement; 2) addressing conflict between research timing and engagement needs, 3) developing approaches for communicating about the uniquely sensitive issues of nonchemical stressors and social risks; and 4) encouraging the evaluation of community engagement efforts.

  6. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) evaluation of the HYDRO-VAC device under Section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. Technical report

    SciTech Connect

    Syria, S.L.

    1983-08-01

    This document announces the conclusions of the EPA evaluation of the HYDRO-VAC device under section 511 of the Motor Vehicle Information and Cost Savings Act. The evaluation of the HYDRO-VAC device was conducted upon the application of the manufacturer. The product is claimed to improved fuel economy and performance for both gasoline and diesel fueled vehicles.

  7. 40 CFR 172.26 - EPA review of permits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 23 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA review of permits. 172.26 Section... EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMITS State Issuance of Experimental Use Permits § 172.26 EPA review of permits. (a... designated State agency shall notifiy EPA of the action by forwarding to the appropriate EPA Regional...

  8. 40 CFR 172.26 - EPA review of permits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA review of permits. 172.26 Section... EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMITS State Issuance of Experimental Use Permits § 172.26 EPA review of permits. (a... designated State agency shall notifiy EPA of the action by forwarding to the appropriate EPA Regional...

  9. 40 CFR 172.26 - EPA review of permits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 25 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA review of permits. 172.26 Section... EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMITS State Issuance of Experimental Use Permits § 172.26 EPA review of permits. (a... designated State agency shall notifiy EPA of the action by forwarding to the appropriate EPA Regional...

  10. 40 CFR 172.26 - EPA review of permits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 24 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA review of permits. 172.26 Section... EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMITS State Issuance of Experimental Use Permits § 172.26 EPA review of permits. (a... designated State agency shall notifiy EPA of the action by forwarding to the appropriate EPA Regional...

  11. 40 CFR 172.26 - EPA review of permits.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 25 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA review of permits. 172.26 Section... EXPERIMENTAL USE PERMITS State Issuance of Experimental Use Permits § 172.26 EPA review of permits. (a... designated State agency shall notifiy EPA of the action by forwarding to the appropriate EPA Regional...

  12. Falls risk assessment begins with hello: lessons learned from the use of one home health agency's fall risk tool.

    PubMed

    Flemming, Patricia J; Ramsay, Katherine

    2012-10-01

    Identifying older adults at risk for falls is a challenge all home healthcare agencies (HHAs) face. The process of assessing for falls risk begins with the initial home visit. One HHA affiliated with an academic medical center describes its experience in development and use of a Falls Risk Assessment (FRA) tool over a 10-year period. The FRA tool has been modified since initial development to clarify elements of the tool based on research and to reflect changes in the Outcome and Assessment Information Set (OASIS) document. The primary purpose of this article is to share a validated falls risk assessment tool to facilitate identification of fall-related risk factors in the homebound population. A secondary purpose is to share lessons learned by the HHA during the 10 years using the FRA.

  13. 78 FR 21946 - Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-04-12

    ... AGENCY Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from...

  14. NNEPS (National Network for Environmental Policy Studies) final report: EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Region 1 wellhead-protection efforts. Technical report (Final)

    SciTech Connect

    Stern, P.L.

    1988-08-01

    This report discusses three wellhead-protection projects undertaken in Region One: the Cape Cod Aquifer Management Plan (CCAMP); Region One's Priority Ground Water Resource-Based Mapping Project: the Nashua Regional Planning Commission Pilot Area; and the Chesprocott Groundwater Protection Project. All three projects are aimed at preventing contamination of community wells. CCAMP serves as a prototype for Region One's wellhead protection efforts and may be broken down into four main phases: delineating the critical groundwater recharge area of each community well (the Wellhead Protection Area), identifying and assessing the risk of existing and future sources of contaminants within the Wellhead Protection Area (WHPA), examining the adequacy of existing management strategies to prevent groundwater contamination, and implementing local management controls based on the results of the first steps. All three of the projects develop and refine management ideas and methodologies on the prevention of groundwater contamination. Many of these techniques may be used by local and regional agencies concerned with protecting their groundwater resources.

  15. EPA ExpoBox

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    EPA ExpoBox is a toolbox for exposure assessors. Its purpose is to provide a compendium of exposure assessment and risk characterization tools that will present comprehensive step-by-step guidance and links to relevant exposure assessment data bases, mode

  16. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): ER_EPLAN

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry System (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Emergency Response Information System (E-PLAN) provides first responders and other emergency response personnel with on-site hazardous chemical information for facilities across the us. It provides EPA's tier II reporting data along with other important information including maps of all facilities with a specified hazardous material, chemical hazards response information system (CHRIS) data, material safety data sheets (MSDS), chemical profiles, emergency response guidebook (ERG) pages, national fire protection association (NPA) codes, and facility risk management plans (RMPs). Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to E-PLAN facilities once the E-PLAN data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/enviro/facility-registry-service-frs.

  17. Framework for Human Health Risk Assessment to Inform Decision Making

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The purpose of this document is to describe a Framework for conducting human health risk assessments that are responsive to the needs of decision‐making processes in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

  18. Air Risk Information Support Center

    SciTech Connect

    Shoaf, C.R.; Guth, D.J.

    1990-12-31

    The Air Risk Information Support Center (Air RISC) was initiated in early 1988 by the US Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) Office of Health and Environmental Assessment (OHEA) and the Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) as a technology transfer effort that would focus on providing information to state and local environmental agencies and to EPA Regional Offices in the areas of health, risk, and exposure assessment for toxic air pollutants. Technical information is fostered and disseminated by Air RISCs three primary activities: (1) a {open_quotes}hotline{close_quotes}, (2) quick turn-around technical assistance projects, and (3) general technical guidance projects. 1 ref., 2 figs.

  19. 76 FR 44586 - Notice of Availability of the External Review Draft of the Microbial Risk Assessment Guideline...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-07-26

    ... genetically modified microorganisms with the potential for environmental exposure. USDA/FSIS is charged with...: Pathogenic Microorganisms With Focus on Food and in Water AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... Risk Assessment Guideline: Pathogenic Microorganisms with Focus on Food and in Water.'' EPA...

  20. EPA Adds Louisiana Site to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    (DALLAS - Sept. 28, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding the Colonial Creosote site in Washington Parish, LA, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people's health and

  1. 75 FR 64724 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

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    2010-10-20

    ... Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION... . Title: Performance Evaluation Studies on Wastewater Laboratories (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR...

  2. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): ER_RCRATSD

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry System (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) database. RMP stores the risk management plans reported by companies that handle, manufacture, use, or store certain flammable or toxic substances, as required under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). FRS identifies and geospatially locates facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to RMP facilities once the RMP data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/enviro/facility-registry-service-frs.

  3. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): ER_RMP

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry System (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Risk Management Plan (RMP) database. RMP stores the risk management plans reported by companies that handle, manufacture, use, or store certain flammable or toxic substances, as required under section 112(r) of the Clean Air Act (CAA). FRS identifies and geospatially locates facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to RMP facilities once the RMP data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/enviro/facility-registry-service-frs.

  4. EPA Actions to Protect Pollinators

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Pesticide risk management must be based on sound science, consistent with the laws under which pesticides are regulated in the United States. EPA has been working aggressively to protect bees and other pollinators from pesticide exposures.

  5. EPA Recognizes the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida for Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    ATLANTA --- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the waste reduction accomplishments of the City of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. along with the other 28 participants in and endorsers of EPA's Waste Wise program and EPA's Food Recovery

  6. EPA Recognizes Governments, Organizations and Businesses for Outstanding Waste Reduction Efforts

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON --- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the waste reduction accomplishments of 29 participants in and endorsers of EPA's Waste Wise program and EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. These collaborative initiatives apply sus

  7. Notification: EPA Investments in Information Technology Products and Services

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OA-FY14-0307, June 10, 2014. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office oflnspector General (OIG) plans to begin preliminary research on the EPA's management of information technology (IT) investments.

  8. EPA's Program for Asbestos Containing Materials in School Buildings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Kirk A.

    1979-01-01

    Comments from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) concerning three recommendations (in an article in a previous issue of this journal about inspecting schools for asbestos-containing materials) that are in direct conflict with those offered by EPA. (MLF)

  9. EPA Administrator Signs New Policy to Enhance Tribal Treaty Rights

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON -Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy took an important step in helping protect the environment on tribal lands by issuing the EPA Policy on Consultation and Coordination with Indian Tribes: Guidan

  10. EPA Library Disaster Response and Continuity of Operations (COOP) Procedures

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    To establish Agency-wide procedures for the EPA National Library Network libraries to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters in EPA libraries and provide continuing operations during and after a disaster.

  11. EPA Scientists Receive Highest Honor from the White House

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - President Obama has named two U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scientists as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This award, which is being given to EPA's Dr. Alex Marten and

  12. EPA, Pueblo of Cochiti Develop Green Infrastructure Projects

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (Sept. 30, 2015) As different areas of the country become drier and hotter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Pueblo of Cochiti, New Mexico, are developing green infrastructure projects that address water needs. The EPA

  13. EPA Recognizes Dallas Stars for Reducing Food Waste

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (Jan. 29, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized the Dallas Stars of the National Hockey League for the team's achievements in reducing food waste. The Stars participated in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge, w

  14. Notification: Evaluation of EPA Oversight of Disaster Debris Management

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY15-0012, November 24, 2014. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to begin preliminary research on EPA's oversight of disaster debris management in December 2014.

  15. Notification: Review on the Effectiveness of EPA's Environmental Education Activities

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY15-0050, October 16, 2014. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to begin preliminary research on the effectiveness of the EPA's Environmental Education activities.

  16. EPA Funds Small Businesses to Develop Environmental Technologies

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced eight contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies to protect the environment, funded through EPA's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program.

  17. Univ. of Arkansas Student Wins EPA Fellowship Grant

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (April 1, 2015) A student from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville has received a research fellowship grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA issued fellowship grants to students pursuing environmental science

  18. 77 FR 32088 - EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Advisory Board; Notice of Charter Renewal

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-05-31

    ... AGENCY EPA Board of Scientific Counselors Advisory Board; Notice of Charter Renewal AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Charter Renewal. Notice is hereby given that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal...

  19. 75 FR 34736 - Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-06-18

    ... AGENCY Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice of Availability, request for public comments. SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing the availability of the Draft FY 2011-2015 EPA Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan) for public...

  20. 78 FR 40138 - Notification of Deletion of System of Records: Kid's Club Membership List (EPA-57)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-07-03

    ... AGENCY Notification of Deletion of System of Records: Kid's Club Membership List (EPA-57) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Environmental Protection Agency is deleting the system of records for the Kids Club Membership List (EPA-57) published in the Federal Register...

  1. 78 FR 60868 - Amendment of the Federal Docket Management System (EPA/GOV-2)

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-02

    ... AGENCY Amendment of the Federal Docket Management System (EPA/GOV-2) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 USC 552a), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is giving notice that it is amending the Federal...

  2. EPA Announces Availability of Clean Diesel Grants for Communities Across the Country Local governments, tribal agencies and nonprofits can win grants up to $2.14 million

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    05/07/15- ATLANTA -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the availability of $13.5 million in grant funding to help governments and nonprofit organizations switch to cleaner diesel engines. Local governments, tribal agencies and n

  3. No Action Assurance Regarding EPA-Issued Step 2 Prevention of Significant Deterioraiton Permits and Related Title V Requirements Following Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This document may be of assistance in applying the Title V air operating permit regulations. This document is part of the Title V Policy and Guidance Database available at www2.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/title-v-operating-permit-policy-and-guidance-document-index. Some documents in the database are a scanned or retyped version of a paper photocopy of the original. Although we have taken considerable effort to quality assure the documents, some may contain typographical errors. Contact the office that issued the document if you need a copy of the original.

  4. Inconsistency in the Calculation of Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Emission Rates Using the Results of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Methods 25 and 25A.

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This document may be of assistance in applying the Title V air operating permit regulations. This document is part of the Title V Policy and Guidance Database available at www2.epa.gov/title-v-operating-permits/title-v-operating-permit-policy-and-guidance-document-index. Some documents in the database are a scanned or retyped version of a paper photocopy of the original. Although we have taken considerable effort to quality assure the documents, some may contain typographical errors. Contact the office that issued the document if you need a copy of the original.

  5. Repackaging, refilling, cross contamination - EPA perspective

    SciTech Connect

    Wingett, M.J.

    1994-12-31

    Section 3 of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) requires all pesticide products to be registered by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that their use will not pose an unreasonable risk to human health or the environment. Changes in formulation of a registered pesticide product and repackaging of a pesticide product into another container are examples of two activities which are considered {open_quotes}production{close_quotes} of a new pesticide product and which require separate registration as a new pesticide under FIFRA. Based upon the results of inspections and the experience of other EPA Regions and the states, it is apparent that there is a need for technical and compliance assistance concerning bulk pesticide repackaging. There is also a need to develop more data on the extent and risk of pesticide cross-contamination of bulk repackaged pesticides. There is also a need for members of the regulated community to evaluate their own operations and practices concerning bulk pesticide repackaging to ensure compliance with Agency regulations and policies.

  6. Congress moves to set priorities for EPA research spending

    SciTech Connect

    Hanson, D.

    1993-05-31

    Research and development spending at the Environmental Protection Agency is slated to rise more than 5% in President Bill Clinton's fiscal 1994 budget. Congress is stepping in, however, and may have something to say not only about how much money is spent, but also how it is spent. For the first time in a decade, formal authorization of EPA's Office of Research and Development (ORD) is moving through Congress. The ORD authorization was approved May 20 in the House Science Committee's Subcommittee on Technology, Environment and Aviation. Introduced by subcommittee chairman Rep. Tim Valentine (D.-N.C.), the authorization bill (H.R. 1994) would provide $475 million in funding for fiscal 1994. This equals the amount proposed by Clinton, $536 million, if about $60 million earmarked for Superfund-related research is removed. The Valentine bill would set out programmatic guidelines for EPA research, requiring fundamental research in ecology, health, and risk reduction. It would also require the agency's Science Advisory Board to review these programs and submit progress reports to Congress every two years. Another part of the bill would require EPA to consolidate agency efforts to identify, compare, and assess risk to public health and the environment posed by pollution.

  7. 78 FR 73522 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; State Review...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-06

    ... Framework; EPA ICR Number 2185.05 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In..., identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ- OECA-2010-0291, by one of the following methods: http://www.regulations...., Washington, DC 20460. Hand Delivery: Information Center in the EPA Docket Center (EPA/DC), EPA West,...

  8. Migrant Latinas and brothel sex work in Belize: sexual agency and sexual risk.

    PubMed

    Ragsdale, Kathleen; Anders, Jessica T; Philippakos, Effie

    2007-01-01

    Sexual risk variability among brothel-based sex workers has been shown to be influenced by fear of HIV transmission, and by culture-bound gender norms as well as economic need, yet the effect of sexual agency on impoverished Latina sex workers' risk behavior with their clients remains poorly characterized. We investigated perceived health beliefs regarding susceptibility to/severity of HIV/AIDS, and sexual agency regarding barriers to condom use, benefits of unprotected sex, and risk-reduction behavior with clients among a sample of 33 brothel workers in Belize. Although 77% of participants felt at risk for HIV, only 30% always use condoms and 43% did not refuse unprotected sex with clients. Participants' narrative explanations for unprotected sex emphasized that clients'preferences often overrode brothel workers fear of HIV, and that the health benefits of using condoms with clients were often weighed against the social benefits of unprotected sex. Implications for brothel-based condom promotion programs and further research are discussed.

  9. 75 FR 6025 - Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-02-05

    ... AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA... EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov... the Clean Air Act, EPA is required to make its comments on EISs issued by other Federal...

  10. 40 CFR 2.205 - Final confidentiality determination by EPA legal office.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... EPA legal office. 2.205 Section 2.205 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY... determination by EPA legal office. (a) Role of EPA legal office. (1) The appropriate EPA legal office (see... pending, the EPA legal office's determination shall serve as the final determination on appeal from...

  11. 78 FR 77203 - Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): War Risk...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-12-20

    ... Agency Requests for Renewal of a Previously Approved Information Collection(s): War Risk Insurance... participation in the war risk insurance program. We are required to publish this notice in the Federal Register... office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OMB Control Number: 2133-0011. Title: War Risk Insurance,...

  12. EPA GEOSPATIAL QUALITY COUNCIL

    EPA Science Inventory

    The EPA Geospatial Quality Council (previously known as the EPA GIS-QA Team - EPA/600/R-00/009 was created to fill the gap between the EPA Quality Assurance (QA) and Geospatial communities. All EPA Offices and Regions were invited to participate. Currently, the EPA Geospatial Q...

  13. 75 FR 28610 - Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments

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    2010-05-21

    ... AGENCY Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public Comment Period. SUMMARY: EPA is announcing a 90-day public comment period for the external review draft entitled, ``EPA's Reanalysis of...

  14. 75 FR 35800 - Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments

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    2010-06-23

    ... AGENCY Draft EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Extension of public comment period. SUMMARY: On May 21, 2010, EPA released the draft report entitled, ``EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related...

  15. 76 FR 57033 - Draft Toxicological Review of n-Butanol: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk...

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    2011-09-15

    ... ``Toxicological Review of n-Butanol: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System... AGENCY Draft Toxicological Review of n-Butanol: In Support of Summary Information on the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Public...

  16. EPA/AEERL (Environmental Protection Agency/Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory) source testing program for coal-gasification technologies (Kosovo test site)

    SciTech Connect

    Bombaugh, K.J.; Rhodes, W.J.

    1985-01-01

    The paper summarizes EPA's environmental assessment testing program for synthetic fuels technology, with emphasis on the Kosovo source test and evaluation program. The Kosovo program included: (a) field tests to characterize process waste streams that would be input to control technologies in U.S. synfuels plants, (b) characterization of fugitive emissions, and (c) characterization of components in the ambient air and correlation of those components with source-characterization data. Results from the Kosovo program have been (and are being ) used: (a) to evaluate and select pollution control technologies for U.S. coal-gasification plants using pressurized fixed-bed gasification technology, (b) as input to health studies, (c) to develop worker health and safety programs for U.S. synfuels plants, (d) to acquire environmental permits that address regulated and nonregulated pollutants, (e) to develop supplemental environmental monitoring plans required by the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Corporation, and (f) to develop and validate ambient air-monitoring methodology.

  17. 77 FR 38051 - EPA Activities To Promote Environmental Justice in the Permit Application Process

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-06-26

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION...: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of Availability of Proposed Regional Actions to Promote... integrate environmental justice into all of its programs, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...

  18. Procedures for EPA Libraries to Obtain Materials through Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The purpose of this document is to establish Agency-wide procedures by which EPA libraries obtain materials for Agency employees and authorized EPA contractors through interlibrary loan (ILL) and other document delivery methods.

  19. EPA Pushing Improved Air Quality in Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sack, Joetta L.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses how, in response to the growing problem of poor air quality in schools, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set new voluntary air-quality guidelines for schools. Addresses common air-related irritants; successful efforts at Guerrero Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona; preventive maintenance; and a sample of the EPA's…

  20. EPA Scientific Knowledge Management Assessment and Needs

    EPA Science Inventory

    A series of activities have been conducted by a core group of EPA scientists from across the Agency. The activities were initiated in 2012 and the focus was to increase the reuse and interoperability of science software at EPA. The need for increased reuse and interoperability ...

  1. 40 CFR 96.261 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.261 Section 96.261 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.261 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as necessary to perform a transfer...

  2. 40 CFR 59.630 - EPA testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 6 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA testing. 59.630 Section 59.630 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL... Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Fuel Containers Certifying Emission Families § 59.630 EPA testing....

  3. 40 CFR 73.52 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA recordation. 73.52 Section 73.52 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Transfers § 73.52 EPA recordation. (a) General recordation. Except as provided...

  4. 40 CFR 97.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA recordation. 97.361 Section 97.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL NOX... § 97.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  5. 40 CFR 59.630 - EPA testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 6 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA testing. 59.630 Section 59.630 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL... Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Fuel Containers Certifying Emission Families § 59.630 EPA testing....

  6. 40 CFR 96.61 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.61 Section 96.61 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.61 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days of receiving a NOX allowance transfer,...

  7. 40 CFR 96.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.361 Section 96.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Allowance Transfers § 96.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph...

  8. 40 CFR 73.52 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA recordation. 73.52 Section 73.52 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Transfers § 73.52 EPA recordation. (a) General recordation. Except as provided...

  9. 40 CFR 1042.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1042.255 Section 1042.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS... Families § 1042.255 EPA decisions. (a) If we determine your application is complete and shows that...

  10. 40 CFR 96.161 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.161 Section 96.161 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.161 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  11. 40 CFR 96.261 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.261 Section 96.261 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.261 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as necessary to perform a transfer...

  12. 40 CFR 1033.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1033.255 Section 1033.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM LOCOMOTIVES Certifying Engine Families § 1033.255 EPA decisions. (a) If...

  13. 40 CFR 96.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.361 Section 96.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Allowance Transfers § 96.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph...

  14. 40 CFR 73.52 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA recordation. 73.52 Section 73.52 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Transfers § 73.52 EPA recordation. (a) General recordation. Except as provided...

  15. 40 CFR 1033.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1033.255 Section 1033.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM LOCOMOTIVES Certifying Engine Families § 1033.255 EPA decisions. (a) If...

  16. 40 CFR 96.261 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.261 Section 96.261 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.261 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as necessary to perform a transfer...

  17. 40 CFR 97.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA recordation. 97.361 Section 97.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL NOX... § 97.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  18. 40 CFR 1042.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1042.255 Section 1042.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS... Families § 1042.255 EPA decisions. (a) If we determine your application is complete and shows that...

  19. 40 CFR 96.161 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.161 Section 96.161 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.161 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  20. 40 CFR 96.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.361 Section 96.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Allowance Transfers § 96.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph...

  1. 40 CFR 60.4161 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 6 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA recordation. 60.4161 Section 60.4161 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED... Electric Steam Generating Units Hg Allowance Transfers § 60.4161 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5...

  2. 40 CFR 97.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA recordation. 97.361 Section 97.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL NOX... § 97.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  3. 40 CFR 96.61 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.61 Section 96.61 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.61 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days of receiving a NOX allowance transfer,...

  4. 40 CFR 1042.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1042.255 Section 1042.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS... Families § 1042.255 EPA decisions. (a) If we determine your application is complete and shows that...

  5. 40 CFR 1033.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1033.255 Section 1033.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM LOCOMOTIVES Certifying Engine Families § 1033.255 EPA decisions. (a) If...

  6. 40 CFR 59.630 - EPA testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 6 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA testing. 59.630 Section 59.630 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL... Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Fuel Containers Certifying Emission Families § 59.630 EPA testing....

  7. 40 CFR 59.630 - EPA testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 5 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA testing. 59.630 Section 59.630 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL... Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Fuel Containers Certifying Emission Families § 59.630 EPA testing....

  8. 40 CFR 1042.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 33 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1042.255 Section 1042.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS... Families § 1042.255 EPA decisions. (a) If we determine your application is complete and shows that...

  9. 40 CFR 96.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.361 Section 96.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Season Allowance Transfers § 96.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided...

  10. 40 CFR 59.630 - EPA testing.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 5 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA testing. 59.630 Section 59.630 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NATIONAL... Emissions From New and In-Use Portable Fuel Containers Certifying Emission Families § 59.630 EPA testing....

  11. 40 CFR 96.161 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.161 Section 96.161 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.161 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  12. 40 CFR 96.161 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.161 Section 96.161 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.161 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  13. 40 CFR 1042.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1042.255 Section 1042.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS... Families § 1042.255 EPA decisions. (a) If we determine your application is complete and shows that...

  14. 40 CFR 97.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA recordation. 97.361 Section 97.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL NOX... § 97.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  15. 40 CFR 96.261 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.261 Section 96.261 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.261 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as necessary to perform a transfer...

  16. 40 CFR 96.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.361 Section 96.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Allowance Transfers § 96.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph...

  17. 40 CFR 96.61 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.61 Section 96.61 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.61 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days of receiving a NOX allowance transfer,...

  18. 40 CFR 96.161 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.161 Section 96.161 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.161 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  19. 40 CFR 73.52 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 17 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false EPA recordation. 73.52 Section 73.52 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Transfers § 73.52 EPA recordation. (a) General recordation. Except as provided...

  20. 40 CFR 1033.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 34 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1033.255 Section 1033.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM LOCOMOTIVES Certifying Engine Families § 1033.255 EPA decisions. (a) If...

  1. 40 CFR 60.4161 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA recordation. 60.4161 Section 60.4161 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED... Electric Steam Generating Units Hg Allowance Transfers § 60.4161 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5...

  2. 40 CFR 96.61 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.61 Section 96.61 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.61 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days of receiving a NOX allowance transfer,...

  3. 40 CFR 1033.255 - EPA decisions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 32 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA decisions. 1033.255 Section 1033.255 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR POLLUTION CONTROLS CONTROL OF EMISSIONS FROM LOCOMOTIVES Certifying Engine Families § 1033.255 EPA decisions. (a) If...

  4. 40 CFR 73.52 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA recordation. 73.52 Section 73.52 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) SULFUR DIOXIDE ALLOWANCE SYSTEM Allowance Transfers § 73.52 EPA recordation. (a) General recordation. Except as provided...

  5. 40 CFR 97.361 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false EPA recordation. 97.361 Section 97.361 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL NOX... § 97.361 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as provided in paragraph (b) of...

  6. 40 CFR 96.61 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.61 Section 96.61 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.61 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days of receiving a NOX allowance transfer,...

  7. 40 CFR 96.261 - EPA recordation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 20 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false EPA recordation. 96.261 Section 96.261 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) NOX BUDGET... Transfers § 96.261 EPA recordation. (a) Within 5 business days (except as necessary to perform a transfer...

  8. THE IMPACT OF EPA'S GREEN POWER PURCHASES

    EPA Science Inventory

    All federal agencies, including EPA, are required to reduce life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions attributed to facility energy use by 30% below 1990 levels by 2010. A key approach to reducing facility greenhouse gas emissions, employed by EPA, involves the purchase of "green power...

  9. Research Funding Set for NSF, NASA, EPA.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chemical and Engineering News, 1982

    1982-01-01

    Funds (1983) for National Science Foundation (NSF), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) research programs include $1,092,200,000 (NSF), $5.5 billion (NASA), and $119 million (EPA). NSF's science education activities were raised to $30 million in spite of the Administration's plan to phase…

  10. 76 FR 81955 - Assessment Questionnaire-IP Sector Specific Agency Risk Self Assessment Tool (IP-SSARSAT)

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    2011-12-29

    ... SECURITY Assessment Questionnaire--IP Sector Specific Agency Risk Self Assessment Tool (IP-SSARSAT) AGENCY... Information Collection Request: 1670-NEW. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National... received must include the words ``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket ] number for this...

  11. 77 FR 33227 - Assessment Questionnaire-IP Sector Specific Agency Risk Self Assessment Tool (IP-SSARSAT)

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    2012-06-05

    ... SECURITY Assessment Questionnaire--IP Sector Specific Agency Risk Self Assessment Tool (IP-SSARSAT) AGENCY... Information Collection Request, 1670-NEW. SUMMARY: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National... words ``Department of Homeland Security'' and the docket number for this action. Comments received...

  12. PERSONAL VALUES, BELIEFS, AND ECOLOGICAL RISK PERCEPTION

    EPA Science Inventory

    A mail survey on ecological risk perception was administered in the summer of 2002 to a randomized sample of the lay public and to selected risk professionals at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA). The ranking of 24 ecological risk items, from global climate change...

  13. EPA Completes Construction of Water line in Chester and Washington Townships, N.J., Agency Action Protects Community from Polluted Groundwater

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    (New York, N.Y.) Officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today marked the completion of a water line extension that will provide a safe source of drinking water to 73 homes and businesses threatened by contaminated groundwater from the Comb

  14. OIG News Release: EPA IG responds to Sen. Vitter's letter about audit report on agency's use of private and alias email accounts to conduct official business

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Arthur A. Elkins Jr., Inspector General for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has replied to a letter signed and released to the public February 20 byU.S. Sen. David Vitter, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.

  15. Effectiveness of the Preservation Protocol within the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Method 200.8 for Soluble and Particulate Lead Recovery in Drinking Water

    EPA Science Inventory

    Lead (Pb) is a toxic trace metal that is regulated in drinking water. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), which defines the action level for lead at the tap as 0.015 mg/L. Researchers and drinking water utilities typically emplo...

  16. Scientific Analysis and Documentation Provided by EPA Regional Labs

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The 10 EPA Regional laboratories provide maximum flexibility to support Agency response to natural disasters and emergencies by developing effective approaches for a wide range of analytical challenges.

  17. Tell EPA About Your Green Infrastructure Project

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (Aug. 13, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a poster contest to highlight green infrastructure and low-impact development projects in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Texas. Did your business bu

  18. EPA Region 7 Intergovernmental Review Process

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Executive Order 12372 & EPA's implementing regulation 40 CFR Part 29 require that all interested state, area-wide, regional, and local agencies be given the opportunity to review & comment on proposed Federal assistance within their area(s) of jurisdiction

  19. EPA and Arkansas Restore Fayettevilles Streams

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS (March 9, 2015) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded $300,000 to the Arkansas Natural Resource Commission (ANRC) to reduce sediment and phosphorus-enhancing the ecology of the West Fork White River watershed.

  20. Notification: Audit of EPA's Cloud Computer Initiative

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OA-FY13-0095, December 17, 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General plans to begin preliminary research on the audit of EPA’s cloud computer initiative.

  1. Protect Childrens Health with EPA School App

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (Aug. 24, 2015) Are you looking for ways to promote a healthier learning environment, reduce absenteeism, improve test scores or enhance student or staff productivity? The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently launched a new m

  2. CFTC-EPA Memorandum of Understanding

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Memorandum of Understanding Between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on the Sharing of Information Available to EPA Related to the Functioning of Renewable Fuel and Related Markets

  3. Checklist for Reviewing EPA Quality Management Plans

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This checklist will be used to review the Quality Management Plans (QMPs) that are submitted to the Quality Staff of the Office of Environmental Information (OEI) for Agency review under EPA Order 5360.1 A2.

  4. EPA Holds National Sustainable Design Expo

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON, DC - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg will open the 11th Annual National Sustainable Design Expo Saturday morning in Alexandria, Va. The expo will host student teams from colleges and universities across t

  5. EPA Announces 2015 Annual Environmental Enforcement Results

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released its annual enforcement and compliance results highlighted by large cases that reduce pollution, level the playing field for responsible companies, and protect public health i

  6. "EPA'S NATIONAL BEACHES STUDY: HUNTINGTON BEACH, 2003"

    EPA Science Inventory

    The original U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recreational water health studies, initiated in 1972 and completed in 1982, were designed to determine the relationship between swimming-associated gastroenteritis and the quality of the bathing water. However, these healt...

  7. Notification: EPA Benefits from STAR Grant Results

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY15-0017, January 15, 2015. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to begin preliminary research on results from Science to Achieve Results (STAR) grants.

  8. EPA Announces 2014 Toxics Release Inventory Report

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    DALLAS - (Feb. 1, 2016) In 2014, 93 percent of toxic waste from industrial facilities within U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6-Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas-was not released into the environment. Instead, the

  9. EPA Use of Ecological Nonmarket Valuation

    EPA Science Inventory

    This essay was motivated by a workshop at which numerous investigators presented advancements in nonmarket valuation . Much of the research, and the workshop itself were US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) funded, and indeed the typical expected application was environmental...

  10. EPA Announces Nutrient Recycling Challenge Winners

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of Phase I of the Nutrient Recycling Challenge-a competition to develop affordable technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure. The winners received

  11. EPA Region 4 Intergovernmental Review Process

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Executive Order 12372 & EPA's implementing regulation 40 CFR Part 29 require that all interested state, area-wide, regional, and local agencies be given the opportunity to review & comment on proposed Federal assistance within their area(s) of jurisdiction

  12. Notification: EPA Conferences - Maximizing Cost Efficiencies

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OA-FY15-0381, September 19, 2014. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) plans to begin preliminary research in October 2014 for an audit of conference spending.

  13. EPA'S ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has evaluated technologies to determine their effectiveness in monitoring, preventing, controlling, and cleaning up pollution. Since the early 1990s, however, numerous government and private groups have determined that the lack of a...

  14. CMAQ's Support of EPA's Mission

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    At Federal, State, and Local agencies, CMAQ is often used when developing regulatory policies because it represents the state-of-the-science in air quality modeling. See how CMAQ supports the EPA mission of protecting human health and the environment.

  15. EPA Principles for Greener Cleanups

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    A goal of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office and Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) and its many partners is to preserve and restore land by promoting and using protective waste management practices and by assessing and cleaning..

  16. EPA underwrites technology transfer

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    The Environmental Protection Agency will establish a multi-million dollar corporation at the University of Pittsburgh that will aim to speed up the commercial development of environmental technology. The National Environmental Technology Applications Corporation (NETAC) will be responsible for identifying promising projects underway around the country and helping usher techniques and products into the marketplace.According to EPA administrator Lee Thomas, “NETAC will be a positive force for changing the way government and industry work together in the environmental area. It will provide a new approach that will effectively increase the transfer of pollution control technologies among environmental decision-makers in both government and industry.“

  17. 78 FR 8522 - Chlorpyrifos Registration Review; Preliminary Evaluation of the Potential Risk From...

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    2013-02-06

    ... AGENCY Chlorpyrifos Registration Review; Preliminary Evaluation of the Potential Risk From Volatilization... review of chlorpyrifos and opens a public comment period on this document. Registration review is EPA's... has completed a preliminary volatilization assessment for chlorpyrifos uses. After reviewing...

  18. Bill would bolster science at EPA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    Since its establishment in 1970, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has primarily served as a regulatory agency with a significant science component. However, the agency's scientific practices and performance at times have been criticized by the U.S. General Accounting Office, the National Academies of Science (NAS), Congress, and EPA's own science advisory board, as well as in a number of lawsuits.New legislation introduced by Rep. Vernon Ehlers (R-Mich.), chair of the House of Representatives' Science Subcommittee on Environment, Technology, and Standards, includes measures meant to improve the agency's science component. The legislation, H.R. 64, would require the president to appoint an EPA deputy administrator for science and technology This deputy administrator, who would rank higher than existing assistant administrators (AAs), would be responsible for the overall scientific and technical foundation of the agency's decisions, including ensuring that the agency's scientific endeavors use the best possible peer review and research planning practices.

  19. 75 FR 48325 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Underground...

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    2010-08-10

    ... Storage Tanks: Technical and Financial Requirements, and State Program Approval Procedures (Renewal), EPA...: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, EPA Docket Center, Underground Storage Tanks Docket, Mail Code... Agency, EPA Docket Center, Underground Storage Tanks Docket, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.,...

  20. 78 FR 12054 - Information Collection Request Submitted to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment Request; EPA's...

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    2013-02-21

    ... ENERGY STAR Program in the Residential Sector (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA... request (ICR), ``EPA's ENERGY STAR Program in the Residential Sector'' (EPA ICR No. 2193.03, OMB Control... CONTACT: Brian Ng, Energy Star Residential Branch, Mailcode 6202J, Environmental Protection Agency,...

  1. 76 FR 71019 - Amendment of Inspector General's Operation and Reporting (IGOR) System Investigative Files (EPA-40)

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    2011-11-16

    ... AGENCY Amendment of Inspector General's Operation and Reporting (IGOR) System Investigative Files (EPA-40) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the... General's Operation and Reporting (IGOR) System Investigative Files (EPA-40) to the Inspector...

  2. 76 FR 13615 - Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

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    2011-03-14

    ... AGENCY Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the...-2191, berger.martha@epa.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings of the CHPAC are open to...

  3. 76 FR 66927 - Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

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    2011-10-28

    ... AGENCY Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the...-2191, berger.martha@epa.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings of the CHPAC are open to...

  4. 78 FR 14790 - Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

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    2013-03-07

    ... AGENCY Notice of Meeting of the EPA Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the..., DC 20460, (202) 564-2191 or berger.martha@epa.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meetings of...

  5. 76 FR 36918 - Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC)

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    2011-06-23

    ... AGENCY Notice of Meeting of the EPA's Children's Health Protection Advisory Committee (CHPAC) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the provisions of the..., NW., Washington, DC 20460, (202) 564-2191, berger.martha@epa.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:...

  6. 77 FR 2677 - EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2008 Ozone Designation Recommendations; Extension of Public...

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    2012-01-19

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 81 EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2008 Ozone Designation Recommendations; Extension of Public Comment Period AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule; extension of public comment period. ] SUMMARY: The EPA is announcing the extension of the public...

  7. 76 FR 42707 - Amendment of OIG Hotline Allegation System (EPA-30)

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    2011-07-19

    ... AGENCY Amendment of OIG Hotline Allegation System (EPA-30) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency... System (EPA-30) to the Inspector General Enterprise Management System (IGEMS) Hotline Module. DATES.... ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-HQ- OEI-2011-0349, by one of the...

  8. 76 FR 39798 - EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2010 NO2

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    2011-07-07

    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 81 EPA Responses to State and Tribal 2010 NO2 Designation Recommendations: Notice of Availability and Public Comment Period AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of availability and public comment period. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the EPA has posted its...

  9. 77 FR 1687 - EPA Workshops on Achieving Water Quality Through Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater...

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    2012-01-11

    ... AGENCY EPA Workshops on Achieving Water Quality Through Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Plans Under the Clean Water Act (CWA) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice... water quality objectives of the CWA. The workshops are intended to assist EPA in developing...

  10. Putting the first audience first: conducting useful evaluation for a risk-related government agency.

    PubMed

    Balch, G I; Sutton, S M

    1995-04-01

    The risk communication practitioner in a government agency has two essential, interdependent tasks. One is to help develop and monitor effective communication programs with various external public audiences. The other task is to do the same thing for the senior government managers whose support is a prerequisite to addressing the first audience. Hence, the second audience--the manager--is really the first. This paper addresses ways in which communication practitioners can satisfy this crucial audience. A profile of these managers suggests that they would find it highly beneficial to have more control over the public problems they encounter, especially in view of the growing pressures to do more with less and demonstrate "customer satisfaction." They would rather avoid crises than manage them. And they would rather have their bosses praise their successes than challenge their budgets or punish their perceived difficulties or failures. Communication practitioners who can help them attain such benefits will find their efforts in great demand. They would be helpful team members who provide timely insights that can make and show agency success. We offer ten ways for communication practitioners to be more useful which focus their current strengths on satisfying senior managers' needs by becoming more valuable members of the program team. By becoming more useful to the senior manager they serve both the agency and its publics.

  11. ARSENIC IN DRINKING WATER: USING SOUND SCIENCE FOR RISK MANAGEMENT AND ASSISTING COMMUNITY DECISION-MAKERS - A MULTI-AGENCY, COMMUNITY-BASED RESEARCH PROJECT

    EPA Science Inventory

    Studies have indicated that arsenic concentrations greater than the new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) maximum contaminant level (MCL) concentration of 10 micrograms per liter (ug/L) occur in numerous aquifers around the United States. One such aquifer is the Cen...

  12. Evaluation of mercury speciation by EPA (Draft) Method 29

    SciTech Connect

    Laudal, D.L.; Heidt, M.K.; Nott, B.

    1995-11-01

    The 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments require that the U.S. Environmental protection Agency (EPA) assess the health risks associated with mercury emissions. Also, the law requires a separate assessment of health risks posed by the emission of 189 tract chemicals (including mercury) for electric utility steam-generating units. In order to conduct a meaningful assessment of health and environmental effects, we must have, among other things, a reliable and accurate method to measure mercury emissions. In addition, the rate of mercury deposition and the type of control strategies used may depend upon the type of mercury emitted (i.e., whether it is in the oxidized or elemental form). It has been speculated that EPA (Draft) Method 29 can speciate mercury by selective absorption; however, this claim has yet to be proven. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have contracted with the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at University of North Dakota to evaluate EPA (Draft) Method 29 at the pilot-scale level. The objective of the work is to determine whether EPA (Draft) Method 29 can reliably quantify and speciate mercury in the flue gas from coal-fired boilers.

  13. Quality Assurance Testing of Version 1.3 of U.S. EPA Benchmark Dose Software (Presentation)

    EPA Science Inventory

    EPA benchmark dose software (BMDS) issued to evaluate chemical dose-response data in support of Agency risk assessments, and must therefore be dependable. Quality assurance testing methods developed for BMDS were designed to assess model dependability with respect to curve-fitt...

  14. 76 FR 67182 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Background Checks...

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    2011-10-31

    ... AGENCY EPA-HQ-OARM-2011-0803, EPA-HQ-OARM-2-11-0804; FRL-9484-8] Agency Information Collection Activities... for Contract Employees (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice... announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew two existing ] approved Information...

  15. US EPA GEOSPATIAL QUALITY COUNCIL: ENSURING QUALITY IN GEOPSPATIAL SOLUTIONS

    EPA Science Inventory

    In 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development, Environmental Sciences Division, created the EPA Geospatial Quality Council (GQC) to fill the gap between the EPA Quality Assurance (QA) and Geospatial communities. GQC participants inclu...

  16. 40 CFR 123.43 - Transmission of information to EPA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 22 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Transmission of information to EPA... information to EPA. (a) Each State agency administering a permit program shall transmit to the Regional... State shall supply EPA with copies of permit applications for which permit review has been...

  17. 40 CFR 35.673 - Annual amount reserved by EPA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Annual amount reserved by EPA. 35.673 Section 35.673 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL... (section 1443(a) and Section 1451) § 35.673 Annual amount reserved by EPA. Each year, EPA shall reserve...

  18. 40 CFR 35.683 - Annual amount reserved by EPA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 1 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Annual amount reserved by EPA. 35.683 Section 35.683 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY GRANTS AND OTHER FEDERAL... Protection (section 1443(b)) § 35.683 Annual amount reserved by EPA. EPA shall reserve up to five percent...

  19. 40 CFR 67.41 - When EPA may review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false When EPA may review. 67.41 Section 67.41 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) EPA APPROVAL OF STATE NONCOMPLIANCE PENALTY PROGRAM EPA Review of State Penalty Assessments § 67.41 When...

  20. 40 CFR 67.41 - When EPA may review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 15 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false When EPA may review. 67.41 Section 67.41 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) EPA APPROVAL OF STATE NONCOMPLIANCE PENALTY PROGRAM EPA Review of State Penalty Assessments § 67.41 When...

  1. 40 CFR 67.41 - When EPA may review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 15 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false When EPA may review. 67.41 Section 67.41 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) EPA APPROVAL OF STATE NONCOMPLIANCE PENALTY PROGRAM EPA Review of State Penalty Assessments § 67.41 When...

  2. 40 CFR 67.41 - When EPA may review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false When EPA may review. 67.41 Section 67.41 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) EPA APPROVAL OF STATE NONCOMPLIANCE PENALTY PROGRAM EPA Review of State Penalty Assessments § 67.41 When...

  3. 40 CFR 67.41 - When EPA may review.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 16 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false When EPA may review. 67.41 Section 67.41 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR PROGRAMS (CONTINUED) EPA APPROVAL OF STATE NONCOMPLIANCE PENALTY PROGRAM EPA Review of State Penalty Assessments § 67.41 When...

  4. 40 CFR 123.43 - Transmission of information to EPA.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... 40 Protection of Environment 21 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Transmission of information to EPA... information to EPA. (a) Each State agency administering a permit program shall transmit to the Regional... State shall supply EPA with copies of permit applications for which permit review has been...

  5. EPA'S HUMAN EXPOSURE MEASUREMENT PROGRAM

    EPA Science Inventory

    The goal of NERL's Exposure Research Program is to improve the scientific basis for conducting human exposure assessments that are part of the EPA's risk assessment, risk management and compliance process. Overall, we aim to address aggregate and cumulative exposures that pose...

  6. 77 FR 20396 - Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC...

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    2012-04-04

    ... AGENCY Request for Nominations of Candidates to the EPA's Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) and EPA's Science Advisory Board (SAB) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites nominations of scientific experts from...

  7. 76 FR 40725 - Approval of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Permit Issued to Cape Wind Associates, LLC (EPA Permit...

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    2011-07-11

    ... AGENCY Approval of Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Permit Issued to Cape Wind Associates, LLC (EPA Permit Number OCS-R1-01) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice of final action. SUMMARY: This document announces that on June 2, 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a...

  8. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): RADINFO

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Radiation Information Database (RADINFO). RADINFO contains information about facilities that are regulated by EPA for radiation and radioactivity. FRS identifies and geospatially locates facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to RADINFO facilities once the RADINFO data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/enviro/facility-registry-service-frs

  9. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): SDWIS

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Safe Drinking Water Information System (SDWIS). SDWIS contains information about public water systems and their violations of EPA's drinking water regulations. FRS identifies and geospatially locates facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to SDWIS facilities once the SDWIS data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website http://www.epa.gov/enviro/html/fii/index.html.

  10. 77 FR 9237 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Risk Management...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-16

    ...In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to renew an existing approved Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This ICR is scheduled to expire on July 31, 2012. Before submitting the ICR to OMB for review and approval, EPA is soliciting comments on......

  11. Building-related symptoms among U.S. office workers and risks factors for moisture and contamination: Preliminary analyses of U.S. EPA BASE Data

    SciTech Connect

    Mendell, Mark J.; Cozen, Myrna

    2002-09-01

    The authors assessed relationships between health symptoms in office workers and risk factors related to moisture and contamination, using data collected from a representative sample of U.S. office buildings in the U.S. EPA BASE study. Methods: Analyses assessed associations between three types of weekly, workrelated symptoms-lower respiratory, mucous membrane, and neurologic-and risk factors for moisture or contamination in these office buildings. Multivariate logistic regression models were used to estimate the strength of associations for these risk factors as odds ratios (ORs) adjusted for personal-level potential confounding variables related to demographics, health, job, and workspace. A number of risk factors were associated (e.g., 95% confidence limits excluded 1.0) significantly with small to moderate increases in one or more symptom outcomes. Significantly elevated ORs for mucous membrane symptoms were associated with the following risk factors: presence of humidification system in good condition versus none (OR = 1.4); air handler inspection annually versus daily (OR = 1.6); current water damage in the building (OR = 1.2); and less than daily vacuuming in study space (OR = 1.2). Significantly elevated ORs for lower respiratory symptoms were associated with: air handler inspection annually versus daily (OR = 2.0); air handler inspection less than daily but at least semi-annually (OR=1.6); less than daily cleaning of offices (1.7); and less than daily vacuuming of the study space (OR = 1.4). Only two statistically significant risk factors for neurologic symptoms were identified: presence of any humidification system versus none (OR = 1.3); and less than daily vacuuming of the study space (OR = 1.3). Dirty cooling coils, dirty or poorly draining drain pans, and standing water near outdoor air intakes, evaluated by inspection, were not identified as risk factors in these analyses, despite predictions based on previous findings elsewhere, except that very

  12. EPA OIG Hotline

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The EPA OIG Hotline receives complaints of fraud, waste, and abuse in EPA programs and operations including mismanagement or violations of law, rules, or regulations by EPA employees or program participants.

  13. EPA Plan for Reducing Personally Identifiable Information, January 2013

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    The EPA Privacy Policy, issued in 2007, establishes the framework and accountability for reducing Agency personally identifiable information (PII). Learn about the Agency's plan to reduce the collection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII).

  14. NASA's Agency-wide Strategy for Environmental Regulatory Risk Analysis and Communication

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Duda, Kristen; Scroggins. Sharon

    2008-01-01

    NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. To help enable existing and future programs to pursue this mission, NASA has established the Principal Center for Regulatory Risk Analysis and Communication (RRAC PC) to proactively identify, analyze, and communicate environmental regulatory risks to the NASA community. The RRAC PC is chartered to evaluate the risks posed to NASA Programs and facilities by environmentally related drivers. The RRAC PC focuses on emerging environmental regulations, as well as risks related to operational changes that can trigger existing environmental requirements. Changing regulations have the potential to directly affect program activities. For example, regulatory changes can restrict certain activities or operations by mandating changes in how operations may be done or limiting where or how certain operations can take place. Regulatory changes also can directly affect the ability to use certain materials by mandating a production phase-out or restricting usage aPi'iications of certain materials. Such changes can result in NASA undertaking material replacement efforts. Even if a regulation does not directly affect NASA operations, U.S. and international regulations can pose program risks indirectly through requirements levied on manufacturers and vendors of components and materials. For example, manufacturers can change their formulations to comply with new regulatory requirements. Such changes can require time-consuming and costly requalification certification for use in human spaceflight programs. The RRAC PC has implemented several strategies for proactively managing regulatory change to minimize potential adverse impacts to NASA Programs and facilities. This presentation highlights the lessons learned through establishing the RRAC PC, the process by which the RRAC PC monitors and distributes information about emerging regulatory requirements, and the cross-Agency

  15. NASA's Agency-Wide Strategy for Environmental Regulatory Risk Analysis and Communication

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Duda, Kristen; Scroggins, Sharon

    2008-01-01

    NASA's mission is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research. To help enable existing and future programs to pursue this mission, NASA has established the Principal Center for Regulatory Risk Analysis and Communication (RRAC PC) to proactively identify, analyze, and communicate environmental regulatory risks to the NASA community. The RRAC PC is chartered to evaluate the risks posed to NASA Programs and facilities by environmentally related drivers. The RRAC PC focuses on emerging environmental regulations, as well as risks related to operational changes that can trigger existing environmental requirements. Changing regulations have the potential to directly affect program activities. For example, regulatory changes can restrict certain activities or operations by mandating changes in how operations may be done or limiting where or how certain operations can take place. Regulatory changes also can directly affect the ability to use certain materials by mandating a production phase-out or restricting usage applications of certain materials. Such changes can result in NASA undertaking material replacement efforts. Even if a regulation does not directly affect NASA operations, U.S. and international regulations can pose program risks indirectly through requirements levied on manufacturers and vendors of components and materials. For example, manufacturers can change their formulations to comply with new regulatory requirements. Such changes can require time-consuming and costly requalification certification for use in human spaceflight programs. The RRAC PC has implemented several strategies for proactively managing regulatory change to minimize potential adverse impacts to NASA Programs and facilities. This presentation highlights the lessons learned through establishing the RRAC PC, the process by which the RRAC PC monitors and distributes information about emerging regulatory requirements, and the cross-Agency

  16. TODAY: EPA Media Call on President Obamas Proposed EPA Budget for FY17

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, EPA will hold a media call at 2 p.m. EST to discuss the President's FY 2017 Budget proposal for the agency. EPA Administrator McCarthy will provide opening remarks, followed by a question and answer session with reporters.

  17. Cyanotoxins in inland lakes of the United States: Occurrence and potential recreational health risks in the EPA National Lakes Assessment 2007

    USGS Publications Warehouse

    Loftin, Keith A.; Graham, Jennifer; Elizabeth Hilborn,; Sarah Lehmann,; Meyer, Michael T.; Dietze, Julie E.; Griffith, Christopher

    2016-01-01

    A large nation-wide survey of cyanotoxins (1161 lakes) in the United States (U.S.) was conducted during the EPA National Lakes Assessment 2007. Cyanotoxin data were compared with cyanobacteria abundance- and chlorophyll-based World Health Organization (WHO) thresholds and mouse toxicity data to evaluate potential recreational risks. Cylindrospermopsins, microcystins, and saxitoxins were detected (ELISA) in 4.0, 32, and 7.7% of samples with mean concentrations of 0.56, 3.0, and 0.061 mg/L, respectively (detections only). Co-occurrence of the three cyanotoxin classes was rare (0.32%) when at least one toxin was detected. Cyanobacteria were present and dominant in 98 and 76% of samples, respectively. Potential anatoxin-, cylindrospermopsin-, microcystin-, and saxitoxin-producing cyanobacteria occurred in 81, 67, 95, and 79% of samples, respectively. Anatoxin-a and nodularin-R were detected (LC/MS/MS) in 15 and 3.7% samples (n = 27). The WHO moderate and high risk thresholds for microcystins, cyanobacteria abundance, and total chlorophyll were exceeded in 1.1, 27, and 44% of samples, respectively. Complete agreement by all three WHO microcystin metrics occurred in 27% of samples. This suggests that WHO microcystin metrics based on total chlorophyll and cyanobacterial abundance can overestimate microcystin risk when compared to WHO microcystin thresholds. The lack of parity among the WHO thresholds was expected since chlorophyll is common amongst all phytoplankton and not all cyanobacteria produce microcystins.

  18. Report: EPA Should Revise Outdated or Inconsistent EPA-State Clean Water Act Memoranda of Agreement

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #10-P-0224, September 14, 2010. NPDES MOAs between EPA and States do not ensure Agency management control and effective oversight over a national program administered by States that is capable of providing equal protection to all Americans.

  19. Development of an Analytic Approach to Determine How Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Is Used By Non-EPA Decision Makers (Final Contractor Report)

    EPA Science Inventory

    The purpose of this project, Development of an Analytic Approach to Determine How Environmental Protection Agency’s Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Is Used By Non EPA Decision Makers, is to describe how IRIS is used by a small number of representative groups of u...

  20. 76 FR 44581 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

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    2011-07-26

    ... Request; EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION... docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov . Title: EPA's Natural Gas STAR Program. ICR Numbers: EPA ICR No...: Natural Gas STAR is an EPA-sponsored, voluntary program that encourages oil and natural gas companies...

  1. 76 FR 36916 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-06-23

    ... Request; EPA's WasteWise Program (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice... your comments, referencing Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-RCRA- 2010-0832, to (1) EPA, either online using http://www.regulations.gov (our preferred method), or by email to rcra-docket@epa.gov , or by mail to:...

  2. Predicting pore water EPA-34 PAH concentrations and toxicity in pyrogenic-impacted sediments using pyrene content.

    PubMed

    Arp, Hans Peter H; Azzolina, Nicholas A; Cornelissen, Gerard; Hawthorne, Steven B

    2011-06-15

    Sediment and freely dissolved pore water concentrations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of 34 alkyl and parent PAHs (EPA-34) were measured in 335 sediment samples from 19 different sites impacted by manufactured gas plants, aluminum smelters and other pyrogenic sources. The total EPA-34 freely dissolved pore water concentration, C(pw,EPA-34), expressed as toxic units (TU) is currently considered one of the most accurate measures to assess risk at such sites; however, it is very seldom measured. With this data set, we address how accurately C(pw,EPA-34) can be estimated using limited 16 parent PAH data (EPA-16) commonly available for such sites. An exhaustive statistical analysis of the obtained data validated earlier observations that PAHs with more than 3 rings are present in similar relative abundances and their partitioning behavior typically follows Raoult's law and models developed for coal tar. As a result, sediment and freely dissolved pore water concentrations of pyrene and other 3- and 4-ring PAHs exhibit good log-log correlations (r² > 0.8) to most individual EPA-34 PAHs and also to C(pw,EPA-34). Correlations improve further by including the ratio of high to low molecular weight PAHs, as 2-ring PAHs exhibit the most variability in terms of their relative abundance. The most practical result of the current work is that log C(pw,EPA-34) estimated by the recommended pyrene-based estimation techniques was similarly well correlated to % survival of the benthic amphipods Hyalella azteca and Leptocheirus plumulosus as directly measured log C(pw,EPA-34) values (n = 211). Incorporation of the presented C(pw,EPA-34) estimation techniques could substantially improve risk assessments and guidelines for sediments impacted by pyrogenic residues, especially when limited data are available, without requiring any extra data or measurement costs.

  3. Mapping regional soil water erosion risk in the Brittany-Loire basin for water management agency

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Degan, Francesca; Cerdan, Olivier; Salvador-Blanes, Sébastien; Gautier, Jean-Noël

    2014-05-01

    quantified: the soil factors (soil sealing, erodibility and runoff), the rate of land cover over three years for each season and for 77 land use classes, the topographic factor (slope and drainage area) and the climate hazard (seasonal amount and rainfall erosivity). These modifications of the original MESALES model allow to better represent erosion risk for arable and bare land. We validated model results by stakeholder consultations and meetings over all the study area. The model has finally been modified taking into account validation results. Results are provided with a spatial resolution of 1 km, and then integrated into 2121 catchments. An erosion risk map for each season and an annual erosion risk map are produced. These new maps allow to organize in hierarchy 2121 catchments into three erosion risk classes. In the annual erosion risk map, 347 catchments have the highest erosion risk, which corresponds to 16 % of total Brittany-Loire basin area. Water management agency now uses these maps to identify priority areas and to plan specific preservation practices.

  4. 75 FR 13275 - Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments

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    2010-03-19

    ... AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA... copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ . An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental...

  5. 75 FR 3729 - Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-01-22

    ... AGENCY Environmental Impact Statements and Regulations; Availability of EPA Comments Availability of EPA... copies of EPA comments can be directed to the Office of Federal Activities at 202-564-7146 or http://www.epa.gov/compliance/nepa/ . An explanation of the ratings assigned to draft environmental...

  6. Computational Toxicology as Implemented by the US EPA ...

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Computational toxicology is the application of mathematical and computer models to help assess chemical hazards and risks to human health and the environment. Supported by advances in informatics, high-throughput screening (HTS) technologies, and systems biology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency EPA is developing robust and flexible computational tools that can be applied to the thousands of chemicals in commerce, and contaminant mixtures found in air, water, and hazardous-waste sites. The Office of Research and Development (ORD) Computational Toxicology Research Program (CTRP) is composed of three main elements. The largest component is the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT), which was established in 2005 to coordinate research on chemical screening and prioritization, informatics, and systems modeling. The second element consists of related activities in the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL) and the National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL). The third and final component consists of academic centers working on various aspects of computational toxicology and funded by the U.S. EPA Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. Together these elements form the key components in the implementation of both the initial strategy, A Framework for a Computational Toxicology Research Program (U.S. EPA, 2003), and the newly released The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Strategic Plan for Evaluating the T

  7. Indicators of moisture and ventilation system contamination in U.S. office buildings as risk factors for respiratory and mucous membrane symptoms: analyses of the EPA BASE data.

    PubMed

    Mendell, Mark J; Cozen, Myrna; Lei-Gomez, Quanhong; Brightman, Howard S; Erdmann, Christine A; Girman, John R; Womble, Susan E

    2006-05-01

    We assessed associations between indicators for moisture in office buildings and weekly, building-related lower respiratory and mucous membrane symptoms in office workers, using the U.S. EPA BASE data, collected in a representative sample of 100 U.S. office buildings. We estimated the strength of associations between the symptom outcomes and moisture indicators in multivariate logistic regression models as odds ratios (ORs) and 95% confidence intervals (CI), controlling for potential confounding factors and adjusting for correlation among workers in buildings. This analysis identified associations between building-related symptoms and several indicators of moisture or contamination in office buildings. One set of models showed almost a tripling of weekly building-related lower respiratory symptoms in association with lack of cleaning of the drip pans under air-conditioning cooling coils (OR [CI] = 2.8 (1.2-6.5)). Other models found that lack of cleaning of either drip pans or cooling coils was associated with increased mucous membrane symptoms (OR [CI] = 1.4 (1.1-1.9)). Slightly increased symptoms were also associated with other moisture indicators, especially mucous membrane symptoms and past water damage to building mechanical rooms (OR [CI] = 1.3 (1.0-1.7)). Overall, these findings suggest that the presence of moisture or contamination in ventilation systems or occupied spaces in office buildings may have adverse respiratory or irritant effects on workers. The analysis, however, failed to confirm several risks identified in a previous study, such as condition of drain pans or outdoor air intakes, and other hypothesized moisture risks. Studies with more rigorous measurement of environmental risks and health outcomes will be necessary to define moisture-related risks in buildings.

  8. EPA Regulation of Bed Bug Pesticides

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    All pesticides must be registered by EPA before being sold and used in the U.S., other than those that rely on a limited set of active ingredients (so-called minimum risk pesticides). EPA reviews for safety and effectiveness.

  9. EPA's Response to Health Risks from Dioxin and Related Compounds Evaluation of the EPA Reassessment Published by the National Research Council of the National Academies (Interagency Science Consultation Draft)

    EPA Science Inventory

    On May 21, 2010, the updated EPA's Reanalysis of Key Issues Related to Dioxin Toxicity and Response to NAS Comments report was released for external peer review and public comment. This report was renamed after interagency comments from the original report title of E...

  10. 76 FR 62400 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Focus Groups as...

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    2011-10-07

    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION... Used by EPA for Economics Projects (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION... Environmental Information, Environmental Protection Agency, Mailcode: 28221T, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave.,...

  11. 75 FR 2535 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

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    2010-01-15

    ... State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs (Renewal) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA..., Office of Wetlands Oceans and Watersheds, Mail Code 4503-T, Environmental Protection Agency, 1200... . Title: Approval of State Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Programs (Renewal). ICR numbers: EPA ICR...

  12. Notification: Preliminary Research to Evaluate EPA's Use of and Adherence to Quality Management Policies in Chemical Risk Assessments

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY14-0012, December 19, 2013. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is starting preliminary research on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) use of and adherence to quality management policies in chemical risk assessments.

  13. EPA requirements and programs

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Koutsandreas, J. D.

    1975-01-01

    The proposed ERTS-DCS system is designed to allow EPA the capability to evaluate, through demonstrable hardware, the effectiveness of automated data collection techniques. The total effectiveness of any system is dependent upon many factors which include equipment cost, installation, maintainability, logistic support, growth potential, flexibility and failure rate. This can best be accomplished by installing the system at an operational environmental control agency (CAMP station) to insure that valid data is being obtained and processed. Consequently, it is imperative that the equipment interface must not compromise the validity of the sensor data nor should the experimental system effect the present operations of the CAMP station. Since both the system which is presently in use and the automatic system would be in operation in parallel, conformation and comparison are readily obtained.

  14. 77 FR 32087 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Participation by...

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    ... Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in Procurement Under Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Financial Assistance Agreements (Renewal); EPA ICR No. 2047.04 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION... document announces that EPA is planning to submit a request to reinstate an Information Collection...

  15. EPA-Expo-Box Terminology

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    EPA-Expo-Box is a toolbox for exposure assessors. Its purpose is to provide a compendium of exposure assessment and risk characterization tools that will present comprehensive step-by-step guidance and links to relevant exposure assessment data bases,

  16. FDA-EPA Public Health Guidance on Fish Consumption: A Case Study on Informal Interagency Cooperation in "Shared Regulatory Space".

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    Holden, Mark

    2015-01-01

    This article is a case study on how administrative agencies interact with each other in cases of shared regulatory jurisdiction. The theoretical literature on the topic of overlapping jurisdiction both (1) makes predictions about how agencies are expected to behave when they share jurisdiction, and (2) in recent iterations argues that overlapping jurisdiction can confer unique policymaking benefits. Through the lens of that theoretical literature, this article examines the relations between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the public health risks posed by mercury in fish. It concludes that the FDA-EPA case study (1) corroborates the extant theoretical accounts of how agencies behave in cases of overlapping jurisdiction, (2) supports the conclusion of the recent scholarship that overlapping jurisdiction can confer unique policy benefits, and (3) reveals a few wrinkles not given adequate treatment in the extant literature.

  17. EPA's proposal to revise the PM standards

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    Steve Page

    2006-06-15

    Over the next few months, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be finalizing its proposal to revise the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for fine and coarse particulate matter (PM). Since issuing the proposal in December 2005, the agency has sought comments from all interested parties, and will base its final decision on the record that was established through the comment period, which ended on April 17. In this issue articles present perspectives from some of the many non-EPA stakeholders who have played an important role in this review process. This article summarizes EPA's proposal, as well as the extensive process EPA goes through when setting air quality standards. 1 fig., 2 tabs.

  18. 77 FR 22571 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Comment...

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    ..., DC 20503. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Pease, (5303P), Environmental Protection Agency...-8433; email address: pease.michael@epa.gov . SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: EPA has submitted the...

  19. A set of scientific issues being considered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency regarding pollinator risk assessment framework.

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    On September 11-14, 2012, the US Environmental Protection Agency convened a public meeting of the FIFRA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) to address scientific issues associated with the Office of Pesticides Program’s (OPP) proposed “Pollinator Risk Assessment Framework”. Several sources have reporte...

  20. 78 FR 37220 - Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA-ICR No. 1774.05-Mobile Air...

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    ... AGENCY Proposed Information Collection Request; Comment Request; EPA-ICR No. 1774.05--Mobile Air Conditioner Retrofitting Program AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The... Conditioner Retrofitting Program'' (EPA ICR No. 1774.05, OMB Control No. 2060-0450) to the Office...

  1. 78 FR 64896 - EPA-R04-OAR-2013-0563; FRL-9902-18-Region 4

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    ... AGENCY 40 CFR Part 52 EPA-R04-OAR-2013-0563; FRL-9902-18-Region 4] Approval and Promulgation of... Pressure Requirement for the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill Area AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Proposed rule. SUMMARY: EPA is proposing to approve the State of North Carolina's March 27,...

  2. 77 FR 25166 - EPA-New England Region I; Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard; Receipt of Petition

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    ... AGENCY EPA--New England Region I; Massachusetts Marine Sanitation Device Standard; Receipt of Petition AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice--Receipt of petition. SUMMARY: Notice is... your comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA-R01- OW-2012-0201, by one of the following methods:...

  3. 77 FR 2060 - Amendment of the System of Records for Records of Pesticide Applicators Certified Under EPA...

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    ... AGENCY Amendment of the System of Records for Records of Pesticide Applicators Certified Under EPA-Administered Certification Plans (EPA- 59) AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY...'s (EPA) Office of Pesticide Programs, Field and External Affairs Division, is giving notice that...

  4. 75 FR 6030 - EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office Request for Nominations of Experts for the SAB Lead (Pb...

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    ... AGENCY EPA Science Advisory Board Staff Office Request for Nominations of Experts for the SAB Lead (Pb) Review Panel AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ACTION: Notice; Request for Nominations... an SAB Ad Hoc Panel to review EPA's draft technical analyses which will be used to support...

  5. State Compliance Monitoring Expectations | ECHO | US EPA

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    EPA sets national goals for how frequently facilities should be evaluated by the authorized enforcement agency for three programs included in ECHO (Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act). EPA develops Compliance Monitoring Strategies (CMSs) to ensure that the regulated facilities across the country are evaluated for compliance on a regular basis. Information on CMSs, evaluations (such as on-site inspections), and inspection frequency goals that are defined by each program is included.

  6. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) reduces cardiovascular events: relationship with the EPA/arachidonic acid ratio.

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    Ohnishi, Haruo; Saito, Yasushi

    2013-01-01

    The clinical efficacy of fish oil and high-purity eicosapentaenoic acid ethyl ester (hp-EPA-E) for treating cardiovascular disease (CVD) has been reported. Fish oil contains saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids that have pharmacological effects opposite to those of ω3 fatty acids (ω3). Moreover, ω3, such as EPA and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), do not necessarily have the same metabolic and biological actions. This has obscured the clinical efficacy of ω3. Recently, the Japan EPA Lipid Intervention Study (JELIS) of hp-EPA-E established the clinical efficacy of EPA for CVD, and higher levels of blood EPA, not DHA, were found to be associated with a lower incidence of major coronary events. A significant reduction in the risk of coronary events was observed when the ratio of EPA to arachidonic acid (AA) (EPA/AA) was > 0.75. Furthermore, the ratio of prostaglandin (PG) I3 and PGI2 to thromboxane A2 (TXA2) ([PGI2 + PGI3]/TXA2) was determined to have a linear relationship with the EPA/AA ratio as follows: (PGI2 + PGI3)/TXA2 =λ + π* (EPA/AA). Like PGI2, PGI3 not only inhibits platelet aggregation and vasoconstriction, but also is assumed to reduce cardiac ischemic injury and arteriosclerosis and promote angiogenesis. Thus, the effects of EPA in reducing the risk of CVD could be mediated by biological action of PGI3 in addition to hypotriglyceridemic action of EPA. Compared with DHA, EPA administration increases the EPA/AA ratio and the (PGI2 + PGI3)/TXA2 balance to a state that inhibits the onset and/or progression of CVD.

  7. EPA Proposes to Add Roswell, NM, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites, Five hazardous waste sites added, seven proposed nationally

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    (DALLAS - Sept. 28, 2015) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the Lea and West Second Street Groundwater Plume site in Roswell, NM, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to pe

  8. EPA Proposes to Add Burnet Co., TX, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites, Two hazardous waste sites added, six proposed nationally

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    (DALLAS - March 24, 2015) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to add the Main Street Groundwater Plume site in Burnet Co., TX, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people's healt

  9. EPA Adds Burnet Co., TX, Groundwater Plume to National Priorities List of Superfund Sites, Five hazardous waste sites added, seven proposed nationally

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    (DALLAS - Sept. 28, 2015) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added the Main Street Groundwater Plume site in Burnet Co., TX, to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to people's health and the

  10. EPA RE-Powering Mapper Feasibility Studies

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    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM) Office of Communications, Partnerships and Analysis (OCPA) initiated the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative to demonstrate the enormous potential that contaminated lands, landfills, and mine sites provide for developing renewable energy in the United States. As part of the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative, the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) evaluated the feasibility of developing renewable energy production on Superfund, brownfields, and former landfill or mining sites. These reports pair EPA's expertise on contaminated sites with the renewable energy expertise of NREL.

  11. Meet EPA Researcher Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie

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    Meet EPA Researcher Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie. Chemical and Environmental Engineer Endalkachew Sahle-Demessie, Ph.D., works on various projects, including nanomaterials and water resources, in EPA’s National Risk Management Research Laboratory.

  12. EPA ExpoBox Toolbox Search

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    EPA ExpoBox is a toolbox for exposure assessors. Its purpose is to provide a compendium of exposure assessment and risk characterization tools that will present comprehensive step-by-step guidance and links to relevant assessment data bases,

  13. EPA'S ECO-SSL WEB APPLICATION

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    The Ecological Soil Screening Level (Eco-SSL) work group, composed of scientists and risk assessors from EPA, Environment Canada, DOE, Army, Navy, Air Force, states, industry, academia, and consulting companies, has developed scientifically sound, ecologically-based, soil screeni...

  14. Computational Toxicology at the US EPA

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    Computational toxicology is the application of mathematical and computer models to help assess chemical hazards and risks to human health and the environment. Supported by advances in informatics, high-throughput screening (HTS) technologies, and systems biology, EPA is developin...

  15. EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) 2014 Draft

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    In the news

    epa.gov/risk/expobox/images/blog-science.jpg" alt="EPA's Blog - It all starts with Science" width="45" height="67" style="float: left; padding: 4px 4px 2px 3px; margin-bottom:10px;" >EPA's ...

  16. Meet EPA Scientist Maureen R. Gwinn, M.S. Ph.D. DABT

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    EPA biologist Dr. Maureen Gwinn works on human health hazard assessments for the Agency's IRIS program. Dr. Gwinn currently serves as the Associate Program Director for Community Health in EPA's Sustainable and Healthy Communities national research program

  17. EPA Seeks Input on Federal Plan for Regulating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Power Plants

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    Reaching out and engaging with the public and stakeholders has been the agency's top priority throughout the development of this rule, and EPA is committed to continuing this engagement moving forward. Based on input from states and stakeholders, EPA belie

  18. EPA Seeks Public Comments on Draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda Framework

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    WASHINGTON - Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is asking for public comment on the draft EJ 2020 Action Agenda (EJ 2020) framework, the EPA's next overarching strategic plan for environmental justice.

  19. TODAY: For America Recycles Day, EPA and Partners Celebrates Economic Benefits of Recycling

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    ATLANTA - Today, in celebration of the 18th annual America Recycles Day, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for the Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Mathy Stanislaus, and EPA Region 4 Regional Administrat

  20. EPA Honors 17 Environmental Job Training Program Graduates in Columbus, Miss.

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    ATLANTA - During a ceremony today at the Genesis Dream Center in Columbus, Miss., representatives from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized 17 graduates from the Superfund Job Training Initiative (SuperJTI). EPA provided the two

  1. BIOREMEDIATION OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES: PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO IMPLEMENTATION (EPA/625/K-96/001)

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    This document contains abstracts and slide hardcopy for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) "Seminar Series on Bioremediation of Hazardous Waste Sites: Practical Approaches to Implementation." This technology transfer seminar series, sponsored by EPA's Biosystems ...

  2. Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

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    ATLANTA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians with the regional 2015 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Tribal Category for the Native Plant Facility project in western North Carolina. The award was g

  3. Mississippi State University Awarded 2015 EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

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    ATLANTA - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Mississippi State University with the regional 2015 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum's rain garden program in Starkv

  4. EPA Recognizes Whole Foods Market in Marietta, Ga for Reducing Food Waste

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    ATLANTA - Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Heather McTeer Toney recognized the Whole Foods Market Merchant Walk Marietta Store in Georgia for the store's achievements in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge. Whole Fo

  5. 10AM: EPA Administrator Delivers Keynote Address at 2016 AMWA Water Policy Conference

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    WASHINGTON- - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver the keynote address at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies' 2016 Water Policy Conference. Administrator McCarthy will address EPA's commitment to confronting climate change

  6. EPA Recognizes Outstanding Food Recovery Challenge and WasteWise Program Participants

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    WASHINGTON - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes the accomplishments of organizations and businesses participating in EPA's Food Recovery Challenge and WasteWise program for reducing their climate footprint, improving efficienc

  7. WEDNESDAY: EPA Administrator to Testify before Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on FY 2016 Budget

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    WASHINGTON - U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and Acting Chief Financial Officer David Bloom will testify Wednesday, April 29 before the Senate Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Subcommittee on the FY 2016 Budget. EPA's proposed budget

  8. Notification: Audit New Mexico Environment Department's timekeeping practices and procedures for EPA grants

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    May 4, 2012. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of the Inspector General, is initiating an audit of New Mexico Environment Department’s (NMED’s) timekeeping practices and procedures for EPA grants.

  9. EPA, NASA, NOAA and USGS Creating Early Warning System to Detect Harmful Algal Blooms

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    WASHINGTON- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that it is developing an early warning indicator system using historical and current satellite data to detect algal blooms. EPA researchers will develop a mobile app to inform water

  10. EPA Study Finds Electronics Recycling Standards are Well Implemented and Makes Recommendations for Further Improvement

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    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a study assessing the implementation of the two third-party certification programs for electronic waste recyclers in the United States. EPA's study found that the certificat

  11. Evaluating public participation in environmental decision-making: EPA's superfund community involvement program.

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    Charnley, Susan; Engelbert, Bruce

    2005-11-01

    This article discusses an 8-year, ongoing project that evaluates the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund community involvement program. The project originated as a response to the Government Performance and Results Act, which requires federal agencies to articulate program goals, and evaluate and report their progress in meeting those goals. The evaluation project assesses how effective the Superfund community involvement program is in promoting public participation in decisions about how to clean up hazardous wastes at Superfund sites. We do three things in the article: (1) share our experience with evaluating an Agency public participation program, including lessons learned about methods of evaluation; (2) report evaluation results; and (3) address a number of issues pertaining to the evaluation of public participation in environmental decision-making. Our goal is to encourage more environmental managers to incorporate evaluation into their public participation programs as a tool for improving them. We found that written mail surveys were an effective and economical tool for obtaining feedback on EPA's community involvement program at Superfund sites. The evaluation focused on four criteria: citizen satisfaction with EPA information about the Superfund site, citizen understanding of environmental and human health risks associated with the site, citizen satisfaction with opportunities provided by EPA for community input, and citizen satisfaction with EPA's response to community input. While the evaluation results were mixed, in general, community members who were most informed about and involved in the cleanup process at Superfund sites generally were also the most satisfied with the community involvement process, and the job that EPA was doing cleaning up the site. We conclude that systematic evaluation provides meaningful and useful information that agencies can use to improve their public participation programs. However, there need to be

  12. EPA Regional KML Download

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    The EPA collects information about facilities or sites subject to environmental regulation. The EPA Geospatial Data Access Project provides downloadable files of these facilities or sites in KML format.

  13. Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 8): Anaconda Company Smelter (ARWW and S) Operable Unit, Anaconda, MT, September 29, 1998

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    1998-11-01

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), with the concurrence of the State of Montana Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ), presents this Record of Decision (ROD) for the Anaconda Regional Water, Waste, and Soils (ARWW and S) Operable Unit (OU) of the Anaconda Smelter National Priorities List (NPL) Site. The ROD is based on the Administrative Record for the ARWW and S OU, including three Remedial Investigations (RIs) and five Feasibility Study (FS) Deliverables, human health and ecological risk assessments, the Proposed Plan, the public comments received, including those from the potentially responsible party (PRP), and EPA responses. The ROD presents a brief summary of the RIs and FS Deliverables, actual and potential risks to human health and the environment, and the Selected Remedy. EPA followed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA), as amended, the National Contingency Plan (NCP), and appropriate guidance in preparation of the ROD.

  14. School-Linked Services for At-Risk Youth and Their Families: Trends in State Agencies.

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    Pollard, Joyce S.; Rood, Magdalena M.

    This paper examines the delivery of social and human services to school-aged children and their families through some form of coordination with the local school. A questionnaire was completed by representatives of 55 state agencies in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Respondents reported that their agencies provided 88…

  15. EPA Web Taxonomy

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    EPA's Web Taxonomy is a faceted hierarchical vocabulary used to tag web pages with terms from a controlled vocabulary. Tagging enables search and discovery of EPA's Web based information assests. EPA's Web Taxonomy is being provided in Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) format. SKOS is a standard for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems that promises to make Federal terminology resources more interoperable.

  16. EPA Releases the First of Four Preliminary Risk Assessments for Insecticides Potentially Harmful to Bees/First-of-its-kind assessment delivers on President Obamas National Pollinator Strategy

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    Delivering on the President's National Pollinator Strategy means EPA is committed not only to protecting bees and reversing bee loss, but for the first time assessing the health of the colony for the neonicotinoid pesticides, said Jim Jones Assista

  17. EVALUATION OF VADOSE ZONE AND SORUCE MODULES FOR MULTI-MEDIA, MULTI-PATHWAY, AND MULTI-RECEPTOR RISK ASSESSMENT USING LARGE-SOIL-COLUMN EXPERIMENTAL DATA

    EPA Science Inventory

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a comprehensive environmental exposure and risk analysis software system for agency-wide application using the methodology of a Multi-media, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Risk Assessment (3MRA) model. This sof...

  18. EVALUATION OF VADOSE ZONE AND SOURCE MODELS FOR MULTI-MEDIA, MULTI-PATHWAY, MULTI-RECEPTOR RISK ASSESSMENT USING LARGE SOIL COLUMN EXPERIMENT DATA

    EPA Science Inventory

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is developing a comprehensive environmental exposure and risk analysis software system for agency-wide application using the methodology of a Multi-media, Multi-pathway, Multi-receptor Risk Assessment (3MRA) model. This software sys...

  19. EPA Facility Registry Service (FRS): AIRS_AQS

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    This web feature service contains location and facility identification information from EPA's Facility Registry Service (FRS) for the subset of facilities that link to the Air Quality System (AQS). The AQS contains ambient air pollution data collected by EPA, State, Local, and Tribal air pollution control agencies from thousands of monitoring stations. FRS identifies and geospatially locates facilities, sites or places subject to environmental regulations or of environmental interest. Using vigorous verification and data management procedures, FRS integrates facility data from EPA's national program systems, other federal agencies, and State and tribal master facility records and provides EPA with a centrally managed, single source of comprehensive and authoritative information on facilities. This data set contains the subset of FRS integrated facilities that link to monitoring stations once the AQS data has been integrated into the FRS database. Additional information on FRS is available at the EPA website https://www.epa.gov/enviro/facility-registry-service-frs.

  20. 77 FR 3472 - Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; NESHAP for...

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    ...] [FR Doc No: 2012-1364] ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY [EPA-HQ-OAR-2003-0085; FRL-9622-1] Agency...); EPA ICR No. 1100.14 AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), this document announces that EPA...