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Who Interim Recommendations for the Protection of Persons Involved...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Avian influenza is a highly contagious disease of birds which is currently epidemic amongst poultry in Asia. Exposure to infected poultry and their feces or dust/soil contaminated with feces) can result in human infection. These recommendations have been developed because human infections have been identified in association with the current poultry epidemic. They will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Public Notice of Intent to Issue an Underground Injection Control ...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The purpose of the public notice is to solicit public comments on the proposal by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a UIC permit to inject fluids underground through up to four (4) nonhazardous Class I injection wells. The permit is for Hilmar Cheese Company located at the following address:

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Congressional District Documents Series, District 25

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Congressional District 25 County California (53 Districts)

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Information Quality Guidelines Staff

By: Christopher C. Horner

Excerpt: Pursuant to the Competitive Enterprise Institute’s pending Request for Reconsideration of EPA’s Response to CEI’s Federal Data Quality Act Petition Against Further Dissemination of ‘Climate Action Report 2002’” (Appeal), EPA should be advised before further acting of certain documents CEI has obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. These documents belie EPA’s creative argument to deny CEI’s Request for Correction under the Federal Data Quality Act -- th...

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More Recycling and Reuse Proposed for Electronic Wastes and Mercur...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is promoting the safe reuse and recycling of cathode ray tubes and mercury-containing equipment. The Agency believes that revising existing regulations for these growing waste streams will facilitate better collection; lead to more recycling and less disposal; and will better protect the environment. It will also help keep mercury and lead out of municipal landfills and incinerators.

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Brunswick, Georgia Urbanized Area Storm Water Entities as Defined ...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Brunswick, Georgia Urbanized Area Storm Water Entities as Defined by the 2000 Census

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Documentation of Environmental Indicator Determination

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Environmental Indicators (EI) are measures being used by the RCRA Corrective Action program to go beyond programmatic activity measures (e.g., reports received and approved, etc.) to track changes in the quality of the environment. The two EIs developed to-date indicate the quality of the environment in relation to current human exposures to contamination and the migration of contaminated groundwater. An EI for non-human (ecological) receptors is intended to be ...

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Funding Decentralized Wastewater Systems Using the Clean Water Sta...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: he Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) is a low-interest or no-interest source of funding for the installation, repair, and upgrading of decentralized wastewater systems in small-town, rural, and suburban areas. Decentralized wastewater systems include: on-site disposal systems such as septic systems with drainfields and alternative systems such as mounds and cluster systems. Cluster systems are designed to treat the wastewater from two or more dwellings or...

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Analysis of Costs to Abate International Ozone-Depleting Substance...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This report was produced by the Alternatives and Emissions Reduction Branch of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Office of Atmospheric Programs. Key staff from the Office of Air and Radiation who worked on this report include Erin Birgfeld, Jeanne Briskin, Jeff Cohen, Dave Godwin, Anhar Karimjee, Colm Kenny, Suzanne Kocchi, Bella Maranion, Scott Monroe, Margaret Sheppard and Deanne Upson.

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Forest Glen Mobile Home Subdivision

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The 39-acre Forest Glen Mobile Home Subdivision site included an 11-acre former mobile home park which was built on land where chemical wastes had been illegally disposed. Approximately 150 people lived in the Forest Glen Subdivision. The area surrounding the site is used for residential and commercial purposes. Vacant land, which is heavily vegetated, is located to the north and east of the site. A railroad yard lies to the west. The mobile home park was servic...

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Chapter 6 : Supporting Achievement of Environmental Results

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: In recognition of the Agency’s efforts to use cost and performance information in making day-to-day decisions and its success in earning an unqualified (clean) audit opinion on its financial statements, EPA received the 2003 President’s Quality Award for significant accomplishments in financial performance.2 Since June 2003, EPA has maintained a green status score for “Improved Financial Performance”3 under the PMA. In addition, since June 2002 EPA has earned gr...

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Findings of Significant Contribution and Rulemaking on Section 126...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: ! The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is granting petitions filed by four northeastern states seeking to reduce ozone pollution (smog) through reductions in nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions from other states. This action will provide cleaner air for over 100 million people.

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Goal 1 : Clean Air

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The air in every American community will be safe and healthy to breathe. In particular, children, the elderly, and people with respiratory ailments will be protected from the health risks of breathing polluted air. Reducing air pollution will also protect the environment, resulting in many benefits, such as restoring life in damaged ecosystems and reducing health risks to those whose subsistence depends directly on those ecosystems.

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Series

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: SUMMARY: Today’s action establishes April 30, 2003 as the effective date of the revisions to EPA’s Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program (NPDES) regulations published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2000. The July 2000 rule amends and clarifies existing regulations implementing section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which requires States to identify waters that are not meeting State water quality st...

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Storm Water Technology Fact Sheet Flow Diversion

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Flow diversion structures (such as gutters, drains, sewers, dikes, berms, swales, and graded pavement) are used to collect and divert runoff to prevent the contamination of storm water and receiving water. Flow diversion structures can be used in two ways. First, flow diversion structures may be used to channel storm water away from industrial areas so that it does not mix with on-site pollutants. Second, flow diversion may be used to carry contaminated runoff to a treatment facility.

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Mycotoxins

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Mycotoxins are toxins produced by molds (fungi) that, when they are ingested, can cause diseases called mycotoxicosis. These diseases are are not infectious. The effects on the animal are caused by fungal toxins in foods ingested, usually grains, and are not caused by infection with the fungus. Many different molds produce mycotoxins and many corresponding disease syndromes have been described for domestic animals. However, only two types of mycotoxin poisoning,...

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Assistance Agreement for Environmental Justice and Air Permitting ...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Response: The limited available funding probably dictates that the workshop for EJ communities take place in a region that has lots of EJ community groups, to keep travel costs down. The advanced title V workshop can be anyplace that is easy to travel to, and the audience will be from across the country.

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Effects of West Nile Virus Usgs Scientists Are Embarking on Bold N...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: West Nile virus (WNV) has spread rapidly across North America, affecting thousands of birds, horses, and people since it was discovered in the Western Hemisphere. Since 1999, WNV has swept from the New York City region to almost all of the continental U.S., 7 Canadian provinces, and throughout Mexico and parts of the Caribbean. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is committed to understanding the effects of WNV. To do that and better answer the remaining questions...

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Huntsville, Alabama Urbanized Area Storm Water Entities as Defined...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Huntsville, Alabama Urbanized Area Storm Water Entities as Defined by the 2000 Census

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Monroe Township Landfill

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 86-acre Monroe Township Landfill was first operated by Monroe Township in 1955, leased to the Princeton Disposal Co. in 1968, and finally acquired by Browning-Ferris Industries, Inc. of South Jersey (BFI) in 1972. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) ordered it closed in 1978 after liquids seeping from the landfill overflowed into a nearby street, which prompted the abandonment of a housing construction project. The ...

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