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EPA Offices:
Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office
EPA has taken a leading role in building programs to respond to and prevent chemical accidents. EPA’s activities in these areas come together in its Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Office (CEPPO), organized in 1985.
http://yosemite.epa.gov/oswer/ceppoweb.nsf/content/index.html

EPA 's Office of Water
The EPA's Office of Water has one main goal which is to help clean and protect this nation's water.
http://www.epa.gov/OW/

EPA Compliance Assistance Centers
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has sponsored partnerships with industry, academic institutions, environmental groups, and other agencies to launch sector-specific Compliance Assistance Centers (Centers). Each Center addresses real world issues in language that speaks to the regulated entities.
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/assistance/centers/index.html

EPA homepage
The US Environmental Protection Agency's homepage.
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/

EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics Pollution Prevention Homepage
The OPPT supports promoting pollution prevention, safer chemicals, risk education, and public understanding of risks.
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/

EPA Offices and Other Major Locations
Provides an overview of the EPA's main office along with other offices focusing on different branches of the EPA.
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/locate1.htm

EPA Organizational Structure
Come here to see how the US EPA is organized into different sectors and branches.
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/organization.htm

EPA's Air Quality Planning and Standards
The Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards' (OAQPS) primary mission is to preserve and improve air quality in the United States. OAQPS, as part of this goal, monitors and reports on air quality, air toxics , and emissions. They also watch for visibility issues, as they relate to the level of air pollution.
http://www.epa.gov/oar/oaqps/

EPA's Common Sense Initiative
The Common Sense Initiative represents a new approach for EPA in creating policies and environmental management solutions that relate to industry sectors. CSI examines the environmental requirements impacting six industries: Automobile Manufacturing, Iron and Steel, Metal Finishing, Computers and Electronics, Printing, and Petroleum Refining.
http://www.epa.gov/region7/p2/volprog/csi.htm

EPA's Compliance and Enforcement
Compliance and Enforcement is an integral part of almost all aspects of environmental protection. Compliance with the nation's environmental laws is the goal, but enforcement is a vital part of encouraging governments, companies and others who are regulated to meet their environmental obligations.
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/

EPA's Design for the Environment Project
The Design for the Environment (DfE) program is one of EPA's premier partnership programs, working with individual industry sectors to compare and improve the performance and human health and environmental risks and costs of existing and alternative products, processes, and practices.
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/dfe/

EPA's Environmental Technology Verification Program
EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program develops testing protocols and verifies the performance of innovative technologies that have the potential to improve protection of human health and the environment.
http://www.epa.gov/etv/

EPA's List of Recommended Economics WebPages
Achieving environmental improvement at all public and private levels is a constant challenge. EPA contributes by finding ways to make environmental programs cost-effective, and by conducting and supervising research on economic analysis methods and incentives related to environmental issues, and by conducting economic analyses of Agency rules. Here is a list of recommended EPA web pages.
http://www.epa.gov/ebtpages/economics.html

EPA's Office of Air and Radiation
Here is a list of articles from the EPA's Office of Air and Radiation.
http://www.epa.gov/air/

EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water
The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water. OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.
http://www.epa.gov/OGWDW/

EPA's Office of Pesticide Programs Registration Division Key Contacts and Responsibilities
Here is a list of key contacts provided by the EPA's office of pesticide programs registration division. Use this list to help answer all your pesticide questions.
http://www.epa.gov/opprd001/contacts_rd.htm

EPA's Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances
The OPPTS regulate pesticides and chemicals to ensure protection of public health and the environment, as well as promote innovative programs to prevent pollution.
http://www.epa.gov/opptsmnt/

EPA's Office of Solid Waste
The Office of Solid Waste (OSW) regulates all sorts of waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/osw/

EPA's Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response
OSWER provides policy, guidance and direction for the Environmental Protection Agency's solid waste and emergency response programs.
http://www.epa.gov/swerrims/

EPA's Office of Underground Storage Tanks
Welcome to the EPA's Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) Web site. Our goal in maintaining this site is to provide accurate and frequently updated information relevant to the federal underground storage tank (UST) program.
http://www.epa.gov/OUST/

EPA's Pesticides
Homepage for EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs: this office is involved in regulatory development and education.
http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/

EPA's Project XL Homepage
Project XL is a model of how EPA should work with all environmental stakeholders, focuses on results and build partnerships that help achieve those results , and provides positive incentives & produces positive results.
http://www.epa.gov/ProjectXL/

EPA's Small Business Gateway
This page was designed specifically by the EPA for small businesses and companies to better help them comply with environmental rules and regulations.
http://www.epa.gov/smallbusiness/

EPA's Stratospheric Protection Division
The purpose of EPA's Stratospheric Protection Division is to manage EPA's review of substitutes for ozone-depleting substances and efforts to develop and implement voluntary programs that reduce emissions of high global warming potential gases and oversee and coordinate international technology transfer and infrastructure building programs, including programs related to both ozone layer protection and climate change.
http://www.epa.gov/spdpublc/desc.html

EPA's Technical Web site for Information Transfer and Sharing Related to Air Pollution Topics
The Technology Transfer Network (TTN) is a collection of technical Web sites containing information about many areas of air pollution science, technology, regulation, measurement, and prevention.
http://www.epa.gov/ttn/

EPA's Wastewater Management
Under the Clean Water Act, OWM works in partnership with Environment Protection Agency (EPA) regions, states and tribes to regulate discharges into surface waters such as wetlands, lakes, rivers, estuaries, bays and oceans. Specifically, OWM focuses on control of water that is collected in discrete conveyances (also called point sources), including pipes, ditches, and sanitary or storm sewers.
http://www.epa.gov/OWM/

EPA: Introduction to Laws and Regulations
Here you'll find a basic description of how laws and regulations come to be, what they are, and where to find them, with an emphasis on environmental laws and regulations.
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/lawintro.htm

EPA: Laws and Regulations
This page contains links to Federal Regulations and Proposed Rules, Codified Regulations, Current Legislation, and Laws regarding the protection of the environment.
http://www.epa.gov/epahome/rules.html

EPA: Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics
The goals of the OPPT are to promote pollution prevention, promote safer chemicals, promote risk reduction, and promote a public understanding of risks.
http://www.epa.gov/opptintr/index.html

EPA: Superfund
The goal of the Superfund program is to clean up the nation's hazardous waste sites.
http://www.epa.gov/superfund/

Office of Air and Radiation
The Office of Air and Radiation (OAR) develops national programs, technical policies, and regulations for controlling air pollution and radiation exposure.
http://www.epa.gov/air/index.html

Office of Regulatory Enforcement
The Office of Regulatory Enforcement (ORE) works with States, EPA Regional Offices, Tribes, and the other Federal Agencies to assure compliance with the federal environmental laws by private industry, businesses, public utilities, organizations, and individuals (i.e., the private and public sector).
http://www.epa.gov/compliance/about/offices/ore.html

SCRAM - EPA Support Center for Regulatory Air Models
This site is a source of information on atmospheric dispersion (air quality) models that support regulatory programs required by the Clean Air Act. Documentation and guidance for these computerized models are a major feature of this website.
http://www.epa.gov/scram001/

The Pollution Prevention Act home page
The Pollution Prevention Act focused industry, government, and public attention on reducing the amount of pollution through cost-effective changes in production, operation, and raw materials use.
http://www.epa.gov/region5/defs/html/ppa.htm

Toxic Release Inventory Program
The Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) is a publicly available EPA database that contains information on toxic chemical releases and other waste management activities reported annually by certain covered industry groups as well as federal facilities
http://www.epa.gov/tri/

US EPA Federal Register Environmental Documents
Provided by the EPA is a list of several federal register documents, concerning different technical amendments and planned implementations for different areas of the U.S.
http://www.epa.gov/fedrgstr/EPA-AIR/1998/January/Day-06/



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