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Environmental Awareness Library Collection (15,478 Books)


An essential e-document collection of reports and research about our environment. This collection contains many of the primary EPA source reports that the scientific community uses to base its findings.

 
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Environmental Technology Verification Report

By: Ryan R. James

Excerpt: Notice The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its Office of Research and Development, has financially supported and collaborated in the extramural program described here. This document has been peer reviewed by the Agency. Mention of trade names or commercial products does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by the EPA for use.

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Etv Joint Verification Statement

By: Gary J. Foley

Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program to facilitate the deployment of innovative or improved environmental technologies through performance verification and dissemination of information. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by substantially accelerating the acceptance and use of improved and cost-effective technologies. ETV seeks to achieve this goal by pro...

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Etv Joint Verification Statement

By: Gabor J. Kovacs

Excerpt: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program to facilitate the deployment of innovative or improved environmental technologies through performance verification and dissemination of information. The goal of the ETV Program is to further environmental protection by substantially accelerating the acceptance and use of improved and cost-effective technologies. ETV seeks to achieve this goal by provid...

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Oil Program Update

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Coming Events FSS 2004 in New Orleans The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Oil Program will host its 2004 Freshwater Spills Symposium (FSS 2004) in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 6-8, 2004. Focusing on issues of current and critical nature, the plenary sessions are entitled ?Homeland Security and a New National Response Plan: Implications for Freshwater Spills, Preparedness, and Response? and ?Trends in Oil Spill Prevention and Preparedness.? Breakout s...

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Oil Program Update

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: EPA Extends Deadlines for SPCC Rule On August 11, 2004, at 69 FR 48794, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) finalized an eighteen-month extension for certain upcoming compliance dates for the July 2002 Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) amendments (40 CFR 112). This final rule temporarily reduces the regulatory burden on facilities by extending the compliance dates in Sections 112.3(a) and 112.3(b) to amend and to implement SPCC Plans...

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U.S. Reaches Agreement with Dominick's Finer Foods

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: CHICAGO, IL - The Justice Department and the Environmental Protection Agency today announced they have reached an agreement with Dominick’s Finer Foods LLC to resolve alleged violations of federal regulations to protect stratospheric ozone. Under the agreement, Dominick’s will take steps that will cut by over 35 tons future releases of chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants, known as “CFCs”, that destroy stratospheric or “good” ozone. Within two years, Dominick’s will ...

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Wal-Mart to Pay $400,000 Penalty and Cease Sales of Ozone-Depletin...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Tom Sansonetti, Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division and Todd P. Graves, United States Attorney for the Western District today announced a settlement that resolves ozone-depletion violations of the Clean Air Act by various Sam’s Club stores in eleven states. Under the terms of a consent decree that was filed in federal court in Kansas City today, Wal-Mart agreed to pay a $400,000 ci...

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Toxicological Review of Acetone

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: In Section 6, EPA has characterized its overall confidence in the quantitative and qualitative aspects of hazard and dose response. Matters considered in this characterization include knowledge gaps, uncertainties, quality of data, and scientific controversies. This characterization is presented in an effort to make apparent the limitations of the assessment and to aid and guide the risk assessor in the ensuing steps of the risk assessment process.

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Toxicological Review of Bentazon

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: TOXICOLOGICAL REVIEW of BENTAZON

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Toxicological Review of Chlordane (Technical)

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The purpose of this Toxicological Review is to provide scientific support and rationale for the hazard identification and dose-response information in the Integrated Risk Information System pertaining to chronic exposure to chlordane. It is not intended to be a comprehensive treatise on the chemical or toxicological nature of chlordane. In Section 6, EPA has characterized its overall confidence in the quantitative and qualitative aspects of hazard and dose-respo...

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Toxicological Review of Hexavalent Chromium

By: Peter C. Grevatt, Ph.D.

Excerpt: The purpose of this Toxological Review is to provide scientific support and rationale for the hazard identification and dose-response assessment in IRIS pertaining to chronic exposure to Cr(VI). It is not intended to be a comprehensive treatise on the chemical or toxicological nature of Cr(VI). In Section 6, EPA has characterized its overall confidence in the quantitative and qualitative aspects of hazard and dose response. Matters considered in this characteriz...

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R.E.D. Facts

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: All pesticides sold or used in the United States must be registered by EPA, based on scientific studies showing that they can be used without posing unreasonable risks to people or the environment. Because of advances in scientific knowledge, the law requires that pesticides which were first registered years ago be reregistered to ensure that they meet today's more stringent standards. In evaluating pesticides for reregistration, EPA obtains from pesticide produ...

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Toxicological Review of Methyl Isobutyl Ketone

By: Katherine Anitole, Ph.D.

Excerpt: This document and summary information on IRIS have received peer review by both EPA scientists and independent scientists external to EPA. Subsequent to external review and incorporation of comments, this assessment has undergone an Agency-wide review process whereby the IRIS Program Director has achieved a consensus approval among the Office of Research and Development; Office of Air and Radiation; Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances; Office ...

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Hazard Summary

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: * Benzene can affect you when breathed in and by passing through your skin. * Benzene is a CARCINOGEN--HANDLE WITH EXTREME CAUTION. * Benzene can irritate the eyes and skin with drying and scaling of the skin. * Exposure can irritate the nose and throat. * Benzene can cause symptoms of dizziness, lightheadedness, headache and vomiting. Convulsions and coma, or sudden death from irregular heart beat, may follow high exposure. * Repeated exposure can cause damage ...

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersapril 2001-Issu...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: What preventative measures can be taken to reduce the risk of ballast-mediated invasions, whether by organisms in general or microorganisms in particular? Existing management strategies intended to minimize the rate of new invasions rely on ballast water exchange in the open ocean, as recommended by the International Maritime Organization and the U.S. Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Protection and Control Act. In this procedure, coastal water and its accompanying...

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State of Arkansas Office of the Governor

By: Richard E. Greene

Excerpt: Re: Pztition for Downward Reclassification For Memphis Ozone Non-Attainment Area

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersaugust 2001-Iss...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The most interesting and consequential special condition was imposed in response to objections raised by Pratte and other members of the Surfrider Foundation. Through the public hearing process required by the CCC for all permits, Surfrider Foundation expressed concerns that the groin project had potential to destroy a relatively popular surfing spot in the area. Surfrider convinced the Coastal Commission that any loss to surfing in the area would result in over...

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersdecember 2001-I...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center recently published initial test results of the effectiveness of alternative septic system designs in preventing pollution. The Alternative Septic System Test Center was constructed at the Massachusetts Military Reservation on Cape Cod by the Buzzards Bay Project National Estuary Program (BBP), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Barnstable County Department ...

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State of Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Lansing

By: Steven E. Chester

Excerpt: The Clean Ari Act (CAA), Section 181(a) (4) Provides the Authority for The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator to Adjust the Classification of An ozone nonattanment area doenward if the area's design value is within five percent higher than the lavel on which the assigned classification is based.

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersfebruary 2001-I...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Given the human pressures on the existing natural systems in the harbor, a critical priority of the program is to secure and protect public and private properties that remain undeveloped. When acquisition is not possible, rigorous restoration must serve as a substitute. Damaged habitat does not necessarily return without intervention. The HWG has documented, through long-term monitoring supported by the NY/NJ Harbor Oil Spill Trustees, that unrestored salt marsh...

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