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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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Strategic Goal : 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 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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Chemicals in Sportfish and Game 2001-2002

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The New York State Department of Health (DOH) issues advisories on eating sportfish and game because some of these foods contain chemicals at levels that may be harmful to your health. These advisories are for sportfish and game that people take and are not for fish and game sold in markets. The health advisories are: (1) general advice on sportfish taken from waters in New York State; (2) advice on sportfish from specific waterbodies; and (3) advice on eating g...

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Partnership with the Environment

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The hydrologic cycle?water constantly moves through a vast global cycle, in which it evaporates from lakes and oceans, forms clouds, precipitates as rain or snow, then flows back to the ocean. The energy of this water cycle, which is driven by the sun, is tapped most efficiently with hydropower.

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersjune 2001-Issue...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: There is a long history of marine conservation in this remote and unique region. The Tortugas were the site of the first marine protected area in the United States, the Dry Tortugas National Monument, established in 1935. In 1992, the monument was elevated to Dry Tortugas National Park. In 1990, much of the surrounding waters gained protection as part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. From the beginning, the Sanctuary identified the Tortugas as deserving special protection.

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Information about Estuaries and Near Coastal Watersoctober 2001-Is...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Elevated levels of contaminants in fish from San Francisco Bay have raised concerns for bay anglers who consume these fish regularly. High levels of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in bay fish led the state Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment to issue a health advisory in 1994 recommending that individuals limit their bay fish consumption and suggesting ways to prepare and eat bay fish that lessen chemical exposure. To learn more about ...

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Epa Reaches Agreement with Ritchie Engineering

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: CHICAGO (SEPT. 27, 2001) -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has reached an agreement with Ritchie Engineering Co. Inc. on alleged violations of federal clean air regulations at the company's plant, 1120 Fuller Drive, Garrett, Ind. A $20,000 penalty was assessed. The agreement resolves an administrative complaint filed in September 2000 alleging Ritchie made and distributed its model R60 refrigerant recovery unit without proper labeling. The company...

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Appendix a : 2001 Emissions and Allowance Holdings of Nox Budget S...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: CT AES Thames, Inc 10675 UNITA 105 130 109 21 CT AES Thames, Inc 10675 UNITB 105 130 109 21 CT AES Thames, Inc 10675 OVERDF 0 0 0 0 CT Ahlstrom Windsor Locks Cogeneration 10567 GT1 114 128 111 111 17 CT Branford 540 10 0 2 2 2 0 CT Bridgeport Energy, LLC 55042 BE1 49 36 36 36 0 CT Bridgeport Energy, LLC 55042 BE2 30 23 23 23 0 CT Bridgeport Energy, LLC 55042 OVERDF 0 77 6 71 CT Bridgeport Harbor 568 BHB1 158 0 0 0 0 CT Bridgeport Harbor 568 BHB2 347 97 72 72 25 ...

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2001 Otc Nox Budget Program Compliance Report

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: BACKGROUND The NOX Budget Program was established by the states in the Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) to reduce NOX emissions region-wide as a part of each state's effort to attain the national ambient air quality standard (NAAQS) for ground level ozone. The OTC comprises the states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, the northern counties of Virginia, and the Distr...

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Quality Assurance Annual Report and Work Plan Quality Staff Fy 2001

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Although the Quality Staff is able to accomplish quite a bit within its budget, the resources allocated to the work of the Quality Staff are sub-optimal. We cannot meet all the QA training, guidance, and assessment needs of the Agency in a timely manner. Furthermore, the work of the Quality Staff is from time-to-time interrupted by higher priorities. For instance, in 2001, the Quality Staff was assigned responsibility for conducting technical systems audits of t...

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Quality Staff Strategic Plan September 2001

By: Nancy W. Wentworth

Excerpt: I am pleased to release of the first-ever strategic plan for the Quality Staff. This Plan is the result of a planning process that took over two years to define not only the Quality Staff?s mission and goals, but also our vision for the future and our core values. Most importantly, the Plan will serve as a framework for quality assurance planning and resource allocation decisions for the staff over the next five years. Strategic planning is a continual process. ...

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Pursuant to Section 181(A) (4) of the Clean Air Act

By: W. Tayloe Murphy

Excerpt: Pursuant to Section 181(a) (4) of the Clean Air Act and on behalf of the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, I am hereby submitting a formal petition for consideration to EPA Region III. The purpose of this petition is request that EPA reclassify the Richmond area from a moderate to marginal nonattainment area under the 8-hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). Such a request is allowed by the Act if the design value in an area is within ...

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Goal : Clean and Safe Water

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: All Americans will have drinking water that is clean and safe to drink. Effective protection of America's rivers, lakes, wetlands, aquifers, and coastal and ocean waters will sustain fish, plants, and wildlife, as well as recreational, subsistence, and economic activities. Watersheds and their aquatic ecosystems will be restored and protected to improve human health, enhance water quality, reduce flooding, and provide habitat for wildlife.

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Notification of Planned Change to the Epa 40 Cfr Part 194 Certific...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This section provides an explanation of the nature and scope of the DOE?s proposed RH TRU waste characterization program. Section 2.1 provides a general overview of the AK and radiological characterization processes. Section 2.2 identifies the specific methods that will be used to obtain the necessary characterization information.

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Cosden Chemical Coatings

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 6 1/2-acre Cosden Chemical Coatings Corp. site operated under several names from 1945 until 1989, when it permanently closed. The facility produced paints for industrial applications that involved the use of solvents, which were stored in tanks and drums on site. Prior to 1974, solvents and wastes were recycled by a contractor who regularly removed the drums. In 1974, the recycling ceased and the drums accumulated on the site. The owner aban...

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Quanta Resources Corp.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Quanta Resources Corporation site comprises of Block 93 Lots 1, 2, & 3 (commonly known as 163 Old River Road) and Block 95 Lot 1 (commonly known as 145 River Road) as designated in the official tax map of Edgewater, Bergen County, New Jersey, and portions of neighboring properties. The site covers approximately 15 acres; the expansion of River Road in 1995-1996 was constructed over a portion of the site. The site property is bordered to the ...

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Chemical Control Corporation

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Chemical Control Corporation (CCC) site consists of a 2-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Elizabeth River. The site area, formerly a marsh, is flat and barely above sea level. The surrounding area is mostly industrial. From 1970 to 1978, CCC operated as a hazardous waste storage, treatment, and disposal facility, accepting various types of chemicals including: acids, arsenic, bases, cyanides, flammable solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (...

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Ciba-Geigy Corp.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corporation site in Toms River, Dover Township, New Jersey, is presently owned and operated by the Ciba Specialty Chemicals Corporation (Ciba) which was formerly the Ciba-Geigy Chemical Corporation (Ciba-Geigy). The site encompasses approximately 1,400 acres, 320 of which are developed, with the remainder consisting of cleared areas, pine barrens and wetlands. From 1952 to 1990, Ciba-Geigy manufactured dyes, pigments, res...

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Universal Oil Products

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Universal Oil Products site is located on 75 acres site along Route 17 in East Rutherford. Various chemicals were manufactured there from 1932 until 1979, when the company ceased operations and dismantled the plant. The company also recovered solvents and waste chemicals at the site from 1960 through 1979. Approximately 4 2 million gallons of waste solvents and solid chemical wastes were dumped into two unlined lagoons during this time, whic...

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Cps/Madison Industries

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The CPS/Madison Industries site consists of two adjacent manufacturing facilities located on a 35-acre tract of land. CPS, which is no longer in operation, processed, treated, and stored organic chemicals used in the production of water treatment agents, lubricants, oil field chemicals, and anti-corrosive agents. The company generated spent halogenated solvents that are shipped off site for disposal. The hazardous wastes were stored in tanks or ...

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Dayco Corp. /L. E. Carpenter Co.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Dayco Corp./L.E. Carpenter Company Site covers 14 ®-acres, and includes buildings, warehouses, and remnants of disposal areas that are associated with a former vinyl wall covering manufacturing facility in Wharton Township. During original plant operations, various solid and liquid wastes were disposed of in unlined on-site lagoons, located approximately 20 feet from the Rockaway River. Manufacturing no longer occurs at the Site, and the sev...

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