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  • EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal Pesticides Sales

    EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal Pesticides Sales

    EPA orders Amazon to halt illegal Pesticides Sales | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: February 9, 2021)

    The Seattle office of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has issued a “stop sale” order to Amazon.com to prevent sales on the platform of potentially dangerous or ineffective unregistered pesticides and pesticide devices making illegal and misleading claims, including multiple products that claimed to protect against viruses.

    This action adds 70 products to a June 6, 2020 EPA order which contained over 30 illegal products.

    “Unregistered pesticides in the e-commerce marketplace pose a significant and immediate health risk to consumers, children, pets, and others exposed to the products,” says Ed Kowalski, director of the Enforcement Compliance Assurance Division in EPA’s Region 10 office in Seattle. This
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency article says EPA Takes Action to Protect Scientific Integrity

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency article says EPA Takes Action to Protect Scientific Integrity | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: February 9, 2021)

    Washington (February 9, 2021) - - President Biden’s Memorandum on Restoring Trust in Government Through Scientific Integrity and Evidence-Based Policymaking, which was issued on January 27, 2021, emphasizes the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to making evidence-based decisions and developing policies and programs that are guided by the best available scientific data. The memo further stipulates, “Improper political interference in the work of Federal scientists or other scientists who support the work of the Federal Government and in the communication of scientific facts undermines the welfare of the Nation, contributes to systemic inequities and injustices, and violates the trust that the public places in g
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Welcomes Members of the Biden-Harris Leadership Team | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release dated: January 21, 2021) Washington (January 21, 2021) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced key members of the agency’s incoming leadership team who will advance the Biden-Harris administration’s agenda to tackle the climate crisis, advance environmental justice and create clean energy jobs. “We are proud to join the EPA team of dedicated career professionals,” said Dan Utech, EPA’s incoming Chief of Staff. “EPA will be at the heart of President Biden’s commitment to protect public health and the environment while building a clean energy future that creates good paying jobs. We will be guided by science as we work together to achieve these goals on behalf of all Americans.” EPA’s leadership team comes with a broad range of ex...
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  • Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions

    Boeing Supports U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Final CO2 Rule for Aircraft Emissions | site |



    (Information contained in The Boeing Company press release: December 28, 2020) Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 2020— Boeing [NYSE: BA] today released the following statement: “We are proud that the EPA took this step to finalize the ICAO CO2 standard for aircraft emissions. This is vital for protecting the environment and supporting the sustainable growth of commercial aviation and the United States economy. The EPA’s standard will help tackle climate change and ensure that Boeing products will meet the same requirements as our competitors around the world. The standard is one of the essential pillars of the industry’s strategy to cut net global aviation emissions to half of what they were in 2005 by 2050. Aviation is one of only two industrial sectors that has adopted global CO2 goals, underscoring our steadfast commitment to our communities and ...
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  • EPA Issues Draft Guidance Clarifying Wastewater Permit Requirements Under Maui Decision

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Issues Draft Guidance Clarifying Wastewater Permit Requirements Under Maui Decision | site |



    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release: December 8, 2020)

    Washington (December 8, 2020) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced draft guidance that clarifies how the Supreme Court’s County of Maui v. Hawaii Wildlife Fund decision should be applied under the Clean Water Act National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program. This guidance will help clarify when a NPDES permit is necessary under the Clean Water Act. “EPA’s guidance will address several questions that the regulated community and others have raised since the Supreme Court issued its decision earlier this year,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Water David Ross. “NPDES permits are essential tools that help protect our nation’s water resources. Understandi
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Girl Scouts Hold Virtual Events to Inspire Next Generation of Environmental Leaders

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Girl Scouts Hold Virtual Events to Inspire Next Generation of Environmental Leaders | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency [EPA] press release: December 3, 2020)

    Washington - - (December 3, 2020) — Today, as part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is partnering with the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to host two virtual events to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. These national events will educate, inspire, and enable girls to directly engage with EPA scientists who are tackling today’s environmental issues. “I am excited to partner with the Girl Scouts on today’s virtual event featuring EPA scientists,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “As an Eagle Scout myself, I know that being in Girl Scout builds leadership skills, helps develop a lifelong love for the environment, and prepares the next ge...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Continues Action to Address Ethylene Oxide

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Continues Action to Address Ethylene Oxide

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Continues Action to Address Ethylene Oxide | site |


    (Information contained in U.S. Environmental Protection Agency press release: November 19, 2020) WASHINGTON (November 19, 2020) — As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pursues its mission to protect human health and the environment, addressing ethylene oxide (EtO) continues to be a major priority across the agency. Today, as part of this cross-agency effort, EPA took the next step in its review of the pesticide registration for EtO by releasing a draft risk assessment for public comment. Based on EPA’s thorough review of the body of available information about EtO’s toxicity, the agency believes that additional steps are needed to mitigate the risks associated with the use of EtO. EtO is used to sterilize certain medical equipment and spices. “EtO is used on half of all sterilized medical devices in the United States annually and, in some cases, it is th...
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  • EPA at 50 - - - Celebrating a Legacy of Enforcement and Compliance Achievements

    EPA at 50 - - - Celebrating a Legacy of Enforcement and Compliance Achievements

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at 50: Celebrating a Legacy of Enforcement and Compliance Achievements | site |


    (November 10, 2020) - - Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (November 10, 2020) — This month, as part of its 50th anniversary commemoration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA) is highlighting the historic contributions of its programs.

    “Over its 50-year history, EPA’s enforcement and compliance work has played an integral and important role in support of EPA’s mission to protect human health and the environment,” said EPA OECA Assistant Administrator Susan Bodine. “This month we celebrate and recognize the contributions of our programs by highlighting some of the many successes over the last 50 years.”

    Ensuring compliance with environmental laws is a central part of EPA's Strategic
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  • Federal Partners Kick Off Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research

    Federal Partners Kick Off Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research

    Federal Partners Kick Off Workshop on Federal Government Human Health PFAS Research with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine| site |


    (October 26, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published today, October 26, 2020, the following information: WASHINGTON (October 26, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) kicked off the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM)’s Workshop on Federal Government Human Health Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Research. Aggressively addressing PFAS has been an active and ongoing priority for this Administration. This collaborative workshop will help to further coordinate PFAS research across the federal government and is an important part of EPA’s work under its PFAS Action Plan. “EPA is com...
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  • EPA Administrator Wheeler Announces Proposed Action to Cancel Irgarol Uses

    EPA Administrator Wheeler Announces Proposed Action to Cancel Irgarol Uses

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Wheeler Announces Proposed Action to Cancel Irgarol Uses | site |



    (October 22, 2020) - - Today, October 22, 2020, the U.S. Environment Protection Agency published the following information: RUSKIN, Fla. (October 22, 2020) — At an event today in Ruskin, Fla., U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency is proposing to cancel certain uses of irgarol in order to better protect coral and other aquatic life. Irgarol is most often used in antifoulant paint that is applied to protect boat hulls. “EPA is proposing to cancel the use of the biocide irgarol to better protect coral and other aquatic life,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Protecting the health of the plants and animals within our oceans, lake and rivers is a priority for EPA. There are less environmentally persistent alternatives to using irgarol for the boating industry, and our propo...
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