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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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  • EPA Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Announces the Selection of Organizations to Receive Funding for Healthy Learning Environments| site |


    (October 8, 2020) - - Today, October 8, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information:

    WASHINGTON (Oct 8, 2020) — In celebration of Children’s Health Month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) intends to award a total of $290,000 in EPA funding through the agency’s FY 2020 Children’s Healthy Learning Environments Grant Initiative.

    These EPA grants support capacity-building to address children’s environmental health in school and childcare settings.

    “Reducing exposures to unhealthy school and childcare settings through the adoption of healthy environment best practices, which both projects aim to do, can lead to improved children’s health, attendance, concentration, and performance,” said Jeanne Briskin, Director of EPA’s Office of Children’s
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19| site |




    (March 5, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.” Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant produc...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Releases List of Disinfectants to Use Against COVID-19| site |




    (March 5, 2020) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON (March 5, 2020) — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a list of EPA-registered disinfectant products that have qualified for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. “Using the correct disinfectant is an important part of preventing and reducing the spread of illnesses along with other critical aspects such as hand washing,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “There is no higher priority for the Trump Administration than protecting the health and safety of Americans. EPA is providing this important information in a public and transparent manner on disinfectant products to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.” Products appearing on EPA’s list registered disinfectant produc...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it Takes Steps to Provide Needed Clarity and Certainty for U.S. Agriculture

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it Takes Steps to Provide Needed Clarity and Certainty for U.S. Agriculture | site |



    (December 19, 2019) - - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following information: WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing two important actions that will help the agricultural sector protect crops from pests and weeds. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), EPA is approving the use of 10 pesticide products on hemp in time for the 2020 growing season. Nine of these products are biopesticides and one is a conventional pesticide. EPA is also issuing a proposed interim decision on atrazine — a widely used herbicide. Both actions provide regulatory certainty and clarity on how these tools can be used safely while also helping to ensure a strong and vibrant agricultural market. “With common-sense actions, we are protecting the health o...
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  • EPA Celebrates Birthday and Kicks Off Year-Long Anniversary Celebration

    EPA Celebrates Birthday and Kicks Off Year-Long Anniversary Celebration

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates 49th Birthday and Kicks Off Year-Long 50th Anniversary Celebration | site |



    (December 2, 2019) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information: WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) celebrates it’s 49th birthday and kicked off a year-long celebration leading up to the agency’s 50th anniversary on Dec. 2, 2020. “Since the agency’s inception under the leadership of the late Administrator William Ruckelshaus, EPA staff have worked tirelessly to clean up our air, water, and land for the American people,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Together, we have achieved significant milestones in support of our mission to protect human health and the environment. I look forward to celebrating EPA’s accomplishments over the coming year and continuing to build on our progress for future generations.” Born in the wake of elevated...
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  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes Streamlined System for Managing Recycling Aerosol Cans, Saving More Than 5 Million Dollars

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Finalizes Streamlined System for Managing Recycling Aerosol Cans, Saving More Than $5 Million| site |




    (November 15, 2019) - - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published (today) the following information:

    WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a streamlined system for managing hazardous waste aerosol cans that is clear, practical, and protective and promotes recycling. EPA estimates this change will save at least $5.3 million annually in regulatory costs. “Today’s rule will benefit approximately 25,000 facilities across numerous industries such as the retail, construction, and manufacturing sectors” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “The simplified structure of the universal waste program will help improve regulatory compliance, make aerosol can collection more economical, and facilitate the environmentally sound recycling of this common wast...
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