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Interpretive Statement and Proposed Rule on the Application of Pes...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Background: In recent years, courts have been faced with the question of whether the Clean Water Act requires an NPDES permit for pesticide applications (e.g. Headwaters, Inc. v. Talent Irrigation District). As a result, public health authorities, natural resource managers, and others who rely on pesticides, have expressed to EPA their concern and confusion about whether they have a legal obligation to obtain an NPDES permit (under the Clean Water Act) when pest...

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Combined Sewer Overflow Management Fact Sheet Pollution Prevention

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: This fact sheet describes the use of pollution prevention best management practices (BMPs). These practices are intended to both reduce the volume of pollutants entering a combined sewer system (CSS), and to help reduce the number of combined sewer overflows (CSOs) that occur during storm water runoff producing events. Combined sewer systems (CSSs) are wastewater collection systems designed to carry both sanitary sewage and storm water runoff in a single pipe to...

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Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, Pr Urbanized Area Storm Water Ent...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian, PR Urbanized Area Storm Water Entities as Defined by the 2000 Census

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U.S. Department of the Interior Certifications for Federal Assistance

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: PART A: Certifications Regarding Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters - Primary Covered Transactions, Applies to all grantees and cooperators. This certification is required by the regulations implementing Executive Order 12549, Debarment and Suspension, 43 CFR Part 12, Section 12.510, Participants' responsibilities. The regulations were published as Part VII of the May 25, 1988 Federal Register (pages 19160-19211). For further assistance in ob...

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Method 1668, Revision a : Chlorinated Biphenyl Congeners in Water,...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: EPA Method 1668, Revision A (Method 1668A; the Method) was prepared under the direction of William A. Telliard of the Engineering and Analysis Division within EPA's Office of Water. Additional assistance in preparing the method was provided by DynCorp Information and Enterprise Technology and Interface, Inc.

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Epa Map of Radon Zones

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Zone designation for puerid Rico is under development

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Department of Energy

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Comments may be submitted in written form or presented verbally at the public meetings detailed below. Further details on how to submit written comments are provided in the public participation section of this notice. In lieu of sending written comments, you are invited to attend the public scoping meeting scheduled as follows:

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Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Financial Advisory B...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can be justifiably proud of its accomplishments to control pollution discharges and to restore environmental quality. Much of the credit for this success can be attributed to implementation of regulatory and enforcement tools, and to the transfer of resources from the federal government to help construct needed environmental infrastructure. These mechanisms will continue for the foreseeable future, and will be supplement...

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Emissions and Fuel Econmy of the Kat's Engine Block Heater Device

By: Jesse Mccall

Excerpt: This report describes the results of testing the Ratt8 Eilgine Slack Reater with respect to exhaust emissions and fuel acenomy t ambient temperatures of 20°, 406, and 60' Fahrenheit. This device eontaiae an electric heating element within am open metal aylimder which $8 spliced into the lower radiator hose of the engine's cooling austeh. The priwry purpose of this detti-oe is to iainituize hard starting .s cold weathero A secondary pufpose is to inprove fuel economy*

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Doing What It Takes to Be Wastewise

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: From reusing porcelain insulators to establishing electronic customer billing, the electric power industry has a wealth of waste reduction opportunities. Below is a sampling of the commitments and achievements of WasteWise partners in this industry. These types of activities also can help your company reduce waste and cut costs. For more information or to enroll your company in WasteWise, call 800 EPAWISE (372-9473) or visit our home page at [www.epa.gov/wastewise].

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Bibliographic Data Sheet

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Background The exhaust emission characteristics of the Pollution Master device on both controlled and uncontrolled vehicles have been requested by congressional federal and State sources requiring a repeat of the tests run in 1969 on a Post Office vehicle (Appendix A.)

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Technologies and Costs for Removal of Arsenic from Drinking Water

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: This document was prepared by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water under the guidance of the Standards and Risk Management Division, Targeting and Analysis Branch. The Task Order Project Officer was Mr. Amit Kapadia. Technical consultants played a significant role in the preparation of this document. The primary technical consultant was International Consultants, Inc. with significant subc...

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North Sea Municipal Landfill

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: The 130-acre North Sea Landfill is an inactive municipal landfill owned and operated by the Town of Southampton. It accepted refuse, construction debris, and septic system waste from 1963 to 1995. The landfill consists of four areas: Cell #1, Cell #2, Cell #3, and former septic sludge or scavenger lagoons. All cells are now permanently closed. Cells #2 and #3 are not part of the NPL site; these cells are regulated by the New York State Department of Environmenta...

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Industrial Wind Erosion

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Dust emissions may be generated by wind erosion of open aggregate storage piles and exposed areas within an industrial facility. These sources typically are characterized by nonhomogeneous surfaces impregnated with nonerodible elements (particles larger than approximately 1 centimeter [cm] in diameter). Field testing of coal piles and other exposed materials using a portable wind tunnel has shown that (a) threshold wind speeds exceed 5 meters per second (m/s) (1...

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Livermore, Ca Urbanized Area Storm Water Entities as Defined by th...

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Livermore, CA Urbanized Area Storm Water Entities as Defined by the 2000 Census

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The Foundation for Global

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Editor Bruce D. Rodan Authors Chapter 1. Genesis of the Global Persistent Organic Pollutant Treaty Bruce D. Rodan Chapter 2. Profiles of the POPs Kathleen R. Walker, Susan Y. Euling Chapter 3. Persistent Organic Pollutant Residues and Their Effects on Fish and Wildlife of the Great Lakes John P. Giesy, Paul D. Jones, Kurunthachalam Kannan, Alan L. Blankenship Chapter 4. Persistent Organic Pollutants in the Great Lakes: Human Health Considerations Heraline E. Hic...

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Be a Grower, Not a Mower

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Let’s face it. Nothing sets off your home and gardens like a freshly mown carpet of green. Where else can you toss a football and play with the dog? The lawn is a beautiful and integral part of the American home landscape. But it comes with a cost. Our lawns now cover over 25 million acres of America—an area the size of Pennsylvania! This carpet of green has replaced the natural habitats for our native plants, songbirds, and many kinds of small animals. The summ...

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United States Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 Series

By: Cynthia J. Reynolds

Excerpt: 1. This civil administrative enforcement action is authorized by Congress in section 16 (a) of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. 5 261 5(a). The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations governing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) authorized by the statute are set out in part 761 of title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and violations of the regulations constitute violations of the section 15 of TSCA, 15 U.S.C. 9...

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Analysis of Dissolved Methane, Ethane, And Ethylene in Ground Wate...

By: Don H. Kampbell

Excerpt: The measurement of dissolved gases such as methane, ethane, and ethylene in ground water ie important in determining whether intrinsic bioremediation is occurring in a fuel- or solventcontaminated aquifer. A simple procedure n described for the collection and subsequent analysis of ground water samples for these mdytes. A helium headspacc is generated above a waterfilled bottle. Gases that are dissolved in the water partition between the gas and liquid phases an...

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The Resource Conservation Challenge What Can You Save Today an Update

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: In September 2002, EPA announced the Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC), a major national effort to find flexible yet more protective ways to conserve our valuable resources through waste reduction and energy recovery activities that will improve public health and the environment. Today, the RCC is expanding across EPA’s programs—waste, water, air, toxics, pollution prevention, pesticides, and compliance—and also includes on-going projects in the Regions, Sta...

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