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Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: preparedness, response, prevention, responsibilities, epa, accident, safety, chemical
Number of Pages: 56
Published: 1996-08-01
ISBN-10: 0788133721
ISBN-13: 9780788133725

Examines the EPA's role in the area of chemical accident safety. Attempts to comprehensively evaluate efforts to implement chemical accident safety policies, something which has not previously been attempted. Discusses the EPA's databases on accident occurrence and impact, the EPA's chemical preparedness activities, the effectiveness of the EPA's response to chemical accidents in the past, and the steps the EPA has taken to help prevent chemical accidents. Charts and graphs.
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Author: John Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: biomonitoring, testimony, congressional, could, epa, data
Number of Pages: 13
Published: 2011-05
ISBN-10: 143792896X
ISBN-13: 9781437928969

Biomonitoring (BM), which measures chemicals (CH) in people's tissues, has shown that the U.S. population is widely exposed to CH used in everyday products. The EPA is authorized to control CH that pose unreasonable health risks. One crucial tool in this process is chemical risk assessment, which involves determining the extent to which populations will be exposed to a chemical and assessing how this exposure affects human health This testimony reviews the: (1) extent to which EPA incorp. info. from BM studies into its assessments of CH; (2) steps that EPA has taken to improve the usefulness o
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Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: biomonitoring, authority, obtain, data, clarify, research, epa, needs, coordinate, strategy
Number of Pages: 37
Published: 2009-11
ISBN-10: 1437917925
ISBN-13: 9781437917925

Biomonitoring (BM), which measures chemicals in people's tissues or body fluids, has shown that the U.S. population is exposed to chemicals used in everyday products. Some of these have the potential to cause cancer or birth defects. Children may be more vulnerable to harm from these chemicals than adults. The EPA is authorized under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to control chemicals that pose unreasonable health risks. This report reviews the: (1) extent to which EPA incorporates info. from BM studies into its assessments of chemicals; (2) steps that EPA has taken to improve the use
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Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: enhance, cleanup, dod, sites, needed, reporting, greater, epa, enforcement, superfund
Number of Pages: 50
Published: 2010-01
ISBN-10: 1437916848
ISBN-13: 9781437916843

Prior to the 1980s and the passage of environmental legislation -- esp. the Comprehensive Environ. Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) governing environmental cleanup -- DoD activities contaminated millions of acres of soil and water on and near DoD sites. The EPA places the most contaminated sites on its Nat. Priorities List (NPL) and requires that they be cleaned up in accordance with CERCLA. EPA has placed 140 DoD sites on the NPL. Disputes have recently arisen between EPA and DoD on agreements to clean up some of these sites. This report determines: (1) the extent of EPA's o
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Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: environmental, information, available, communities, reduce, could, chemical, releases, epa, actions, toxic
Number of Pages: 90
Published: 2008-07-01
ISBN-10: 1437901980
ISBN-13: 9781437901986

Fed. law requires certain facilities that manufacture, process, or use any of 581 toxic chemicals to report annually to EPA and their state on the amount of those chemicals released into the air, water, or soil. It also requires EPA to make this info. publicly available. Facilities must either: submit a detailed TRI Form R for each designated chemical used in excess of certain thresholds; or file a simpler Form A certifying that they need not do so. To reduce co. burden, EPA issued a Dec. 2006 rule to expand Form A eligibility for certain facilities and chemicals. This report analyzed: (1) how
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Author: Daniel J. Carroll (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: epa, environmental, justice, evaluation, report, order, executive, needs, consistently, implement, intent
Number of Pages: 75
Published: 2004-07-31
ISBN-10: 0756742978
ISBN-13: 9780756742973
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Author: David C. Trimble
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: congressional, testimony, epa, agency, protection, environmental
Number of Pages: 35
Published: 2011-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437982425
ISBN-13: 9781437982428

The EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment by implementing and enforcing the laws intended to improve the quality of the nation's air, water, and lands. EPA's policies and programs affect virtually all segments of the economy, society, and government. Auditors have identified several significant and persistent challenges across a range of EPA programs and activities and has proposed corrective actions to enable the agency to more effectively accomplish its mission. Based on this work, this testimony highlights some of the major management challenges facing EPA today, the
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