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Antimicrobial Information Hotline - provides direct answers to questions concerning current antimicrobial issues. The information provided can cover issues relevant to any or all antimicrobial pesticides including health & safety issues, registration and reregistration issues, as well as information on pesticide laws, rules, and regulations relating to antimicrobials.

Asbestos Program - Asbestos is a mineral fiber. It has been determined that breathing high levels of asbestos fibers can lead to an increased risk of lung cancer. Asbestos is regulated under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Chemical Registry System (CRS) - The Chemical Registry System (CRS) is the EPA's central system for chemical identification information and provides a common basis for identifying chemicals listed in EPA regulations and data systems, and chemicals of interest from other sources, such as publications.

Chemical Information Collection and Data Development (Testing) - gathers health/safety and exposure information on, requires testing of, and controls exposure to chemical substances and mixtures.

Computational Toxicology - The application of mathematical and computer models to predict adverse effects and to better understand the mechanisms through which a given chemical induces harm.

Endangered Species Protection Program - provides protection for endangered species from the use of pesticides and minimizes the impact of that protection on pesticide users.

Enviro$en$e - this site provides a single repository for pollution prevention, compliance assurance, and enforcement information and data bases.

Food Quality Protection Act of 1996 Implementation Program - a common-sense approach to increase the safety of our nation's food supply and protect the public health.

Green Chemistry - this program seeks to promote pollution prevention and industrial ecology through a partnership with the chemical industry.

International Pesticide Activities - works to protect U.S. food safety standards, share work with other countries, and support and influence activities to improve the safety of pesticide use world-wide.

Lead Programs - information on all aspects of the federal lead poisoning prevention program.

Mixed Waste Homepage - a program to coordinate management of mixed waste containing radioactive and hazardous waste.

The National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) - provides objective, science-based information about a variety of pesticide-related subjects, including pesticide products, recognition and management of pesticide poisonings, toxicology, and environmental chemistry. NPIC also lists state pesticide regulatory agencies, and provides links to their Web sites.

New Chemicals - responsible for reviewing premanufacture notice (PMN) submissions and identifying new substances that require regulatory action.

Oil Spill Program - information about the U.S. EPA's program for preventing, preparing for, and responding to oil spills that occur in and around inland waters of the United States.

Ozone Layer Protection Program - contains information about the science of ozone depletion, regulations in the US designed to protect the ozone layer, and more.

Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program - a voluntary program that forms partnerships with pesticide users to reduce health and environmental risk and implement pollution prevention strategies.

Pesticide Programs on Worker Safety - a partnership with state agencies to implement Worker Protection Standards and Certification and Training programs to protect workers from risks posed by pesticides.

Pollutant Load Allocation (Total Maximum Daily Loads) - provides information on EPA's Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Program under section 303(d) of the Clean Water Act (CWA).

Radiation Programs - coordinates activities that protect the public health and environment from the effects of ionizing radiation.

Screening Information Data Sets (SIDS) - selects chemicals to be investigated and makes an initial assessment of the potential hazards and risks of each chemical.

Superfund Information - locates, investigates and cleans up the worst hazardous waste sites throughout the United States.

Toxic Release Inventory - the source of information about toxic chemicals that are being used, manufactured, transported, or released into the environment.

TSCA Biotechnology Program - reviews new chemicals before they are introduced into commerce.

Underground Storage Tanks (UST) - provides current information relevant to the Federal underground storage tank (UST) program.

Waste Minimization - focuses on reducing the generation and subsequent release to the environment of the most persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic chemicals in hazardous wastes.

Water Quality Standards, Criteria, and Methods - this program is responsible for developing sound, scientifically defensible standards, criteria, advisories, guidelines, limitations and standards guidelines for the Office of Water.

 
 
 
     
 
 
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