Talk about an organization that's gone green. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) develops and enforces environmental policy and regulations throughout the country. It is responsible for administering all or part of a multitude of laws, such as the Clean Air Act, the Safe Drinking Water Act, and the ubiquitous National Environmental Policy Act. Besides working to ensure compliance with federal environmental rules, the agency provides support for state environmental protection programs. The agency is led by an administrator appointed by the US President.
The EPA's labs -- each specializing in a particular area of research -- include the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory, the National Center for Environmental Assessment, Environmental Chemistry Laboratory, and the National Center for Computational Toxicology.
The EPA operates 10 regional offices and about two dozen R&D and regional laboratories around the country.
The EPA's strategic plan, which it develops every five years, centers on seven key priorities: climate change, improving air quality, chemical safety, community clean up, clean water, compliance and environmental stewardship, and land preservation. Nearly half of the EPA's annual budget (it totaled $8.6 billion for fiscal 2016) is used for clean and safe water initiatives and enforcement.
The EPA was established in 1970, the same year as the first Earth Day, in response to growing concerns over air, water, and soil pollution.
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