The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or USEPA) is an agency of the United States federal government which was created for the purpose of protecting human health and the environment by writing and enforcing regulations based on laws passed by Congress.
The EPA was proposed by President Richard Nixon and began operation on December 2, 1970, after Nixon signed an executive order. The order establishing the EPA was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate.
The EPA has its headquarters in Washington, D.C., regional offices for each of the agency's ten regions, and 27 laboratories. The agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education. It has the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing national standards under a variety of environmental laws, in consultation with state, tribal, and local governments. It delegates some permitting, monitoring, and enforcement responsibility to U.S. states and the federally recognized tribes. EPA enforcement powers include fines, sanctions, and other measures. The agency also works with industries and all levels of government in a wide variety of voluntary pollution prevention programs and energy conservation efforts.
Environmental Protection Agency in The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump
The Environmental Perfection Agency was a Confederated Provinces government watchdog which sought out magical threats to public health.
Environmental Protection Agency in Crosstime Traffic
The EPA regulated distribution of food imported to the home timeline from alternates. Grocery stores were supposed to include a label on each food item telling which alternate it came from, but rarely actually followed this rule.
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