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EPA

abbr.
1. eicosapentaenoic acid
2. Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA

abbreviation for
1. (Elements & Compounds) eicosapentaenoic acid: a fatty acid, found in certain fish oils, that can reduce blood cholesterol
2. (Environmental Science) Environmental Protection Agency
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EPA

1. eicosapentaenoic acid: an omega-3 fatty acid present in fish oils.
2. Environmental Protection Agency.
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Noun1.EPA - an independent federal agency established to coordinate programs aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment
independent agency - an agency of the United States government that is created by an act of Congress and is independent of the executive departments
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EPA has incorporated some recommendations and input from the IG and expert panel members into its second program, but its decision not to include other items may limit the overall effectiveness of this program.
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The EPA issued the final National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP, commonly referred to as MACT) in April 2002, and AFS filed a legal challenge to allow continued negotiations on several provisions within the standards.
The proposed budget cut will affect 10 regional libraries and the headquarters library, which operate on a budget of $3.5 million, EPA says.
EPA expects this record-keeping burden to take no more than 5 hours per year.
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The EPA '05 also includes a number of provisions relating to the electric industry, ranging from depreciation of power transmission lines (Section 1308(a) and (b)), to extending the income tax exemption for nuclear decommissioning transactions (Section 1304(a) and (b)), to incentives for clean coal (Section 1307(a) and (b)) and renewable energy sources (Section 1303(a)-(c)).
The EPA guidelines say ingesting PCB-contaminated fish once a month increases the risk of cancer by one in 100,000.
The EPA first acknowledged the dangers of wood preservatives in 1978 and announced plans to phase-out the pesticides' registration, but anti-pesticide lobbyist groups say the agency has done nothing but back-pedal ever since.