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Pages: 23. Chapters: National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, United States Environmental Protection Agency,
Office of Management and Budget, Central New York Regional
Transportation Authority, Capital District Transportation
Authority, Utah Transit Authority, National Credit Union
Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, Postal Regulatory Commission,
Illinois Department of Corrections, List of Utah Transit Authority
bus routes, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, Greater Peoria Mass
Transit District, Corporacion Nacional Forestal. Excerpt: The U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA or sometimes USEPA) is an
agency of the federal government of the United States charged with
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
3, 1970, after Nixon submitted a reorganization plan to Congress
and it was ratified by committee hearings in the House and Senate.
The agency is led by its Administrator, who is appointed by the
president and approved by Congress. The current administrator is
Lisa P. Jackson. The EPA is not a Cabinet department, but the
administrator is normally given cabinet rank. The agency has
approximately 18,000 full-time employees. EPA headquarters in
Washington, D.C.The EPA employs 17,000 people in headquarters
program offices, 10 regional offices, and 27 laboratories across
the country. More than half of its staff are engineers, scientists,
and environmental protection specialists; other groups include
legal, public affairs, financial, and computer specialists. The
agency conducts environmental assessment, research, and education.
It has the responsibility of maintaining and enforcing national
standards under a ...
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