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What is ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)

Independent US government agency having jurisdiction to protect the environment from existing and in-progress chemical substances that affect the environment. Example of such a chemical substance is a pesticide. This agency regulates manufacturing through consumer-use, especially pre-release testing. It also sets tolerance levels as an environmental pollutant. Wields wide ranging punitive powers.

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