Terminology: EPA(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

EPA: :Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is a governmental organization, which is on a par with the Japan Ministry of the Environment that enforcing Congress approved laws to protect the human health and the environment (water, air, soil, bio life, sanitation).

The main mission of the EPA is the protection of human health and the environment implement Regulations setting national standards that states enforce through their own regulations. Protecting the air, water and soil contributes to making our communities and ecosystems diverse, sustainable and economically productive; The EPA also implements regulations pertaining to risk reduction of worldwide environmental issues, maintains information on the environment, and provides materials and resource through education and supportive initiatives for citizens to participate and make decisions on environmental issues.

The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) is a United States federal law that set up the basic U.S. system of pesticide regulation to protect applicators, consumers, and the environment.

The FIFRA grants EPA the authority to administrate and regulate registration or exempt from registration the distribution and use of pesticides, including antimicrobials, for control or inactivation of pests that are a threat to crops, animals, and humans provided the pesticides meet safety standards for human health and the environment.


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