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Frequent Questions

  1. About EPA
  2. Does EPA handle all environmental concerns?
  3. Does the EPA have information about rainforest destruction?
  4. How can I get a speaker for my organization, event, or class?
  5. How can I locate the phone numbers and mailing addresses of EPA staff people?
  6. How can I search the EPA web site?
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  1. Air
  2. Does the EPA have information about rainforest destruction?
  3. Does the EPA regulate noise?  Where are there resources about noise pollution?
  4. How can I find information on cemeteries or mortuaries?
  5. How do I obtain a new copy of my EPA 608 or 609 refrigeration (or universal) certification card if mine has been lost or stolen?
  6. How might balloons released into the air affect the environment? Who should I check with to see if balloon releases are allowed in my area?
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  1. Certification
  2. How can I look up an EPA number?  If I have an EPA number, how do I verify it?
  3. What kind of training or seminars does EPA offer?
  4. Can the EPA endorse or test my product?
  5. Do water filtration devices need to be registered?
  6. How do I find out about laboratory accreditation or certification?
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  1. Chemicals and Toxics
  2. I am interested in importing or exporting chemicals.  Where can I locate information on this topic?
  3. Is there a list of EPA's Priority Pollutants?
  4. What are PCBs and what effects might they have on health and the environment?
  5. What are the health effects of triclosan?
  6. What are the potential health effects associated with exposure to carbon monoxide?
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  1. Climate Change
  2. Where can I find information on climate change and the greenhouse effect? 
  1. Data, Methods, and Models
  2. Does the EPA prepare or maintain Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs)?
  3. How does EPA use Geographic Information Systems in its work?  Does EPA have GIS data available online?
  4. Is there a list of EPA models?
  5. Where can I find assistance with emissions monitoring, calculations or control technology?
  6. Where can I find EPA Test Methods?
  1. Emergencies and Natural Disasters
  2. How do I report a violation of environmental regulations?
  3. Where can I find information about EPA's Hurricane Response?
  4. Where can I find information about how to recover and reduce risks from flooding?  
  5. Where can I learn about preventing chemical accidents?
  1. Green Living
  2. Are there requirements for products with "green" labels such as biodegradable, organic, recycled, low emitting, etc.?
  3. How can I help to protect the environment during the winter months?
  4. How do I compost?
  5. How might balloons released into the air affect the environment? Who should I check with to see if balloon releases are allowed in my area?
  6. How much water does the average person use?
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  1. Health and Safety
  2. How can I find information about EPA's Protection for Human Test Subjects?
  3. Where can I find information about asthma?
  4. Where can I find information on biosolids?  Are they safe to use on crops?
  5. Where can I find information on mosquito control and West Nile Virus?
  6. Where can I find information on sun exposure and sun protection?
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  1. Land and Cleanup
  2. Does the EPA have information about rainforest destruction?
  3. How can we get help to clean up old industrial property in our community?
  4. How should I clean up a sewage spill in or around my home?
  5. What is a Phase One assessment, and do we need one?
  6. What is hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and what is EPA doing about it?
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  1. Laws and Regulations
  2. Do water filtration devices need to be registered?
  3. Does the EPA have information about the cleanup and enforcement of methamphetamine (meth) laboratories?
  4. Does the EPA regulate noise?  Where are there resources about noise pollution?
  5. How do I report a violation of environmental regulations?
  6. How do I report illegal dumping in my community?
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  1. Pesticides
  2. Are alcohol-based hand sanitizers more effective against the H1N1 virus than nonalcoholic hand sanitizers?
  3. How can I register a biopesticide?
  4. How can I register a pesticide? Where can I locate information about pesticide reregistration?
  5. What has EPA done about the Hartz Flea and Tick Drops?
  6. What is a pesticide registration number? Where can I look up information about a pesticide if all I have is the registration number? Where can I locate information about a pesticide label?
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  1. Waste
  2. How do I report illegal dumping in my community?
  3. How might balloons released into the air affect the environment? Who should I check with to see if balloon releases are allowed in my area?
  4. How should I clean up a sewage spill in or around my home?
  5. What are refurbished and remanufactured electronics?
  6. What can be done about my neighbor's leaking septic tank?
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  1. Water
  2. How do I make my home or business more water efficient?
  3. How much water does the average person use?
  4. What can be done about my neighbor's leaking septic tank?
  5. What is acid rain and how does it affect the environment?
  6. What is the proper way to drain residential swimming pools?  Is it OK to drain them onto the street?
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