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Frequent Questions

  1. About EPA
  2. Publications and Documents Can I link to the EPA Web site from my home page?
  3. Jobs and Internships Can non-citizens work for EPA?
  4. About EPA - General FAQs Does EPA handle all environmental concerns?
  5. Publications and Documents Does EPA have coloring books or activity books available for kids?
  6. Publications and Documents Does the EPA prepare or maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)? Where can I find SDSs?
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  1. Air
  2. Transportation and Fuels Are there potential health effects associated with diesel emissions? What is EPA doing about diesel emissions?
  3. Indoor Air Can burning candles affect the air quality in my home?
  4. Air - Misc FAQs Does the EPA regulate noise?  Where are there resources about noise pollution?
  5. Air - Misc FAQs How can I find information on cemeteries or mortuaries?
  6. Emissions How can I find out how much air pollution is released by a certain process?
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  1. Certification
  2. What kind of training or seminars does EPA offer?
  3. What is a pesticide registration number, and where can I look up information on pesticide registration and labeling?
  4. How do I get trained and certified?
  5. How may I obtain the Certificate of Conformity for a vehicle?
  6. How do the lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (RRP) regulations apply to my business?
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  1. Chemicals and Toxics
  2. Mercury How are people exposed to methylmercury and what are methylmercury's health effects?
  3. Mercury How can I dispose of items that contain mercury?
  4. Mercury How do I clean up or dispose of a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb? How do CFLs work?
  5. Lead How do I get trained and certified?
  6. Mercury How do people and wildlife become exposed to mercury?
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  1. Climate Change
  2. Where can I find information on climate change and the greenhouse effect?
  3. Where can I find information on the newly proposed power plant emissions standards?
  1. Data, Methods, and Models
  2. Does the EPA prepare or maintain Safety Data Sheets (SDSs)? Where can I find SDSs?
  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 EPA Test Methods?
  1. Emergencies and Natural Disasters
  2. How do I report violation of environmental regulations or an environmental emergency?
  3. How should I clean up a sewage spill in or around my home?
  4. Where can I find information about EPA's Hurricane Response?
  5. Where can I find information about how to recover and reduce risks from flooding?
  6. Where can I get information on oil spills?
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  1. Greener Living
  2. At Home Are there requirements for products with"green" labels, such as biodegradable, organic, recycled, low emitting, etc.?
  3. In Your Community How can I establish a recycling program?
  4. In Your Community How can I find information on cemeteries or mortuaries?
  5. On the Road How can I find out if the replacement of a part of my vehicle is covered under an emissions warranty?
  6. In Your Community How can I get environmental information about where I live ? (city, county, state, etc.)
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  1. Health and Safety
  2. Health Effects of Pollutants Are there potential health effects associated with diesel emissions? What is EPA doing about diesel emissions?
  3. Health Effects of Pollutants How are people exposed to methylmercury and what are methylmercury's health effects?
  4. Health Effects of Pollutants How do I find information about pollutants and the ways that people might be exposed to them?
  5. Health Effects of Pollutants How do people and wildlife become exposed to mercury?
  6. Health Effects of Pollutants How do we know radon is a carcinogen?
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  1. Land and Cleanup
  2. How can we get help to clean up old industrial property in our community?
  3. How should I clean up a sewage spill in or around my home?
  4. What is a Phase One assessment, and do we need one?
  5. What is hydraulic fracturing (or fracking) and what is EPA doing about it?
  6. Where can I find information about gardening and lawn care for my home?
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  1. Laws and Regulations
  2. Compliance and Enforcement Does the EPA have information about the cleanup and enforcement of methamphetamine (meth) laboratories?
  3. Laws and Regulations - General FAQs Does the EPA regulate noise?  Where are there resources about noise pollution?
  4. Compliance and Enforcement How can I find information on environmental compliance?
  5. Compliance and Enforcement How can I get help understanding EPA regulations so I can make sure that my company or business is compliant?
  6. Laws and Regulations - General FAQs How can I make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?
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  1. Pesticides
  2. How can I register a biopesticide?
  3. What are the health effects of triclosan?
  4. What is a pesticide registration number, and where can I look up information on pesticide registration and labeling?
  5. What is EPA doing to ensure safe pesticide products for pets?
  6. Where can I find information on Agent Orange and Agent Orange research?
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  1. Waste
  2. Hazardous Waste How can I dispose of items that contain mercury?
  3. Garbage and Recycling How can I establish a recycling program?
  4. Hazardous Waste How do I clean up or dispose of a compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb? How do CFLs work?
  5. Garbage and Recycling How do I compost?
  6. Garbage and Recycling How do I find information about the shipping or transfer of solid waste to landfills in my state?
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  1. Water
  2. Drinking Water How are people exposed to methylmercury and what are methylmercury's health effects?
  3. Drinking Water How can I find information about private well water?
  4. Surface Waters How can I find information about wetlands?
  5. Drinking Water How can I get my tap water tested?
  6. Surface Waters How can I locate information about the impacts of sewage discharge and overflow?
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