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Can the EPA endorse or test my product?

In accordance with the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch (Part 5 Code of Federal Regulations, 2635.702(c)), the EPA does not test or endorse commercial products, services, or enterprises.

You can view Part 5 CFR 2635.702(c) on the U.S. Government Printing Office web site here:

EPA's Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program http://www.epa.gov/etv/ develops testing protocols and verifies the performance of innovative technologies that have the potential to improve protection of human health and the environment. ETV was created to accelerate the entrance of new environmental technologies into the domestic and international marketplace. ETV is also verifying monitoring and treatment technologies relevant for water security.

For information on the testing of pesticides you can view this Web site from the Office of Pesticides: Science and Policy, http://www.epa.gov/pesticides/science/index.htm

EPA’s Greener Products Portal offers some information about “green” product endorsement in the following two FAQs:

I would like to ensure the products my company manufactures are “green”. How can this be done? http://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/faq/#q15

Will the EPA endorse my product as “green”? / How can I get on EPA’s list of greener products? http://www.epa.gov/greenerproducts/faq/#q16

You may also be interested in viewing the following FAQ: How do I find out about business opportunities with EPA? http://publicaccess.supportportal.com/ics/support/kbanswer.asp?deptID=23012&task=knowledge&questionID=16735

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  • Topic #: 23002-14804
  • Date Created: 11/8/2004
  • Last Modified Since: 3/6/2014
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