The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created in 1970. Its mission is to develop and enforce regulations related to environmental protection.
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Most EPA documents have been digitized and can be found using the resources listed in the Internet Resources box on the left. Government Documents holds an extensive collection of EPA publications in print and microfiche, only some of which are listed in the Voyager online catalog. These include:
Water pollution control research series (EP 1.16:)
Solid waste management series (EP 1.17:)
Environmental health effects research (EP 1.23/4:)
Scientific and technical assessments reports (EP 1.23/7:)
Oil pollution abstracts (EP 1.25/2:)
102 monitor (EP 1.76:)
Air pollution abstracts (EP 4.11:)
Pesticides abstracts (EP 5.9:)
We can help you find laws and regulations related to EPA and environmental protection as well as Congressional hearings about the EPA's funding and activities. We also have a variety of general publications, CD-ROMs, pamphlets, and other EPA materials. We can also obtain documents from the EPA for you through interlibrary loan.