|Federal agencies that contribute to EPA's environmental goals, and how they make a difference.|
|Programs by EPA Strategic Goal
1. Climate Change and Improving Air Quality
2. Protecting America's Waters
3. Cleaning Up and Sustainable Development
4. Safety of Chemicals and Preventing Pollution
Programs by Agency
AID, ARC, CNCS, CPSC, CSB, DHS, DOC, DOD, DOE, DOI, DOJ, DOL, DOS, DOT, ED, FHFA, GSA, HHS, HUD, NASA, NRC, NSF, OSTP, SBA, TVA, USDA, USPS, USTR, VA
Department of Agriculture
EPA Goal 4: Ensuring the Safety of Chemicals
and Preventing Pollution
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) works with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in conducting the Pesticide Safety Education Program, providing administrative support and coordinating plans of work and annual reporting activities EPA, as the regulatory agency, enforces pesticide laws through state lead agencies, often based in the departments of agriculture.
Source(s) of Information
1. USDA: Pesticide Safety Education Program (PSEP)
Related EPA Program(s)
Pesticides: Protect Human Health:
Protecting the Human Health from pesticide risk will be accomplished by implementing our statutes and taking regulatory actions to ensure pesticides continue to be safe and available when used in accordance with the label.
Laboratory activities for the pesticides program support the goal of protecting the environment from pesticide use through three pesticides laboratories: an analytical chemistry laboratory, a microbiology laboratory at the Environmental Science Center at Fort Meade, MD, and an environmental chemistry laboratory at Stennis Space Center, Bay St. Louis, MS.
• Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
• Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)
• Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)
• Pesticide Registration Improvement Act (PRIA 2)
• Endangered Species Act (ESA)