|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 2: Protecting America’s Waters
USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), in cooperation with land-grant university partners and diverse stakeholders, provides leadership and funding for aquaculture research, technology development, and extension programs. NIFA's funding of scientific and technology transfer goals to support development of a globally competitive U.S. aquaculture industry includes: (1) improving the efficiency of U.S. aquaculture production; (2) improving aquaculture production systems; (3) improving the sustainability and environmental compatibility of aquaculture production; (4) ensuring and improving the quality, safety, and variety of aquaculture products for consumers; (5) improving the marketing of U.S. aquaculture products; and (6) improving information dissemination, technology transfer, and access to global information and technology in aquaculture. NIFA works in close partnership with and funds operating costs and grants for five regional aquaculture centers (RACs).
Source(s) of Information
1. USDA: Aquaculture
2. USDA: Regional Aquaculture Centers (RACs)
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.
The Agency is working to reduce its carbon footprint by promoting green travel practices and moving routine meetings to a web or video conference format. In order to be successful, strategic investments in video/web conferencing capabilities are necessary to create multi-use conference rooms in selected locations, as well as the needed internet capacity.
• 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)