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Mercury Symposium April 28 - 30, 2004
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has joined with the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, and several medical/public health
associations to provide a program on the medical and public health
aspects of mercury exposure to the public. This Mercury symposium will bring
together members of the healthcare, scientific, federal public health
and environmental, and the private sectors in a state-of-the-art
meeting to discuss sources of mercury and human exposure to mercury.
New PBT Program Accomplishments
A new report titled "Breaking the Cycle
- PBT Program Accomplishments Report 2001-2002 " is the third
in a series of such reports that outline the successful actions
and ongoing investments by EPA's PBT Program. This report outlines
the latest successes of the PBT Program that cut across a broad
spectrum of activities including pollution reductions, filling PBT
data gaps, collaborative efforts with private, governmental and
international partners, and developing further strategic approaches
for reducing releases and exposures to priority PBTs. The PDF version
of this latest Accomplishments Report is available.
2003 Regional PBT Projects Competition
Each year EPA makes funds available to the EPA Regions to support
projects that help to implement key aspects of the PBT Program Strategy
and Action Plans. These can be projects developed by the EPA Regional
Office itself or it can involve proposals from States, Tribes and
other governmental and non-profit organizations. The PDF
of the guidance and criteria for the 2003 competition is available.
Project proposals are due to the appropriate Regional Office PBT
coordinator by April 15, 2003.