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Programs and Solutions to Concerns about Chemicals

Below you'll find descriptions of EPA programs that help communities and individuals protect their local environments.

  • Consumer Labeling Initiative (CLI)
    CLI is a voluntary, cooperative partnership among federal, state, and local government agencies, industry, and other interested groups working to improve product labels on indoor insecticides, outdoor pesticides, and household hard surface cleaners. Find out about the label changes and the implementation of the National Read the Label FIRST! campaign to encourage the reading of product labels.

  • Design for Environment (DfE)
    DfE is a voluntary program that works with industry and other partners to integrate health and environmental considerations in business decisions. DfE partnerships compare the risks, performance, and costs of alternative technologies, and encourage businesses to adopt cleaner technologies and pollution prevention practices.

  • Environmental Justice (EJ) Coordinator: 202-566-0518
    Email: carol.gary@epa.gov
    The EJ coordinator is responsible for the coordination of activities and programs in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics to ensure that all communities, irrespective of race, national origin or income receive equal protection under law, from environmental pollution.

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program
    The Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) web site provides guidance, case studies, tools and other resources to help in procuring environmentally preferable products and services that have lesser or reduced effects on human health and the environment when compared to others serving the same purpose.

  • Lead Programs
    These pages are designed to give you access to information on all aspects of the Federal lead poisoning prevention program, with a special focus on the efforts within EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT).

  • Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse
    The Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (PPIC) is a free nonregulatory service of EPA dedicated to reducing or eliminating industrial pollutants through technological transfer, education and public awareness. The PPIC provides telephone reference and referral, distribution of EPA documents, and a collection of P2 references available for interlibrary loan.

  • Tribal Coordinator
    The Tribal Coordinator for the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxic, (OPPT) is responsible for the coordination of activities and programs in the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics that pertain to American Indian environmental concerns and issues. Maintains close contact with other Federal, State, Tribal and Other EPA offices to foster communications and to formulate programs that promote OPPT overall efforts in accordance with the Agency's Indian Policy.

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