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Acknowledgements for the State School Environmental Health Guidelines

EPA's Office of Children's Health Protection wishes to acknowledge those who were instrumental in the development of these voluntary guidelines for states on developing and implementing a school environmental health program.

Particular recognition goes to the Federal Steering Committee: the Department of Education, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Defense, the Bureau of Indian Education, and the White House Council on Environmental Quality, established as directed by the Energy Independence and Security Act; and EPA's Program and Regional Offices for their direction, expertise, and support.

Sincere appreciation also goes to the states of Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Washington, and Wisconsin for providing insight and perspective on their existing school-related environmental health programs, as well as their permission to include case studies that highlight their programs in the guidelines.

Most importantly, EPA would like to acknowledge the stakeholders, state officials, school officials and staff, parents, and interest groups for their continued interest and invaluable input to EPA throughout the process of developing these voluntary guidelines.