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Soil Fumigants

Emergency Preparedness and Response Requirements

To reduce risks to people who may be near a buffer zone, EPA is requiring applicators to either provide on-site monitoring of the buffer zone perimeter in areas where residences and other occupied structures are within a specific distance, or, as an alternative to on-site monitoring, provide emergency response information directly to neighbors.  This factsheet summarizes EPA’s Emergency Preparedness and Response requirements.

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