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EPA

In the 1950s and through the 1960s public concern about the impact that human activity could have on the environment increased.

President Nixon signed NEPA into law on January 1, 1970. NEPA required that a detailed statement of environmental impacts be prepared for all major federal actions significantly affecting the environment. Six months later, On July 9, 1970, Nixon proposed an executive reorganization that consolidated many environmental responsibilities of the federal government under one agency, a new Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA was created 90 days before it had to operate, and officially opened its doors on December 2, 1970.

The burning Cuyahoga River in 1969 had led to a national outcry. A federal grand jury investigation of water pollution allegedly being caused by about 12 companies in northeastern Ohio began leading to a filing of a lawsuit against the Jones and Laughlin Steel Corporation for discharging substantial quantities of cyanide into the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland. Congress enacted the Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972, known as the Clean Water Act.

Since that, EPA's mission is to protect human health and the environment. Our priorities are Making a Visible Difference in Communities across the Country, Addressing Climate Change and Improving Air Quality, Taking Action on Toxics and Chemical Safety, Launching a New Era of State, Tribal and Local Partnerships, Embracing EPA as a High Performing Organization, and Working Toward a Sustainable Future.
Library of Environmental Images, Office of Research and Development (ORD), September 1996 - Scenic/General - EPA Logo
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[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3143.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_DOI_1411.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3216.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3180.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3221.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_DOI_1464.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_DOI_1413.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3254.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_DOI_1394.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3193.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_DOI_1374.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3236.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3300.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_DOI_1332.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_DOI_1465.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3194.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempthorne [joining Environmental Protection Agency  (EPA) Administrator Stephen Johnson,  EPA Acting Regional Administrator-Seattle, Ron Kreizenbeck, Fish and Wildlife Service Director H. Dale Hall, and representatives of the Northeast Washington Forestry Coalition among the featured guests] [48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane_IOD_3261.JPG]

[Assignment: 48-DPA-K_ListSess_Spokane] Cooperative Conservation publi...

Complete assignment is listed as: Subject: Cooperative Conservation public "listening session" [and related activities at the Spokane Convention Center], Spokane, Washington, with Interior Secretary Dirk Kempt... more

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, ...

Significance: The Upholstery Shop is a part of the machine shop complex, which formed the industrial core of the Arsenal. Survey number: HABS NJ-1061-L Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction Bui... more

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, ...

Significance: The Upholstery Shop is a part of the machine shop complex, which formed the industrial core of the Arsenal. Survey number: HABS NJ-1061-L Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction Bui... more

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, ...

Significance: The Upholstery Shop is a part of the machine shop complex, which formed the industrial core of the Arsenal. Survey number: HABS NJ-1061-L Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction Bui... more

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, ...

Significance: The Upholstery Shop is a part of the machine shop complex, which formed the industrial core of the Arsenal. Survey number: HABS NJ-1061-L Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction Bui... more

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, ...

Significance: The Upholstery Shop is a part of the machine shop complex, which formed the industrial core of the Arsenal. Survey number: HABS NJ-1061-L Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction Bui... more

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, ...

Significance: The Upholstery Shop is a part of the machine shop complex, which formed the industrial core of the Arsenal. Survey number: HABS NJ-1061-L Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction Bui... more

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, Middlesex County, NJ

Raritan Arsenal, Upholstery Shop, 2890 Woodbridge Avenue, Bonhamtown, ...

Significance: The Upholstery Shop is a part of the machine shop complex, which formed the industrial core of the Arsenal. Survey number: HABS NJ-1061-L Building/structure dates: 1941 Initial Construction Bui... more

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca Flat, 10-2 Road near Circle Road, Mercury, Nye County, NV

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca...

Significance: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm has been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places because of its association with historical and scientific events of exceptio... more

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca Flat, 10-2 Road near Circle Road, Mercury, Nye County, NV

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca...

Significance: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm has been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places because of its association with historical and scientific events of exceptio... more

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca Flat, 10-2 Road near Circle Road, Mercury, Nye County, NV

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca...

Significance: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm has been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places because of its association with historical and scientific events of exceptio... more

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca Flat, 10-2 Road near Circle Road, Mercury, Nye County, NV

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca...

Significance: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm has been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places because of its association with historical and scientific events of exceptio... more

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca Flat, 10-2 Road near Circle Road, Mercury, Nye County, NV

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca...

Significance: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm has been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places because of its association with historical and scientific events of exceptio... more

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca Flat, 10-2 Road near Circle Road, Mercury, Nye County, NV

Nevada Test Site, Environmental Protection Agency Farm, Area 15, Yucca...

Significance: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Farm has been determined eligible to the National Register of Historic Places because of its association with historical and scientific events of exceptio... more