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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the use of pesticides under the authority of two federal statutes: the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA). The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act provide the basis for regulations, sale, distribution, and uses of pesticides in the U.S. Also, FIFRA authorizes EPA to review and register pesticides for specific applications.

Topic: Occupational Health and Safety, Environmental Affairs

Three of our campuses (Columbus, Newark, and Lima) have stormwater permits through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA). Furthermore, Ohio State has a large number of underground and above ground petroleum storage tanks. EHS helps to ensure that Ohio State's facilities are maintained and operating properly and that all campus activities are managed to minimize any negative impacts to the environment.

Topic: Environmental Affairs

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is a federal law that requires the regulation of underground storage tanks (USTs). The purpose of the law is to prevent the contamination of soil and water from leaking storage tanks. An underground storage tank is a tank or combination of tanks connected by piping systems that have at least 10% of their combined volume beneath the ground.

Topic: Environmental Affairs