EPA’s 2013 Budget

According to a release from the EPA “… the Obama Administration proposed a FY 2013 budget of $8.344 billion for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).” Among the FY 2013 budget highlights are

  • Protecting America’s Waters: $2 billion for Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving funds
  • Cleaning Up Contaminated Sites in Communities: $755 million in funding for the Superfund Cleanup
  • Investing in Cutting Edge Research: $576 million to conduct research in key areas such as hydraulic fracturing, potential endocrine disruptors, and green infrastructure
  • Protecting Americans from Harmful Chemicals: $68 million to reduce chemical risks, increase the pace of chemical hazard assessments
  • Next Generation Compliance: $36 million to support “Next Generation Compliance” a new enforcement model designed to enhance EPA’s ability to detect violations that impact public health

To see more detailed information regarding the proposed budget, go to the EPA’s website http://www.epa.gov/budget

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