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Unformatted text preview: Assessing Condition Using an Index of Biological Integrity Treda Grayson Office of Water October 19, 2011 The Environmental Protection Agency Over 18,000 men and women working for the environment in: Washington, DC, 10 Regional Offices, and 16 laboratories from Seattle, WA to Gulf Breeze,FL EPA works with: state and local governments, tribes, industry, environmental organizations, and citizen groups. We are a highly educated and diverse workforce. History of EPA 1960s: Pesticide and other chemical overuse widespread, threatening animal and human health 1962: Silent Spring by Rachel Carson pushed environmentalism to the forefront 1970: President Nixon signed National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) into law to establish national environmental policy EPA formed to serve as single agency to develop, oversee and enforce federal environmental policy EPA Mission To protect human health and to safeguard the natural environmentair, water, and landupon which life depends. For 40 years, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people. The Office of Water Protecting our Nations Waters Water is essential essential to human life and our Earths ecosystems. While the Earth is a water planet, water in lakes, streams, and rivers makes up less than 0.01%, and groundwater makes up about 0.06%, of the Earths water. This makes surface and groundwater a precious commodity that needs protection . The Office of Water Protects the Nations waters; including rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries and coastal waters. Develops national programs, policies and regulations relating to drinking water, water quality, groundwater, water conservation, and water security. Develops criteria and standards for evaluating water quality....
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