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EPA Awards Over $200,000 to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Release Date: 11/17/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 17, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $225,263 to the New Mexico Department of Agriculture (NMDA). The funds will be used to administer a comprehensive State Pesticide Regulatory Program and maintain an effective pesticide enforcement program. NMDA will also use the funds to maintain effective worker protection standards, develop and implement a program to protect water resources from pesticide risks, and protect threatened or endangered species from pesticides.

Additional information on EPA grants: http://www.epa.gov/region6/gandf/index.htm

More about activities in EPA Region 6: http://www.epa.gov/region6

EPA audio file is available at http://www.epa.gov/region6/6xa/podcast/nov2009.html

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