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EPA Awards $300,000 to the Texas Department of Agriculture

Release Date: 11/23/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – November 23, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $300,000 to the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA). The funds will be used to administer a comprehensive and effective pesticides program. In addition to TDA’s regulatory and enforcement programs, activities include applicator certification and training, worker protection standards, surface and groundwater quality, endangered species, and implementation of the new container/containment rule.

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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