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EPA Awards Over $200,000 to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry

Release Date: 10/05/2009
Contact Information: Dave Bary at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

(Dallas, Texas – October 5, 2009) The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $236,811 to the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF). The funds will be used by LDAF to administer a comprehensive and effective pesticides program. In addition to LDAF’s regulatory and enforcement programs, activities include applicator certification and training, worker protection, water 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/oct2009.html


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