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U.S. EPA Seeking Applicants to Operate Web-based Compliance Center

Release Date: 04/05/2007
Contact Information: (Media only) Roxanne Smith, (202) 564-4355 / (All others see Web link below),En español: Lina Younes, (2020) 564-4355/

(4/5/07) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting applications from nonprofit organizations and universities interested in developing and operating a Web-based compliance assistance center for the food processing industry. EPA expects to provide $400,000 over the next five years to fund the development and operation of the new center. Applications are due by April 18, 2007.

The Web-based center will be used to provide the food processing industry with assistance on complying with applicable regulations. The center will include information on regulatory issues and pollution prevention.

Since 1996, EPA has provided more than $21 million to fund 15 industry-specific Web-based centers to help businesses, local government and federal facilities better understand and comply with applicable environmental regulations. The Web-based centers provide a place for businesses, local governments and federal facilities to identify relevant environmental requirements for their specific industries or agencies. The centers provide updates on relevant regulatory developments, information on technologies and techniques, and state resource locators for a wide range of topics to help find important state-specific environmental compliance information.

Information on how to apply: