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About EPA

Research Centers, Programs, and Science Advisory Organizations

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Research Centers

EPA's Office of Research and Development Research Centers develop knowledge, assessments, and scientific tools that form the underpinnings of the vast majority of EPA's protective standards and guidance.

Six programs engage with outside partners and EPA programs and offices to identify the research priorities that are important for achieving EPA’s strategic goals and objectives.

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Program Office Laboratories

Program Office Laboratories

These labs directly support regulatory implementation, compliance, and enforcement at a national level. For example, the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory performs motor vehicle standards testing.

Regional Laboratories

These labs provide scientific data that support the Regional environmental programs' needs for immediate information to make decisions.

About the National Program Manager for Regional Laboratories

Why are our labs located where they are? Read a historical perspective on siting our facilities.

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Science Advisory Organizations

Learn about the functions of these organizations

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