Regional Environmental Protection Agency

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Regional Environmental Protection Agency
Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale
ARPA
Agency overview
Formed January 21, 1994 (1994-01-21)
Parent agency Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale (ISPRA)

The Regional Environmental Protection Agency (in Italian language: Agenzia regionale per la protezione ambientale, commonly known by the acronym ARPA) is the Italian environmental agency, one for each region of Italy (excluding Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, which has been split for the two Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano).

Purposes[edit]

The agencies are under regional or provincial administration and their main role is the natural environmental protection of Italy, with the task of keep under control the natural environment and verify environmental regulations.

External links[edit]

Official websites of the agencies (all in Italian):