A comprehensive list of federal environmental laws is available from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.
|Acronym||Law||Statutory Cite||Regulatory Cite||Purpose|
|CAA||Clean Air Act||42 USC §7401 et. seq.||40 C.F.R. 49-97; 122-4; 144-5; 270-1||Regulates air emissions|
|CWA||Clean Water Act||33 USC §1251 et. seq.||40 C.F.R. 300-12||Regulates discharge of possultion in water|
|NEPA||National Environmental Policy Act of 1960||42 USC §4321 et. seq.||40 C.F.R. 6; 1500-08; 7 C.F.R. 520; 10 C.F.R. 1020||Creates federal framework for protecting the environment. Includes mandate that federal agencies create environmental impact standards|
|ESA||Endangered Species Act||16 USC §1531 et. seq.||50 C.F.R. 17.1 et. seq.|
The United States Code Annotated and the Code of Federal Regulations are available in print in the Law Library behind the reference desk. Additional copies are available online through WestLaw, Lexis and the Government Publishing Office:
The Congressional Record is the official record of the United States Congress. Published daily while Congress is in session, this is a record of all floor actions/debate.
For information on committee actions relating to environmental issues go directly to the committee websites:
Proposed rules, regulations, permits and other federal agency actions are subject to public notice requirements. Agency action to promulgate rules and regulations are published daily in the Federal Register.
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