Introduction to Laws and Regulations
Laws and regulations are a major
tool in protecting the environment. Congress passes laws that govern the
United States. To put those laws into effect, Congress authorizes certain
government agencies, including EPA, to create and enforce regulations. Below,
you'll find a basic description of how laws and regulations come to be,
what they are, and where to find them, with an emphasis on environmental
laws and regulations.
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Some helpful EPA links
Major statutes or laws that form the legal basis for the programs of the EPA.
Legislation in Congress
Current legislation before the U.S. Congress, Congressional Committees, and uncompiled Public Laws.
Official Record of all U.S. Laws.
and Proposed Rules
New regulations, proposed rules, the Federal Register, dockets, and the regulatory agenda of future regulations.
of Federal Regulations
Federal regulations codified in the Code of Federal Regulations and additional material related to Title 40: Protection of Environment.