Click on one of the statutes below for an outline of the key provisions. Full text of the major statutes are provided as well.
The APA governs the way in which federal administrative agencies may propose and establish regulations.
The AEA established strategies for the development, regulation, and disposal of nuclear materials and facilities in the United States.
The BGEPA protects eagles in the U.S. by prohibiting the take of eagles, their eggs and their nests.
The CAA controls air pollution on a national level.
The CBRA protects various undeveloped coastal barrier islands from development.
The CZMA controls nonpoint pollution sources that affect coastal water quality.
CERCLA, commonly known as Superfund, provides federal authority to respond to releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health or the environment.
EPCRA established requirements for federal, state and local governments, Indian tribes, and industry regarding emergency planning and "Community Right-to-Know" reporting on hazardous and toxic chemicals.
The ESA provides a mechanism for the conservation of threatened and endangered plants and animals and their habitats in the U.S.
The ERA established the Nuclear Regulatory Commission as the body responsible for the regulation of civilian uses of nuclear materials.