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 MMPA establishes modern federal policy regarding mineral resources in the United States.
This law authorizes and governs prospecting and mining for economic minerals on federal public lands.
The MMDA establishments management procedures for lands subject to both the Mining Law of 1872 and the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920.
The MUSYA authorizes and directs the Secretary of Agriculture to develop and administer the renewable resources of timber, range, water, recreation and wildlife on the national forests for multiple use and sustained yield of the products and services.
NEPA establishes a broad national framework for protecting the environment of the United States.
The NFMA governs the administration of national forests.
The NPSMRA regulates mining on lands within the National Park System.
The NWRSAA provides for the administration and management of the National Wildlife Refuge system.
The NWPA established regulations for the use of deep geologic repositories for the safe storage and/or disposal of radioactive waste.
The OPA expanded the federal government's ability to, and provided the money and resources necessary, to respond to oil spills in the nation.