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USGS Guide to Federal Environmental Laws and Regulations

Current News and Developing Issues Affecting USGS Laws and Regulations Current news and developing issues affecting USGS.
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a currently updated version of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). It is not an official legal edition of the CFR. The e-CFR is an editorial compilation of CFR material and Federal Register amendments produced by the National Archives and Records Administration's Office of the Federal Register (OFR) and the Government Printing Office. The OFR updates the material in the e-CFR on a daily basis.
EPA Environmental Protection Agency - Laws, Regulations, Guidance and Dockets Have you ever wondered how EPA protects the environment? We use a variety of tools and approaches, like partnerships, educational programs, and grants. One of our most significant tools is writing regulations. Regulations are mandatory requirements that can apply to individuals, businesses, state or local governments, non-profit institutions, or others. Congress passes the laws that govern the United States, but Congress has also authorized EPA and other federal agencies to help put those laws into effect by creating and enforcing regulations. Below, you'll find a basic description of how laws and regulations are developed, what they are, and where to find them, with an emphasis on environmental laws and regulations.
Environmental Law Net A comprehensive interactive environmental law internet resource on environmental law, providing direct environmental law access to federal and state environmental laws and regulations.
GPO Access The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.
The Library of Congress (Thomas) THOMAS was launched in January of 1995, at the inception of the 104th Congress. The leadership of the 104th Congress directed the Library of Congress to make federal legislative information freely available to the public. Since that time THOMAS has expanded the scope of its offerings to include Bills, Resolutions Activity in Congress, Congressional Record, Schedules, Calendars, Committee Information, Presidential Nominations, Treaties, Government Resources, information for Teachers, along with Help and Contact links.
National Archives and Records Administration (code of federal regulations) The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government. It is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. Each volume of the CFR is updated once each calendar year and is issued on a quarterly basis.
National Park Service Laws and regulations, designations, closures, permit requirements and other restrictions.
Office of the Law Revision Counsel The Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives prepares and publishes the United States Code pursuant to section 285b of title 2 of the Code. The Code is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
Regulations.gov This site is an ideal source of information for regulations (rulemakings) issued by U.S. government agencies. You can find Federal regulations that are open for public comment (i.e.,proposed rules) and closed for comment (i.e., final rules) as published in the Federal Register, many Federal agency notices published in the Federal Register, along with additional supporting materials, public comments, and Federal agency guidance and adjudications.

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