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Environmental Law : Federal Statutes

Major Federal Laws

A comprehensive list of federal environmental laws is available from the Environmental Protection Agency’s website.

Atomic Energy Act
42 U.S.C. § 2011 et seq.
   
Clean Air Act
42 U.S.C. §§ 7401-7671
   
Clean Water Act (Federal Water Pollution Control Act)
33 U.S.C. § 1251 et seq.

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, & Liability Act (Superfund)
42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.

Emergency Planning & Community Right-to-Know Act
42 U.S.C. § 11001 et seq.

Endangered Species Act
7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq.

Food Quality Protection Act / Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act
7 U.S.C. § 136 et seq.

National Environmental Policy Act
42 U.S.C. § 4321-4370|

Oil Pollution Act
33 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.

Resource Conservation & Recovery Act
42 U.S.C. § 6901 et seq.

Safe Drinking Water Act
42 U.S.C. §300f et seq.

Superfund Amendments and Authorization Act
42 U.S.C. § 9601 et seq.

Surface Mining Control & Reclamation Act
30 U.S.C. §§ 1201-1328

Toxic Substances Control Act
15 U.S.C. § 2601 et seq.