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Laws and Regulations

EPA operates under several different environmental statutes and Executive Orders that relate to risk and risk assessment.

U.S. Laws & Regulations (Acts)

Clean Air Act
42 U.S.C. § 7409(b)(1)
Clean Water Act
33 U.S.C. § 313(c)(2)(A)
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
42 U.S.C. § 9621(b)
Endangered Species Act
7 U.S.C. 136; 16 U.S.C. 460 et seq. (1973)
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
7 U.S.C. § 36a(c)(5)(D)
Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)
21 U.S.C. § 346a
Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)
7 U.S.C. § 136
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
42 U.S.C. § 6924(m)
Safe Drinking Water Act 42 U.S.C. § 300(g)-1(b) and 300(h)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) 15 U.S.C. § 2605(a)

Note: Visit EPA's official site for more information about Laws and Regulations. The Government Printing Office maintains the official government version of the laws through the GPO Access database structure.

The U.S. Code is the official record of all federal laws and contains the general and permanent laws of the United States. The most recent version of the U.S. Code released in electronic form contains the laws in effect as of January 2, 2001. For more recent laws one must turn to the uncompiled Public Laws as passed by Congress available through the Thomas Legislative Information Web site.

Presidential Executive Orders

EO: 12898
EO: 13045
EO: 13101
EO: 13158
EO: 13175

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