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Where can I find information about laws and legislation?

The following EPA web resources may be able to assist you in locating information about laws and legislation.

EPA Laws and Regulations: http://www2.epa.gov/laws-regulations

EPA Office of General Counsel (OGC): http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-office-general-counsel-ogc

EPA Docket Center: http://www.epa.gov/dockets/
From the website: “EPA dockets provide the public with access to agency information in a wide variety of rulemaking and non-rulemaking areas. Dockets serve as a source of current and historical information on agency activities, including comments received from to public to inform agency decisions.”

Additional federal government resources include:

Congress.gov – U.S. Legislative Information: http://beta.congress.gov/

Regulations.gov – Public access to proposed regulations and supporting documents: http://www.regulations.gov

USA.gov – The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal: http://www.usa.gov

Science.gov - Government Science Portal: http://www.science.gov

GPO FDSYS: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/
The Government Printing Office Federal Digital System provides official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives – access to U.S. Code: http://uscode.house.gov/

Your local law library or a law school library also has the resources to assist you in your research. You can locate your Federal Depository Library through the interactive U.S. map on the following GPO Web page:

For information on international laws, please see the following FAQ:
FAQ Title: Where can I locate information about international environmental laws and regulations?
FAQ URL: http://publicaccess.supportportal.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=23012&task=knowledge&questionID=24369

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  • Topic #: 23002-24065
  • Date Created: 11/5/2004
  • Last Modified Since: 8/7/2014
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