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US Environmental Laws, Sorted Chronologically - Free

US Environmental Laws, Sorted Chronologically - FreeNational Environmental Laws in the U.S. - Sorted Chronologically

Introduction to Laws and Regulations Act
  • 1948 Federal Water Pollution Control Act (also known as the Clean Water Act)
  • 1955 Clean Air Act
  • 1965 Shoreline Erosion Protection Act
  • 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act
  • 1970 National Environmental Policy Act
  • 1970 Pollution Prevention Packaging Act
  • 1970 Re. Below, you'll find a basic description of how laws and regulations come to be, what they are, and where to find them, with an emphasis on environmental laws and regulations.

Among the environmental laws enacted by Congress through which EPA carries out its efforts are:

 
  • 1938 Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
  • 1947 Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
  • 1948 Federal Water Pollution Control Act (also known as the Clean Water Act)
  • 1955 Clean Air Act
  • 1965 Shoreline Erosion Protection Act
  • 1965 Solid Waste Disposal Act
  • 1970 National Environmental Policy Act
  • 1970 Pollution Prevention Packaging Act
  • 1970 Resource Recovery Act
  • 1971 Lead-Based Paint Poisoning Prevention Act
  • 1972 Coastal Zone Management Act
  • 1972 Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act
  • 1972 Ocean Dumping Act
  • 1973 Endangered Species Act
  • 1974 Safe Drinking Water Act
  • 1974 Shoreline Erosion Control Demonstration Act
  • 1975 Hazardous Materials Transportation Act
  • 1976 Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act
  • 1977 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act
  • 1978 Uranium Mill-Tailings Radiation Control Act
  • 1980 Asbestos School Hazard Detection and Control Act
  • 1980 Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
  • 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy Act
  • 1984 Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Act
  • 1986 Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act
  • 1986 Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act
  • 1988 Indoor Radon Abatement Act
  • 1988 Lead Contamination Control Act
  • 1988 Medical Waste Tracking Act
  • 1988 Ocean Dumping Ban Act
  • 1988 Shore Protection Act
  • 1990 National Environmental Education Act

 

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This page was updated on 23-Jan-2020