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Environmental Legislation and Agencies Review
Sets a time table for phasing out ozone- depleting substances.
Sets goal of creating “fishable, swimmable” waterways by setting water quality standards.
Clean Water Act
Requires mining companies to put funds into escrow to assure land reclamation after mining has ceased.
Surface Mining Reclamation and Control Act
Regulates manufacture and use of pesticides.
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act
Established Superfund for emergency response and remediation of toxic sites.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act
Established air quality standards for primary and secondary pollutants.
Clean Air Act
Agreement among 150 nations to reduce greenhouse gases.
Established the EPA and requires Environmental Impact Statements for major federal construction projects.
National Environmental Policy Act
Manages and oversees the national parks and many of the wilderness areas in US.
National Park Service
Tracks emerging and existing diseases and threats to environmental health.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Monitors ocean and atmospheric environmental conditions on a global scale.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
This agency regulates hunting and fishing licenses as well as the Endangered Species Act.
Fish and Wildlife Service
Established by NEPA to coordinate, investigate, and enforce environmental issues and laws.
Environmental Protection Agency
Governs the disposal of solid waste and hazardous materials
RCRA Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
Science Jeopardy AirToxicOil andDE Final Jeopardy.
Federal Energy and Environmental Regulation Agencies and Laws
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