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Statutes We Enforce
Collage of photos depicting various environmental scenes. Courtesy of NOAA, EPA, and Ned Wolff, DOJ.
EES’ primary statues include:

  • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA or the “Superfund” law), 42 U.S.C. §§ 9601 et seq.
  • Clean Water Act (CWA), 33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq. (Federal Water Pollution Control Act)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 300f et seq.
  • Clean Air Act (CAA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 7401 et seq.
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (RCRA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 6901 et seq.

Other statutes include:

  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), 15 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq.
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide & Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), 7 U.S.C. §§ 136 et seq.
  • Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA), 33 U.S.C. §§ 2701 et seq.
  • Shore Protection Act of 1988 (SPA), 33 U.S.C. §§ 2601 et seq.
  • Residential Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Act of 1992, 42 U.S.C. §§ 4851 et seq.
  • Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986 (EPCRA) (EPCRTKA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 11001 et seq.
  • Park System Resources Protection Act (PSRPA), 16 U.S.C. §§ 19jj et seq.
  • Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act of 1972 (MPRSA), 33 U.S.C. §§ 1401 et seq.
  • Noise Control Act of 1972 (NCA), 42 U.S.C. §§ 4901 et seq.
  • Pipeline Safety Act of 1992, 49 U.S.C. § 112

     

    Last Updated: November 2010