Environmental Regulations and Laws
The Federal Register
The Federal Register is published each business day and includes proposed rules, final rules, meeting notices, public hearing notices and the semi-annual regulatory agenda.
Federal Register - Environmental
The Unified Agenda
All agencies publish semiannual regulatory agendas describing regulatory actions they are developing or have recently completed. These agendas are published in the Federal Register, usually during April and October each year, as part of the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions.
Search the Unified Agenda This site offers instructions and tips on how to search for Unified Agenda information and upcoming actions.
Code of Federal Regulations
The final regulations published in the Federal Register are collected in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). The CFR is divided into 50 titles which represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation. EPA regulations can be found in Title 40, Protection of the Environment. Each volume of the CFR is revised once each calendar year. Title 40 is issued every July 1.
The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) database available from the Government Printing Office (GPO).
CFR Title 40 : Protection of Environment Full text of CFR Title 40 retrievable by chapters, subchapters, and parts in portable document format (pdf).
The United States Code
The United States Code (USC) is the official record of all federal laws. The US Code is prepared and published by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives.
States Code (USC) database available from the Government Printing
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Major Environmental and Administrative Laws