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Laws and Regulations (APES 2021)
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Clean Air Act (CAA)
A federal law that regulates air emissions from stationary and mobile sources.
Clean Water Act (CWA)
Establishes the basic structure for regulating discharges of pollutants into the waters of the United States and regulating quality standards for surface waters.
Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITIES)
An international treaty to prevent species from becoming endangered or extinct because of international trade.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)
Provides a Federal "Superfund" to clean up uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous-waste sites as well as accidents
Gradually eliminating the production and consumption of ozone depleting substances to limit their damage to the earth's ozone layer.
Operationalizes the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change by committing industrialized countries and economies in transition to limit and reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions
Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
Sets standards and regulations for many different contaminants in public drinking water, including disease-causing germs and chemicals.
Delaney Clause of Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
States that no cancer-causing agent, as demonstrated in humans or animals, shall be deliberately added to, or found as a contaminant in food.
Endangered Species Act
Aims to provide a framework to conserve and protect endangered and threatened species and their habitats.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
That creates the framework for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid waste.
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