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Toxic Substances
Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976
screened new substances for safety before they are widely used
Presticides
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Control Act of 1972
requires that all commercial pesticides be approved by the EPA for general or restricted use
Resources & Solid Wastes
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
Established a system for managing non-hazardous and hazardous solid wastes in an environmentally sound manner. Specifically, it provides for the management of hazardous wastes from the point of origin to the point of final disposal
Resources & Solid Wastes
Resource Recovery Act of 1970
Provides the EPA with funding for resource recovery programs
Resources & Solid Wastes
Marine Plastic Pollution Research and Control ACt of 1987
Prohibits the dumping of plastics in all US waters and applies to all watercraft, including the smallest recreational boat to the largest commercial ship. It also requires marinas to maintain adequate facilities for the disposal of refuse regulated under this Act
Resources & Solid Wastes
Solid Waste Dispoal Act of 1965
Congress declares the generation of solid waste is to be reduced or eliminated as thoroughly as soon as possible, and waste that is still produced needs to be treated, stored, and disposed of
General
International Enviromental Protection ACt of 1983
authorizes the President to assist countries in protecting and maintaining wildlife habitat and provides an active role in conservation by the Agency for International Development. It further provides that AID shall use the World Conservation Strategy as an overall guide for actions to conserve biological diversity. Funds are explicitly denied for actions that significantly degrade national parks or similar protected areas, or introduce exotic plants or animals into such areas
Toxic Substances
Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982
calls for the disposal of spent nuclear fuel in a repository in a deep geologic formation that is unlikely to be disturbed for thousands of years. It also established an office in the DOE to develop such a repository and required the program's civilian costs to be covered by a fee on nuclear-generated electricity
Toxic Substances
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
established a 16.3 billion dollar Superfund financed jointly by federal and state governments and by special taxes on chemical and petrochemical industries. It provides liability for those responsible for illegal waste dumping as well as a trust fund to clean up sites when the responsible parties could not be found or determined
General
National Environmental Policy Act of 1970
requires comprehensive evaluation of the environmental impact of an activity before it is undertaken by a federal agency
Toxic Substances
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976
established the federal program regulating solid and hazardous waste management. It authorizes the EPA to set standards for facilities that generate or manage hazardous waste and establishes a permit program for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities
Toxic Substances
Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1975
to improve the regulatory and enforcement authority of the Secretary of Transportation to protect the Nation adequately against risks to life and property which are inherent in the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce