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Laws and Regulations -- Pollution Prevention

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View Resource 1996 protocol to Convention on Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes : message from the President of the United States transmitting 1996 protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of M

This treaty strengthens protection of marine environments from dumping of waste.

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc31108/
View Resource 33 U.S.C. 2702 to 2761 Oil Pollution Control Act of 1990 (OPA)

Summary of the Oil Pollution Control Act of 1990 which empowers EPA to help prevent and respond to catastrophic oil spills. Provides link to full-text of the law from Cornell University.

http://www.fws.gov/laws/lawsdigest/OILPOLL.HTML
View Resource Air Pollution Control Act

Library Holdings. This law was passed by the Republic of China (Taiwan) to control air pollution and protect the environment and human health.

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc13687/
View Resource Clean Air Act (CAA) - full text

The Environmental Protection Agency Office of Air & Radiation provides links to full text of each section of the Clean Air Act.

http://www.epa.gov/air/caa//
View Resource Clean Water Act, Section 402: National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

Subsection of the Clean Water Act.

http://www.epa.gov/owow/wetlands/laws/section402.html
View Resource Compliance Assistance — Occupational Safety & Health Act of 1970

From this site you can access resources to help you prevent occupational injuries and illnesses, comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and learn about OSHA's cooperative programs.

http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/compliance_assistance/index.html
View Resource Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980

Library Holdings. The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act -- otherwise known as CERCLA or Superfund -- provides a Federal "Superfund" to clean up uncontrolled or...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11956/
View Resource EPA Pollution Prevention (P2)

Pollution prevention (P2) is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation...

http://www.epa.gov/p2/
View Resource Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

Cornell University provides outline of U.S. Code Title 33, Chapter 40 -- Oil Pollution, Subchapters I - Liability & Compensation, II - Prince William Sound, III - Miscellaneous, and IV - Research &...

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode/33/ch40.html
View Resource Oil Pollution Act of 1990

The Oil Pollution Act (OPA) of 1990 streamlined and strengthened EPA's ability to prevent and respond to catastrophic oil spills. A trust fund financed by a tax on oil is available to clean up spills...

http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11988/
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