Frequent Questions

Where can I find information about laws and legislation?

The following EPA web resources may be able to assist you in locating information about laws and legislation:

  • Laws and Regulations
  • Office of General Counsel (OGC) (as in, legal counsel)
  • Docket Center: get help accessing agency information in a wide variety of rulemaking and non-rulemaking areas. Dockets serve as a source of current and historical information on agency activities, including comments received from the public to inform agency decisions.

Additional federal government resources include:

Congress.gov: U.S. Legislative Information

Regulations.gov: Public access to proposed regulations and supporting documents

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal

Science.gov: Government Science Portal

GPO FDSYS: Officially published information from all three branches of the Federal Government, includes the Federal Register and Code of Federal Regulations

Office of the Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives: access to U.S. Code

For information on international laws, please see the following FAQ:

Where can I locate information about international environmental laws and regulations?

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