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National Energy Act 1978, The national energy act of 1978 was a legislative response by the u.s. congress to the 1973 energy crisis and included four statutes related to conservation.
Solid Waste Disposal Act 1965, required environmentally sound methods for disposal of household, municipal, commercial, and industrial waste
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act 1947, requires that all pesticides are registered and approved by the FDA and creates a pesticide registry
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act 1977, requires coal strip mines to reclaim the land
Toxic Substances Control Act 1976, allow EPA to regulate new commercial chemicals before they enter the market, to regulate existing chemicals (1976) when they pose an unreasonable risk to health or to the environment, and to regulate their distribution and use.
National Wildlife Refuge System Act The 1966 Act provides guidelines and directives for administration and management of all areas in the system, including "wildlife refuges, areas for the protection and conservation of fish and wildlife that are threatened with extinction, "
Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 1968, It describes procedures and limitations for control of lands in Federally administered components of the system and for dealing with disposition of lands and minerals under Federal ownership. Rivers are classified as wild, scenic or recreational,
Food Quality Protection Act 1996, set pesticide limits in food, & all active and inactive ingredients must be screened for estrogenic/endocrine effects Set pesticide limits in food and all active and inactive ingredients must be screened for estrogenic endocrine events
Nuclear Waste Policy Act 1982, Established a site to identify for, and construct an underground repository for spent nuclear reactor fuel
Lacey Act 1900, A conservation law prohibiting the transportation of illegally captured animals across state lines.
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