Click on one of the statutes below for an outline of the key provisions. Full text of the major statutes are provided as well.
The GSA allows the leasing of land containing geothermal resources.
The Sunshine Act requires, with ten specified exemptions, that the contents of the meetings of federal agencies be open to public observation.
The HMTA protects against the risks associated with the transportation of hazardous material in commerce by improving the regulatory and enforcement authority of the Secretary of Transportation.
The LLRWPA established that each state was responsible for disposing of low-level radioactive waste that is generated within its boundaries.
The MSA governs marine fisheries management in U.S. federal waters.
The MMPA protects marine mammals by prohibiting takings in U.S. waters.
The MPRSA regulates the dumping of materials into U.S. waters by both U.S. and international agents.
The dumping provisions of the MPRSA prohibit the dumping of potentially harmful material into U.S. oceans.
The MBTA protects migratory birds by prohibiting the take of migratory birds and their feathers, eggs, or nest.
The MLLA authorizes and governs leasing of public lands for developing deposits of coal, petroleum, natural gas, and other minerals.