APES Environmental Laws

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APES Environmental Laws

APES Environmental Laws.

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What law regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the U.S and requires environmental restoration of mined sites?
Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977
What act allows companies or individuals to prospect and extract minerals, oil and gas on public lands?
General Mining Act of 1872
What act amended FIFRA and FFDCA to require that pesticides used on food be at a no-harm level?
Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) of 1996
What act gives the EPA the authority to control the creation, transportation, treatment, storage and disposal of hazardous waste?
Resource Conservation and Recovery Acts (RCRA) of 1976, 1989
What act requites that communities deal with water quality as a watershed considering point and non-point sources of water pollution and provides funding for the construction of sewage treatment facilities?
Water Quality Act of 1987