Many federal agencies promulgate regulations related to environmental law and policy; therefore, you will find pertinent regulations throughout the Code of Federal Regulations.
There are multiple ways to find specific federal regulations:
To find proposed regulations, use the Federal Register, as this is where they are published by federal agencies. Federal Register: Environment provides access to collections of recent documents published in the Federal Register within the area of environmental regulation. The page is organized into discrete subtopics, such as "Fishery Management" and "Endangered & Threatened Species."
For more complete information on administrative law research, see the Library's Administrative Law Research Guide, Administrative Law Tutorial, and Regulatory History Tutorial.
|Publication Title||Call Number of Print||Digital Access for Georgetown Law|
|Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.)||K70 .A3, Current edition in Reading Room, Area 6 on map; superseded print vols. in Closed Stacks (see Circulation Desk)
K70 .A3 Micro Media 1st Fl, Row B, Cabinets 12-13 (1938-2004)
|Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, ProQuest Regulatory Insight, HeinOnline, govinfo, e-CFR|
|Federal Register (F.R.)||KF70 .A2 Micro Media 1st Fl, Row B, Cabinets 14-15 (1936-2004)||Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, ProQuest Regulatory Insight, HeinOnline, govinfo, FederalRegister.gov|
The Environmental Protection Agency is the primary federal government agency that administers environmental regulation. However, other federal agencies also work within areas of environmental regulation, including the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce. Administrative law materials can be found through many resources, including federal government websites like the National Archives and the Government Publishing Office. Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law provide access to federal administrative decisions; these collections are not comprehensive, however. HeinOnline also provides some access to current and historic federal agency documents.
Just like on the federal level, state executive agencies promulgate regulations related to environmental law and policy. There are multiple ways to find specific state regulations:
Westlaw and Lexis provide access to state regulation collections. You can find them linked from each states' materials page.
Each state typically provides access to regulation collections via state government websites. See our individual state research guides for more information on sources for state regulations.