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The Environmental Protection Agency's Website

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which is responsible for most federal environmental regulations and enforcement, has a comprehensive website, with information useful for everyone ranging from the general public researching environmental law to businesses interested in environmental compliance. The "about EPA" tab will allow users to access staff directories, responsibilities, and organizational information for the EPA's headquarters offices and the ten regional offices. The main page has a convenient map that allows access to EPA related information for each state.

The "Laws & Regulations" tab at the top of the page will allow users to link to "Laws & Executive Orders," which will provide information and sources pertaining to environmental acts such as the "Clean Air Act" or the "Clean Water Act" and users can get the PDF of the entire act and access related regulations. The "Policy & Guidance" link provides access to the EPA's guidance documents, which are the EPA's policies on environmental issues, which can be browsed by subject or by EPA office.

The "Learn the Issues" and "Science & Technology" tabs are designed to provide information to the public regarding testing, compliance, and enforcement pertaining to a specific environmental issue such as "air quality."

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