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2001 Management Policies of the National Park Service
Abstract: Service-wide policy document to help Service employees manage parks responsibly and make rational, well-informed decisions.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/refdesk/mp/index.html

Energy Regulations for NPS
Abstract: Brief descriptions of federal laws, executive orders, Department of Interior and National Park Service policies that direct federal facility managers to reduce the energy and environmental impacts of the buildings they manage. Some are also applicable to state facility managers.
Source: National Park Service (NPS)
URL: http://www.nps.gov/renew/regulations.htm

Environmental Policy and Guidance
Abstract: Information about recent federal regulatory initiatives plus a repository for over 1800 documents and Federal Register notices. Geared toward DOE-wide environmental protection policies and strategies to achieve environmental compliance with internal and external environmental requirements.
Source: Department of Energy
URL: http://homer.ornl.gov/

EPA's Regional Haze Program
Abstract: The Regional Haze Rule calls for state and federal agencies to work together to improve visibility in 156 national parks and wilderness areas. The rule requires the states, in coordination with the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service, and other interested parties, to develop and implement air quality protection plans to reduce the pollution that causes visibility impairment.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/air/visibility/program.html

Executive Order # 13101 - Greening the Government Through Waste Prevention, Recycling, and Federal Acquisition [PDF]
Abstract: The Executive Order including roles and responsibilities, definitions and discussion of purchasing. Purpose of the order is to to improve the Federal Government's use of recycled products and environmentally preferable products and services
Source: Office of Federal Environmental Executive
URL: http://ofee.gov/Resources/Guidance_reports/Guidance_reports_
archives/greening.pdf

Executive Order # 13123 - Greening the Government Through Efficient Energy Management [PDF]
Abstract: Purpose of this order is to improve energy efficiency and promote the use of renewable energy in federal facilities. Links to the order and includes guidance documents to assist agencies in implementing its provisions.
Source: Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
URL: http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/pdfs/eo13123.pdf

Executive Order # 13423 - Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Abstract: Executive Orders (E.O.) are edicts issued by the President. Executive Order 13423 requires federal agencies to purchase environmentally preferable products and services, and revokes previous Executive Orders related to environmentally preferable purchasing.
Source: EPA
URL: http://www.epa.gov/oppt/epp/pubs/guidance/executiveorders.ht
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Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Manual
Abstract: Since implementing an IPM program in the early 1980's, the Park Service has reduced pesticide use by over 60% and improved effectiveness of pest management. One resource they provided to accomplish this is this manual that includes descriptions of the biology and management of 21 species or categories of pests.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nature.nps.gov/biology/ipm/manual/ipmmanual.cfm

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Abstract: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) established a system for managing non-hazardous and hazardous solid wastes in an environmentally sound manner. Specifically, it provides for the management of hazardous wastes from the point of origin to the point of final disposal. RCRA also promotes resource recovery and waste minimization.
Source: Office of Health, Safety, and Security
URL: http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/env/rcra.html

Summary of OSHA Regulations
Abstract: An in-depth overview of who is affected and how. Also provides information about assistance, penalties, relation to other laws and personal protective equipment requirements.
Source: Environmetnal Health and Safety Online (EHSO)
URL: http://www.ehso.com/oshaoverview.php

Summary of OSHA Regulations
Abstract: This health and safety website aims to provide direct access (i.e., free downloads) of the health and safety regulations guidance and sample manuals and plans.
Source: Environment, Health and Safety Online
URL: http://www.ehso.com/oshaoverview.php

The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) Overview
Abstract: A brief overview of the purpose and actions of CERCLA, commonly known as "Superfund".
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
URL: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/action/law/cercla.htm

The National Park Service Organic Act
Abstract: Full text of the act establishing the National Park Service with information on their guiding principles, demographics, doing business with the park service and their commitment to helping state and local parks.
Source: National Park Service
URL: http://www.nps.gov/legacy/organic-act.htm

Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Abstract: The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) authorizes EPA to secure information on all new and existing chemical substances and to control any of these substances that could cause an unreasonable risk to public health or the environment.
Source: Office of Health, Safety, and Security
URL: http://www.hss.energy.gov/nuclearsafety/env/policy/tsca.html

Universal Waste
Abstract: Universal waste regulations streamline collection requirements for certain hazardous wastes in the following categories: batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing thermostats, and lamps. Gives a basic overview and refers to state specific regulations.
Source: U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/EPA-WASTE/1995/May/Day-11/pr-223.html

Universal Waste Rule Factsheet
Abstract: An overview of this rule including purpose, types of wastes covered, and requirements for handlers of Universal Wastes.
Source: Environmetnal Health and Safety Online (EHSO)
URL: http://www.ehso.com/universal_waste_rule_fact_sheet.htm

 


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