Laws & Regulations

On August 3, 2015, President Obama and EPA announced the Clean Power Plan - a historic and important step in reducing carbon pollution from power plants that takes real action on climate change.

Laws & Regulations


Laws written by Congress provide the authority for EPA to write regulations.


Regulations explain the technical, operational, and legal details necessary to implement laws.

Compliance & Enforcement

EPA helps regulated entities meet federal requirements, and holds entities legally accountable for environmental violations.

Policy & Guidance

EPA issues policy and guidance documents to assist the public and regulated entities.