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|Federal Laws (United States Code) - Cornell Law School Site|
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This site provides all 50 Titles of the United States Code (USC), and allows searching by USC Title and Section, or browsing by USC Title, Chapter, and Section. Alternatively, the link off the main USC page titled "Table of Popular Names" will allow you to browse the primary environmental laws by popular name. This site also provides legislative history and cross referencing, down to the Section level (note that commercial versions of the USC provide additional information - see USCA or USCS).
Public laws passed by Congress can get split-up into different Sections of the USC. This category of EnviroSources helps to alleviate this issue by listing individual environmental laws (e.g. the Clean Water Act), along with citations that show placement in the USC. Individual listings for specific laws may also increase access speed.
Information is current as of January 16, 1996 (and was taken from an official government source) - which means you must check to see if there are any new public laws passed by the current (105th) Congress and the previous (104th) Congress; although updates to the USC from new laws are generally infrequent.
This site provides a simple means for checking updates. By clicking on "Update" from the Section you are reviewing, followed by "Update Search", you will be able to search the U.S. House of Representatives site to see if any new laws have been passed in the last two years that affect the Section being reviewed (with this system you need to check either two Congress sessions or one, depending on when the USC was lasted updated by official sources and transferred to this site, in any event it is automated). If you receive results from the search they will be listed by public law (e.g. Pub. L. 104-201 sec 334, 110 Stat. 2486, the "104" means from the 104th Congress).
You then link to the Thomas site by clicking on the text titled "Library of Congress database" (http://thomas.loc.gov) and look under "Public Laws By Law Number" - utilizing the citation (s) you were provided from the search (e.g. use Public Law 104-201, Section 334). When you find the correct public law review the "Law Text" for the proper Section (to find the proper Section may require you to click on the closest Section number to the one desired, followed by back or forward scrolling within the document).
An alternative USC site is provided as a separate listing in this category of EnviroSources and is titled "Federal Laws (United States Code) - US House of Representatives Official Site".
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