Clean Water Act (CWA; Federal Water Pollution Control Act, Public Law 92-500): Sets up program and
standards for control of water pollution, including spill prevention.
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (CERCLA; Public Law
96-510; commonly known as "Superfund"); Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA;
Public Law 99-499): Includes the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA, also
known as SARA Title III). Establishes national policy and process for planning and response to hazardous
Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-288): Provides for assistance by the Federal Government
following natural disasters.
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Amendments of 1988 (Public Law 100-707), also known as the
Stafford Act : Amends the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 to provide for more effective assistance in response
to major disasters and emergencies.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA; Public Law 94-580): Outlines emergency planning,
preparedness, and response procedures for owners/operators of RCRA treatment, storage, and disposal
29 CFR Part 1910: OSHA regulations implementing the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (SARA Title III)
40 CFR Parts 112, 117: EPA regulations implementing the Clean Water Act.
40 CFR Parts 262, 264, 280: EPA regulations implementing the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
40 CFR Parts 300, 302: EPA regulations implementing the Comprehensive Environmental Response,
Compensation, and Liability Act, as amended by the Superfund Amendment and Reauthorization Act.
40 CFR Part 355: EPA regulations implementing the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know
Act (SARA Title III).
3. ADDITIONAL SOURCE DOCUMENTS
Criteria for Preparation and Evaluation of Radiological Emergency Response Plans and Preparedness
in Support of Nuclear Power Plants (NUREG-0654, FEMA-REP-1, REV. 1) (October 1980): Provides
a basis for NRC licenses, State and local governments to develop radiological emergency plans and improve
Manual of Protective Action Guides and Protective Actions for Nuclear Incidents (EPA 400-R-92-001)
(May 1992): Assists public officials in establishing emergency response plans and in making decisions
during a nuclear incident.