Both the EPA and state environmental agencies regulate the impact of business operations on the environment. The EPA develops and enforces regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. Similarly, state agencies develop and enforce regulations that implement laws enacted by a state’s legislature. Further, under certain federal environmental laws, state regulatory agencies may earn authorization to promulgate regulations to implement and enforce a federal program if the state regulations are at least as stringent as the federal standards.
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