U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

For this assignment, please write an essay that discusses the topics listed below. Discuss the origin of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the events leading to enacting the National Environmental Policy Act. Describe the rule-making process of the EPA, including a discussion of the Federal Register and U.S. Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). Discuss penalties to corporations for noncompliance with EPA regulations. Also, discuss other options a corporation has if accused by the EPA of noncompliance. Describe the structure of the EPA, including the 10 regions, and provide a comparison of state environmental laws with U.S. laws. List three U.S. agencies (other than the EPA) that issue regulations related to the environment and how those regulations overlap or are different from regulations issued by the EPA. Your paper should flow smoothly from topic to topic with thoughtful transitions. Your essay should be at least two pages in length, not counting the title or references page. A title page is optional. Support your essay with at least two peer-reviewed articles from the CSU Online Library. The articles should be from the last 10 years only.