Exploring HeinOnline: Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)

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The Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) amended the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) on October 17, 1986. SARA reflected EPA’s experience in administering the complex Superfund program during its first six years and made several important changes and additions to the programs. This Act:
  • stressed the importance of permanent remedies and innovative treatment technologies in cleaning up hazardous waste sites
  • required Superfund actions to consider the standards and requirements found in other States and Federal environmental laws and regulations
  • provided new enforcement authorities and settlement tools
  • increased State involvement in every phase of the Superfund program
  • increased the focus on human health problems posed by hazardous waste sites
  • encouraged greater citizen participation in making decisions on how sites should be cleaned up
  • increased the size of the trust fund to $8.5 billion
SARA also required EPA to revise the Hazard Ranking System to ensure that it accurately assessed the relative degree of risk to human health and the environment posed by uncontrolled hazardous waste sites that may be placed on the National Priorities List…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Energy Policy Act of 1992

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The Energy Policy Act of 1992 is a United States government act. The Act addressed energy efficiency, energy conservation and energy management, natural gas imports and exports, alternative fuels and requiring certain fleets to acquire alternative fuel vehicles, which are capable of operating on nonpetroleum fuels, electric motor vehicles, radioactive waste, and more!

The Energy Policy Act of 1992 is far reaching in impacting electrical power deregulation building codes and new energy efficient products.

This six-volume legislative history set will be available in HeinOnline’s U.S. Federal Legislative History Library with the July content release.

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Exploring HeinOnline: Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

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The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) is a law that was enacted by the U.S. Congress in 1990. It was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush, and later amended with changes effective January 1, 2009.

The ADA is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits, under certain circumstances, discrimination based on disability. It affords similar protections against discrimination to Americans with disabilities as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which made discrimination based on race, religion, sex, national origin, and other characteristics illegal. Disability is defined by the ADA as “a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits a major life activity.” The determination of whether any particular condition is considered a disability is made on a case by case basis…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Canada-United States Free Trade Agreement

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The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was a trade agreement signed by Canada and the United States on October 4, 1988. The agreement, finalized by October 1987, removed several trade restrictions in stages over a ten year period, and resulted in a great increase in cross-border trade.

As dictated by the agreement, the main purpose of the Canadian-United States Free Trade Agreement are as follows:

  • Eliminate barriers to trade in goods and services between Canada and the United States
  • Facilitate conditions of fair competition within the free-trade area established by the Agreement
  • Liberalize significantly conditions for investment within that free-trade area
  • Establish effective procedures for the joint administration of the Agreement and the resolution of disputes
  • Lay the foundation for further bilateral and multilateral cooperation to expand and enhance the benefits of the Agreement

This 13-volume legislative history set will be available in HeinOnline’s U.S…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Legal Observer and Solicitors' Journal

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The Legal Observer & Solicitors' Journal is a work which is useful to both the practical and speculative man. It represents no one section of the legal profession and contains only non-exclusive opinions. The Journal presents a varied page in which the speculations of the jurist, the details of the lawyer, the bold discussion of legislative measures affecting the law, the experience of age, and the vivacity of youth have all lent their aid to render this work useful and interesting to the reader.

 

 

HeinOnline's coverage of the Legal Observer & Solicitors' Journal is vols…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Selective Service Act: Its Legislative History, Amendments, Appropriations, Cognates and Prior Instruments of Security

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This 5-volume set explores the legislative history of the Selective Training and Service Act of 1940, also known as the Burke-Wadsworth Act.  It explores the historical background of the Act; the law as it was passed and became effective on September 16, 1940; and the amendments made to the Act during the 6 1/2 years following it’s enactment.  This Act was signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940 and was the first peace-time draft in United States history.  The Act required that men between the ages of 21-35 register with local draft boards.  After the United States entered World War II, a  new selective service act made men between the ages of 18-45 liable for military service and required that all men between 18-68 register. 
This 5-volume legislative history set will be available in HeinOnline’s U.S…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Medical Device Amendments of 1976 & Safe Medical Devices Act of 1990

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When the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act was passed in 1938, the FDA was charged with removing adulterated or mis-branded medical devices from the market.  It did not however give the FDA the ability to review medical devices before they entered the market.  When the Act was passed in 1938, medical devices were for the most part simple instruments in which defects could have been easily detected.  Since then, technology and research has provided for the development of far more complex medical devices, many for which defects could not be and are not easily detectable.

From 1938 to 1976…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Legislative History – Saline Water Conversion Act

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Compiled by Raymond C. Coulter and C. Richard Boehlert from the U.S. Department of Interior, this 11 volume set explores the legislative history of the first federal desalination statute that was passed in 1952.  The Saline Water Conversion Act was developed due to “the acute shortage of water in the arid areas of the Nation and elsewhere and the excessive use of underground waters throughout the Nation”.  The Act was established enabling Congress to “provide for the development of practicable low-cost means of producing from sea water, or from other saline waters, water of a quality suitable for agriculture, industrial, municipal…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978

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Enacted on October 25, 1978, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) established procedures for physical and electronic surveillance of “foreign intelligence information” between foreign powers and agents of foreign powers.  Agents of foreign powers includes American citizens and permanent residents suspected of being engaged in espionage and violating U.S. law on territory under United States control.  FISA resulted from extensive investigations by Senate Committees into the legality of domestic intelligence activities. 

Led separately by Sam Ervin and Frank Church in 1978, these investigations started in response to President Richard Nixon’s use of federal resources to spy on political and activist groups…

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Exploring HeinOnline: Law and Lawyers; Or, Sketches and Illustrations of Legal History and Biography

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This work attempts to trace the lives and fortunes of some eminent lawyers, in an effort to show the means by which they elevated themselves, and the struggles they underwent in achieving that elevation.

Every work within these volumes has been fully searched, as they were thought to contain information respecting the profession and those who have been prominent as leaders. It is the hope of the author, Archer Polson, that these volumes provide utility to readers. The examples provided within of men, who, by the mere force of their own talents and persevering energy, have conquered opposing circumstances, must provide encouragement to those whose position is unfavorable…

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