Environmental Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and state environmental agencies regulate the impact of businesses on the environment. EPA develops and enforces regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. Likewise, state agencies enforce regulations that implement laws enacted by the state legislature.</p>

In this section you will find resources to help commercial fisheries comply with federal regulations.

Information on Catch Documentation Scheme (CDS) permits.

Frequently asked questions about Atlantic tuna permits and commercial fishing.

The followings steps walk you through the process of creating an environmental management plan for your business.

Before you begin, download the Small Business Environmental Management Plan Workbook. The actions below reference pages in this Workbook.

STEP 1. Write a company environmental policy.

  • Learn why and how to draft an environmental policy statement.


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