Construction Sector Information
The Army Corps of Engineers, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Health and Safety Administration and EPA are the primary agencies that regulate the construction sector. The following links are intended to be helpful to Smart Sectors partners and the public who are interested in learning more about how EPA works with the construction sector.
Basic EPA regulatory information
- Federal Regulation Finder
- Basic regulatory information
- Information about construction general permits
- Information about construction and effluent guidelines (stormwater)
- Information about stormwater discharges from construction
- EPA’s compliance assistance centers
Other federal regulatory information
- U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' summary of federal environmental requirements for construction (PDF)
- Smart Growth — EPA’s Smart Growth program covers a range of development and conservation strategies that help protect our health and natural environment and make our communities more attractive, economically stronger and more socially diverse.
- SmartWay Transport — EPA’s SmartWay Transport program helps companies advance supply chain sustainability by measuring, benchmarking and improving freight transportation efficiency. Any company or organization that ships, manages or hauls freight in its operations can become an EPA SmartWay Partner.
- ENERGY STAR — ENERGY STAR is an EPA voluntary program that helps businesses and consumers save energy and money.
- WaterSense — EPA’s WaterSense label makes it simple to find water-efficient products, new homes and programs that meet EPA’s criteria for efficiency and performance.
- EPA information about radon — You can't see or smell radon; testing is the only way to know your level of exposure. Radon can have a big impact on indoor air quality.
- Climate Impacts and Risk Analysis Report information about infrastructure — The CIRA project quantifies the physical and economic effects under multiple climate change scenarios and presents results by sector.
- Sustainable Materials Management Prioritization Tools — Free, life cycle-based tools that offer a starting place to establish priorities for environmental improvement, focus limited financial and human resources where action could offer greater holistic benefit, and consider key industries for collaboration.
The Thermostat Recycling CorporationExitprovides a handy search tool for finding the nearest mercury-containing thermostat collection center to you. Old thermostats that contain mercury are unlikely to break or leak mercury while in use, but they must be properly disposed of when they are replaced.