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Federal Government Agencies

Agricultural Law

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

The United States Department of Agriculture provides timely news, federal assistance information and educational materials supporting the USDA's services and mission.

Farm Services Agency (FSA)

The Farm Services Agency website provides the latest FSA news, communications to congress, information about agricultural, farm loan, and conservation programs, as well as online access to commodity reports.

Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC)

The Farm Service Agency website provides a link to background information on the Commodity Credit Corporation, which was created to stabilize, support and protect farm income and prices.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

The Farm Service Agency website provides a link to background information on the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), which provides crop loss protection for crops not covered under federal protection programs.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environment Protection Agency website provides information to advocate their mission to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act information is provided on the Environment Protection Agency website.

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Comprehensive environmental response, compensation and liability information, and related links, are provided on the Environment Protection Agency website.

Animal Law

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals website appeals to pet owners and lovers by providing pet tips and a Cyber Shelter, as well as information on current legislature, issues, and advocacy efforts.

Business Law

Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission website provides current news, bulletins, as well as investor and small business assistance.

Business Information

The U.S. Business Advisor website provides businesses with one-stop access to federal government information, services, and transactions. The site's goal is to make the relationship between business and government more productive.

Civil Rights Law

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission site provides background information and recent developments regarding the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act home page, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, explains the ADA, contains assistance information, and provides an ADA Information Line link to valuable related resources.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

The Department of Housing and Urban Development website provides resources and information for consumers, as well as HUD news and highlights.

Consumer Law

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

The Federal Trade Commission website provides information to support efforts to stop actions that threaten a consumer's opportunity to exercise informed choice. The site also contains information about federal antitrust and consumer protection laws.

Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC)

The Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) provides the answers to questions about the federal government and every day consumer issues. Citizens can write, call or log on.

Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act of 1998

Section 1028(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended — "knowingly transfers or uses, without lawful authority, a means of identification of another person with the intent to commit, or to aid or abet, any unlawful activity that constitutes a violation of Federal law, or that constitutes a felony under any applicable State or local law;".

Criminal Law

United States Sentencing Guidelines (USSG)

The United States Sentencing Commission website provides links to U.S. sentencing guidelines and amendments.

Debtor and Creditor Law

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

The Federal Trade Commission website provides online publications and information on filing a complaint.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

The Legal Information Institute provides detailed information on the Uniform Commercial Code.

Employment Law

Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act homepage, hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, explains the ADA, contains assistance information, and provides an ADA Information Line link to valuable related resources.

U.S. Department of Labor

The U.S. Department of Labor website provides a wide range of employment-related information. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission site provides background information and recent developments regarding the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)

The National Labor Relations Board website hosts a help desk and publishes rules, regulations, and other related information to enforce the National Labor Relations Act.

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

A comprehensive website about the Occupational Safety and Health Act, hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Environmental Law

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The Environment Protection Agency website provides information to advocate their mission to protect human health and safeguard the natural environment.

Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability information and related links are provided on the Environment Protection Agency's website.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency website provides National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit program publications. This site also provides an overview of:

  • the Safe Water Drinking Act
  • the Toxic Substance Control Act
  • the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act
  • the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA)

Comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability information and related links are provided on this portion of the Environment Protection Agency's website.

Family Law

Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act (UCCJA)

The Department of Justice site contains everything you want to know about the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act.

Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA)

Text from the U.S. Code as provided by the U.S. House of Representatives.

Administration for Children and Families

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website contains background information on the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA), as well as information and access to information on family services.

Financial Law

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

The Fair Credit Reporting Act promotes the accuracy, fairness and privacy of information in the files of consumer reporting agencies.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities & Exchange Commission website provides current news, bulletins, as well as investor and small business assistance.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation website provides a comprehensive collection of banking and consumer news, as well as laws and regulations regarding FDIC.

Uniform Commercial Code (UCC)

The Legal Information Institute provides detailed information on the Uniform Commercial Code.

National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD)

The National Association of Securities Dealers website provides publications, services, and training for investors and for those interested in learning more about investing.

Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

The Department of Veterans Affairs website provides services and information to assist veterans of foreign wars and their families.

Health Law

Department of Health & Human Services

Department of Health & Human Services website provides information on Medicare, Medicaid, and Child Health Insurance Programs.

Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Uniformed Services (CHAMPUS)

The Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals hosts information on their site about Tricare/Champus.

Medicare

The Medicare website offers a comprehensive selection of information for everyone interested in receiving Medicare health care benefits or joining Medicare prescription drug plans.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Offered by the Department of Health and Human Services, this site addresses how to choose and use a health plan, including HMOs and PPOs.

Federal Old Age Survivors Insurance Program (OASI)

The South Dakota Office of State Auditor explains the responsibilities of the State Social Security administrators regarding the Federal Old Age Survivors Insurance Program.

Social Security Administration (SSA)

The Social Security Online website provides complete Social Security information and resources in an easy-to-read newsletter format.

Immigration Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Complete immigration and naturalization service information.

Insurance Law

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

The U.S. Department of Labor website provides the background and information of the Pension and Welfare Benefits Administration and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.

Portability of Health Coverage (HIPAA)

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides rights and protections for participants and beneficiaries in group health plans.

Continuation of Health Coverage (COBRA)

The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) was passed in 1986 and is accessible on the U.S. Department of Labor website. COBRA amended the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Internal Revenue Code and the Public Health Service Act to provide continuation of group health coverage that otherwise might be terminated under defined circumstances.

Intellectual Property Law

U.S. Patent Office

The Department of Commerce hosts information about the U.S. Patent Office, including forms, laws and the latest information.

U.S. Copyright Office

The Library of Congress hosts information about the U.S. Copyright Office including current legislation, publications, and announcements.

Personal Injury Law

Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

A comprehensive website about the Occupational Safety and Health Act, hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Real Estate Law

Fair Housing Act (FHA)

Hosted by the Housing and Urban Development office, this site explains Fair Housing Act rights and regulations.

Taxation Law

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) takes a down-to-earth approach to providing tax-related information, access to forms, and services.

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