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This guide is starting point for all students majoring in or taking classes within the department of Technology. This guide will help you with all aspects of your projects and research.

Regulatory Agencies

Federal Communications Commission - An independent United States government agency, established by the Communications Act of 1934 and charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC is directly responsible to congress.

Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) - The agency charged with protecting the health of America's workers. Features news and information for workers and employers on OSHA regulations and compliance. Search OSHA Statistics for information on accident investigations, inspections of a particular establishment, or inspections within a particular industry.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission - An Independent Federal Regulatory Agency which works to reduce the risk of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products by developing voluntary standards with industry, issuing and enforcing mandatory standards or banning consumer products if no feasible standard would adequately protect the public, obtaining the recall of products or arranging for their repair, conducting research on potential product hazards, and informing and educating consumers.

U.S. Department of Energy - Federal agency charged with economic and energy security, and with responsibiliities relevant to various aspects of technology. The DOE is the organizational home of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Office of Health, Safety & Security.

U.S. Department of Transportation - The primary federal agency responsible for shaping and administering policies and programs to protect and enhance the safety, adequacy, and efficiency of the transportation system and services.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- The federal agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment, by developing and enforcing regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. The EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs, and delegates to states and other governing bodies the responsibility for issuing permits and for monitoring and enforcing compliance.

U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission - An independent agency established by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 to regulate civilian use of nuclear materials.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - The federal agency responsible for securing for limited times to inventors the exclusive right to their respective discoveries. One of 14 bureaus in the Department of Commerce.

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