Find Regulations and Agencies
Course outcome addressed in this Assignment:
PA201-3: Communicate the results of legal research to appropriate parties.
GEL-1.1: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English.
For this Assignment you will be locating a federal regulation. There are several ways you can locate regulations. You can choose to use federal and state government websites. Sometimes you will find that the agency's website is the best source for finding and understanding current regulations. You can also search on Westlaw.
Remember regulations are different from statutes. They are not in the United States Code or the state codes. Regulations are created by agencies. Federal regulations are published in the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.). State regulations are published in the state administrative law collection.
For the following problem you are going to be asked to draft a short letter with your research findings. You are representing a local group of citizens here in town regarding their drinking water. The residents are worried that the water that they are drinking may have too high of lead levels and may not be safe. I believe the place to start on this issue would be the EPA’s website. I need to know what the regulation or regulations are that regulate lead in drinking water. Please discuss the enabling legislation for the regulation and the main parts of the regulation. Please then tell us how the regulation would apply to a small town of about 20,000 people.
Once you have done your research, please put all the findings from above into a letter addressed to the town manager, Mike Jones. Make sure to properly cite the regulation. If possible also provide links to the website where you found your information.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the Assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
Length should be 1–2 pages, in 10-12 point font (Arial, Courier, and Times New Roman are acceptable).
Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained.
Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.).
Writing should be well ordered, logical and unified, as well as original and insightful.
Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics.
Appropriate citation style should be followed. More details can be found in the GEL 1.1 Universal Writing Rubric.
Student located appropriate regulation on legal issue.
Student wrote a letter and applied the regulation to the facts of the given scenario.
Student provided information asked for in the letter, including a link to a website with information on the issue and the proper bluebook citation of the regulation
Writing shows both internal citations in the
body of the text as well as a proper list of references at the end of the paper, following APA or Bluebook format.
Citations appear consistently where needed, whether following quoted or paraphrased material in the text.
Note: In papers requiring secondary sources, failure to provide any citation does not result in a deduction of 10% from the paper, but will result in a failed paper and a plagiarism investigation.