Most businesses and industries are subject to regulations. There are many agencies that administer those regulations. This is a listing of some of those. Which agencies and regulations are pertinent will be determined as you research the industry.

 

Featured site

Google Unclesam
http://www.google.com/unclesam
A Google feature that searches government and military sites only.  Searches all levels from municipal, county, regional, state, and federal government sites.

BusinessLaw.gov
Provides links to starting a business, regulations on business premises, taxes, legal assistance, employees (hiring, wages, health and safety etc.), how to sell to the government, export assistance, and business assistance

General

FirstGov
One-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. Also has links to state and local government information and related links.

Google Unclesam

A Google feature that searches government and military sites only.  Searches all levels from municipal, county, regional, state, and federal government sites.

Federal

FirstGov
One-stop access to all online U.S. Federal Government resources. Also has links to state and local government information and related links.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

GPO Gate to GPO Access
Access to federal documents and agencies. Most comprehensive federal government listing.

Lexis/Nexis
Congressional Universe / Regulations / Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) The CFR will lead you to the exact code of the regulation.

National Energy Information Center

Official Federal Government Web Sites of the Executive Branch
Many regulatory agencies are administered through the executive branch.

Office of the Federal Register

U.S. Supreme Court

National Energy Information Center

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Regulations.gov
A federal government site that posts proposed regulations open for public comment. Locate the regulation by keyword or agency.

United States Dept. of Labor
http://www.dol.gov/

United States Patent and Trademark Office

 

State

BusinessLaw.gov
Provides links to starting a business, regulations on business premises, taxes, legal assistance, employees (hiring, wages, health and safety etc.), how to sell to the government, export assistance, and business assistance

California Department of Industrial Relations
State regulations can be found at this site.

California Tax Service Center
Income, payroll, and other state tax information and forms.  Links to starting, running and closing a business.

State of California
Official State of California Web site

State of California.  Professional and Business License Handbook
http://commerce.ca.gov/state/ttca/ttca_business_display.jsp

State of California.  Starting a Business
http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/resources.htm
Use for permits, licenses and regulations for starting a business in California.  Developed by the California Secretary of State.

Suggested web sites

Cornell University's Legal Information Institute

 

Local and Regional

Superior Court of California, County of  San Diego