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The Environmental Protection Agency : cleaning up America's act

Author: Robert W Collin
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2006.
Series: Understanding our government.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Collin
ISBN: 0313333416 9780313333415
OCLC Number: 61247143
Description: xxxvii, 385 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. A brief history of the Environmental Protection Agency and its powers --
Basic organizational structure --
Council on Environmental Quality --
Administrative law judges --
Environmental Appeals Board --
The laws implemented by the EPA --
Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act --
Chemical Safety Information, Site Security, and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act --
Clean Air Act --
Clean Water Act and Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 --
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act --
Endangered Species Act --
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act --
Food Quality Protection Act --
Lead Contamination Control Act --
Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act --
National Environmental Education Act --
National Environmental Policy Act --
Oil Pollution Act --
Pollution Prevention Act --
Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act --
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act --
Safe Drinking Water Act --
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act --
Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act --
Toxic Substances Control Act --
International EPA engagement. 2. Notable cases affecting the EPA --
Judicial standing requirements --
Review of administrative decisions --
Citizen suits --
Judicial intervention --
EPA authority --
Contents of environmental impact statement --
Hazardous waste --
Solid waste --
Air quality --
Intergovernmental communications and conflict resolution --
When the EPA is furloughed --
3. Controversies and Issues --
Love Canal and the Hooker Chemical Company --
Exxon Valdez : oil spilled --
Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge : oil drilled? --
Three Mile Island : radiation leaked --
Disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain : radiation disposed? --
Best available control technology vs. most economical pollution control technology --
Environmental justice : Warren County and the Shintech controversies --
Cities, the EPA, brownfields, portfields, and grayfields. 4. Traditions and culture of the EPA --
Beginning policies : 1970-1973 --
Dynamic priorities : environmental protection, public health, and the economy --
The ethos of cleaning up the environment --
Potentially responsible parties --
Children's health protection --
Cancer --
Science and risk assessment --
Science advisory board --
Environmental modeling --
Science and legislation at the EPA --
Measurement science --
Unfinished business --
The Relative Risk Reduction Strategies Committee --
Release of environmental equity report --
Cumulative risks --
Role of federal advisory committees --
The legal framework for EPA advisory committees --
Advisory committee performance --
How the EPA uses FACA to achieve collaboration --
Environmental enforcement approach for facilitation of compliance --
Sector-based approaches at the EPA --
Compliance monitoring --
EPA's audit policy --
Audit protocols --
Traditions and culture from National Environmental Policy Act --
Supplemental environmental projects. 5. Organization and day-to-day activities --
Administrative law judges --
Alternative dispute resolution in the Office of Administrative Law Judges --
Congressional and intergovernmental relations --
Environmental Appeals Board --
Homeland security --
Policy, economic, and innovation --
Public affairs --
The Science Advisory Board --
Office of Air and Radiation --
American Indian Environmental Office --
Internal EPA operations --
Strategic plan --
2003-2008 EPA strategic plan : direction for the future --
Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance --
Office of the Inspector general --
Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics --
Office of Research and Development --
Office of Water --
EPA regions and relationships with states --
Permit issuance and enforcement --
Environmental impact statements --
Policy development --
Public involvement --
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Definitions of the stakeholder involvement terms --
How the public can learn about waste and chemicals. 6. Future challenges for the EPA --
Community-based environmental planning --
Environmental justice --
The Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice --
Individual case studies --
The EPA Environmental Equity Work Group --
National Environmental Justice Advisory Council overview --
Sustainability --
Regional environmental vulnerability assessments at EPA --
Current EPA programs related to sustainability --
Cumulative emissions and risks --
The beginning --
Aggregate exposure and risk assessment --
Assessing cumulative risk --
Ecosystem approaches --
7. Biographies of important EPA administrators --
8. Chronology of key events --
Appendix 1. Executive Order 12898 : "environmental justice" : federal actions to address environmental justice in minority populations and low-income populations --
Appendix 2. Principles of environmental justice.
Series Title: Understanding our government.
Responsibility: Robert W. Collin.
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