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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:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The Environmental Protection Agency is a federal agency facing the challenges of modern environmental protection. Presenting a brief history of the agency, this book describes its organization,  Read more...

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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 pages : illustrations ; 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 --
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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"Aimed at high school students, this review of the EPA covers both the traditions and controversies that have shaped this relatively new government agency. Collin reviews the EPA's history and Read more...

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