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ABCs of Environmental Regulation

ABCs of Environmental Regulation - 2nd edition

ABCs of Environmental Regulation - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 9780865879492

ISBN10: 0865879494

ABCs of Environmental Regulation by Joel B. Goldsteen - ISBN 9780865879492
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 2ND 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Government Institutes, Inc.
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ABCs of Environmental Regulation by Joel B. Goldsteen - ISBN 9780865879492

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Edition: 2ND 03
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Summary

The newly updated and revised The ABCs of Environmental Regulation, 2nd Edition, from Government Institutes takes a practical and basic approach to explaining the scope of environmental regulations and providing concise yet comprehensive discussions of 38 federal environmental acts.

Written in non-technical language, this popular handbook offers easy-to-read explanations to benefit a variety of readers, including non-environmental professionals, new and experienced environmental professionals, and students. This new edition covers more federal acts--many of which are not well known and rarely discussed in other environmental law books--than the previous edition. It also reflects the changes that have occurred in the federal environmental regulations, including shifts in Superfund cleanups, chemical safety provisions and site security for air, medical waste restrictions, wetlands protection provisions, and contaminated site restorations.

Each chapter summarizes one key subject area of federal regulation enabling readers to use this book as both a quick-reference guide for understanding the scope, issues, and focus of the federal programs and as a concise macro-picture of the federal environmental regulations. Summaries include history, requirements, permits, technology, enforcement measures, locations of species of particular concern, special programs, related regulations, and compliance pertaining to each regulation. A unique timeline of federal environmental regulation is also included.

Programs covered include air, water, waste and storage tanks, safety, contaminant release response, and nature and natural resources. Acts covered include the Clean Air Act, Noise Control Act, Clean Water Act, Oil Pollution Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Superfund, Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act, and Endangered Species Act.

New areas covered in this edition include Prevention of Pollution from Ships, Shore Protection Act, National Coastal Zone Monitoring Act, Estuary Restoration Act, Organotin Antifouling Paint Control Act, and international environmental and quality standards (ISO).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

The ABC's of Environmental Regulations
Section 1: Framework

Introduction
Summary Perspectives
National Policy
Federal Agency Requirements
Prevention v. Control

Section 2: Air

Air Pollution
Sound
Aircraft Sound

Section 3: Water

Water Pollution
Drinking Water
Oil Spills in Water
Ocean Dumping and Marine Mammals
Ocean Dumping and Ships
Ocean and Paints
Shore Protection

Section 4: Waste and Storage Tanks

Solid Waste
Hazardous Waste
Storage Tanks
Hazardous/Tanks

Section 5: Safety

Workplace
Chemicals
Pesticides
Land
Nuclear Safety

Section 6: Responding to Contaminant Releases

Public Notice and Spill Planning
Hazardous Waste Spill Cleanups
Asbestos in Buildings

Section 7: Nature and Natural Resources

Extinction
Shoreline
Coastal Ecosystems
Estuaries
Species Protection
Forests/Ranges
Soils/Water
Ecosystem
Wetlands
Non-native Species
Land
Offshore
Undeveloped Land

Appendix 1: The Past Fifty Years

Chronology of Federal Environmental Regulation
ISO 9000 and 14001, Industry Standards and Federal Regulation

Appendix 2: Notes

Number System for Federal Laws and Regulations
Summary of Federal Environmental Acts

Glossary
Index

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