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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . Environmental Laws Presented by Dr. Troy Stuckey to PP 3310 & PLSC 3333
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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . Lecture Overview National Environmental Policy Act Air Quality Fresh Water / Oceans / Coasts Soils Mining Forest and Rangeland Noise Nuclear/Atomic Occupational Safety and Health Pollution Prevention Emergency Planning and Right to Know Pesticides & Toxins Waste Management
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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . NEPA National Environmental Policy Act (1969) Background: requires federal agencies to assess the environmental impact of implementing their major programs and actions. If projects have or are expected to have an impact on human health or the environment, the agency is required to file an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) through an environmental assessment process.
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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . NEPA NEPA establishes two titles: Title 1) Declaration of National Environmental Policy Congress directs that policies, regulations, and public laws be interpreted and administered with the policies of NEPA. A systematic and interdisciplinary approach must be followed to ensure the integrated use of social, natural, and environmental sciences in planning and decision-making.
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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . NEPA Title 2) Establishes a Council on Environmental Quality Serves as Advisory Board to Executive Office (3 members appointed by President) Requires the President to provide an annual Env. Quality Report to Congress status and condition of environment current & foreseeable trends and impact of these trends review impact of governmental and non-governmental activities recommend program to remedy any deficiencies
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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . NEPA The major process of NEPA results in the Environmental Impact Statement 1) Notice of Intent (announcement for project in Federal Register) 2) Environmental Assessment (Agency document prepared that shows a FONSI or EIS is needed) 3) Draft EIS (detailed document and undergoes formal review) 4) Final EIS (incorporates the results from the formal review) 5) Finding of No Significant Impact [FONSI] (document prepared by Agency explaining why there is no impact, which means that an EIS is not needed) 6) Record of Decision (states the decision, identifies and discusses all alternatives studied, and provides a means to ensure no environmental damage will occur)
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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . Clean Air Act Major air regulation last amended 1990 cannot pollute the air without a permit much of the CAA is delegated to states State Implementation Plan (SIP) Permits
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© 2003, 2011 by H. Troy Stuckey, Ph.D. . Clean Air Act Two major types of air pollution 1) mobile cars, trucks, buses, planes, boats, ….
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