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Laws & Regulations Laws and Regulations
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Laws & Regulations The Big Four • Clean Water Act • Clean Air Act • CERCLA - “Superfund” • Endangered Species Act
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Laws & Regulations Clean Water Act (‘72) • Provides basic structure to regulate discharges of pollutants • Surface water - NOT groundwater • Gave EPA authority to implement pollution control • No point source discharge without permit • Funded construction of sewage treatment • Safe drinking water act (‘74)- standards
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Laws & Regulations Clean Air Act (‘70) • Set limits on emissions from stationary and mobile sources • Hard for auto-makers to meet standards • Amended in ‘90 to address – Air quality standards – Motor vehicle emissions & alternative fuels – Toxic air pollutants – Acid rain – Stratospheric ozone depletion
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Laws & Regulations More Air • Montreal Protocol - An agreement among nations requiring phaseout of ozone
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Unformatted text preview: damaging chemicals • Kyoto Protocol- An agreement among 150 nations requiring greenhouse gas reductions Laws & Regulations CERCLA - Superfund • Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (‘80) • Superfund • Established prohibitions and requirements concerning closed/abandoned sites • Provided liability of responsible persons • Established a trust fund for cleanup when no responsible party is identified Laws & Regulations Endangered Species Act • Provided a program for the conservation of threatened and endangered species and the habitats in which they are found Laws & Regulations National Environmental Policy Act NEPA • Requires a systematic analysis of major federal actions • Must consider all reasonable alternatives including – Analysis of short and long-term, ittetrievable, irreversible, and unavoidable impact...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2010 for the course ENGR 514 taught by Professor Snitter during the Fall '10 term at Oregon Tech.

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