Regulations Lecture

Regulations Lecture - Laws and Regulations Reading: pp....

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Laws and Regulations Reading: pp. 19-21, 214-215, 334, 409-410, 438-440, 462-464, 515, 526-529, 610, 630-641 Provide the constraints under which EE’s design and operate pollution control systems They are continually changing Federal, state, local regulations may be in play depending on the situation/problem Our discussion will be fairly brief and provide a general overview of important environmental laws we may refer to specific laws later when we are talking about specific topics (e.g., air pollution, etc.)) most are accessible via the internet (e.g. ., www.epa.gov or www.state.ia.us – just google them!)
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EPA Environmental Protection Agency ; Federal Agency that regulates on most environmental issues. Also funds and conducts research. NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission ; Federal Agency that regulates on nuclear energy (there is another NRC – National Research Council ). OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Administration ; not an environmental law. It regulates worker safety and health. RCRA (“rick-rah”) – Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976. Regulates hazardous wastes at currently operating facilities CERCLA (“sir-klah”) or Superfund – Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980. Regulates hazardous waste sites for specific chemical contamination.
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