MIDTERM ETX 138

MIDTERM ETX 138 - MIDTERM EXAM 1. This question focuses on...

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MIDTERM EXAM 1. This question focuses on the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). a. Describe the incident which ultimately lead to the adoption of NEPA (5 points ). Santa Barbara oil spill 1969- blowout platform b. Summarize what federal agencies must do under NEPA and what is not required from federal agencies under NEPA (10 points) All federal agencies must prepare Environmental Assessments (EISs) and Environmental Impact Statements. Does not require projects be abandon, does not require mitigation. c. When must an EIS be prepared? Give an example of a project that would require an EIS. (10 points) d. What is the Council on Environmental Quality and what are its responsibilities? (5 points). e. Give two examples of actions that are functionally equivalent to CEQA? (10 points) f. Name the items that have to be included in an EIR? (10 points) 2. This question focuses on the federal government’s efforts to address the problem of air pollution through the Clean Air Act and subsequent amendments. a. Describe an incident that led to enactment of the Clean Air Act. (5 points) b. What does the term “NAAQS” mean and provide an example. (10 points) c. Describe five improvements to the Clean Air Act in the 1977 amendments. (10 points) d. What is MACT and how is one established? (10 points) e. Describe 3 items that would be included in a SIP? (10 points)
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course ETX 138 taught by Professor Georgealexeeff during the Spring '10 term at UC Davis.

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