TBCh16f - CHAPTER 16 Environmental Law TRUE-FALSE QUESTIONS...

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C H A P T E R 1 6 Environmental Law T RUE -F ALSE Q UESTIONS 1. Failure to comply with environmental laws can result in civil fines but not criminal penalties. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 2. A nuisance lawsuit cannot prevent pollution but may only provide a remedy after the fact. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 3. The need to file a lawsuit in each case and the complexity of the common law made nuisance a cumbersome way to control environmental pollution in an industrialized society. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 4. Policy statements issued by the EPA have the force of law. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 5. Environmental law does not cover land-use regulation. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 6. Environmental laws establish minimum standards to which companies must adhere. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 7. The EPA is a cabinet-level department ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 220
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221 MANAGERS AND THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT 8. The principal goal of the Clean Water act is to eliminate the discharge of pollutants into the non- navigable waters of the United States. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 9. The Toxic Substances and Control Act applies only to chemical substances manufactured in the U.S., not to imported chemicals. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 10. A corporate officer can be held criminally liable under the Clean Water Act if he or she knowingly violated the act. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 11. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act bans the disposal of hazardous wastes onto land without treatment to render them less hazardous. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 12. Navigable waterways include all waterways used in interstate commerce. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 13. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) provides criminal sanctions for any person who knowingly transports any identified hazardous to a facility that does not have a permit for such waste management. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 14. State environmental laws may not be more stringent than federal laws. ANSWER: False SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal 15. The EPA does not delegate its federal authority to states when state environmental laws are approved. ANSWER: True SKILL LEVEL: AACSB Analytic OBJECTIVE: AICPA Legal
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CHAPTER 16 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 222 16. The Clean Air Act requires that national ambient air quality standards be set without regard for cost considerations. ANSWER:
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TBCh16f - CHAPTER 16 Environmental Law TRUE-FALSE QUESTIONS...

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