Environmental Regulations provides a comprehensive introduction to the environmental laws and regulations with which industry must comply to stay in business. It presents the laws passed by Congress to control pollution, the regulations developed by government agencies to comply with the requirements of those laws, penalties for violations of regulations, and how companies can determine whether or not they are in violation of regulations.
To promote a better understanding of why current regulations are written in the manner they are, the book includes examples of the history, chronology, and setting in which environmental laws were developed and how they have evolved through time. It also provides an introduction to The Federal Register, codification, and the Code of Federal Regulations, as well as an examination of how a regulation is developed within government.
Environmental Regulations addresses several important issues, including discharges to water, ambient and indoor air, solid and hazardous wastes, toxic pollutants, abandoned dumps, the worker environment, enforcement and compliance, environmental investigations, and environmental assessments. It will be a source of fundamental information on major environmental regulated areas for industry professionals, environmentalists, state environmental protection or department of natural resource personnel, engineers, environmental lawyers, and others who must understand environmental regulations and their enforcement. The book will also be a useful introduction for instructors and students involved in courses in water resources, systems analysis, and environmental engineering.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Conception of Environmental Laws. Regulations, The Federal Register and Codification. Water Quality Criteria and Standards. Water Discharge Permits. Receiving Water Studies. Lakes, Reservoirs, Ponds, and Wetlands. Dredged or Fill Material.The Marine Environment. Drinking Water. Air Quality - Stationary Sources. Air Quality - Mobile Sources. The Worker Environment. Solid and Hazardous Wastes. Superfund - Abandoned Hazardous Waste Sites. Spills - Oil and Other Hazardous Substances. Pesticides and Other Toxic Chemicals. Enforcement. Environmental Real Property Audits. Environmental Assessments and Impact Statements. Quality Assurance and Quality Control. Index.