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RECORD NUMBER: 3 OF 4
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||The Environmental Protection Agency : cleaning up America's act /|
|Author||Collin, Robert W.,|
|Subjects||Environmental protection--United States. ; Umweltschutz.--(DE-588)4061644-7 ; USA.--(DE-588)4078704-7|
|Additional Subjects||United States.--Environmental Protection Agency. ; USA.--Environmental Protection Agency.--(DE-588)4246101-7|
|Collation||xxxvii, 385 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-365) and index.
1. A brief history of the Environmental Protection Agency and its powers -- Basic organizational structure -- Council on Environmental Quality -- Administrative law judges -- Environmental Appeals Board -- The laws implemented by the EPA -- Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act -- Chemical Safety Information, Site Security, and Fuels Regulatory Relief Act -- Clean Air Act -- Clean Water Act and Federal Water Pollution Control Act Amendments of 1972 -- Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act -- Endangered Species Act -- Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act -- Food Quality Protection Act -- Lead Contamination Control Act -- Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act -- National Environmental Education Act -- National Environmental Policy Act -- Oil Pollution Act -- Pollution Prevention Act -- Residential Lead-based Paint Hazard Reduction Act -- Resource Conservation and Recovery Act -- Safe Drinking Water Act -- Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act -- Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act -- Toxic Substances Control Act -- International EPA engagement. 2. Notable cases affecting the EPA -- Judicial standing requirements -- Review of administrative decisions -- Citizen suits -- Judicial intervention -- EPA authority -- Contents of environmental impact statement -- Hazardous waste -- Solid waste -- Air quality -- Intergovernmental communications and conflict resolution -- When the EPA is furloughed -- 3. Controversies and Issues -- Love Canal and the Hooker Chemical Company -- Exxon Valdez : oil spilled -- Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge : oil drilled? -- Three Mile Island : radiation leaked -- Disposal of nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain : radiation disposed? -- Best available control technology vs. most economical pollution control technology -- Environmental justice : Warren County and the Shintech controversies -- Cities, the EPA, brownfields, portfields, and grayfields. 4. Traditions and culture of the EPA -- Beginning policies : 1970-1973 -- Dynamic priorities : environmental protection, public health, and the economy -- The ethos of cleaning up the environment -- Potentially responsible parties -- Children's health protection -- Cancer -- Science and risk assessment -- Science advisory board -- Environmental modeling -- Science and legislation at the EPA -- Measurement science -- Unfinished business -- The Relative Risk Reduction Strategies Committee -- Release of environmental equity report -- Cumulative risks -- Role of federal advisory committees -- The legal framework for EPA advisory committees -- Advisory committee performance -- How the EPA uses FACA to achieve collaboration -- Environmental enforcement approach for facilitation of compliance -- Sector-based approaches at the EPA -- Compliance monitoring -- EPA's audit policy -- Audit protocols -- Traditions and culture from National Environmental Policy Act -- Supplemental environmental projects. 5. Organization and day-to-day activities -- Administrative law judges -- Alternative dispute resolution in the Office of Administrative Law Judges -- Congressional and intergovernmental relations -- Environmental Appeals Board -- Homeland security -- Policy, economic, and innovation -- Public affairs -- The Science Advisory Board -- Office of Air and Radiation -- American Indian Environmental Office -- Internal EPA operations -- Strategic plan -- 2003-2008 EPA strategic plan : direction for the future -- Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance -- Office of the Inspector general -- Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics -- Office of Research and Development -- Office of Water -- EPA regions and relationships with states -- Permit issuance and enforcement -- Environmental impact statements -- Policy development -- Public involvement -- -- Definitions of the stakeholder involvement terms -- How the public can learn about waste and chemicals. 6. Future challenges for the EPA -- Community-based environmental planning -- Environmental justice -- The Federal Interagency Working Group on Environmental Justice -- Individual case studies -- The EPA Environmental Equity Work Group -- National Environmental Justice Advisory Council overview -- Sustainability -- Regional environmental vulnerability assessments at EPA -- Current EPA programs related to sustainability -- Cumulative emissions and risks -- The beginning -- Aggregate exposure and risk assessment -- Assessing cumulative risk -- Ecosystem approaches -- 7. Biographies of important EPA administrators -- 8. Chronology of key events -- Appendix 1. Executive Order 12898 : "environmental justice" : federal actions to address environmental justice in minority populations and low-income populations -- Appendix 2. Principles of environmental justice.